2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Consumer Reviews

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number 5

Dakes, 11/23/2018
Limited 4dr CrewMax SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
57 of 61 people found this review helpful

everything about this truck is great , but fuel! fuel should be a lot better!. the limited has all the toy"s you could need . Comfort ,leg room, heated seats. quit ride, real power, and a rear window that goes completly down when you want fresh air or want to buy a piece of lumber 12 ft long. Call this review number five not for score but number 5 for the fifth tundra I have purchased in my lifetime I give the tundra a 8.5 only because it lacks better fuel economy!

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Tough Tundra

Matthew A., 12/31/2018
Limited 4dr CrewMax 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
47 of 51 people found this review helpful

I now have 3650 miles on my Tundra 4x4 Limited Crewmax with the 5.7L V-8. The truck is very good looking in the metallic gray paint. The leather interior is better than some of its competitors. I just completed a 2500 trip to Texas driving all interstate miles. The truck averaged 18 miles per gallon. The ride is comfortable on smooth roads. It does a good job absorbing the rough roads but I wish the cab was quieter. This may be due to the fact that there is minimal insulation underneath the truck and fender wells.

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Solid, reliable & reasonably comfortable do-it-all

J.Thompson, 06/05/2019
SR5 4dr CrewMax 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
46 of 50 people found this review helpful

I am now about 11K miles into my ‘19 Tundra SR5 and absolutely no complaints (except MPG, more on that later). I would’ve given a 5 star rating if not for so-so MPG. I looked at every competitor from Ram, Nissan, Ford and GMC and this took me several months. I eliminated the Ford and GMC right off, I didn’t care for either interior layout/design, or frankly either exterior design. Frankly, the ubiquitous nature of the F150 put me off too. That narrowed it to the Titan, 1500 and Tundra. Frankly, I had initially eliminated the Tundra (all the reviews about MPG, dated etc.) but once I drove it, it was back in and at the top of the list. Loved the Ram 1500, while the most expensive, it was still tied for 1st. Wanted to like the Titan but sadly, driving dynamics were stiff and laggy. The combination of reasonable price/options ratio and solid reliability and resale of the Tundra won out. Frankly, I like the functional, simple but reasonably modern interior, tons of room and found the seats to be just right w/ the cloth beating out the leather, believe it or not. There is a nice rumble from the 5.7L and it feels like it’d pull a house off it’s foundation! I use this truck as a truck too, hauling around all manner of stuff in the bed and I tow a 28’ travel trailer regularly and nothing quite phases this Tundra platform. While towing my admittedly large trailer, the Tundra does work a little but it pulls it just fine with no white knuckles. Yes, it rides a little “truck like” around town but it’s a truck, not an SUV, buy accordingly. MPG is the Tundra’s weakness ... I average real world MPG/tank of 14.8mpg. Towing the trailer it drops to 7.9-8.1mpg which I can live with, I’m towing 7500lbs for chrissakes. It’s the freeway mileage I’d like to see improve by about 20%. I think this package could achieve 18-20mpg, perhaps an extra gear in the transmission would do it. That said, my neighbor’s F150 (3.5L EcoBoost) only beats my Tundra by about 2-3mpg, real world that’s not much. Someone once said “you can go out there in just about anything but to get back, you need a Toyota”. True statement. I have the 4x4 and put aftermarket lift kit, off road shocks and larger, off road oriented tires on TRD wheels. That certainly impacted MPG but makes the Tundra a VERY capable off-highway vehicle. Not much upsets this truck and it’s solidness and legendary reliability means you don’t worry about getting home. In summary, if you want a high riding luxo-barge, by an SUV not a half ton truck. But if you want a very capable, reliable, reasonably comfortable and modern do-it-all, you really cannot go wrong with a Tundra.

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JC, 01/06/2019
1794 4dr CrewMax 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
44 of 50 people found this review helpful

Not sure who is paying the reviewers of light pickups. Many articles don’t include comparison to Toyota or Nissan. Perhaps to not offend buyers who only buy American? Last time I checked, the name-sake San Antonio ranch where the Tundras are built is in Texas!!! Just bought a 2019 1794 Tundra and was surprised how inexpensive it was. It’s a beautiful truck inside and out. The ride is incredible, comfortable but precise. Interior is Beautiful, quiet and massive. Less than $50,000 for what is essentially a Lexus pickup. Lower initial cost, higher resale, and way less time dealing with issues. It’s your life!

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Nobody compares

H Lemon, 05/02/2019
Platinum 4dr CrewMax SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
19 of 21 people found this review helpful

Owned truck 13 months. Gas mileage is mediocre at best. Other than that this is a superb, comfortable, and fun to drive truck. Front seats big and soft. Plenty of elbow room, massive center console box. And the rear seating...first class...no comparison to other 4 door trucks. Heck you could comfortably sleep 2 in the rear seat. Love the slide down rear glass. It’s massive space for passengers or cargo with seats flipped up. 15,000 less than a comparable Ford, Ram, or Chevy. I expect the usual Toyota reliability. Why would you settle for anything else? Tail gate comes down slow with no hand needed to cushion...same for closing tail gate. A child could open or close. And it locks. LED lighting, great stereo, quiet ride. What more could you ask for in a full sized half ton truck? This is a keeper. See ya later big 3!

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