2019 Tundra Comparison Review

10/10 Dependability.


Best Value in Class.


Great Off-Road Ability.


More Standard Safety Technologies than Competitors.


High Standard Horsepower.


10/10. That is the score that J.D. Power gave the Toyota Tundra on its dependability scale. Here’s what they said: “The Toyota Tundra was the most dependable full-size, light-duty pickup in the 2019 VDS (Vehicle Dependability Study).” Toyota takes pride in its reputation as a dependable brand. Because of this, we create vehicles that are meant to last. With the 2019 Toyota Tundra, we believe we have met that criteria and gone further beyond.

Because Toyota builds vehicles to last, they retain their value. The 2019 Toyota Tundra is not an outlier. In a study by Kelley Blue Book, the 2019 Toyota Tundra was rated as the best value among full-size trucks. After three years, the Tundra is projected to retain 66.6% of its total value. After five years, the projected number is 56.9%. MotorTrend agrees with KBB. “The truck has a total ownership cost of $43,908, considerably lower than its expected cost of $49,422. It retains a whopping 69.05 percent of its value after five years.” They also had the 2019 Toyota Tundra as the best value buy for full-size trucks.

Back on the KBB study, competitors did not retain value at the same rate the Tundra does. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 sits at 59.5% value after three years and 51.2% after five. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 retains 58.3% of its value after three years and 51.1% after five years. Finally, the Ford F-Series keeps 57.5% of its total value after three years and 50.6% after five years. Among its competitors, the Toyota Tundra stands tall as the by far best retainer of value.

The 2019 Toyota Tundra is also adept at going off-road. In its TRD Pro model, it is designed to go off-road with special tires, fog lamps, and a specially designed exhaust system. On the standard S model, there is also the TRD off-road option package. This upgrades the tires for off-road work, replaces the shocks, and adds new engine and fuel tank skid plates.

The 2019 Tundra also has a higher clearance than many of its competitors for easier off-roading. The Tundra has a standard clearance of 10.6 inches. The standard 2019 Ford F-150 has a clearance of 9.3 inches, and the 2019 Ram 1500 has a standard clearance of 8.6 inches. The standard 2019 Chevy Silverado and the 2019 GMC Sierra both have clearances of 8 inches. This added clearance allows the 2019 Toyota Tundra to traverse rougher ground than its competitors. As Edmunds.com puts it, “With genuine ground clearance and several available off-road read options, the Tundra is one of the most dirt-friendly full-sizes you can buy.”

Imagine this: You have spent a long day off-roading. The sun has just set as you reach the main road back to your home. You are feeling exhausted after a day of hard work. The country highway is quiet, not a soul in sight. You feel your eyes grow heavy, and the wheel starts to slip just a bit. Out of nowhere, your touch screen system lets out a beep, shocking you back awake. You quickly adjust back to the road, realizing how close you were to veering into the tree on the side of the road.

The 2019 Toyota Tundra comes with a driver alert monitor. As in the story, it will beep if it senses the driver nodding off or even driving distracted. Toyota understands that safety is the first and foremost priority, which is why this monitoring system is standard on all Toyota Tundra models. None of the Tundra’s competitors have this system in place.

Additionally, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has four recommended safety technologies that come standard on the 2019 Tundra. These are Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Support. To repeat, these are all standard features on every 2019 Toyota Tundra. On the contrary, Ford has Lane Departure Warning as an option for the F-150, but it is not standard. The 2019 GMC Sierra has all of these technologies as options, but none of them are standard. The 2019 Ram 1500 has Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning as options but doesn’t offer Crash Imminent Braking or Dynamic Brake Support. The 2019 Chevy Silverado offers none of them. If you would like to read more on these technologies, you can read about them at the NHTSA link below.

The 2019 Toyota Tundra does not sacrifice horsepower for excellent safety technology, though. Among base models in its class, the 2019 Tundra has more horsepower than most of its competitors. The base 2019 Tundra runs at 310 horsepower. The base 2019 Ram 1500 sits at 305 hp, the 2019 Ford F-150 at 290, and the 2019 Chevy Silverado lives at 285. This is because the 2019 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a V8 engine. US News and World Report was certainly impressed with it: “Few full-size trucks come standard with a V8 engine or have a base engine with such a high horsepower rating.” If you would like to upgrade the standard 4.6 liter engine to a 5.7 liter engine, the horsepower jumps up to 381.

The 2019 Toyota Tundra is as reliable of a truck as you will find. In their review, US News and World Report said, “You should buy a Tundra if you want the peace of mind often associated with owning a Toyota.” We take great pride in these kinds of recommendations. Because of this, we create vehicles to last, vehicles that will stand up to the test of time. That’s why our vehicles retain their value. They last longer and retain more value than any of their competitors.

We do not stop there, though. We love creating options like our off-road model of the 2019 Toyota Tundra. To keep you safe, we make sure we go above and beyond with our standard safety technologies. And we don’t sacrifice standard horsepower to do it. The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a truck that you will love. If you are interested, you can find us at Evans Toyota 515 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You can also call us at (260) 482-3730. We hope to see you soon.

Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

J.D. Power Most Dependable Trucks 2019: https://www.jdpower.com/cars/ratings/dependability/2019/2019-vehicle-dependability-most-dependable-trucks?make=&model=

Kelley Blue Book Resale Awards 2019: https://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/best-resale-top-10-cars/

MotorTrend Best Truck Values 2019: https://www.motortrend.com/news/toyota-honda-or-gmc-which-trucks-are-the-best-values/

Edmunds.com 2019 Toyota Tundra Review: https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/tundra/

NHTSA Safety Technologies: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/driver-assistance-technologies

US News and World Report 2019 Toyota Tundra Review: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/toyota/tundra