2017 Toyota Hilux Release Date & Info

2017 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Review – Further announcements have been made about the release of the 2017 Toyota Hilux truck. The news are still fresh but the rumors are not as we have been preparing for similar news about the release of the new Hilux in the USA for quite some time. It appears that we are finally getting some solid information about when the vehicle is going to be introduced and the release date is going to come mid-2017.

2017 Toyota Hilux side view, blue color, headlights

As this is a 2017 model they are treating it as such and thus are going to make it available for sale by then. The Hilux is one of the most popular and widely sold trucks that have come out of the Japanese automaker that is Toyota and is among the ranking of a Toyota Supra vehicle. People have always looked to this brand when they needed a vehicle that offers solid performance and overall reliability, which have been the trademark signatures of all the previous Hilux vehicles.

2017 Toyota Hilux frontview, exterior, red color

The case is not going to change for the 2017 version. The Toyota Hilux is going to retain its primary characteristics and the car is still going to offer the same kind of reliable and useful specs. It will certainly be upgraded with a new engine or at least an innovated version of one. The Hilux will expand upon its comfort features and will bring us a comfortable and a contemporary setting that you are going to enjoy more now. Here are the currently know specs and news about the newest 2017 Hilux and you can read them all in this review.

2017 Toyota Hilux exterior

2017 Toyota Hilux side view, silver color

The 2017 Toyota Hilux is going to have an exterior design that we have already been used to. The car is going to adopt all the older features that you love and like and will update them a bit for the new and contemporary period. The design can be described as being intense and it is going to feature a long body with a very effective style to it. Comparing it to other vehicles in the segment, this car does not have a style which can be matched with any other. The Hilux has a recognizable design which people will notice immediately on seeing it and that will be the primary characteristic of the new model. This one is far more sophisticated than it ever was and has a certain does of charm to it.

2017 Toyota Hilux rear view, tailpipe, taillights

The front grill, bumper and the whole front fascia will not only have a characteristic style that you would want from a Hilux but also is going to incorporate some rugged and masculine features. The front part makes the car much more manly looking and like that retains the primary characteristics that the vehicle has always had. The numerous updates are not going to change the car significantly and you will still get a setup that you have been used to for so many years now. The car is going to have 4 doors and a massive back hauling space added which will enable you to use it for various utility purposes that you have.


2017 Toyota Hilux steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The interior of the 2017 Toyota Hilux is going to go through a series of changes as well. The car is going to enhance the interior comfort which has not been a characteristic that goes with pickup trucks. This vehicle is supposed to bring us the best setup so far in terms of comfort. The Hilux is going to try and concentrate more on providing a better setup for the passengers so you will have more use from your Hilux pickup like that. The car is going to have enough space on the inside which will enable the passengers to feel as comfortable as they could and will also add some quality materials that will help you get through the transition.

2017 Toyota Hilux interior, leather seats and back seats

The preceding car did have a good setup on its own, but this time it appears that they are going to take it a bit further and make sure that the car receives a lot more updates and become an even better car that people are going to enjoy. We expect a lot of inside tech upgrades to be available as well. With the new dash this is something that will benefit the vehicle in a great manner. The car is going to add a new audio system with some better navigation options and a lot of high-end safety features. The safety is always an issue so we can expect that the car adds some more features besides the standard ones to make it even better for the passengers.


Wheelbase: 121.45 in
Length: 210.03 in
Width: 73.03 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 1570 kg
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 9.5 sec
MPG:: 26 mpg (7.7 l/100 km (combined))
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: 7716.18 pounds


2017 Toyota Hilux engine

There are many assumptions on which engine is going to be utilized inside the 2017 Toyota Hilux pickup truck. Many have stated that a change is in order but we are in for a few engine options, that is for sure. The car is going to utilize perhaps the 2.7 liter engine option as its base one which will bring about a power output of 182 horsepower and 180 NM of torque. The earlier versions also used a 4.0 V-6 engine which is going to be replaced with the 3.5 V-6 type as it will bring a power charge of larger than the previous one. As the Hilux has started utilizing the Cummins diesel engines, there are some rumors that the 3.0 liter one and the 2.5 liter one  are going to be simply offered with a 2.8 liter Cummins engine now that will exchange them perfectly. Additional info can be found on the official Toyota’s website for Australia.

2017 Toyota Hilux Release Date & Price

The vehicle has been announced for mid-2017. But as there is a long time till that period, the information about the release date of the 2017 Toyota Hilux are subject to change and may be altered by the time the car arrives. The starting price is assumed to be somewhere around 20,000 dollars but will certainly be expanded upon depending on the added equipment that gets to be added to the new Hilux. The runner up competitors here are the Nissan Navara and the latest 2017 Ford Ranger model.

