As we near the new model year, the details on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are ending up being clear. While we anticipate most of the Tundra lineup to remain unchanged, Toyota has actually announced some mild updates for the TRD Pro version.
2019 Toyota Tundra Design
Inside and outside, we expect the huge bulk of the 2019 Tundra models to look practically similar 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.
In spite of the fact that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is constructed on an architecture that was established all the way back in 2007, the handsome and tough full-size truck still remains a strong seller for Toyota. Although an upgrade to a more modern platform would not harm, Toyota seems of the mindset that what isn’t really broken does not require fixing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup, the Tundra. As was the case in 2015, 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, 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 booked for higher trims. A 6-speed automatic transmission pair to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is offered, depending on the variation selected.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, recently added Fox off-road shocks change the Bilstein/TRD devices found in previous models. A range of different accents exclusive to the TRD Pro are discovered both inside and out, including LED headlights. Fog lights are included for improved exposure, and forged BBS wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires are also part of the plan.
Safety is a glaring problem for many pickups, and the existing Tundra is no exception. The worst of the bunch 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. Add 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 anticipate this to all stay the exact 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 huge changes, we anticipate official pricing to stay just like the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (destination fees included). The 2019 Tundra’s competitors will include the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.