2019 Tundra 1794 Review

Named After the Once Oldest Ranch in Texas.


Ranch was Established by Col. Juan Ignacio Perez de Casanova.


Toyota Purchased in 2003 and Began Operations in 2006.


Now, Toyota has Created a New Trim.


Unique Styling.


Great Features.


In 1794, Colonel Juan Ignacio Perez de Casanova was granted 4000 acres of land by the Spanish government. Through trials and tribulations, his family carefully tended to this land, creating the JLC Ranch. By the time the early 2000s hit, the ranch was experiencing hard times. Ranching was becoming less and less profitable, and the city of San Antonio was growing closer and looking for new land. Sooner or later, a decision would have to be made.

When 2003 came around, the owners made a tough decision. They decided to sell the land to Toyota, allowing Toyota to create a truck factory in southern Texas. As part of the deal, 600+ acres were donated to the city of San Antonio, and a 30,000-square-foot nature center was created, teaching visitors about the history of the land the new factory was built upon.

For the next few years, Toyota went to work in building a brand new factory. In 2006, the factory was finished, and operations began. In 2008, production began, and the Toyota Tundra began being solely created for the US in San Antonio. Before long, the Tacoma joined the Tundra, and now Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. is the only US site to create Toyota’s trucks.

With all of this history, Toyota decided to create a trim for its signature Tundra. For the 2019 Toyota Tundra, the 1794 trim comes with unique features that no other trim has. For starters, the 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition comes with brown leather seating. The seats come perforated and have heating features as well. The wheel also comes in brown leather but adds wood-style accents. Beyond its seats and wheel, the Tundra 1794 Edition comes with special 1794 badging and floor mats.

While they are not exclusive to it, the 2019 Tundra 1794 Edition also gets a JBL audio system, dual zone automatic climate control, and 20-in. wheels. The JBL audio system comes with twelve speakers for a more comprehensive sound. The dual zone automatic climate control allows you to have different temperatures for the driver and front passenger. If you like it a little colder but your passenger likes it a little hotter, then this feature allows both of you to ride in comfort. While you ride in comfort, you will drive a little higher with the standard 20-in. wheels.

Beyond those features, the 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition comes with Toyota’s Safety Sense-P. This suite of safety technologies comes standard with a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic Dimming High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. In particular, the Automatic Dimming High Beams can help prevent blinding other vehicles at night, and the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control senses your distance from other vehicles while in cruise control, adjusting accordingly. All four of these technologies come standard on any trim of the 2019 Toyota Tundra, but the 1794 trim also adds Front and Rear Parking Sonar and a Blind Spot Monitor. The Parking Sonar can be especially helpful in tight spots, and the Blind Spot Monitor will help you when changing lanes on a busy highway.

With history and incredible features in tow, the 1794 edition of the 2019 Toyota Tundra is truly a treat. If you are interested in purchasing one, you can visit us at 515 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You can also call us at (260) 482-3730. We hope to see you soon.