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2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date, Price and Review – The new 2017 Toyota Tundra is among the few capable full-size pickup to offer a serious off-roading capability. However, it comes second to most American-made trucks in several other respects. It offers user-friendly controls, strong V8 engines, impressive off-roading capability, and offers easy ingress and egress. According to various sources we reached out to for a clue of its possible release date, they all had reasons suggesting the 2017 Tundra will be released mid next year.

2017 Toyota Tundra front view, silver color, alloy wheels, headlights

Pickup trucks are very popular in the United States and elsewhere due to their versatility and strength to tow just about anything that gets thrown to them. It is unfortunate that despite the Tundra’s off-roading capability and feature galore, it still has to play second fiddle to American-made trucks as those from GM, Ford, and RAM.

2017 Toyota Tundra black color, taillights and tailpipe, rear view

It is interesting though as the Tundra is itself made in Texas, U.S, but probably its Japanese nameplate makes it appear foreign. See, it’s not about its origin that makes it different but it’s all about its age. Although the vehicle underwent a major surgery several years ago which brought its substantial performance updates and revises styling, those refreshments weren’t enough relative to other modern trucks.

2017 Toyota Tundra side view, blue coloe, headlights and alloy wheels

The changes that it underwent should have been done a long time ago or Toyota should had at least continued refreshing the Tundra continuously. In contrast, the Chevrolet Silverado, for instance, has been reinvigorated over sometime now and this has allowed it to keep up with the Joneses. The Ford F-150 also has made notable changes including but not limited to a lightweight aluminum body and a variety of V8 fuel-sipping engines.

2017 Toyota Tundra side angle, alloy wheels

Well, the Tundra given its current state will find it difficult to compete against these pickup trucks. And in all fairness, you should consider its rivals before settling for it. Its rivals include the 2017 Nissan Titan XD, the 2017 GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, and atop the list of our favorites, the 2017 Ram 1500.

Toyota Tundra – Trims Available

There are several body styles and cab configurations to choose from, and depending on which one you prefer, you will have a choice of up to six trims to wrap it up. The trim lineup includes the plush TRD Pro, 1794 Edition, Platinum, Limited, SR5, and the base SR.

Toyota Tundra-exterior & interior

The base SR trim offers standard Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated mirrors, full power accessories, 18-inch steel wheels, a USB port, power windows and locks, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, a windshield wiper de-icer, cruise control, a media player interface, air-conditioning, and a damped tailgate. The Work Truck package available adds vinyl carpeting, and cloth upholstery but removes power lock and windows.

2017 Toyota Tundra exterior,side view, white color, headlights

The SR5 offered in the double and CrewMac cabs only gets you a navigation app, an intermittent variable windshield wipers, HD and satellite radio, foglights, chrome exterior trim, and traffic information. The CrewMax further adds a height-adjustable power driver seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a larger gas tank, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front bucket seats, and an auto-diming rearview mirror. Stand-alone options available for this trim include the 18” alloy wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, and rear and front parking sensors.

Next up is the TRD Pro that brings with it an off-road suspension system, a navigation system, a 7” touchscreen display, four movable bed tie-down cleats, Bilstein shock absorbers, additional speakers, a four-way power passenger seat, unique styling elements, and an eight-power passenger seat.

2017 Toyota Tundra interior, leather seats

Available for the double and CrewMax body styles is the Limited trim that includes a four-way power passenger seat, climate control (dual-zone)l 20-inch alloy wheels, additional speakers, a navigation system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, theft-deterrent system, and a horizontal power-sliding aft window.

The Platinum, which is at the helm of the food chain and available for the CrewMax only provides a sunroof, driver memory settings, running LED lights, ventilated and heated power front seats, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, JBL 12-speaker sound system, and all the contents of the Safety and Convenience items.

2017 Toyota Tundra steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The only difference between the Platinum trim and the 1794 Edition is only in terms of the latter’s exclusive cabin and exterior distinctive design.

The TRD Off-Road package is optionally available for Limited, SR5, and the 1794 Edition trim. The package comes bundled with tow hooks, trail-tuned shock absorbers, off-road tires, and 18-inch TRD wheels.

Engine Specs – 2017 Toyota Tundra

You get a choice of either the 4.6L V8 or the 5.7L V8 engines under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Tundra.

The 4.6L engine comes fitted beneath the hoods of the SR cab models and every SR5 model. The 310 hp and 327 lbs. of torque generated are routed to either the standard 2WD or the optional 4WD via the six-speed automatic transmission system. Maximum towing capacity for this powertrain stands at between 6,400 and 6,800 pounds.

