It’s no secret that Washington thrives on the timber industry (they don’t call us The Evergreen State for nothing). So, it only makes sense that, in our neck of the woods, logging is as much a hobby as it is a career.
Enter the 45th Annual Buckley Log Show: a place where burly, bearded men climb giant poles, women in plaid throw axes, small children chop blocks, and sawdust covers everything. On June 23 and 24, lumberjacks, lumberjills, and a lumberclown revved up their chainsaws and put their chopping and sawing skills to the test, using every bit of fuel in their tank.
Athletes with this kind of brute strength need a car that can keep up, and the 2018 Toyota Tundra doesn’t disappoint. Toyota has been building trucks for more than 80 years, and when it comes to the 2018 Toyota Tundra, it shows. This vehicle has the power, durability, comfort, and style that lumberjacks crave.
Mighty and capable
Specific to its strength and power, the vehicle comes with two powerful i-FORCE engines to choose from – a brawny 5.7-liter V8 and an efficient 4.6-liter V8, both of which feature Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) to optimize engine breathing for maximum power and efficiency. To help handle the remarkable torque from the 5.7-liter V8, Toyota equipped the engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, two-piece drive shaft, and massive 10.5-inch ring gear. Drivers can’t go wrong when choosing between muscular or compact.
This vehicle also features an available 38-gallon fuel tank and can tow up to 10,200 pounds. The Tundra CrewMax being used has ample space to rule the road and worksite, with two full-size front and rear doors, a 5.5-foot bed, an easy to lower and lift tailgate, and a standard bench seat with a fold-down center console.
King of the streets
The Tundra is available in two four-door options, including the Double Cab or the CrewMax version. It’s also offered in a variety of grades, including the work-ready SR, the well-equipped SR5, the sophisticated Limited, the luxurious Platinum, and the heritage-inspired 1794 Edition.
The Tundra can also be equipped with the TRD Off-Road Package, which includes unique 18-inch alloy wheels, trail-tuned Bilstein monotube shocks, and engine and fuel tank skid plates, among other features. The TRD Sport Package offers 20-inch six-spoke TRD alloy wheels with black accents, sport-tuned Bilstein monotube shocks, TRD front and rear anti-sway bars, color-keyed grille surround, mirrors caps, front and rear bumpers, and more.
The vehicle is just as striking and functional on the inside with an intuitive control layout, dual zone climate control with individual temperature settings for the driver and front passenger (the CrewMax also features a standard power vertical rear window for ample fresh air), and split fold-up rear space to create even more room in the cabin. The Tundra also comes standard with a powerful Entune Audio System and integrated backup camera.
Built for the worksite and the weekend
For towing, the Tundra’s available deck rail system incorporates four adjustable tie-down cleats, each rated at 220 pounds. These tie-down cleats, made of sturdy die-cast aluminum and anchored to the Tundra, ensure all gear, equipment, and luggage stay in the bed. Drivers can rest assured knowing they’ll have control over their trailers with the vehicle’s powerful 4-piston brake calipers.
Like all Toyota vehicles, safety takes priority for the Tundra, ensuring drivers have the peace of mind to carry them through the long haul. Toyota’s Safety Sense P includes features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The vehicle also comes equipped with an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, eight airbags, and Star Safety System, which is designed to help drivers bring the car to a stop. Notably, it’s also the first full-size pickup to offer Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Made for the long haul
The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers the largest fuel tank and front brakes in its class. What’s more, Toyota provides the longest-lasting vehicles of any full-line manufacturer, with over 90 percent of Tundras sold in the last 10 years still on the road.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra is available in five grades and starts with an MSRP of $31,320. The SR5 CrewMax model (shown here) is $45,168.
For more information about this fantastic vehicle, visit one of the local Western Washington Toyota Dealers near you today. You can also visit www.buyatoyota.com to read more about the 2018 Toyota Tundra and to see interior and exterior pictures.