New 2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Pickup
Toyota Tundra CrewMax Pickup
The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a tough and super-reliable full-size pickup. It just seems old-school compared with fresher rivals.
2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Pricing
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The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a tough full-size pickup truck, but these are tough times when many rivals are newer and offer more features. The qualities that keep the Tundra in consideration are its remarkable reliability and strong resale values, standard active-safety features (adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and automatic high beams), and spacious cabins. It also has the muscle that most people need from a half-ton pickup to get the job done. The TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Pro brings another dimension with extra off-roading talent. By all means, check out the Ford F-150, new-for-2019 Chevrolet Silverado, new-for-2019 Ram 1500, and the Nissan Titan, but don’t freeze out the Tundra just yet.
You'll Like This Car If...
If reliability has to be paramount to you, the Tundra has an incredible reputation in this regard. A model from the previous generation covered 1,000,000 miles (with regular servicing). If pickups from other manufacturers have not met your standards, chances are the Tundra will.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Don't look here if you want diesel power, or a gasoline engine made more fuel-efficient with a turbocharger. If that’s the case, you need to look elsewhere, like a Ford, Chevy or Ram. These newer trucks from the Big Three also offer greater capabilities along with more modern features.
What's New for 2019
The TRD Pro trim level is back, enhanced by new Fox shock absorbers for a more cushioned ride, plus BBS alloy wheels. Both of these third-party manufacturers are highly respected. Otherwise, the 2019 Tundra is much like last year’s model.
Packing a V8 engine as standard is unusual for a half-ton pickup truck these days, but the 2019 Tundra in its basic form comes with a 4.6-liter unit developing 310 horsepower. Or there’s a 381-horsepower 5.7-liter version bringing the Tundra’s maximum towing ability up to an impressive 10,200 pounds. That’s probably sufficient for the majority of buyers, but the new Silverado can handle 12,200 pounds. The all-wheel-drive TRD Pro can also tackle challenging off-road conditions such as steep hills, fast-moving creeks and generally rough terrain, despite the unavailability of a mechanical locking rear differential. Yet the Tundra can also be quiet and pleasant on the tarmac, although versions with the 5.7 V8 have stiffer springs than those with the 4.6 because of that higher tow rating.
REPLACEABLE BUMPER PANELS
Pickup trucks are work vehicles and therefore subjected to occasional rough treatment. Toyota’s 3-piece bumper on the 2019 Tundra makes it easy to replace a section that’s been treated a bit too rough.
TOYOTA SAFETY SENSE-P
This array of safety features includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, radar-based adaptive cruise control and lane-departure alerts. It’s standard equipment in every 2019 Tundra.
The cabins of pickup trucks usually run from bare-bones utility to lavishly leather-wrapped family accommodation. This applies just as much to the 2019 Tundra range. Both the Double and CrewMax cabs seat up to six with a 3-person bench up front, or five with the pair of more comfortable front bucket seats. The entry-level SR trim has that front bench covered with fabric (some manufacturers use vinyl, which is available here in the Work Truck package), while also featuring a 6.1-inch touch screen for the infotainment system. Speaking of touch, all the main controls can be manipulated easily by a gloved hand. Speaking of leather, the 1794 Edition has really nice, perforated upholstery.
The Double-cab version of the 2019 Tundra still has four doors, but the rears are slightly disguised. This cab can be paired with a 6.5-foot bed or an 8-foot bed. The larger CrewMax cab only comes with a 5.5-foot bed. The SR5 and 1794 Edition models have their own particular front-end stylings that are variations on the “big grille” theme. At the rear end, the lockable tailgate is damped to save it from slamming down.
Notable Standard Equipment
In addition to the aforementioned TSS-P safety features, 4.6-liter V8, fabric-covered front bench seat (that splits and folds in a 40/20/40 arrangement), lockable tailgate and 6.1-inch touch screen, the 2019 Tundra’s standard equipment in the base SR trim also includes power windows and locks, heated side mirrors, 18-inch steel wheels, rearview camera, 6-speaker audio system with AM/FM radio and a CD player, Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary audio input, and 4-way adjustments for the driver and front-passenger seats. This might seem quite sparse, but some rivals have even less.
