The Toyota Tundra is a wildly popular truck. Americans love the fact that the truck looks great, runs great, is a great family truck, and not prone to rust. On its own, the Toyota Tundra is an impressive vehicle, but Toyota thought it could be better.
That’s why it created a special trim known as the Toyota Tundra 1794 edition. It turns out that there’s a pretty special hidden meaning to the unusual name.
What is the Toyota Tundra 1794?
Toyota Tundra was first added to the Toyota line-up in May 1999. The vehicle is now in its third generation. In 2015, Toyota decided to add a western-themed vehicle to the company’s truck line-up. That addition was the Toyota Tundra 1794 which has become very popular amongst Tundra fans.
The Toyota Tundra 1794 allows drivers to touch base with their inner cowboy (or cowgirl.) While the exterior doesn’t give off a strong western vibe the interior does.
The truck is equipped with leather seats that smell fantastic and are a lovely saddle brown. The western theme continues with the artful suede and leather accents that are scattered throughout the truck’s cab.
Among the 1794 edition’s unique features are saddle-brown premium leather seats, with embossed-leather and suede accents; and a four-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood-grain accents. The leather-wrapped steering wheel completes the western vibe.
The great thing about the Toyota Tundra 1794 is that it’s not just a good looking truck. It’s also an incredibly comfortable truck. Many have found that the front bucket and back bench seats are just as comfortable as their living room furniture. Plus, there’s plenty of legroom, making it a great choice for long-legged and bigger adults who find many trucks cramped.
The Toyota Tundra 1794 is packed with great standard features, including:
- Entune Premium JBL Audio with navigation
- Ventilated and heated seats
- Power rear window
- Center console with three cupholders
- Audio-input connections
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass
- USB ports
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- 60/40 split-fold-up rear seat
- Universal garage door opener
- Deck-rail system in the truck’s bed
- Locking tailgate
- Sonar parking aids
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Trailer sway control
- Heated outside mirrors
The Toyota Tundra 1794 edition is equipped with a 381 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 engine that provides the truck with 401 foot-pounds of torque. All these features mean that you’ll be riding in comfort, but also have more than enough power.
The Toyota Tundra 1794’s hidden meaning
1794 seems like a strange number to attach to add to a vehicle’s name. It was long before the early versions of any cars came along. Toyota wasn’t established until 1937 and the first USA made Toyota wasn’t sold until 1958. If Toyota wanted to add a year to the name of one of its vehicles, those dates make sense. The year 1794 just seems random at first.
There are two reasons why the year 1794 was attached to the special version of the Toyota Tundra. The first is because the Texas ranch where Toyota manufactures Tundra trucks was originally the JCL Ranch. The owner established the ranch in 1794. It stayed in operation until Toyota purchased the land.
The second reason Toyota chose 1794 was to pay homage to the Sweden-Denmark Neutrality Act of 1794. The act was the result of Sweden’s efforts to make peace with Denmark, a country they’d been fighting with for over 500 years. In an attempt to establish peace, the young Swedish king invited several important Danes to a party. By the time the party ended, both sides had signed a peace treaty.
It’s a compelling story making it easy to understand why Toyota decided to use that year for this very nice truck. It’s possible the truck is Toyota’s way of asking the world to set their difference aside and enjoy happiness and peace.