As we near the new model year, the details on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are ending up being clear. While we expect most of the Tundra lineup to stay unchanged, Toyota has revealed some mild 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 practically identical to the existing variation. The one outlier will be the Tundra TRD Pro, which will get a few 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 truth that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is developed on an architecture that was established all the method back in 2007, the good-looking and sturdy full-size truck still remains a strong seller for Toyota. Although an upgrade to a more contemporary platform would not hurt, Toyota appears to be of the state of mind that exactly what isn’t broken doesn’t need fixing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup truck, the Tundra. As was the case in 2015, the 2019 Tundra is anticipated to be provided in SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trims. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is standard, generating 310 horsepower 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 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, freshly included 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 within and out, consisting of LED headlights. Fog lights are consisted of for enhanced visibility, and forged BBS wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires are likewise part of the plan.
Security is a glaring issue for most pickups, and the existing 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” score in the roof-strength test. Add this to its “Marginal” headlight test and “Basic” front crash prevention, and you can see why it’s up until now from being a Top Safety Pick. We anticipate this to all stay the same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We anticipate to see the 2019 Tundra in display rooms in the fall of 2018. With no huge changes, we anticipate main rates to remain just like the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (location fees included). The 2019 Tundra’s competitors will consist of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.