2017 Toyota Tundra engine

The other engine is a 5.7L V8 behemoth that comes under the bonnets of the TRD Pro, Limited, and the 1794 Edition trim. Its output is rated at 401 lbs. of torque and 381 horsepower. The 2016 Toyota Tundra EPA ratings stand at 17/13/15 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 18/13/15 mpg with the 2WD.


Wheelbase: 145.7 in
Length: 228.9 in
Width: 79.9 in
Passenger volume: 65-126 cu ft
Cargo volume: /
Curb weight: 5000 lb
Top Speed: 107 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 13/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Radiant Red, Super White,..
Towing Capacity: 10,500 lbs

Date Of Release & Price Estimate – Toyota Tundra for 2017

Rumors from credible sources allege we should expect the 2017 Tundra mid-next year. As for the price, the Regular Cab, once available, will go for sale for 29,450 USD, the Double Cab – 28,640 USD, and the CrewMax Cab – $32,770.


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2017 Toyota Tacoma – Release Date, Review and Specs

Announced for this year is the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma model. What is interesting this time is that we are getting a comeback of the TRD pro mark which actually disappeared with the previous model. The 2016 version was released with all sorts of upgrades but lacked the TRD Pro trim, which was seen as a big flaw from the production line. This time they decided it was better to bring it back and include it into the Tacoma offer.

2017 Toyota Tacoma side angle, alloy wheels

Toyota came out with its TRD Pro series in the 2014 model year as it made its debut on such modes as Toyota Tundra, 4Runner and of course the Tacoma. Both models kept unchanged since their debut but that was not the case with the Tacoma vehicle, which has gone through a generation change which saw some different additions and exclusions, one of them being the exclusion of the TRD Pro mark.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma package is going to extend throughout different kinds of models this time, so it will use the TRD Off-Road package on 4WD Double Cab Short Bed trucks. So this actually means that the TRD Pro is going to come with the same set of off-road equipment as the TRD Off-Road trim does.

2017 Toyota Tacoma spy shots, front view

The use of engine is going to be continued and the Toyota Tacoma 2017 is going to continue using the 3.5-liter V-6 engine that made its debut on the 2016 models, so it will not be changed for that short of a time period. It actually combines well with the off road package and gives us all the necessary advantages about it.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, exterior, headlights

But hardware is not the only thing that the Tacoma was updated with. With the model come various interior comfort enhancements that are going to make the car much more suitable in various situations and for various actions. Just keep reading the review and you will learn much more about the specs of the car and also the release date for it.


2017 Toyota Tacoma front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to be a well updated vehicle if we look at it from the outside. The model is going to update some of the features seen on the previous model and is going to expand its TRD Pro package. The front side sees the Toyota spelling with big block letters which reminds on the FJ Cruiser from the past. The grille is the same one that you are going to see on the 4Runner and Tundra models and the lower fascia now has the LED fog lights added. The hood carries over the scoop from the previous model and that way gives a much more brawnier attitude and is even enhanced with the added black fenders that are given on the sides.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The back side is pretty much the same, which is actually the same for the TRD Pro mark as well. Both the standard Tacoma vehicles and the TRD ones are going to have the same rear end as it is being carried over from the previous model. The difference for the TRD models is that it has the badging on the back of course. The truck now comes available in three different color choices so you can make your pick between Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.


2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Since the previous version was heavily redesigned, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma did not have to go through such a big change. So what they did with this model is just bring some certain updates that were going to make the car more comfortable. These include a Entune infotainment system with navigation, a premium audio system, Bluetooth and  Toyota, App suite.

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, leather front seats

The TRD Pro mark also receives some small changes which is going to include all-weather floor mats that are TRD Pro-branded, RD Pro logo stitched on the headrests of the front seats and a TRD Pro shift knob. The standard equipment on this model also include a Blind Spot Monitor,  leather seats, a Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and rear parking assist. The gauge cluster is going to be upgraded with a  4.2-inch TFT display  which gives us all the vehicle display information  and a GoPro camera on the windshield which is a part of all Tacoma trucks setup.

Engine specs

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is still going to be powered with the most powerful engine option that the lineup gives. The 3.5-liter V-6 is making a comeback and it runs on both the Atkinson and Otto combustion cycle which makes the fuel economy much better. The model is going to give us an output of The result is 278 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 265 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The transmission options are a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and it electronically transfers the power to  2WD or optionally 4WD.


2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD front view, auto show, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 7.4 in. (127.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.3 in. (212.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 3,980 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 19/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Toyota Tacoma relese date

The model is going to carry over the pricing for the better part. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to be priced at around $36,000 which is a similar price rate that it offered with the current model. The release date is scheduled for the upcoming year and the car is going to have its debut by the end of this year. Look for its bigger rival, the Chevrolet Colorado, to make a push as well because it is going to need to make up for many of the features and additions that the Tacoma has now added.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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