As we near the brand-new model year, the information on the 2019 Toyota Tundra are ending up being clear. While we anticipate most of the Tundra lineup to stay the same, Toyota has actually revealed some moderate updates for the TRD Pro version.
2019 Toyota Tundra Design
Inside and outside, we expect the large 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, consisting of brand-new LED fog lights, “TOYOTA” grille, hood scoop, black-chrome exhaust suggestions, 18-inch BBS wheels, and “TRD Pro” marking on the bed.
Regardless of the reality that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is developed on an architecture that was developed all the way back in 2007, the good-looking and strong full-size truck still stays a strong seller for Toyota. Although an upgrade to a more contemporary platform wouldn’t injure, Toyota appears to be of the state of mind that exactly what isn’t broken doesn’t require repairing.
2019 Toyota Tundra Engine
Returning for 2019 is Toyota’s full-size pickup, the Tundra. As held true last year, 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 basic, generating 310 horsepower 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 booked for higher trims. A 6-speed automatic transmission pair to both engines. Either 2- or 4-wheel drive is readily available, depending on the version selected.
2019 Toyota Tundra Features
For the Tundra TRD Pro, recently included Fox off-road shocks change the Bilstein/TRD equipment found in previous models. A range of different accents special to the TRD Pro are discovered both inside and out, consisting of LED headlights. Fog lights are included for enhanced exposure, and forged BBS wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires are likewise part of the plan.
Safety is a glaring concern for most 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” score 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 anticipate this to all stay the same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tundra Pricing & Release Date
We expect to see the 2019 Tundra in display rooms in the fall of 2018. Without any substantial changes, we anticipate official pricing to remain similar to the 2018 model’s range, which was $32,415 to $51,425 (location costs consisted of). The 2019 Tundra’s competitors will include the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Nissan Titan.