Notable Optional Equipment
All-wheel drive and the bigger V8 engine are available across the range. Naturally, all-wheel drive is standard in the TRD Pro version, while the 5.7 V8 is standard in the Limited trim upward. At the SR5 level is a 7-inch touch screen, HD/satellite radio, sliding rear window, and storage beneath the rear seats. The Limited trim brings an upgraded audio system, navigation, 20-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated/power-adjustable front seats, and chromed mirror caps and door handles. TRD Pro has its specialized equipment, and the Platinum and 1794 Edition models have heated/ventilated front seats, moonroof, blind-spot monitoring and a JBL premium audio system.
Under the Hood
A 4.6-liter V8 is standard at the lower end of the 2019 Tundra range; the 5.7-liter is optional until the Limited trim, where it becomes standard. Both are linked to a perfectly fine 6-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the default setup; all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional in all but the TRD Pro version. Regular gasoline is fine for either engine, but the 5.7 can also run on E85 (at 10 mpg combined). This bigger engine is wonderfully strong, but woefully thirsty. Versions with the 5.7 can be specified with an integrated trailer- brake controller.
310 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
327 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19 mpg (2WD), 14/18 mpg (4WD)
381 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 mpg (2WD), 13/17 mpg (4WD)
The 2019 Toyota Tundra range starts with a rear-drive, Double-cab SR powered by the 4.6-liter V8. Its Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $31,420, to which a destination charge of $1,395 is added for a total of $32,815. The 5.7-liter V8 is an extra $1,270; all-wheel drive is another $3,050. The top-line Platinum and 1794 Edition are priced the same, from $48,775; some exterior and interior details are different. Incidentally, the latter’s name comes from the founding date of the Texas ranch where the truck is built. These prices are in line with or even appreciably lower than most of the competition with similar specifications.
Be sure to check KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price to see what buyers in your area are paying for their new Tundra pickup. Resale values are a Tundra strong point, winning various awards, including KBB’s Best Resale Value Award among full-size pickup trucks. And in terms of long-term ownership costs, the Tundra leads its class, according to the KBB 2019 5-Year Cost-to-Own Awards.
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Toyota Tundra CrewMax Consumer Reviews
April 29, 2019
Highly recommended truck
Recently purchased a Tundra TRD Sport after driving a Toyota 4 Runner for 2 years and it is an awesome truck for the money. Toyota is...
April 06, 2019
Solid truck for work.
April 04, 2019
White Rim Trail Conquered!
I’m a long time Land Cruiser owner but, since passing my 2000 LC (100 series) with 280K miles off to my teenage son, I needed a new ride...
April 03, 2019
Best Vehicle ever bought
love this vehicle, Glad bought Tundra, never have any issue, very strong, reliable like Toyota, its both beautiful & very strong &...
March 18, 2019
solid truck no issues. Spacious front and rear cab
solid all around. MPG is overrated as I get combined 15 MPG and 16+ highway. Comfortable ride, good power love the TSS as well as rear...
VA is for tundra lovers
January 20, 2019
Best truck out there
This is the best truck on the market, gave it a four on comfort because the seats are a little stiff for me, other than that I wouldn’t...
January 19, 2019
Best truck ever
I’ve owned 2 Chevrolet’s, 2 Fords, 2 Rams, 2 Nissans and this is the best quality truck by far. It’s reliability is top notch. It...
Justa Country Boy
December 26, 2018
Best Truck On The Road
Most reliable truck on the road. Not ONE single issue. My last one lasted 388000 without issues. Im expecting the same from This Tundra...
November 11, 2018
I bought the Tundra after buying a 2015 Ford F-150 and having alot of problems with it. With 18k on the Toyota i have not had one...
October 24, 2018
I test drove Ford, GM, and the 2019 RAM. Bought the Tundra as it delivered the most for the least money. Safety is important. Had to...
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