The 2019 Toyota Tundra definitely has an impressive lineage in the pickup truck segment. This model has been on the scene since 2007 and despite the emergence of new rivals, the Tundra has managed to carve a niche for itself. In 2014, the Tundra lineup got a minor revamp but for 2019, the Japanese carmaker has big plans for the vehicle.
The new model may get styling and safety updates. However, a few details are yet to be declared by the company.
2019 Toyota Tundra – Changes and Updates
The new 2019 Toyota Tundra will get minor styling changes. The faux skid plate beneath the engine enhances the looks. It will be sold in several trims-SR5, SR, Limited, Platinum and a few special edition models may also be released. The exterior colors include cavalry blue, magnetic gray metallic, inferno, Barcelona red metallic, blazing blue pearl etc.
There will be 3 three cab configurations- CrewMax, Double Cab and Regular Cab. The TRD Sports package is also going to be offered to satisfy off-road centric users. Based on trim chosen, the truck can be laden with 18 to 22-inch wheels. The Toyota may also revamp the bed with useful features.
The cabin of the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tundra pickup is likely to be revamped. The TRD Sport package adds some flair to the cabin. Material quality improves in top trims but even in SR trim, cheap looking materials are scarce. The cabin is expected to be laden with small item storage cubicles and bins. Seats are large in the front row and leg space is decent as well.
Of late, the Toyota has been particular about revamping safety technology across its entire lineup and the 2019 Toyota Tundra will also get its dose of safety revamp. It is also likely to equip the pickup with enhanced amenities, following the footsteps of rivals like Ford.
The SR5 trim gets CrewMax or Double Cab body style, chrome trim, intermittent wipers, fog lights. It can be laden with TRD Off-Road package. The TRD Sport is most stylish of all trims. It adds honeycomb mesh grille, color-keyed bumpers, hood scoop, 20-in. wheels, front skid plates, all-terrain tires and special floor mats and leather seats in the cabin.
The Limited trim adds touches of luxury in the cabin. It gets billet-style grille, dual-zone automatic climate control along with heated front seats. In the Platinum trim, you get unique wheels, power sunroof, JBL premium sound system, unique interior trim, floor mats etc.
The Entune infotainment setup gets a boost and in 2019 Tundra you get 4 versions of it, based on the trim selected. The display size begins from 6.1 inches and can be up to 8 inches. It supports Bluetooth, USB fast charging, connected navigation app, HD Radio. The touchscreen response is good and graphics are sleek. In terms of functionality, it can match Ford’s Sync 3 setup.
The company has included its much talked about Safety Sense-P suite of advanced safety technologies in the new 2019 Toyota Tundra. Features like automatic emergency braking come as standard. You also get features like the forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and pedestrian detection along with adaptive cruise control. It also adds automatic emergency braking and there are several airbags. This is quite decent and the 2019 Tundra matches its rivals.
2019 Toyota Tundra – Engine and Gearbox
There is no certain news regarding the powertrain to be used in the 2019 Toyota Tundra. The new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox may be paired with the engines.
The tried and tested 5.7-liter V8 engine may be used and some trims may also get the 4.6-liter V-8 unit. However, the Toyota may try to enhance fuel economy and output. Towing capacity may also receive a boost for 2019 model if Toyota does not want the Chevy Silverado to race ahead. No news of any hybrid powertrain is there yet.
2019 Toyota Tundra – Price, Cost and Final Thoughts
Price wise the Toyota Tundra gets some advantages over category rivals. Base trim price is around $31.000. The customized Platinum trim may cost $50.000 which is way lower than what a top trim of Ford F-150 will cost. The model may be unveiled in late 2018 though the exact date of release is unknown.
Furthermore, the 2019 Toyota Tundra is a nice midsized pickup that is going to get the refresh in styling and powertrain. The cabin is also laden with amenities. The new set of safety features is welcome as are the enhanced infotainment setup. The top trims are quite lavish and Toyota comes very close to Ford- in this regard. If Toyota can keep pricing of the 2019 Tundra right there is no reason for it not to trounce the category rivals.