Littered everywhere on this truck are "1794 Edition" badges. The Tundra has seven different instances of it: two on the exterior, two on the front floor mats, two on the back floor mats, and one on the center console. The badges each have a unique copper finish that accents the interior. This particular truck also wore appropriate TRD 4x4 badges on the bed. The fact Toyota offers the Tundra 1794 Edition it with a rugged TRD 4x4 package is another unique trait of the luxury-oriented trim.
The Leather And Trim
The 1794 Edition is equipped with trim-exclusive saddle brown cowhide with white accent stitching that covers the seats, center console, and dash. It's a good look. The so-called “Western” aesthetic is a totally appropriate finish that fit Toyota's Texan theme. The steering wheel gets a unique lacquered wood finish, as do lower sections of the dash and the gear shift lever. In short, this Tundra’s interior mimics the interior quality of something more premium.
The Floor Mats
Silly as it may sound, the Tundra 1794 Edition has some of the best floor mats in the business. They're two-tone and finished in both black rubber and a bit of saddle brown carpet to match the western-themed leather. The mats are also easy to clean when they get dirty. Most importantly, both the front and back floor mats come emblazoned with appropriate 1794 Edition badging.
The 5.7-liter V8 isn't unique to the 1794 Edition, but it's still a pretty special engine. This workhorse of a V8 has been around for nearly a decade, and it has aged like a fine wine. Its 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque make quick work of moving around the 5,600-pound truck with ease. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and, in this case, all-wheel drive, the Tundra feels surprisingly light on its feet and easy to maneuver.
The Rear Window
The Toyota Tundra's rear window is unique among full-size trucks in that the entire window slides all the way down, which opens up the back seat – and the entirety of the cabin, frankly – to some fresh air. This isn't a 1794-specific trait, either, and other Tundra trims are available with the feature, as well. It’s a nice feature compared to the pint-sized slots other trucks in the segment typically opt for. We dig it.