As we near the new model year, the details on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are becoming clear. While we expect the majority of the Tundra lineup to stay unchanged, Toyota has 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 practically similar to the present version. The one outlier will be the Tundra TRD Pro, which will get a few updates, consisting of brand-new LED fog lights, “TOYOTA” grille, hood scoop, black-chrome exhaust tips, 18-inch BBS wheels, and “TRD Pro” stamping on the bed.
In spite of the fact that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is developed on an architecture that was developed all the way back in 2007, the good-looking and durable 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 frame of mind that what isn’t really broken does not need fixing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup, the Tundra. As held true last year, the 2019 Tundra is expected to be provided in SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trims. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is basic, creating 310 horsepower 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 scheduled for higher trims. A 6-speed automated transmission pair to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is offered, depending on the version selected.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, newly added Fox off-road shocks replace the Bilstein/TRD devices found in previous models. A range of various accents unique to the TRD Pro are discovered both inside and out, consisting of LED headlights. Fog lights are included for improved presence, and forged BBS wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires are also part of the bundle.
Security is a glaring issue for many pickups, and the existing Tundra is no exception. The worst of the lot is the Crew Cab model, which the IIHS offered a “MArginal” rating 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 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 big changes, we expect main pricing to stay similar to the 2018 model’s variety, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (location charges consisted of). The 2019 Tundra’s competition will consist of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.