As we near the new model year, the details on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are becoming clear. While we anticipate the majority 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 anticipate the large bulk of the 2019 Tundra models to look virtually identical to the present variation. The one outlier will be the Tundra TRD Pro, which will get a couple of updates, consisting of new LED fog lights, “TOYOTA” grille, hood scoop, black-chrome exhaust pointers, 18-inch BBS wheels, and “TRD Pro” marking on the bed. Regardless of the fact that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is constructed on an architecture that was developed all the method 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 platform would not hurt, Toyota appears to be of the mindset that what isn’t really broken doesn’t require repairing.
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, producing 310 horse power and 327 lb.-ft. of torque, while a 5.7-liter V8 generating 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque with tow mode is reserved for greater trims. A 6-speed automated transmission pair to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is readily available, depending upon the variation selected.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, freshly added Fox off-road shocks replace the Bilstein/TRD devices discovered in previous models. A variety of different accents special to the TRD Pro are found both within and out, including LED headlights. Fog lights are included for improved presence, and created BBS wheels covered in meaty all-terrain tires are also part of the plan.
Security is a glaring problem for most pickups, and the current Tundra is no exception. The worst of the lot is the Crew Cab model, which the IIHS provided a “MArginal” ranking 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 same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We expect to see the 2019 Tundra in showrooms in the fall of 2018. With no substantial changes, we anticipate official prices to stay just like the 2018 model’s variety, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (destination costs consisted of). The 2019 Tundra’s competition will consist of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.