The Toyota carmaker has expanded the lineup of its popular SUV models, the 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra with the new TRD Pro trim. This time we will talk about the all-new 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro which will bring a host of improvements. Visually, it will be revised, especially on the front, and will get the new wheels. The suspension will also be significantly improved while the interior should be slightly revised.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro continues with the familiar 5.7-liter V-8 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing. This engine is able to deliver 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and comes with the rear-wheel drive system. However, it also uses a part-time all-wheel drive system. Furthermore, the Tundra TRD Pro will come standard with cat-back dual exhaust outlets which will provide better performance. Fuel economy isn’t its strongest point. It is rated at 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The current model has been majorly upgraded since 2014 and has gotten subtle changes for 2018. So, the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will get some nice upgrades in the exterior design. First of all, it will get a revised hood and reshaped headlights with smoked lenses. The grille is also new and features the forward-facing radar sensors. Furthermore, the previous halogen fog lights have been replaced with the new LED lights. As well, the carmaker has equipped it with the new wheels and those are the 18-inch, 5-spoke forged-aluminum rollers with all-terrain tires. The rear end also wears new dual exhaust outlets with black details.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will get some minor upgrades. It will be available in the Double Cab and Crew Max modes. As before, it will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. The seats are cozy and upholstered in quality black leather with red contrast stitching and the TRD Pro logos. The dashboard is also covered in leather and features a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system. The 2019 model year will bring a revised gauge cluster and the Toyota Safety Sense-P equipment.
As for the equipment, the Tundra will come standard with USB port, Bluetooth, air conditioning, power locks and windows, satellite radio, HD radio, navigation, a premium JBL audio system with subwoofer, and so on. As well, it will include a wide range of safety equipment such as adaptive cruise control, brake assist, traction control, smart stop technology, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and many others. Furthermore, Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will also add the new 2.5-inch Fox Racing Shocks with remote reservoirs at all four corners.
Release date and price
The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro should arrive sometime during this year. The price shouldn’t change much from the previous model and it starts at $44,000 for the Double Cab model while the Crew Max will be around $47,000.