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2017 Toyota Tundra XSP

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Photography by Jaze Haze Photography

It’s wedding season!!! YAY!!! Champagne, petit fours, rose petals, bridal showers, and tulle… the end. No, really. Those are the only things my brain can think of right now. Like, THE ONLY thing… well with one ‘rough and tough’ exception.

Like the bride to the groom, and Bonnie to her Clyde, the Tundra and I hit it off this summer.  Having already said “Yes to the Dress”,  I said “Yes to the Best,” the 2017 Toyota Tundra.   


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 pros

  • Power Sliding of (Full) Rear Window
  • Standard All-Terrain tires
  • She’s Pretty… lol! (black emblem overlays, same color pocket flares with rivets, red brake caliper covers, LED strip daytime running lights )
  • A Brand that ‘Does the Right Thing’ / Transparency in Reporting (Toyota is the only manufacturer that adheres and cooperates with the SAE [Society of Automotive Engineers], for accurate, non-biased testing of towing capacity and features. Bottom line… believe Toyota when they say that their maximum towing rate is 10,500 pounds with a maximum payload of 2060 pounds. No funny business with the numbers here.)

 


FEATURED TRIM $47,419MSRP $38,570


CONS

  • Handling and steering could be tighter
  • Push-button start would be great

 

BOTTOM LINE

Mike Sweers, chief engineer for both the Tundra and Tacoma recently said, “A Tundra customer is really buying the truck because they know that truck is going to last.” And I couldn’t agree with him more. Sure, other trucks in the Tundra’s class may have different bells, whistles, conveniences and gadgets. But, how many of those vehicles are backed by a brand known for long lasting, durable, products? Not many. For its durability, low cost of ownership, and for the kick a$$ XSP trim, I give the 2017 Tundra XSP a thumbs up. Should you find yourself in the market for a pickup truck, you will regret not taking this baby out for a test drive.

Quick Stats
Price as tested: $47,419
MSRP: $38,570
Max Capacity: 5
Max Kid Capacity:
–Car Seats: 3 Large Car Seats 
–w/o Car Seats: 3 Kids
Fuel economy: 13/18mpg (cty/hwy)
Test vehicle provided by Southeast Toyota Distributors


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Kimberly Lachelle
Kimberly Lachelle is Editor-In-Chief as well as Founding Partner of Speed Beautiful LLC. With the help of co-owner Flo Webbs, Kimberly works closely with well over a dozen automotive manufacturers and journalists to curate thoughtful and engaging content. She has been recognized by AT&T as an African American thought leader, and by other Fortune 500 brands as being a leader in the automotive media sector. Not just an automotive journalist, Kimberly serves as board member of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. Additionally, she is a member of; The Atlanta Press Club (Committee Member- Internship Selection), National Association of Black Journalists and Junior League Atlanta.
Photography by Jaze Haze Photography It’s wedding season!!! YAY!!! Champagne, petit fours, rose petals, bridal showers, and tulle… the end. No, really. Those are the only things my brain can think of right now. Like, THE ONLY thing… well with one 'rough and tough' exception. Like the bride to the groom, and Bonnie to her Clyde, the Tundra and I hit it off this summer.  Having already said "Yes to the Dress",  I said “Yes to the Best," the 2017 Toyota Tundra.    - Click Here to See More of Our Adventure with the Tundra! -  pros Power Sliding of…

Ratings

#Audience: Passenger Comfort & Care
#Beauty: Head Turner
#Coins: Bang for Your Buck
#Delivery: Handling
#Ease: Dummy Proof
#Future: Aging & Holding Value
#Goods: Storage, Cargo & Trunk Space

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Kimberly Lachelle
Kimberly Lachelle is Editor-In-Chief as well as Founding Partner of Speed Beautiful LLC. With the help of co-owner Flo Webbs, Kimberly works closely with well over a dozen automotive manufacturers and journalists to curate thoughtful and engaging content. She has been recognized by AT&T as an African American thought leader, and by other Fortune 500 brands as being a leader in the automotive media sector. Not just an automotive journalist, Kimberly serves as board member of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. Additionally, she is a member of; The Atlanta Press Club (Committee Member- Internship Selection), National Association of Black Journalists and Junior League Atlanta.

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