2019 Toyota Tundra Review & Compare | Spokane, WA

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The 2019 Toyota Tundra: The Truck that Always Gets it Done

 The full-size Toyota Tundra pickup has been a favorite at job sites and in driveways for decades. What keeps it going for so long is its rock-solid reliability, long lifespan (a number of Toyota Tundra pickups have gone over a million miles), and potent powertrains. 

The new 2019 Toyota Tundra keeps the legend alive with durable, solid construction, modern features, and plenty of power for most light-duty jobs and off-road excursions.

*Toyota Tundra is assembled inTexas with U.S. and globally sourced parts.


What Drives the New Tundra

The 2019 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a potent V8--a 4.6-liter i-FORCE DOHC motor good for 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. It's plenty of power for most jobs, and it offers nearly 7,000 pounds of towing strength. For those who need a little more power, step up to the 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 for up to 381 horsepower, 401 pound-feet of torque, and 10,200 pounds of towing capacity. Both motors are mated to a tough and reliable six-speed automatic transmission, and both powertrains are available with four-wheel-drive. An E85 Flex-Fuel compatible version of the 5.7-liter i-FORCE engine is also available.

The All-Terrain Toyota Tundra

All Toyota Tundra models handle admirably off the road thanks to an automatic limited-slip differential that comes standard, but the real trail star is the TRD Pro model. It boasts a high ground clearance, Active Traction Control, eighteen-inch forged wheels, specialized FOX® shock absorbers, dual exhaust, fog lights, and skid plates. Braking, acceleration, and steering all lend themselves to off-road performance, but can result in a less comfortable ride on the road. The Tundra's durability makes it a solid choice for those who off-road regularly.

The Toyota Tundra is also a good option for those who tow frequently, with over 10,000 pounds of towing capacity and a simple, reliable, and capable TOW/HAUL mode. The integrated trailer brake controller with trailer-sway control is a great feature as well. The Toyota Tundra offers excellent range too, thanks to its 38-gallon fuel capacity.

Exterior Style

The Tundra offers confident looks without going over the top. Handsome color options, bold alloy wheels, and athletic lines speak to the Tundra's strength and dependability. You can go for a subtle but strong look with Cavalry Blue, grab attention with Barcelona red metallic, or go tactical with Quicksand tan. The TRD version gets a unique hood and distinctive trim pieces for a more rugged look.

Cab Design

The Toyota Tundra offers fold up seats in both the Double Cab and CrewMax configurations, giving you a versatile space for cargo and passengers alike. Comfortable and supportive front seats come in a wide variety of styles, including perforated leather seats with heating. It's a comfortable setup for long hauls and holds up well to long-term use.

Toyota Tundra Tech Features

The Toyota Tundra sets itself apart from the rest of its class with standard Toyota Safety Sense P, which offers the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The Tundra is well-equipped to keep you safe at no additional expense. The Toyota Tundra comes with an Anti-lock Braking System, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology Standard. Additional safety features include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The infotainment system covers all the basics with Bluetooth, satellite navigation, and JBL audio.

Toyota Tundra Models

The 2019 Toyota Tundra comes in a variety of versions to fit an array of driving styles and work needs. Choose two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, Double Cab or CrewMax cab, short bed, standard bed, or long bed, and luxurious interior or no-frills utility. Go with the SR or SR5 to cover all the bases, Platinum or Limited for a luxurious lifestyle, 1794 Edition for a unique western flavor, or TRD Pro for off-road focused upgrades.

Should I Choose the 2019 Toyota Tundra?

If you need a tough full-size pickup truck that will always be by your side and never let you down, the Toyota Tundra is a smart buy. Although it may not have the latest space age technologies, it has a proven track record (and trail record), comes with plenty of power, and it holds its value exceptionally well. The Tundra is a pro for a variety of personal and professional applications, both on-road and off, but those looking for turbo or diesel powertrains will have to wait to see what the next generation brings. As far as performance, equipment, and reliability, you can't go wrong with the new Toyota Tundra.


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