As we near the new model year, the details on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are becoming clear. While we expect most of the Tundra lineup to remain the same, Toyota has actually announced some moderate updates for the TRD Pro version.
2019 Toyota Tundra Design
Inside and outside, we expect the huge majority of the 2019 Tundra models to look essentially similar 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 ideas, 18-inch BBS wheels, and “TRD Pro” marking on the bed.
Despite the reality that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is developed on an architecture that was established all the way back in 2007, the good-looking and durable full-size truck still stays a strong seller for Toyota. Although an upgrade to a more modern-day platform would not hurt, Toyota appears to be of the state of mind that exactly what isn’t really broken does not need fixing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup truck, the Tundra. As held true last year, the 2019 Tundra is expected to be used in SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trims. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is standard, generating 310 horse power and 327 lb.-ft. of torque, while a 5.7-liter V8 creating 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque with tow mode is scheduled for greater trims. A 6-speed automatic transmission pairs up to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is readily available, depending on the variation chosen.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, recently added Fox off-road shocks change the Bilstein/TRD equipment found in previous models. A variety of different accents unique to the TRD Pro are found both inside and out, including LED headlights. Fog lights are consisted of for enhanced exposure, and forged BBS wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires are likewise part of the plan.
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 gave 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 remain the very same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We anticipate to see the 2019 Tundra in showrooms in the fall of 2018. With no substantial changes, we expect official prices to stay just like the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (destination costs included). The 2019 Tundra’s competitors will include the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.