Is the New Toyota Tundra Right for Me?

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   07 Jan 2019
the New Toyota Tundra

In a 2018 study on full-size pickup trucks, The Toyota Tundra was ranked amongst the top positions in order of features and specifications among other factors. It’s performance ranks well in a race that is so close together.  As it is always said, the devil is in the details. What exactly does the new Toyota Tundra offer to the consumer and is it the right truck for you? Let’s find out.

Engine Performance

The 2019 Toyota Tundra comes with two options for V8 engines. You have a choice between a 310-horsepower V8 engine or a 381 horsepower V8 engine. The V8 engine offers a lot of power, but it is the latter that has greater hauling and towing capability. You can choose either one, the new Tundra will not disappoint even in the most demanding conditions.

Fuel Economy Ratings

Fuel economy has seen improvement as well. Thanks to the Toyota engineers and the improved design, you will be getting close to 19 mpg on highways and 15 mpg within the cities.

Off-Road Performance

Bring on hilly roads, mud, water and all the sorts of rough terrains. The Tundra is the beast of them all. With a TRD-off-road offer, you have all of your tasks and any road conditions covered. Even for forestry and mining jobs, the Tundra can handle this niche of laborious work and conditions with ease.

Hauling and Towing Capabilities

You can haul 1 ton, which is equivalent to a couple of dirt bikes in the back. Towing capabilities, however, are whooping 5 tons. No matter the job, the new Tundra has got you covered.

Tundra’s Interior

The Tundra can hold up to 5 or 6 people depending on the kind of seats you choose. The options are bench and buckets seats. All of the interior parts are made from high quality materials and look really impressive, highlighting the modern interior of the Toyota Tundra.


You have HD radio, Bluetooth, one USB port, and a 6.1 inch display. There is also an automatic climate control feature, JBL 12 speaker audio system, a 7-inch wide touch screen, and navigation. There is a lot to keep you busy during a long ride.


On the safety end, The 2019 Toyota Tundra scored an impressive 4 out of 5 stars for overall crash testing. It’s rated 5 stars for side crashing and 3 stars for rollover crashing. In all measures, the Tundra is an extremely safe vehicle.

Toyota Tundra vs the Competition

As fate would have it, the Tundra has fierce competition from the likes of the Ford F-15 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Ford F-150 has the lowest base price among the three. The V8 in Ford’s F-150 has better fuel economy than the Tundra’s.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has some of finest futuristic features with a sleek interior. With a robust V8 engine, this Chevrolet toy has more power than the Tundra. The Toyota Tundra defends her honor with better safety ratings and a larger number of standard features and upgrades.

A Brief Review of The Toyota Tundra

2018 has seen great improvements to the exterior, interior, safety, gas mileage and, of course, the features it is packed with. New 2019 Tundra models now come with optional LED exterior lights. The interior, which now comes with the new gauge cluster and a generous 4.2 inch display for the driver, has not been entirely left out. A notable addition is the Toyota Safety Sense. This is a suite with a cocktail of safety assists including adaptive cruise controls, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, automated high beams and lane-departure warning.

Is The Toyota Tundra the Right Truck for Me?

Well, you have seen all that the 2019 Toyota Tundra brings to the table of trucks in 2018.  The reliability and safety that every Toyota Tundra vehicle offers is something every family will appreciate. You will also love the Toyota safety suite and the plethora of additions it comes with. Notably, there is adequate room in the passenger row. From us, the Tundra has been tried and proven to be a reliable horse amidst a stable full of stallions.

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