2019 Toyota Tundra

 

Full-size trucks are more popular than ever, and the race to have the most luxurious, advanced and gadget-filled machine is in full swing. The Tundra still holds a strong name in value, reliability and an impressive list of standard features! For starters, the Tundra has two available V8 engine options — a 4.6-liter engine that produces 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque or a 5.7-liter engine that produces a powerful 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter's robust power and plenty of grunt to get any jobs done makes it a great option!

 

Ultimately, if all you need is a truck to haul cargo and tow a trailer without fuss, the 2019 Toyota Tundra should be on the top of your list. The available TRD Pro variant is pretty cool, too.

 

2019 Toyota Tundra configurations

The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup that is available in one of five trim levels: the base SR, the value-conscious SR5, the flexible Limited, the upmarket Platinum and the specialized 1794 Edition and TRD Pro. Two engines are available, both V8s: a 4.6-liter (310 hp, 327 lb-ft) and a 5.7-liter (381 hp, 401 lb-ft). From there, you'll pick a body style (the regular Double Cab crew cab or extra large CrewMax) and one of three bed lengths.

 

Highlights for the base SR include 18-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, a damped tailgate, a rearview camera, an integrated trailer brake controller, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port. It also includes forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

 

Going with the SR5 gets you fog lights, variable intermittent windshield wipers, and an upgraded tech interface that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, HD and satellite radio, traffic information and a navigation app. The crew cab adds a power-opening rear window and an overhead console.

 

The SR5's Upgrade package adds front bucket seats with a power-adjustable driver seat, a center console (with storage and console shifter), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a larger 38-gallon gas tank when equipped with the 5.7-liter V8. There's also a TRD Sport package that adds 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a hood scoop, body-colored mirrors, and bumpers, LED headlights and foglights, TRD shift knob, floor mats and graphics.

 

The Limited builds on the Upgrade options package with 20-inch wheels, automatic headlights, movable tie-down cleats, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, an upgraded power driver's seat, and a power-adjustable passenger seat, a power horizontal-sliding rear window (extended cab), a navigation system and additional stereo speakers.

 

At the top of the heap, the Platinum trim level comes with distinctive styling elements, LED daytime running lights, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory functions and a 12-speaker JBL sound system.

 

The 1794 Edition really only differs from the Platinum in terms of its exclusive exterior and interior styling elements.

 

A TRD Off-Road package can be added to the SR5, Limited and 1794 Edition. It includes 18-inch TRD wheels, off-road tires, LED headlights, trail-tuned shock absorbers, skid plates, and tow hooks.

 

For better off-road performance, the TRD Pro trim features larger aluminum Fox shocks for better heat dissipation and damping control, a 2-inch front lift for more clearance, lighter BBS forged wheels and LED headlights and foglights to help light up the trail at night. A shiny black exhaust tip and TRD Pro exhaust change the exhaust note, while a front skid plate prominently features the TRD logo in red. Visually, a unique grille, TRD Pro stamping on the rear quarter panels, and a hood scoop separate it from the rest of the line. On the inside, TRD Pro logos are pretty much everywhere!

 

Driving

With its strong V8, the Tundra offers legitimate performance. It's quick, and it feels capable of hauling itself through any scenario a real truck user might encounter.

 

Comfort

The Tundra, when equipped with the 5.7-liter V8, has a truck like ride comfort and couples a towing package to their biggest engine. The smaller 4.6-liter V8-equipped Tundra gets softer springs for a more refined ride and feel. Inside, the Tundra 1794 Edition is covered in a perforated, stitched leather that ranks among the nicest materials seen in a full-size truck!

 

Utility

The Tundra utilizes its space well. There's a massive center console big enough for multiple average-size laptops. The door pockets are large and fitted for large drink containers.

 

Technology

The Tundra is equipped with Toyota's Entune system, which, when combined with an app on your phone, allows you to integrate various systems. Also included on every model Tundra is Toyota's safety suite 2.0, offering lane keep assist, radar cruise control, pedestrian detection with automatic braking and pre-collision detection with automatic braking!

 
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