Shopping for a new truck requires a lot of decision making that isn't necessary for other vehicle classes, but it also means that drivers end up with a vehicle that is specifically tailored to their needs. When looking at new 2018 Toyota Tundra models, shoppers will need to decide between 2WD and 4WD configurations depending on whether they are looking for more off-roading and all-weather driving or more towing capability.
Learn more about what the differences are between four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive systems as well as which option is the best choice for you below.
|2018 Toyota Tundra 2WD||vs||2018 Toyota Tundra 4WD|
|1,600 Pounds||Maximum Payload||1,490 Pounds|
|6,800 Pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||6,500 Pounds|
All trucks have transmission systems that in part work to send power to the wheels. The difference between four-wheel drive (4WD) and two-wheel drive (2WD) systems is how many wheels are receiving the power. Four-wheel drive systems are sending power to all four wheels while two-wheel drive systems are sending power to either the front wheels (front-wheel drive) or the back wheels (rear-wheel drive).
The four-wheel drive configuration of the 2018 Toyota Tundra is recommended for drivers who regularly deal with heavy snowfall or who want the ability to go beyond light off-roading. Because of the added weight of the 4WD system, Tundra models with this configuration will be heavier and will forgo a little bit of hauling potential.
The two-wheel drive configuration of the 2018 Toyota Tundra will work great for drivers who don’t need to regularly drive through heavy snow and only need light off-roading ability. The largest advantages of 2WD Tundra configurations are the decreased cost and increased towing and payload capacities.
Truck shoppers in the Birmingham, Alabama area can find both 2018 Tundra 2WD and 2018 Tundra 4WD models available at the Serra Toyota dealership. Visit our online inventory page today to see which models are currently in stock and then set up a test drive so you can see what the 2018 Tundra offers from behind the wheel.