How Does the Toyota Tundra Drive Off-Road?

Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is well-equipped to handle off-road duties. With a four-wheel drivetrain to handle the action, it won't shirk from challenges. Whether you need to go off-road for your job or simply long for adventure, the Tundra is ready, willing and able.

You have options for off-roading with the Tundra that are sure to please the wandering spirit in you. Regardless of drivetrain, you've got serious capability. The TRD Pro edition and TRD Off-road package can take you further with four-wheel drive and extra equipment. Every Tundra has a full-size mounted spare truck, just in case you have an unexpected blow-out on the trail.

Every Tundra is built tough. In fact, the average Tundra retains more of its resale value than many competing vehicles. This shows just how durable it really is. Furthermore, the Tundra 5.7-liter V8 engine can tow over 10,000 pounds. These specifications demonstrate how strong these trucks are.

The Tundra's i-Force 4.6-liter V8 generates 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. It can keep this truck moving on the trail. An i-Force 5.7-liter unit spits out 381 horsepower. Even at low speeds, drivers can harness 401 pound-feet of torque. This helps the truck crawl over difficult terrain.

Your Tundra Off-roading Choices

The standard rear-wheel drivetrain is no slouch if you need to take dirt roads or drive through a field. It has a high-mounted suspension to keep the truck's components away from danger. There are 10.2 inches of ground clearance, which gives you plenty of breathing room when passing over brush.

If you choose the four-wheel drive, you gain an electronically controlled transfer case. Drivers can summon terrain assistance on demand. Built higher, the 4x4 truck has 10.4 inches of ground clearance. With the TRD Off-Road package, the truck gains steel skid plates for the engine and transfer case. Furthermore, the fuel tank is protected by a resin cover. Extra armor always helps when you are dueling the elements.

Michelin all-terrain tires are fronted by athletic 18-inch wheels. The truck's suspension features dual-rate front coil springs and dual-rate rear leaf springs. This unique set-up is assisted by 46-millimeter monotube-type Bilstein struts. Positioned at each corner, Bilstein shock absorbers take the punishment to protect the truck.

With the TRD PRO, Toyota adds Fox front shock absorbers. In the rear, you'll find staggered outboard-mounted TRD Fox shock absorbers. Both front and rear FOX shocks have piggybacked reservoirs. The live rear axle has a special trapezoidal multi-leaf suspension. A two-inch front suspension lift raises ground clearance to 10.6 inches. All-terrain tires offer more protection from debris. Reminding onlookers of its off-road prowess, the TRD Pro wears dual black-chrome-tipped stainless steel exhaust pipes.

Once you test drive a Tundra, you'll discover how much fun it can be on the road and off. There's much to explore at Joe Myers Toyota. Come take a look at how the 2019 Toyota Tundra can take you on adventures.

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