As we near the new model year, the information on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are ending up being clear. While we expect most of the Tundra lineup to stay the same, Toyota has actually revealed some mild updates for the TRD Pro variation.
2019 Toyota Tundra Design
Inside and outside, we expect the vast bulk of the 2019 Tundra models to look virtually similar to the existing variation. The one outlier will be the Tundra TRD Pro, which will get a couple of 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.
Despite the truth 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 injure, Toyota appears to be of the mindset that exactly what isn’t really broken does not need repairing.
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 expected to be used 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 creating 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque with tow mode is reserved for greater trims. A 6-speed automatic transmission pair to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is readily available, depending upon the version picked.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, newly added Fox off-road shocks replace the Bilstein/TRD equipment discovered in previous models. A range of various accents exclusive to the TRD Pro are found both inside and out, including LED headlights. Fog lights are consisted of for improved presence, and forged BBS wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires are likewise part of the package.
Safety is a glaring concern for the majority of pickups, and the current Tundra is no exception. The worst of the lot is the Crew Cab model, which the IIHS gave a “MArginal” ranking in the small-overlap test and an “Acceptable” rating 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 stay the very same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We expect to see the 2019 Tundra in display rooms in the fall of 2018. With no huge changes, we anticipate main pricing to stay similar to the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (destination fees consisted of). The 2019 Tundra’s competition will include the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.