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3 Cool Ideas 2024 Toyota Tundra Needs to Steal from New Tacoma

The 2024 Tundra could pick up these cool ideas from 2024 Tacoma.

We should be learning some details in the coming weeks and months about what to expect for 2024 Toyota Tundra.

Since it was completely redesigned for the 2022 model year, it seems far too soon for a mid-cycle refresh. Tundra added an SX option to its lineup for 2023, and I would expect smaller updates and changes as 2024 is announced.

The recent reveal of all-new 2024 Tacoma has shown me a few bells, whistles, trims, and configurations that Tundra should consider adding.

This year. No need to wait.

Could 2024 Tundra XtraCab Work?
2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD PreRunner Underground back end profile

Tacoma added the XtraCab configuration to a few of its trim levels – SR, SR5, and TRD PreRunner. I was allowed to get extended hands-on time with Tacoma PreRunner and walked away happy and excited.

Imagine if Toyota Tundra could take this concept to add to its fleet this year. A two-door Tundra with a back seat designed solely for storage. Side pockets, under floor storage, vertical back panel storage. Owners could store their laptops, camping gear, fishing poles, coolers, toolboxes, and many other necessary travel or work items.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD PreRunner interior side storage

Some Tundra fans and enthusiasts do not need more than two passenger seats and have asked for the return of Tundra regular cab. Seems like this might be a no-brainer here.

2024 Tundra Trailhunter
2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter Bronze Oxide side profile

I attended the world premiere of Tundra Trailhunter at SEMA last fall. Back then it was just a concept.

Now we have a production-style 2024 Tacoma revealed to the world. I think it is really cool, especially for those who really want to get off the road – and for long periods of time.

It would be outstanding to introduce this same retail-ready 2024 Toyota Tundra Trailhunter in the coming months. An overlanding-capable Tundra that can be customized with many features, options, and accessories straight from the factory.

No word has been given on when Tundra Trailhunter will be officially launched for retail ordering. But I sure hope we see it for 2024 model year.

2024 Tundra Tailgate
2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter Bronze Oxide tailgate

A nifty and practical feature was introduced for next-gen Tundra back in 2022. The power lowering tailgate with a hidden release button built into the driver taillight.

This, of course, is helpful if your hands are full and you need that tailgate opened as you walk up to it.

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma, though, said “hold my beer” and just went next level with this idea. Now you can both open and close your tailgate with power. But the hidden power buttons are located on the driver AND passenger taillights.

Next level stuff friends.

Some Tundra fans consider this feature a mere novelty and something they would never use. For me, though, I have used it many times successfully with my hands full. I find it practical and cool.

Time for Your Toyota Tundra Comments

Will we see any of these features, trims, and configurations added to Toyota Tundra 2024? Time will tell.

Do you have any features you like from next-gen Tacoma you wish would have been included for 2022 or 2023 Tundra?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

Jeff Teague - I have been involved in the auto industry for nearly 20 years. I enjoy learning and sharing the most up-to-date news and information. My other talent is creating informative and entertaining automotive videos. I’ve been building and growing my Toyota YouTube channel “Toyotajeff” for the last 5 years. I take pride in delivering informative automotive news, how-to information, and reviews. My background serves me well with my writing. I hope you enjoy the news I bring you. Follow me on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and send me news tips please.


Kevin (not verified)    August 3, 2023 - 8:54PM

I think you forgot to mention the aux towing camera on the Tacoma. Why can't the Tundra get that?