2019 Toyota Tundra Review & Compare | Boulder, CO

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The 2019 Toyota Tundra: Strong, Stylish and Built to Last

 Toyota's entry into the full-size pickup segment, the Toyota Tundra has remained a viable contender for drivers shopping for a heavy-duty, reliable pickup truck since its release in 1999. Successive generations of the Toyota Tundra have brought about refinements to the interior, powertrain and exterior, ultimately resulting in the current-generation 2019 Toyota Tundra's brawny exterior appearance, ergonomic interior design and robust drivetrain. 

With six available trim levels to choose from, including the off-road optimized TRD Pro trim level and a unique 1794 Edition western-themed model, the latest iteration of the iconic Toyota Tundra stands poised to impress hardworking contractors and families alike with its unique design, spacious accommodations and formidable performance specifications.

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

Advanced, Dependable Powertrains

The 2019 Toyota Tundra offers drivers a selection of three formidable engines - each optimized to deliver a precise balance between efficiency, horsepower and torque output. Available in either 4x2 or 4x4 drive configuration, aspiring owners receive the option to choose between the improved off-road performance of a 4x4 truck or the more efficient on-road 4x2 configuration.

Equipped standard with a 4.6-liter i-FORCE V8 engine, the Toyota Tundra exerts a formidable 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the Tundra exerts ample power to accommodate a variety of driving styles.

For drivers that require an additional degree of performance, a 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 engine comes equipped standard on the Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro model. Available as an E85 Flex Fuel-capable engine, the 5.7-liter V8 provides an impressive 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque - plenty to tow, haul and off-road with complete confidence. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 offers smooth yet powerful performance for any heavy-duty task that lies ahead.

On and Off-Road Capabilities

With an automatic limited-slip differential equipped standard on all Tundra models, drivers receive exceptional off-road control. By applying brakes to wheels without traction, the automatic limited-slip differential diverts engine power to the wheels that need it most. While functions like traction control cut engine power to assist in controlling the vehicle in perilous conditions, the automatic limited-slip differential allows intrepid drivers to blaze onward unhindered by snow, mud, sand or uneven terrain.

Further equipped with an Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) system on 4x4 models, the Tundra utilizes a two-speed transfer case to optimize engine output for difficult off-road scenarios that require additional torque. Handling the impressive engine output is a 10.5-inch ring gear providing a 4.30 rear axle ratio - engineered with a nearly centered pinion, the heavy-duty axle and differential effortlessly harness the engine power to provide robust, dependable performance without fear of destroying components.

For off-road enthusiasts, the Toyota Tundra's TRD Pro model offers an array of features to enhance its capabilities:

  • 18-inch forged BBS® wheels
  • TRD-tuned FOX® suspension system
  • Quarter-inch thick aluminum TRD skid plate
  • Tuned dual exhaust
  • Rigid Industries® fog lights

For on-road work, the Tundra offers over 10,000 pounds in towing capacity when equipped with the 5.7-liter V8, made easy by the selectable TOW/HAUL mode selectable from inside the cabin. With an integrated trailer brake controller and trailer-sway control offering additional confidence when towing, alongside a massive 38-gallon fuel tank to ensure you travel further with or without anything in tow, the Toyota Tundra comes fully equipped for the road ahead.

Exterior Style

Outside, the Toyota Tundra boasts a brawny yet stylish design. With ten available colors and bold chrome appointments, the Toyota Tundra's exterior style mirrors its interior comfort. The available colors include Cavalry Blue, Voodoo blue, Midnight black metallic, Smoked mesquite, Magnetic gray metallic, Cement, Silver sky metallic, Super white, Barcelona red metallic and Quicksand. While the TRD Pro offers unique exterior design enhancements (like a TRD hood), all other Tundra models feature an aggressive stance, bold front grille and commanding wheelbase.

Interior Design

Inside, the Toyota Tundra combines utility with comfort seamlessly. With rear seats in the Double Cab and CrewMax that fold up instead of flat, the Tundra's interior accommodates either cargo or passengers with ease. From the available front bucket seats to the center console with covered storage and a 12-volt power outlet, the Tundra's interior strives to provide convenience without compromising design.

Offering premium upholstery materials on a variety of trim levels, including perforated leather, vinyl and fabric, the numerous available interior configurations suit a variety of preferences and styles with ease.

Technology and Safety

Offering a standard backup camera and display audio system alongside available integrated navigation and its 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, the Toyota Tundra ensures drivers remain confidently connected and in control throughout their travels. Further refined with available Entune™ Audio systems, offering features like Bluetooth® streaming audio, Siri® Eyes Free, advanced voice recognition and far more. With an Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio system available for enhanced convenience and audio clarity, the Tundra offers an array of advanced technological systems to suit any modern driver's preferences.

Available Trim Levels

The 2019 Toyota Tundra offers an array of trim levels and configurations to suit any driving style, budget and preference. Available in 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain configurations, and offering either Double Cab or CrewMax cab configurations, the Tundra ensures all drivers' dimensional requirements are accommodated. With numerous bed lengths available, including 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot or 8.1-foot, choosing the right Tundra trim can prove difficult. However, only the SR and SR5 trim levels offer such configuration versatility, while the higher trim levels restrict drivers to either a smaller number of available configurations, or a single layout (TRD Pro). The available trim levels are:

  • SR
  • SR5
  • Limited
  • Platinum
  • 1794 Edition
  • TRD Pro

The 2019 Toyota Tundra: Robust Yet Refined

When shopping for a full-size pickup truck capable of delivering a lifetime of powerful, dependable and versatile performance, look no further than the 2019 Toyota Tundra. Offering ample interior amenities to accommodate any modern lifestyle, robust mechanical fortitude to tackle any heavy-duty task with ease, and advanced off-road equipment to tackle difficult mountainous or backwoods trails with ease (TRD Pro), the Toyota Tundra upholds its legacy with ease. Ideal for families, truck enthusiasts and contractors alike, the Toyota Tundra remains a viable contender for any drivers seeking their next pickup truck!

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