Initially, the completely redesigned version of this full-size pickup truck was planned for the next year. However, this launch has been moved for another year. Simply, the company doesn’t want to rush with anything and that makes perfect sense especially if we consider that the current generation has already been around for too long, so another year won’t make a difference. Therefore, the next-year model will probably be the last one of the current generation, which indicates that there won’t be too many changes. From what we know so far, the focus will be on new special editions. On the other side, the range-topping 2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum should carry on without more important changes.
Therefore, you may count on a luxurious version of the truck, which comes with a full load of standard equipment. This particularly refers to the extremely long list of safety features. The amount of standard tech goodies is also pretty impressive. We expect to see 2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum isn’t any different compared to the rest of the lineup. We are talking about the oldest model in the segment, which has been around since 2007. Therefore, the ride quality isn’t on par with biggest rivals like F-150 or Ram 1500, but Tundra still has something to offer. This particularly refers to capabilities, reliability and off-road performances.
When it comes to the styling, the Platinum trim features a typical Tundra layout. Still, there are also several exclusive features. You can easily see a difference between this model and the rest of the lineup, especially if you focus on parts like grille, wheels and other parts that come with much shinier, chrome trimming.
When it comes to color options, this trim level is available in several finishes, including Super White, Voodoo Blue, Silver Sky Metallic, Smoked Mesquite, Midnight Black Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic and Barcelona Red Metallic.
When it comes to interior design, this version stands out in a couple of ways. First of all, there is much more standard equipment compared to more basic versions. Furthermore, there is a black leather upholstery, which is also a part of the list of standard features.
On the other side, the overall layout is pretty much the same. You may count on a familiar interior layout, which looks a little bit outdated compared to the competition, especially in terms of the dashboard design. The dash features an old-school layout and also features mostly hard plastics. On the other side, the amount of passenger room is really impressive and this is still one of the most spacious trucks in the class.
When it comes to the list of standard equipment, the list is pretty long in this model. Some of the highlights are goodies like automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, an upgraded power driver’s seat, and an upgraded infotainment system with navigation. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment also includes goodies like heated and ventilated front seats, and a 12-speaker JBL sound system, while a sunroof is optional.
When it comes to safety features, the list of standard equipment is really long and includes goodies like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum Engine
Under the hood, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum isn’t different than any other Tundra model. It comes with a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which delivers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which delivers power pretty smoothly. The engine moves this huge truck with ease and feels pretty muscular. Also, it is arguably the most reliable engine in the class. Still, the price you have to pay for such impressive reliability is poor fuel economy. It goes around 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we are pretty sure that this model will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the 2021 Toyota Tundra Platinum price, it should start around 49.000 dollars.