2019 Toyota Tundra
As we near the new model year, the information on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are ending up being clear. While we anticipate most of the Tundra lineup to remain unchanged, Toyota has revealed some mild updates for the TRD Pro variation.
2019 Toyota Tundra Design
Inside and outside, we expect the huge majority of the 2019 Tundra models to look virtually identical to the present version. The one outlier will be the Tundra TRD Pro, which will get a few updates, including new LED fog lights, “TOYOTA” grille, hood scoop, black-chrome exhaust ideas, 18-inch BBS wheels, and “TRD Pro” stamping on the bed.
Regardless of the fact that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is built on an architecture that was established all the way back in 2007, the handsome and sturdy full-size truck still stays a strong seller for Toyota. Although an upgrade to a more contemporary platform wouldn’t hurt, Toyota appears to be of the mindset that what isn’t broken doesn’t need repairing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup truck, the Tundra. As was the case last year, the 2019 Tundra is expected to be offered in SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trims. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is standard, producing 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 reserved 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 version chosen.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, recently included Fox off-road shocks change the Bilstein/TRD equipment found in previous models. A variety of various accents special to the TRD Pro are found both within and out, consisting of LED headlights. Fog lights are included for enhanced presence, and created BBS wheels covered in meaty all-terrain tires are likewise part of the plan.
Safety is a glaring concern for many pickups, and the current Tundra is no exception. The worst of the bunch 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 up until now from being a Top Safety Pick. We expect this to all remain the same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We expect to see the 2019 Tundra in display rooms in the fall of 2018. Without any big changes, we anticipate official pricing to remain much like the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (destination charges consisted of). The 2019 Tundra’s competitors will include the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.