The safest version of the 2014 Tundra, per the NHTSA, is the crew cab 2WD model, rating four stars overall, including four stars in frontal impact, five stars in side impact, and three stars in rollover resistance. The next safest is the extended cab 4WD model, rating four stars overall, but with just two stars in frontal impact, five stars in side impact, and four stars in rollover. The least safe models are the regular cab models in both 2WD and 4WD, as well as the extended cab 4WD, all of which score three stars overall in NHTSA testing.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) sees things somewhat differently, rating the Tundra range as a whole with across-the-board scores of “good,” though it doesn’t secure a Top Safety Pick award.
For 2014, Toyota adds a new Blind Spot Monitor with Cross Traffic Alert, a first for any full-size pickup in the U.S., included with the Limited CrewMax, Platinum, and 1794 Edition models.
Other standard Tundra safety features include: eight airbags; vehicle stability control and traction control; anti-lock brakes; electronic brake-force distribution; brake assist; and Smart Stop brake-override technology. Platinum and 1794 Editions also get LED daytime running lights.