The Toyota Tundra is in its second generation, but it has been on sale in the United States for almost 20 years, which is quite an achievement. The ongoing generation debuted in 2007, which was a long time ago, but it was modified heavily in 2014. The Tundra competes against cars such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan and Ram 1500, but it has its qualities that draw buyers. What can we expect from the new Tundra Diesel?
Toyota Tundra Diesel Powertrain
Under the hood of the top four out of six trims, you will find a 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. This is the most powerful engine in the lineup, but it is well behind the competition.
Toyota Diesel V-8 Specs
The first two Tundra models come with a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. No matter which engine you select, you will receive a six-speed automatic transmission.
The new Tundra is not the best when it comes to the fuel efficiency as well. According to EPA estimates, the smaller-engine Tundra is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, while bigger-engine models return 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Speaking of towing abilities, the new Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds. For instance, the F-150 easily tows up to 11,600 pounds, while the Ram 1500 reaches a 12,750-mark.
There is a lot of room inside the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel. Despite comfortable interior and loads of space, once again, the Tundra lacks the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Most Tundras feature a 7-inch touchscreen with a CD player, USB and auxiliary ports, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free and satellite radio, as well as Bluetooth streaming.
Just like some other Toyota cars, the new Tundra packs the Toyota Safety Sense P which brings pedestrian detection and collision prevention. Moreover, you can find automatic high-beam headlights, lane-departure warning and radar cruise control.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel Pricing
The starting price of the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel is $31,420, but that is for the base SR model. At the top of the line is the new TRD Pro that costs $49,645. The other four trims fall in between.