New to the forum and not yet a tundra owner. Currently driving a 2019 F150 Lariat Sport Special Edition and the wife has a 2022 Rav 4 XLE premium. We are looking to upgrade to a tundra in the new future. I wanted to ask everyone a couple of questions on which truck would work best for me.
I would love to have the TRD pro but have ruled it out as the longer bed fits my needs much more then the shorter. I currently have the 5.5 foot bed and have cursed on it more times then I can count.
I love the look of the platinum, being a Canadian customer it is the only model that comes with tow mirrors. I prefer the tow mirrors with the longer box. Being Canadian also means there is no TRD package for the 1794 that I am aware of.
The dilemma I have is, I love the look of the platinum with the chrome-less look and all of its interior features but am not a fan that there is no E-Locking diff. The only time I can see myself really using the locking diff is on snow covered back roads pulling a snowmobile trailer. I was wondering if the diff on the platinum would be sufficient for this or would the trd off road be the better option?
My truck has leather and the wife’s Rav 4 has softex seats, which feel very much like leather. From anyones experience are there any draw backs to the softex over leather and how do they hold up with drink spills and absorbing the liquid?
Thank you everyone for your help and I look forward to being a tundra owner soon.