I spent a week driving the new king of Toyota’s truck line-up: the 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax 4×4.
That’s my big take away.
The truck is huge. HUGE. We’re using to driving big cars, so that wasn’t anything new. The interior space inside the Tundra was something I didn’t expect. The boys loved it. My husband loved it. It’s comfortable, it’s fast, it’s safe–It is a pretty amazing truck.
Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert allow the truck to keep an extra eye out for you while you’re driving. I loved the back up cameras, though the idea of looking inside your car instead of out the back window took a few days to get used to. You can see so much more through the cameras. The heated power mirrors weren’t something I needed, but I love the idea of safely seeing your surroundings in all weather situations.
The easy lower and lift tailgate is one of my favorite features of the 1794 Tundra. It doesn’t allow the tailgate to slam down when it’s opened, and allows for easier closing which is something I tend to struggle with when closing a tailgate one-handed.
Here’s a quick video of Jack opening the tailgate:
Definitely the smoothest ride I’ve been on in a truck, the Toyota Tundra handles bumps in the road like no other. With more room than usual in the back seat, the kids were delighted to stretch a little. The 1794 edition was full of small decorative touches and made the experience of driving the Tundra even more special.
The all-weather floor mats some of the nicest I’ve seen. They’re complete with matching carpet and snap rivets for decoration.
The cab is huge–I can see taking a cross country road trip and not having an issue with space and comfort for anyone in the truck. The arm rest is wide enough for two people to use and there are six cup holders up front, which is a huge deal to me. I always carry a big cup of water and another full of a protein shake or energy drink.
Suede and leather-trimmed heated and ventilated bucket seats are such a luxurious touch–especially in Arizona. The infotainment system is large and has equally large buttons, which is awesome for keeping your eyes on the road where they belong.
The stereo system is notably better than others I’ve listened to. The sound was crisp, full of clear bass, and I found myself hearing parts of familiar songs in different ways.
The dash panel has large and easy to read gauges and I found it intuitive to scroll through the optional screens.
The back seat of the 1794 Tundra is definitely large enough for adults–the kids had a ton of leg room and space for backpacks without the typical, “he’s on my side” or “his backpack is on mine.” Definitely appreciated from this Mom. We had three kids in the back at one time, and they were all comfortable with space in between them.
The rear window opens with a button on the side of the steering wheel, which makes six opening windows in the cabin. The only window that’s fixed is the windshield.
The Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition is a luxury truck–there’s no doubt about that. But it’s great for those who travel a lot of have families and want a nicer vehicle along with the bonus of a short truck bed to haul project supplies.
Would I be happy with the Tundra 1794 for my primary vehicle? Absolutely. It’s beautiful and full of thoughtful upgrades and safety features.
I was provided with the use of the 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition to facilitate this review.