In recent years, people have begun to look at the technology in cars in addition to their performance and appearance, and the 2014 Tundra is able to hold up well to this new standard. Every new model will come with several small improvements, and while some of the cool technology you can find in the current Tundra model has been around for several years, other features are new.
The technology of the 2014 Tundra is only a small part of its pull, but it is an important aspect for many buyers. Drivers are impressed with the power and value of the Tundra, as well as all of the upgrades and options you can choose from. Most of the new pieces of technology mentioned below come standard in the 2014 Tundra, but there are also some additional options available.
The 2014 Tundra, as well as the other trucks in its generation, is equipped with the Entune audio system, providing for some cool technology that helps with relaxation while driving or even riding as a passenger. Even with the base model, you will get the Entune Audio Multimedia Bundle, which includes all of the standard audio features you expect from a car today, such as an AM/FM radio, a CD player, an auxiliary jack, and hands-free phone capabilities. Other cool technology in all of the Tundras include access to your music and phone book using Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 port as well as iPod connectivity, voice recognition, and a touchscreen display. There are also audio controls located right on the steering wheel to make it easier to flip through music.
Easy Touchscreen Controls
Along with the multimedia bundle, you will get a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display. In addition to controlling audio, this is the center for all of your navigational needs. It is an LCD display, and both the audio and navigation functions are straightforward enough that you can figure them out intuitively. There is even an additional small LCD screen located within the instrument cluster, making it easy to work on your trip computer functions.
One of the coolest pieces of technology on the 2014 Tundra that you won’t find anywhere else is the Aero-Fins. These are fin-like canards that are attached on the side mirrors as well as the rear taillight lenses. They are specifically designed to reduce the air turbulence on the sides of the truck, reducing gas consumption and increasing the smoothness of the ride. These Aero-Fins work by creating low pressure zones that stabilize the truck while it is moving. Their design focuses on improving this stability when the truck bed isn’t weighed down by cargo.
Most bumpers on cars and trucks come in one piece, but the engineers who created the 2014 Tundra made an improvement here. This new piece of technology means that the bumper is actually made of three connected pieces. If for some reason you are rear-ended, you will only need to replace a third of the bumper instead of the entire thing, making repairs more affordable.
The experts at Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham, Alabama, can walk you through any of these features if you don’t understand them or simply want to learn more.