2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Canada Review – Toyota has raised the ante with its Tundra TRD Pro for the year 2019 model. The off-road package receives an update of half of cycle that includes cosmetics and suspension updates. The movement is completely understandable considering how hot that the SUV segment is getting these days.
It is important to understand the place of the Tundra TRD Pro on the market. Competes more directly with the Ram 1500 Rebel, which do not reach the absolute property of the Ford F-150 Raptor high-speed desert racing niche. But while Ford is busy making an extremely capable but very expensive upgrade of the F-150 Raptor, both the Rebel and the TRD Pro are more available to everyone. In other words, the Tundra TRD Pro may not match the performance off the road of the Raptor, but it is also much less expensive.
However, Toyota updates in 2019 pushed the Tundra TRD Pro beyond what was capable of 2015 to 2018.
The current design of the Tundra has existed since 2014 with an update very moderate for 2018. The recent change brought headlights remodeled with lenses smoked for certain models of Tundra, new designs of grills and Toyota Safety Sense-P for all models. 2019 Tundra TRD Pro makes use of the new headlights and integrates the forward radar on a TRD Pro redesigned and less bulky Grill sensor.
Another big difference is the first of the campaign. The Tundra already has that slot on the hood above the grille, but the new version 2019 TRD Pro adds a secondary first further back. Some might say that it seems an idea at the last moment. Thinking positively, we say that it makes the 2019 model easier to detect. It is worth noting that the first time was for the first time in the Tundra TRD Sport 2018 and is not functional.
On a more functional note, halogen fog lights of the Tundra are changed by LED headlamps of Rigid Industries, the same company that manufactures the fog lights of Tacoma TRD Pro and a provider of all things LED in aftermarket.
Combining aesthetics and functionality, front skid plate of the Tundra TRD Pro now has red letters inside stamped TRD logo. Aluminum fascia still measures 1/4-inch thick as before, helping to maintain the vital components of the train of force safe from damage along the way. Exposed front tow hooks make the recovery of the vehicle a much easier task.
They are tires BBS forged aluminum 18-inch with a completely new design, five radios and a reduction in mass of 3.35 pounds on the protruding rims. In total, the new wheels cut 13.4 pounds not suspended from the truck.
Toyota did much with the interior of the Tundra TRD Pro 2019. 2018 under updates are transferred, including the Group’s revised instruments and all Toyota Safety Sense-P computers, but otherwise, the differences are nil.
As with the previous Tundra TRD Pros, 2019 version comes with seats black leather with stitching in contrast red and the logo of TRD Pro embroidery on the back. Other logo adorns the central armrest while a branded TRD shift knob rises from the console. The Board is also covered in black leather, with the same red contrast stitching. The TRD Pro mats finished off the look.
The Tundra TRD Pro offers seating for five people in the Double Cab and Crew Max modes, while the Crew Max has a space for legs type limousine and a nearly flat load floor.
The soldiers of the Tundra with its venerable but aging iForce V-8 of 5.7 litres. Engine completely of aluminum, DOHC, fuel injection is used in port, and variable valve timing, but lacks modern technology such as cylinder deactivation and direct injection of fuel. Even so, the big V-8 throws 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm.
The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Like other 4WD Tundras, the TRD Pro uses a 4WD system of part-time with an electronically controlled two-speed transfer box. 4WD high range is selectable on the fly and the range 4WD low, while it requires a complete stop and the transmission is in neutral, multiplies the torque of the engine to get an even lower power.
The Tundra TRD Pro does not benefit from a traditional lock at the front or rear differential, but Toyota does include your A-TRAC system. Pressing the traction control button activates the system; The individual brake applications prevent any wheel to turn freely without traction. This makes that power be transferred to the horizontal wheel away, allowing the truck to continue advancing.
Toyota makes impressive escape double TRD cat-back is a standard feature of the TRD. This system makes the bellows of the V-8 a wonderfully audible tone, which gives the truck a more masculine growl. The exhaust system should also help to improve the figures of power and torque, although Toyota does not have an official statement on the matter. In our experience, however, the TRD exhaust is one of the loveliest features available in a tundra.
Fuel economy is a problem here, since the V-8 5.7 liters only managed a city and 13 mpg in the EPA, with an estimated EPA, Tundra 4WD 2018 Cund. We do not expect those numbers to change to 2019 Tundra TRD Pro.
Toyota has not published the price of its Tundra TRD Pro 2019. We are betting that prices will not increase much more than the outgoing model. Wait for an initial of around $44,000 price for Double Cab and around $47,000 for the Crew Max.
Toyota will take the Tundra TRD Pro 2019 in showrooms by the end of 2018, so more information will be known at that time.