As we near the new model year, the information on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are ending up being clear. While we anticipate the majority of the Tundra lineup to stay the same, Toyota has actually announced some mild updates for the TRD Pro variation.
2019 Toyota Tundra Design
Inside and outside, we anticipate the large majority of the 2019 Tundra models to look virtually identical to the existing variation. The one outlier will be the Tundra TRD Pro, which will get a few updates, consisting of new LED fog lights, “TOYOTA” grille, hood scoop, black-chrome exhaust suggestions, 18-inch BBS wheels, and “TRD Pro” marking on the bed.
In spite of the reality that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is constructed on an architecture that was established all the method back in 2007, the good-looking and sturdy full-size truck still stays a strong seller for Toyota. Although an upgrade to a more modern platform wouldn’t harm, Toyota seems of the mindset that what isn’t broken does not need fixing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup, the Tundra. As was the case last year, the 2019 Tundra is anticipated to be offered in SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trims. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is standard, creating 310 horse power and 327 lb.-ft. of torque, while a 5.7-liter V8 producing 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque with tow mode is scheduled for greater trims. A 6-speed automated transmission pairs up to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is available, depending upon the version selected.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, recently added Fox off-road shocks replace the Bilstein/TRD equipment found in previous models. A variety of different accents exclusive to the TRD Pro are found both within and out, consisting of LED headlights. Fog lights are included for enhanced visibility, and forged BBS wheels covered in meaty all-terrain tires are also part of the package.
Security is a glaring issue for the majority of pickups, and the present Tundra is no exception. The worst of the lot is the Crew Cab model, which the IIHS provided a “MArginal” rating in the small-overlap test and an “Acceptable” score in the roof-strength test. Include this to its “Marginal” headlight test and “Basic” front crash avoidance, and you can see why it’s so far from being a Top Safety Pick. We expect this to all stay the exact same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We expect to see the 2019 Tundra in showrooms in the fall of 2018. Without any big changes, we expect main rates to stay just like the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (destination fees consisted of). The 2019 Tundra’s competition will consist of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.