The popular company decided to carry on with the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro model in the coming years. This off-road package will receive mid-cycle updates so both exterior and interior will suffer some changes and refreshments. In a world where the off-road segment is packed with plenty of great vehicles, this comes as a logical move from the Toyota.
Toyota Tundra competes with Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 Rebel, so you can see how hot this segment is. While both Ford and Ram are opting for high-speed vehicles with amazing performances, the price is not that affordable and that is where Tundra TRD Pro kicks in. For sure, Tundra can’t match some rivals’ numbers but this full-size pickup truck is affordable and it is closer to the everyday customers.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro exterior gets a mid-cycle upgrade
The current exterior design is present for almost four years, and new 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will receive a well-deserved mid-cycle upgrade. The headlights are reshaped and are now featuring smoked lenses and the front end gained an all-new grille as well. Moreover, the front grille adds a forward-facing radar sensor which is a part of a Toyota’s Safety Sense-P equipment.
There are now two hood scoops above the grille, instead of one as before. The halogen fog lights are replaced with a LED fog lights and down below, the skid plate comes with a red TRD logo.
The skid plate still measures 1/4-inch that will help to keep vital powertrain components safe and it`s made of aluminum and front tow hook is now standard. 18-inch forged-aluminum wheels are featuring a new design and are 13.5 pounds lighter than before. The rear of this truck will get awesome and good looking TRD cat-back dual exhaust system. This system will help to improve horsepower and torque figures.
The newest truck will be offered with only three colors: Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, and a Voodoo Blue that is exclusive to this model.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Interior is roomy and comfy
When it comes to the interior, the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will stick to the latest redesign. Generally, the only change inside the cabin is revised gauge cluster. The interior includes black leather seats with red contrast stitching and plenty of TRD Pro badging, especially on the head and armrests. A shift knob is slightly raised while the dash still features leather coverings.
There is room for up to five passengers, and if you opt for a Crew Max model, the legroom and headroom are one of the best in class. Overall, the interior is very comfortable and it feels luxurious. We also expect some of the new interior colors at the final version.
For the safety of this new model 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be charge safety technologies including a adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, electronic stability control, lane departure alert and automatic high-beams. These all features come as standard.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro engine
We must say Toyota surprised us with the inclusion of the existing 5.7-liter V8 engine. This all-aluminum engine puts a good number but it lacks modern technologies such as direct fuel injection or cylinder deactivation. Even so, this V8 powertrain can produce up to 381 HP at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm.
Towing capacity, transmission and fuel economy
The model for the upcoming year comes with a great payload of 1650 lbs. It is able to maximum tow 10,500 pounds.
The engine of this model comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, it comes with a rear-wheel drive configuration as standard. However, the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro offers a four-wheel drive setup as optional and it uses 4WD part-time technology.
Fuel-economy is below average for this segment. The new model Tundra TRD Pro gives 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro price and release date
The pricing of an all-new 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is unknown. However, we dont expect a significant increase. We could expect a price around $44,000 for the Double Cab. However, the Crew Max model could cost slightly below $48,000. Both models will be able to accumulate five passengers.
The latest Toyota’s pickup truck will hit the dealerships by the end of 2018.