Let the 2016 Toyota Tundra tow your boat … or a space shuttle

June 13th, 2016 by

The 2016 Toyota Tundra is the truck that gives you the most choices when it comes to power. Just as versatile as you are, the Toyota’s latest full-size pickup is available at Wesley Chapel Toyota in more than 15 possible configurations via six trim levels that can tow all of your favorite summer toys this season—even if that boat or box trailer tips the scales at more than 10,000 pounds.

In the Toyota Tundra, your local Toyota dealership serving Tampa Bay has the perfect pickup wielding power through a 4.6-liter or 5.7-liter V8 engine that takes the difficulty out of towing.

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The 2016 Toyota Tundra offers more than a dozen configurations of power and capability from six available trims.

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No matter how you choose, a 6-speed automatic transmission with available transmission and oil coolers as part of a tow package gives you a powerful truck with the muscle to pull just about anything you can park in the driveway. Choose a 5.8-liter engine with the aforementioned towing package, and the Tundra can pull a Space Shuttle. No, really! A Tundra was called upon to pull the Space Shuttle Endeavour across an Interstate overpass in California in 2012.

Toyota understands that there’s more to towing than just getting all of that weight and wind-resistance moving. A tow vehicle has to stop that triple-axle boat trailer or 30-foot box. That’s why the 2016 Toyota Tundra is equipped with 13.9-inch front rotors clamped by four-piston calipers. Rear stopping force comes from 13.6-inch discs. Whether a stop is planned or reactionary, the class-leading braking power keeps people and cargo safely in control.

On the topic of safety, a 2016 Tundra from your Toyota dealership serving Tampa Bay has some of the most advanced towing safety features available in any truck equipped to tow heavy loads. The Auto Limited-Slip Differential was inspired by traditional limited slip systems, but Toyota’s automatic version applies braking force to the wheels independently to maintain traction instead of limiting engine power.

The Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) also utilizes the Tundra’s powerful and advanced braking system to maintain all-wheel traction instead of cutting the throttle. That means power is always there when needed while the tires keep gripping the road. This is one Toyota truck that is built for the long-haul, no matter what’s hitched to the 12-bolt receiver.

Toyota established itself as an authority in building towing vehicles when it brought its entire line of trucks and SUVs into compliance with SAE’s strict J2807 towing standard in 2010. Toyota was the first manufacturer in its industry to take this bold step as a leading builder of towing vehicles.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Wesley Chapel Toyota today and test drive a 2016 Toyota Tundra — the truck that boasts unmatched power and accommodation. And then get ready to find new adventures with your powerful new pickup.

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