The newly 2019 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck that offers generous interior space, two V8 engines and is a well-equipped capable off-roader. Speaking of changes and upgrades, the new 2019 model will arrive with a couple of slight front-end updates and new safety equipment.
Higher trim levels add new honeycomb front grille and all models will benefit from new lighting system with LED treatment. The interior is revised as well, with a new gauge cluster that comes with the larger 4.2-inch display. A V6 engine is gone, TRD Pro model is no longer available, and is replaced with TRD Sport trim.
2019 Toyota Tundra Exterior has a significant upgrade
While the body looks robust and is not for everyone, we must admit it is very distinctive. In a time where almost all of the competitors are opting for slimmer models, the 2019 Toyota Tundra is still lacking in this category. However, thanks to every year minor tweaks, Tundra is keeping up the pace with its rivals. The upcoming Tundra receives a new front grille and revised exterior lighting system.
It is far from the significant upgrade, but it is still an upgrade. A new honeycomb front grille comes with a gray surround, while top trim level gets a body-color surround with some chrome accents. Headlights, running lights, and fog lights are now equipped with LED units. Limited model is available with black accents around the 20-inch chrome wheels.
Interior will get the new gauge cluster
As we mentioned, the interior is revised, but nothing significant. The biggest change inside the 2019 Toyota Tundra is a new gauge cluster that comes with a larger 4.2-inch driver-information screen. High-end materials like wood and leather with suede accents are only available in the Limited model.
Apart from that, the rest of the interior is full of hard plastics and oversized items. Basically, what you find in new Tundra is what you get, as Toyota is not providing high-tech amenities like Wi-Fi charging or heated steering wheel.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport trim
Like the popular model Sequoia, the newest 2019 Toyota Tundra will also get TRD Sport trim. This trim will add this pickup truck sportier look. However, like in the Sequoia model, this is a typical mid-cycle update that will feature new attractive LED headlights, taillights, and front and rear clips.
This trim will also give advanced Bilstein-branded shocks and TRD front and also rear sway bars. This features will offer more capable driving experience. Also, the trim will offer unique grille, bumpers, color-matched hood scoop and bigger 20-inch alloys wheels that looks much attractive.
For the safety, the company is adding new Safety Sense suite. This package will bring lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, electronic stability control and automatic high beams.
2019 Toyota Tundra Powertrain and Fuel Economy
The forthcoming 2019 Toyota Tundra will hit the dealerships with two V8 powertrains available. The base engine is a 4.6-liter that is capable of producing 310 HP and 327 lb-ft of torque. This model will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 15/19 mpg for the 2WD and 14/18 mpg for the model with 4WD.
The optional 5.7-liter returns 381 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque. This one is rated to give 13/18 mpg 2WD and 13/17 mpg for the 4WD. Those two powertrains are showing good numbers, but there is no point in comparing it with other rival engines. These units are outdated and are offering only 6-speed automatic transmission. The shifts are slow and prehistoric compared to rivals’ 8 or 10-speed automatic gearboxes.
Towing Capacity, Acceleration and Top Speed
Tow rating is great, and new Tundra can tow up to 10,500 pounds, which is more than needed. However, both engines are showing great quickness and Tundra can hit 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. Top speed is 108 mph.
2019 Toyota Tundra Price and Release Date
The price of an all-new 2019 Toyota Tundra will start at around $33,000. Top-range Limited trim could cost slightly over $52,000. We can expect this pickup truck on markets at the beginning of 2019. The most likely competitors are Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and GMC Sierra 1500.