After a year long hiatus Toyota came back stronger than ever and ready to hold a fair competition against Ford and Dodge. Dodge has been winning hearts over and getting awards and recognition left and right since the launch of Ram Rebel 1500 in 2010. Ford has been holding leading positions in the pickup truck segment in the US and practically owning the high-speed racing niche for decades. Rivaling with the giants isn’t easy, and the Japanese manufacturer made just the right changes to Toyota Tundra that’s been in production for almost 20 years.
1. Smart redesign
At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show the concept car left critics divided in their opinions. Some saw 2019 Toyota Tundra as nothing more than another facelift whereas others found minor changes crucial and beneficial to the overall look.
One way to go about a competition is to make your product actually affordable. Ford keeps upgrading its F-150 Raptor and is simultaneously making it mightier on the one hand and more out of reach for your regular customer on the other. At the same time, Dodge and Toyota keep the options open for more price-conscious buyers. The price of 2019 Toyota Tundra is yet to be announced, but it is estimated that the new pickup truck will cost around $44,000 for the Double Cab and around $47,000 for the Crew Max.
3. Enhanced powertrain
The rumor had it throughout the year 2018 that Toyota collaborated with Cummins just around the right time to equip its new model with an oil-burner. Now that it’s more or less confirmed, we suppose 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will cost more than its sibling.
4. Crazy capability
The word ‘capability’ is somewhat worn-out within the industry, but it is safe to say that in 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO is getting even more capable thanks to its 5.7-liter V-8 producing 381 horsepower.
5. Better handling
2019 Toyota Tundra boasts improved handling for various terrains due to front shocks featuring 11 bypass zones.