Toyota Racing Development or just TRD is one of the most popular variants in the automotive world. We all know about the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro pickup truck. It comes with great off-road abilities and astonishing exterior design. Now, the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport will arrive in the coming months. TRD Sport will do for those who want some of that extra styling and performance.
This variant will not only look sportier. It also comes with Bilstein dampers, all-new tires and anti-roll bars both front and back. Under the hood, a 5.7-liter V8 engine delivers 381 horsepower. Tundra TRD Sport offers both rear and four-wheel drive and it comes in Crew Max and Double Cab models.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport redesign
The forthcoming 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport will benefit from sportier and more aggressive styling. It is sportier and more aggressive than the base Tundra pickup truck, for sure. However, you can’t compare the aggressiveness of the TRD Pro and the TRD Sport variants. TRD Sport Tundra is closer to the families, or more precise, to the individuals who are into styling and stuff. We must say, this model really looks amazing. It also benefits from the Bilstein dampers that will suffer further TRD tuning. Even the TRD anti-roll bars are available.
The 2019 Tundra TRD Sport is available in numerous colors. That includes Barcelona Red Metallic, Magnetic Gray, Blazing Blue Pearl, Super White, and Midnight Black Pearl. On top of that, body-colored features such as bumpers and the hood scoop are notable. This pickup rides on a 20-inch silver aluminum-alloy wheels that are adding some more black accents. Black bezels on the headlights are looking brilliant.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport interior and safety techs
The interior is nowhere near sporty as the exterior. The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport looks more like an upgraded base model. Or even better, the interior is closer to the TRD Pro model. Floor mats, shift knob, and improved graphics are the most notable differences. This pickup truck now offers Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite. It is a package that consists of driver-assistance and safety features.
For that reason, pedestrian detection and pre-collision warning are standard. On top of that, TRD Sport offers a lane-departure warning, auto high-beams, and adaptive cruise control. A multi-information display will get an important update, not just on the TRD Sport models, but on all models.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport powertrain
Besides the mentioned dampers and anti-roll bars, this pickup will benefit from the off-road suspension as well. The goal is to deliver a better on and off the road driving comfort. However, the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport will use a well known 5.7-liter V8 powertrain. It is the same engine that you can find in TRD Pro models.
This powertrain delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. The gearbox is electronically controlled and it is a 6-speed automatic transmission. You can equip your TRD Sport with both rear and four-wheel drive setups.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport price and release date
There are six trim levels available. For some reason, Toyota classifies TRD Pro as a trim, but the TRD Sport is more like a package. The base model costs $34,000. The range-topping TRD Pro will cost up to $50,000. The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport is available for around $40,000. This pickup truck will arrive in the first quarter of 2019.