Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Gets Substantial $3700 Price Hike For 2019

Toyota has slapped the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro with a significant price hike from the last time it was offered back in 2017.

Cars Direct has discovered that pricing for the 2019 TRD Pro CrewMax starts at $51,275 including destination. That’s a huge $3870 leap from the entry-level TRD Pro version offered in 2017 which started at $47,405.

This price hike signals Toyota’s aim of marketing the Tundra TRD Pro has a formidable rival to the Ford F-150 Raptor. While pricing details for the 2019 Raptor haven’t been announced, we know that the 2018 model starts at $52,170 for the SuperCab and $55,155 for the SuperCrew.

Beyond the jump in price, another change for the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro is the fact that it will only be sold in CrewMax guise, despite also being sold in smaller Double Cab form for the 2017 model year.

What does the TRD Pro’s Raptor-rivalling price get you? Well, the pickup benefits from the mid-cycle update which was introduced across the Tundra range for 2019. Consequently, it has new headlights and a modified grille.

Elsewhere, the TRD Pro picks up a non-functional scoop on the hood, LED off-road lights, a new front skid plate, exposed front tow hooks, and 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels.

In terms of power, the Tundra TRD Pro is outfitted with a 5.7-liter iForce V8 engine delivering 381 hp at 5600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. This engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission which generally funnels power to the rear wheels. A part-time four-wheel drive system comes standard, offering 4WD high range and 4WD low range driving modes.

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  • cooper

    Toyota found a great group of buyers that don’t know much about pickups. Wonder if the 2019 model comes with a Vape option and snow cap for those 90 degree days.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      You really like what you’re saying, don’t you?

      • cooper

        Why would someone post something they do not like ? Do you understand what you typed?

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Give yourself a vote for that.

          • cooper

            Word salad?

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Ah, you’re alright. Have a vote on me, for free.

  • Chris Zeidler

    The Raptor crew with the technology package is 67 grand. It’s standard on the Tundra, and no engine failures! lol

    • cooper

      Comparing a Tundra to a Raptor is like comparing a Mustang GT to a Corvette ZR1. And the Mustang being the Tundra😉.

    • MD

      Sure the Toyotas are reliable. that’s why I buy them. But the Raptor is purpose built. If you want a Tundra that can compare to it, you are going to need to spend at least $15k to make it perform similarly.

      The point that everyone is making is that Toyota doesn’t actually make anything from the factory like the Ford Raptor and Ranger Raptor. But people assume that the TRDPro is their answer to the Raptor so the comparisons get made and Toyota loses every time.

      • Jp

        Raptor is “purpose built”. What purpose is it built for?

        • MD

          It’s built for BAJA – going over terrain and dunes with suspension travel at high speeds.

          There is no Toyota that you buy that will keep up with it.

  • Six_Tymes

    stupid money. they do this to get people to scramble and buy the 18’s

  • Wow, I would rather get a Raptor, Tundra TRD always felt like regular Tundra with some suspension mods and body changes.

    • cooper

      Agreed, you can buy the regular Tundra and add on an aftermarket suspension and skid plate package that destroys the TuRD and save that cash for the poor fuel mileage.

  • MD

    I pretty much only drive Toyotas. I love them. I daily a 4Runner and have a 75 Fj55.

    The TRDPro lineup is stupid. Every time I see guys overpaying for some after market shocks and stupid badging I feel bad for them.

    The Raptor makes sense. That truck is the real deal.

    If you need a full-size off road truck, Either buy a non TRD Tundra and build it up or just buy a Raptor. The price will be about the same. But to waste money on a TRDPro version of any Toyota is a suckers bet.

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