Toyota Dresses Pickups in Affordable Black-Out Package: Video

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During our recent stop at the 2018 State Fair of Texas, we had the chance to get a closeup look at Toyota's newest package for both the extended-cab mid-size Tacoma and half-ton Tundra model-year 2019 pickup trucks.

The new SX appearance package meets Toyota's desire to bring more style to lower level trim levels, in this case the Tacoma SR and Tundra SR5. The SX Package adds some nice styling cues and black-out touches to the trucks.

The Tacoma SX has unique matte-finish black rims, black door handles, mirror covers and grille surrounds, with black fender flares and no badging (except on the tailgate of the 4x4).

The Tundra SX also has unique black wheels (glossy) and a clean, no-badge look with black door handles, mirror covers, grille surround and headlight inserts. The Tacoma SX Package adds $560 to the cost of an SR, while the Tundra SX Package adds $1,630 to the SR5. They are on sale now.

Check out our video detailing the new look.

Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry

 

 

 

Comments

Toyota continues to nibble around the edges.

Loyal Tundra and Tacoma buyers must feel like the Chicago Cubs fans of old waiting patiently for the World Series to come to their town.

Adding a thousand bucks to the price of a truck for some inexpensive trim mods is adding insult to injury.

Once the Ranger drops toyota will have another modern midsizer to contend with and then the scrambler will come along and add another log to the fire. I don't doubt that Toyota can build a better midsize truck than the Tacoma. I just hope the growth in the midsize truck market spells better products for consumers.

Blackout is not dress up. Its more like Dress Down.

ok... black wheel up your tundra for another 1K or your taco for 500. Toy stealing Chevy's go to non-play.

Nice way of saying nothing going on at the toystore right now.

Honestly, that Tundra is one of the best-looking full-sized trucks out there... No fake Big Rig look to it. If I were a full-size proponent, I'd probably be willing to take the Tundra. Even the Tacoma looks better, but now it looks too much like the Ford Ranger.

@ Vulpine

I agree! I still like the rugged looks of the Tundra. Its a really fantastic truck! Cousin had 3 of them. I liked the ride and power. Didn't like the plastic interior feel and FE. It drank gas like crazy!

@ Vulpine

I agree! I still like the rugged looks of the Tundra. Its a really fantastic truck! Cousin had 3 of them. I liked the ride and power. Didn't like the plastic interior feel and FE. It drank gas like crazy!

Tundra 5 lug wheels
Tacoma 6 lug wheels

"Tundra 5 lug wheels
Tacoma 6 lug wheels" ---- Posted by: water

--- So what? These are both minimum-spec models. It should make little to no difference.

Black or white, the Toyota will get you home.
More than you can say for Ford.

Five lug or six lug.

The only thing that matters is the total "clamping force" that the lugs provide. Putting it another way, how tight can you squeeze something.

On a truck that carries max loads or a truck that experiences a lot of rough conditions (railroad tracks, potholes, off road) the key metric is uniform clamping force on the wheels.

Tfl truck has the details on I six duramax
HP 282
TRQ 450
Mpg 28

Looks good too bad the regular cab manual is discontinued

I really dig the black op's look

So they black out all the trim but leave the chrome/bright lug-nuts,,, I just don't get it

My wifes GC Overland HA and my ZR2 do not have chrome lugnuts

My wifes GC Overland HA and my ZR2 do not have chrome lugnuts...Posted by: Dave | Oct 6, 2018

Not a problem.

They've got silver-colored spray paint at Walmart and after you paint 'em only you will know, unless you overspray the wheels.

Or you could tape it off I suppose.



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