Engineering and Design
Proving it for over 50 years
With a lineage that goes back more than 50 years and iconic nameplates like Land Cruiser and Hilux, Toyota trucks have come to define the word “tough.” And there are few things tougher than the 2019 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup. With its available 5.7-liter V8 and overbuilt drivetrain, properly equipped Tundras can tow over 10,000 lbs. 1 Grades like Tundra Platinum and 1794 Edition mean you can haul all that cargo in style and comfort too. So whether you’re looking to haul lumber to the work site or simply haul through the desert, there’s a 2019 Tundra built just for you. They say that true strength endures, and we’re here to prove it. Let’s get to work.
1Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.
Assembled in Texas
A dedicated team proudly assembles every Tundra in San Antonio, Texas.2 In fact, the 1794 Edition takes its name from the year the ranch on which the Toyota plant now sits was founded. We are committed for the long haul to building the most capable full-size pickup truck on the planet.
2Assembled in Texas with U.S. and globally sourced parts.
Engineered for the U.S.
The journey continues in Michigan, where engineering teams work on the mighty Tundra. Michigan is home to some of the harshest conditions a truck could ever face, allowing the engineering team to make sure Tundra can tackle everything the weekend, the work site and your family can throw at it.
Styled in California and Michigan
Before it rolls down the assembly line or appears in a showroom, Tundra is styled in California and Michigan. We created Tundra with the American consumer in mind right from the start. Inspiration came from all over the nation in designing the legendary Tundra.
Interior and Utility
The optimal blend of functionality and comfort, Tundra’s spacious cabin gives you and your crew plenty of room to stretch out. Premium materials are used throughout for an upscale feel, and an intuitive control layout puts your tech right where you need it.
1794 Edition interior
More than just muscle, the 1794 Edition CrewMax represents a leap forward in full-size truck luxury. This is everything you want in a premium truck, and maybe more. Every part of the interior has been refined, from the feel of the buttons, to the stitching, to the sweeping instrument panel.
The Platinum CrewMax excels at transporting passengers in the lap of luxury. As you slide into the premium seating surfaces and feel the soft-touch materials that surround you, you'll appreciate a vehicle that's as comfortable as it is capable.
Dual zone automatic climate control
Tundra is available with dual zone automatic climate control with individual temperature settings for the driver and front passenger. We know your truck can double as your office, so this helps keep everyone comfortable.
Fold-up rear seats
To create even more usable cabin space, the rear seats in the Double Cab and CrewMax fold up, instead of flat. This not only creates more room; it also makes it easier to load cargo.3
3Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
Opt for available front bucket seats, and you'll get a center console with a covered storage compartment plus a 12V auxiliary power outlet.
Powerful front brakes
A big part of controlling a trailer is having the ability to stop it. Massive 13.9-in. front brake rotors and beefy 4-piston front brake calipers help Tundra keep speeds in check—even when hauling those heavy loads.
Massive ring gear
To handle the torque of Tundra's available i-FORCE 5.7L V8, our engineers fitted the rear differential with a massive 10.5-in. ring gear. This allows use of an aggressive 4.30 rear axle ratio to help amplify and transfer the 401 lb.-ft. of torque the 5.7L V8 produces to the ground.
i-FORCE 5.7L V8 (346 cu. in.)
381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque, a 6-speed automatic transmission, plus a standard Tow Package with added engine and transmission oil coolers equal heavy-duty towing capability.4 Add Double Overhead Cams (DOHC), a 32-valve head design and Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), and you get an i-FORCE drivetrain that can tow a space shuttle.5
4Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.
5The 2012 Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 is towing far beyond its published towing capacity in a one-time, short-distance event. Never tow beyond a vehicle's published towing capacities. Always consult the Owner's Manual.
i-FORCE 4.6L V8 (281 cu. in.)
Tundra's 4.6L V8 is packed with tech, delivering 310 hp and 327 lb.-ft. of torque via a 6-speed automatic transmission. It also benefits from Double Overhead Cams, a 32-valve head design and Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), so all the power you need is ready when you need it.
Automatic Limited-Slip Differential
Standard on all Tundras, Auto LSD6 works like a traditional limited-slip differential—with a high-tech twist. Instead of controlling slip mechanically, Auto LSD applies brakes individually to wheels with no traction. And unlike Traction Control, it doesn't cut engine power. This helps give you control and distributes power where it's most effective. Best of all, because the system utilizes the brake system, there are no extra components that add to overall ownership costs.
Active Traction Control
Tundra models equipped with 4WD include an A-TRAC system that optimizes traction across the front and rear axles simultaneously, helping improve grip on low-traction surfaces. This A-TRAC system also allows full use of the 2-speed transfer case, so you always have on-demand access to Tundra’s incredible torque.7
Standard backup camera and Display Audio
Nothing makes a long drive a little easier than some tunes, and nothing makes backing up a trailer a little easier than the wide-angle backup camera.8 Both are standard on Tundra, to make your drive and workday a little bit easier.
8The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Environmental conditions may limit effectiveness and view may become obscured. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
With Tundra’s available Integrated Navigation9 featuring a 7-in. high-resolution touch-screen display, you’ll find your way, no problem.
9Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway. Updates may be available from your dealer at an additional cost. See Owner’s Manual for details.
The customizable 4.2-in. Multi-Information Display (MID) provides odometer, tripmeter, instant/average fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, trip timer, and an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (ITBC)10 monitoring screen (5.7L V8 models). All this right where the driver needs it most: right in front of them.
10The Integrated Trailer Brake Controller is an electronic system that operates in tandem with a properly equipped trailer with an electric braking system. It is designed to help the driver maintain trailer control by increasing or reducing trailer braking based on trailer weight. It is not a substitute for safe towing practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver input can all affect trailer braking control. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details
Star Safety System™
Tundra comes standard with the Star Safety System™, a suite of six advanced safety features that includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)11, Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)12 and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)13.
11Vehicle Stability Control is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions, weather and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
12Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper vehicle maintenance, and tire and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
13Smart Stop Technology® operates only in the event of certain contemporaneous brake and accelerator pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce power to help the brakes bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology® is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. See Owner’s Manual for details.
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
As the first full-size pickup to offer Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) 27 with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)14 & 15, Tundra continues to redefine the segment. When the available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) detects a vehicle, it illuminates a warning indicator on the appropriate outside mirror to alert you to the presence of another vehicle, helping you to determine when it's safe to change lanes. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) works in much the same way. When you slowly back out of a driveway or parking spot, it provides audible and visual indicators to help warn you of approaching vehicles.
14Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
15 Based on manufacturers’ data.
Tundra comes equipped with driver and front outboard passenger airbags, side curtain and front seat-mounted side airbags. 45 And only Tundra has driver/front outboard passenger knee airbags. No other truck has that.
16All the airbag systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All airbags (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating airbag, always wear seatbelts and sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
17 Based on manufacturers’ data.
To help keep children safe and secure, Tundra has LATCH, which stands for “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren.” With lower anchors on the outboard rear seats and a tether anchor on the rear center seat, LATCH allows you to securely mount a child seat quickly and easily.
Toyota is devoted to safety and dependability, and proper vehicle maintenance is important to both. That's why we include a no cost maintenance plan18 with the purchase or lease of every new Tundra for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance19 is also included for 2 years and unlimited miles
18Covers normal factory scheduled service for 2 years or 25K miles, whichever comes first. See Toyota dealer for details and exclusions. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska.
19Roadside Assistance coverage is 2 years unlimited mileage. Does not include parts and fluids, except emergency fuel delivery. See Toyota Dealer for details and exclusions. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska.