The 2024 Tundra is a full-size pickup truck powered by a twin-turbo V6 or optional hybrid powertrain. We review interior options, safety features, and more.
After the all-new 3rd-generation model debuted just two years ago, the 2024 Toyota Tundra arrives with minimal changes over the 2023 model that we reviewed here. There is now a Nightshade package with the requisite blacked-out elements available on Limited models and Platinum 4WD models can be fitted with the TRD Off-Road package.
For those in need of more trail power, a 3-inch TRD suspension lift is now offered directly from the factory. Regardless of how you outfit your 2024 Tundra, it is a capable full-size pickup truck that does an admirable job competing in a tough market.
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Powerful hybrid engine
Coil-sprung ride comfort
Brawny good looks
Not great fuel economy
Missing traditionalist V8
Off the pace on towing
Not a leader, but definitely a contender
The base engine for the 2024 Toyota Tundra is a twin-turbocharged 3.4L V6 that makes 348 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, but only on SR models. From the SR5 on up, output increases to 389 hp and 470 torques. An available hybrid variant that stuffs a battery-powered electric motor between the engine and transmission makes 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque.
The hybrid powertrain is standard on the TRD Pro and Capstone models but can be fitted to other models for about $3,000. In all cases, a 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels. 4WD is a $3,000 option unless you go for the TRD Pro or Capstone trim on which it is standard.
In base RWD setup, the 2024 Tundra is rated for 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, while the hybrid comes in at 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. 4WD diminishes these ratings by 1-2 mpg across the board and for reference, a Ford F-150 with the hybrid powertrain is rated for 25 mpg in both city and highway driving.
Though it can’t match a Ford F-150’s 14,000-lb capability, the maximum tow rating of 12,000 pounds for a 2024 Tundra is still competitive. SR5 models and above come with a Class IV tow hitch, a 7/4-pin wiring harness, and an integrated trailer brake controller. On base SR models, this content requires a separate tow package, but trailer sway control is lineup-standard.
The Tundra’s cabin is well executed with big vents, big trim panels, and a sense of no-nonsense usability. It’s one reason we put it on our list of the best full-size trucks as the cabin showcases Toyota’s impressive build quality. Double or crew cabs are available and, in all cases, there is seating for 5 passengers. You’ll need at least a Limited model to enjoy standard heated front seats, which are also ventilated at this level.
Upholstery ranges from cloth to semi-aniline leather, but you won’t find features like massaging seats even on top-spec Capstone trim. There is ample storage within the center console and rear under-seat storage compartment. For a particularly airy cabin, open the available panoramic moonroof and standard vertical rear glass – a signature Toyota feature.
All the way out back, cargo bed lengths on tap include 5.5, 6.5, and 8.1 feet, all of which are made of reinforced composite. You won’t find trick features like a generator or multi-functional tailgate found on other trucks, but there are available household-style power outlets for the bed and a clever tailgate release that requires bumping the driver’s side taillight to activate.
All 2024 Tundras come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the 14-inch infotainment touchscreen requires at least the Limited trim. SR and SR5 models make do with an 8-inch version. Toyota’s deep roster of connectivity services are all standard with trial subscriptions that include a Wi-Fi hotspot. Other available tech features include a 12-speaker JBL audio system and a head-up display.
The NHTSA gave the 2024 Tundra a 5-star overall crash-test rating and the IIHS rated the 2023 model a Top Safety Pick+ (the 2024 model has not yet been tested), both of which are the top ratings. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, the automaker’s advanced safety suite, brings forward collision mitigation, a lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams to every 2024 Tundra.
Essentially a work truck, SR models have 18-inch steel wheels, LED headlights and taillights, heated side mirrors, and a passive entry system. Cabin amenities include cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, a 6-speaker stereo, and an 8-inch touchscreen that manages the wireless smartphone integration.
SR5 models add alloy wheels and LED fog lights to the mix along with an adjustable cargo bed tie-down system. These models also offer a host of optional packages like the TRD Off-Road setup that features all-terrain tires, Bilstein dampers, skid plates, and mudguards.
The Tundra Limited sits on 20-inch alloy wheels and has a hands-free tailgate release, soft-touch cabin surfaces, dual-zone automatic climate control, and SofTex leatherette upholstery. From here on up, climatized front seats, a 14-inch touchscreen, navigation, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are all included.
At the Platinum level, rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic moonroof, climatized rear seats, and a heated steering wheel are part of the deal. As are multiple 120-volt power outlets, a fully digital gauge cluster, a 12-speaker JBL stereo, a digital rearview mirror, and a surround-view monitor.
The 1794 Edition adds a Western vibe with its Rich Cream two-tone cabin, American Walnut cabin inlays, and contrast stitching. Like Platinum models, it comes with a wireless phone charger, a trailer backup guide system, and leather upholstery. A load-leveling rear air suspension and adaptive dampers are available.
Off-road-centric TRD Pro trim follows the Limited model on content but adds exclusive bits including 18-inch black BBS wheels wrapped in all-terrain rubber, a suspension lift, beefy Fox dampers, skid plates, a host of off-road systems like Crawl Control, and a sweet TOYOTA heritage front grille with an integrated LED light bar.
Atop the Tundra hierarchy is the Capstone model with 22 inchers, power-deploying running boards, a cargo bed step, high-end two-tone leather, and a HUD. These models also come standard with 4WD and the hybrid powertrain.
In Limited trim, the 2024 Toyota Tundra is a solid value with the big infotainment screen and upgraded cabin amenities. You would need a Ford F-150 Lariat to match most of this content and the Lariat starts nearly $10,000 higher. Of course, you can still get a V8 in the Ford and it handily bests the Tundra in the towing department, but that’s not necessarily critical for all buyers.
Toyota’s basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage is on par with the rest of the full-size pickup segment, but its 2 years of complimentary maintenance is above average.
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The 2024 Tundra is an excellent all-around full-size truck. For no real reason, it doesn’t enjoy the cult following of its baby brother Tacoma, but that doesn’t diminish its inherent goodness. The coil-sprung rear suspension is a boon to ride comfort and Toyota’s reputation for reliability can’t be dismissed.
Fuel economy is just so-so, but then again, it’s part of a segment with vehicles not known for sipping fuel. And while it can’t match Ford on towing and payload, the Tundra is right in there. It is certainly worth looking at if you’re in the market, but be sure to check out the latest new vehicle incentives first.
A RWD Tundra SR5 can tow up to 12,000 pounds and comes standard with trailer sway control and a trailer brake controller.
The Tundra is built at Toyota’s factory in San Antonio, Texas.
Technically, the Toyota Tundra can pull a fifth-wheel trailer, but be sure to do your homework on weight ratings.