In the land of Ford, Chevy and Ram, few truck buyers look to the Toyota Tundra as a viable option for their pickup-truck needs. But that doesn’t mean Toyota is going to let the Tundra grow roots, and this is evident with a few minor, albeit important, changes to the 2019 Toyota Tundra.
The changes begin with the TRD Pro model, which will remain a part of the 2019 Toyota Tundra lineup. While the bulk of this off-road-ready pickup will remain the same, it will get a few chassis updates, including a revised set of Fox 2.5-inch front shocks and TRD-tuned springs. These updates jack up the Tundra TRD Pro’s front end by another 2 inches. In the rear, the TRD Pro model gets 2.5-inch Fox shocks with new piggyback reservoirs for more consistent damping. On top of the 2 inches of front-end lift, these updates also give the Tundra 2 extra inches of wheel travel.
The TRD Pro also will gain some visual updates to set it off a bit from the previous model. These include an updated “TOYOTA” grille, a new hood scoop, new 18-inch BBS wheels that save 3.35 pounds per wheel, new Michelin all-terrain rubber, and black-chrome exhaust tips.
Likely the biggest change to the 2019 Toyota Tundra lineup is the all-new SX Package. This package is based on the SR5 Double Cab model and will add bucket seats up front, body-color front grille surrounds, front bumper end caps and rear bumper, and black 18-inch alloy wheels. It will also strip all exterior badging, giving the 2019 Tundra a sleeker appearance. This package will be available in Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, and Barcelona Red Metallic.
The 2019 Toyota Tundra is available now. Prices range from $31,420 to $49,645.