2019 Toyota Tundra
The full-sized pickup segment is undeniably the toughest and most rugged class of consumer vehicle, yet they are becoming ever more refined. Some might even call the loaded versions luxurious. Exemplifying these standards is the 2019 Toyota Tundra, which provides drivers with a plush interior along with tough-as-nails capabilities. On top of this, you’ll have a choice between two strong engines: a 4.6-liter V8 (310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque) and a 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque). Both engines are available for the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and the more specialized 1794 Edition and TRD Pro trim levels. Each of these trims can be configured as either a Double Cab or CrewMax, and with its maximum tow rating of 10,200 pounds, you’ll find a hard day’s work to be a breeze.
Trim Levels – Standard Equipment
The base trim is set up with 18-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, an easy lower-and-lift tailgate, a rearview camera, an integrated trailer brake controller, Bluetooth hands-free capability, and a six-speaker infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, CD player, and USB port. For safety, you’ll have increased confidence with standard Toyota Safety Sense, which includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, mitigation, and automatic braking, lane departure warning, dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beams. Upgrading to the SR5 adds fog lights and an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with HD and satellite radio. If you order the CrewMax cab on the SR5 trim, you’ll get a power-opening rear window and an overhead console. There are also a few options packages for this trim, Upgrade and Convenience, which are detailed in the last section.
The Limited trim receives 20-inch wheels, adjustable tie-down cleats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a power driver and passenger seat, a power horizontal-sliding rear window (Double Cab only), integrated navigation, and a nine-speaker audio system. As with the SR5, there is a Limited Premium Package and a TRD Off-Road Package available (detailed in the final section). Rounding out the standard trims is the luxurious Platinum, which comes with a few unique styling elements, LED daytime running lights, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, a moonroof, heated and ventilated front seating, driver-seat memory settings, and a premium twelve-speaker JBL stereo system.
1974 Edition and TRD Pro Trim Levels
If the standard trims don’t cut it for you, then can go for something truly special with the 1974 Edition or the TRD Pro. The 1974 Edition is nearly identical to the Platinum, with the only real difference being that it comes with unique interior and exterior styling elements. This can also be configured with the TRD Off-Road package, if you’re planning on hitting the trails. To increase off-road performance, the TRD Pro has aluminum Fox shocks, a 2-inch front lift for added clearance, BBS wheels, and LED headlights and fog lights for better trail visibility at night. On top of this, you’ll get the bonuses of a TRD Pro exhaust, a front skid plate with the TRD logo, a unique grille and hood scoop, and plenty of TRD logos all around the interior and exterior.
As mentioned, there are a few optional packages to consider. The SR Work Truck Package adds durable vinyl seating and flooring, while the SR5 Upgrade Package includes front bucket seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a center console with storage, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a larger fuel tank (for the 5.7-liter V8 only).
The SR5 is also eligible for the Convenience Package, which adds front and rear sonar parking assist and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. Next, there’s a Limited Premium Package that includes the same safety features from the Convenience Package, plus the JBL audio system with navigation (CrewMax only). Finally, a TRD Off-Road Package for the Limited and 1974 Edition trims provides 18-inch TRD wheels, off-road tires, LED headlights, Bilstein shock absorbers, skid plates, and tow hooks.