2017 Toyota Tundra Limited 4WD Double Cab

If you think the 2017 Toyota Tundra looks about the same as last year, it does. Normally, I don’t like bright colors on big vehicles, but the Inferno paint job seems to work.

Our review truck is the Limited Double Cab with four-wheel drive and the TRD off-road package. Off-road gets you special wheels, special shock absorbers and springs, and steel skid plates underneath to protect the gas tank and other components.

Tundra interiors have always been good, and this Limited edition includes excellent leather seats and tasteful trim. I like the large rotary climate controls, but some dash switches are too small. The automatic is a six-speed.

The Double Cab model has plenty of room in row two. Lots of cargo space is easy to create by folding the seat bottoms.

Base Tundras get a 4.6 liter V8. Our test truck has the larger 5.7-liter V8 producing 381 horsepower.

The Tundra is easy to drive for such a huge truck, but some of the competition has the edge in quietness and handling. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 10,500 pounds.

So, for the 2017 Toyota Tundra Limited 4WD Double Cab, I say thumbs up to the extra-roomy interior, powerful V8, and great fit and finish; thumbs down to some small dash controls and road noise.

The Tundra certainly is produced in pickup truck country. It’s assembled in San Antonio, Texas.

I averaged about 15 miles per gallon. The as-tested sticker price is $43,570.

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