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Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition: Unique, One-of-a-Kind, Tough

You may not have heard of the 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition yet. It is unlike any other Tundra trim available. Here is what makes it so unique and special.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas is located on a gigantic plot of land outside San Antonio. I have been there and taken a tour of the entire plant and witnessed this non-stop production of Tundra and Tacoma trucks. Tacoma, of course, has the highest resale value of any vehicle in the country according to Kelley Blue Book. Tundra sits proudly at #3. The enormous TMMTX production facility that builds these truck giants is a huge city of its own.

This giant metropolis also sits on what was once the oldest working cattle ranch in Texas. Think J.R. Ewing driving up that long driveway to Southfork Ranch in his 2019 Toyota Tundra. Well, not really. But as fate would eventually have it, The JLC Ranch was established on this site in 1794. From this rich history comes one of the most unique, one-of-a-kind Tundra trucks ever built – the 1794.

How does the Tundra 1794 Editor drive?

Like most of its 2019 Toyota Tundra trim level counterparts, the 1794 Edition drives with a 5.7L V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque. This beast has what it takes to get you going strong and keep you going. I was surprised by how smooth it feels driving both at lower speeds in the city and at highway cruising speeds during the test drive portion of my review.

The 1794 Edition is available in both two-wheel drive and part-time four-wheel drive. You will find it configured exclusively as a CrewMax cab, which features two full-size front doors and two full-size rear doors, an extremely spacious back seat and a 5.5 foot bed.

How does it look?

First off, you will know it’s a 1794 Edition by the mere fact that you can see “1794 Edition” badging all over both the exterior and inside the truck. Even the floor mats proudly advertise its 1794 heritage.

I am always a fan of LED lighting, so I was thrilled to find 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 comes equipped with LED Headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. Not only does it look clean and polished and luxury, but LED lights give you greater visibility and they last longer.

Chrome accents can be found all over the exterior. The front grille and bumper are primarily accented in chrome. People know you mean business when you pull up. The 1794 Edition comes with 20” alloy wheels. You might choose to upgrade to 20” chrome clad alloy wheels, which is available for a very reasonable $110 cost.

Did you say Brown interior?

Inside the cabin you’ll find the trademark of 1794 – its exclusive brown leathers seats. Brown leather seats with suede accents, that is. At first glance, you might think it looks out of place. But it grows on you quickly and it works.

I appreciated the versatility of the 12-way power driver’s seat with memory settings, along with the 6-way power passenger seat. The seats feel comfortable and provide solid spine and lower back support.

Toyota equips the 1794 Edition with standard Entune Premium Audio with navigation. If you love crystal clear music, enjoy standard JBL sound with 12 speakers, including subwoofer and amplifier. At the JBL music festival last fall in Las Vegas, I learned that JBL takes immense price in delivering concert-like performance sound while you drive.

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition interior front seats

The final interior feature you will really like is the vertical power rear window. You can let the outside air in with the single touch of a button.

Safety. Safety. Safety.

One chief reason we stay loyal to Toyota is the long-standing reputation for quality, dependability and reliability. Another is safety. All Tundra’s come standard with Toyota Safety Sense, which helps you avoid and prevent potential distractions and accidents by giving you pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with sway warning, and dynamic radar cruise control.

Other peace of mind safety benefits are 8 standard airbags, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and parking sonars in both the front and back.

A Final Thought…

My feeling is that Tundra 1794 has a look and feel, especially on the inside, which harkens back to yesteryear. Some might call it a little outdated. But that is also part of its charm. It has plenty of features that balance it out and bring it up to today’s times, including its many luxury features. My suggestion is that you look at the 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition up close and in person and give it a good old-fashioned test drive. You may just be pleasantly surprised.

What do you think of the 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition. Would you buy a full-size truck in 4x2 or 4x4? Overall feelings about the Tundra? Thanks for reading everyone! Enjoy your weekends and see you next story.

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Jeff Teague is a Toyota news reporter at Torque News. You can reach Jeff on Facebook and Instagram. Twitter at @toyotajeff1 and tweet him tips for new stories. Jeff also shares Toyota news videos on his Youtube Channel at Toyotajeff.


Guyperson (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 8:55PM

In reply to by Arden (not verified)

Your guess is as good as any.... He omitted that part. But there was a lot of other miscellaneous info to sift through....the plant is on a ranch...the ranch dates to 1794.... The wheel upgrade is $110 though, so we know that much

Rudy (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 11:44AM

I bought my first Toyota Tundra. Love it and it's the 1794 Edition. Very nice truck. However, I noticed that the engine compartment is very difficult to keep clean. Is there a mod I can do to keep my engine bay CLEAN . FYI. I only drive this on roads so I’m not getting it dirty from off road.

TS (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 1:47PM

The Tundra is a good truck, and this 1794 package is nice. But the lack of a regular cab is a deal-breaker for me. Although that is understandable given the much lower sales volume when compared with the Detroit brands.

Randy (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 4:56PM

Trucks have gone up 43% since I bought my Tundra 6 years ago and the quality has gone down. Transmissions don’t hold up, electronics don’t work, 4x4 headaches, and the front seat falls apart on everyone of them at 80k. I will keep my older Tundra that hasn’t given me any problems at 182k. I’m upgrading bolt ons, belts, and hoses and seat and going for another 182k. I will not but the junk all pickup manufacturers are putting out for 40-50k. Ridiculous!

Joe Herman (not verified)    May 12, 2019 - 2:11AM

In reply to by Randy (not verified)

Your assessment is spot on regarding the ganage manufacturer's are putting out into the public domain. My 2008 Crewmax has over 406,000 miles and still going strong!
The end!

G (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 10:40PM

In reply to by Randy (not verified)

I just bought a 2019 1794 crew max 5.7 traded in a ford Raptor . The Raptor has to many prob. At mileage 55,800 this tundra seems to have plenty of power . And has just a bit more electronics then a a ford Raptor.. I put on 60.000 miles on this tundra no problems at all with inside or outside. I buy another one . But don't need too this truck is great

Everet Worthington (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 7:33PM

I bought my first Tundra in 2007, Second in 2011, Third which I currently have 2016.
I intend to order a 2020. Best truck out there, best ride, defiantly best turning radius.

Guyperson (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 8:51PM

What do I think?
No idea, but I would like to know how much it costs......?

Everet Worthington (not verified)    May 11, 2019 - 10:15AM

The simplicity of being a consumer is the ability NOT to buy a product as well as to BUY a product. If a product does not meet my expectations, then I simply don't buy that product again. But I also treat my Tundra with the respect it deserves. Yes all of them!

Charlotte (not verified)    May 11, 2019 - 11:05AM

I own a limited edition and it has all these features except the color of seats. They need to work on the gas mileage. Also Ford has came out with cooled seats and love how you can get up in the box. Come on Toyota get your poop together improve the gas mileage.

Theresa (not verified)    May 11, 2019 - 4:32PM

Why doesn’t Toyota make a 3/4 ton ? I just had to trade in my 1794 for a GMC so I could pull my RV. My Tundra just couldn’t handle the weight! Not Happy!

Everet Worthington (not verified)    May 14, 2019 - 9:28PM

You can purchase a lot less vehicle if fuel economy is what you are looking for, might I suggest a Prius!

David radford (not verified)    August 4, 2019 - 11:48PM

I love my 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 all though I wish they would upgrade it a lil bit . For instance it has low pressure tire indicator but doesn’t tell you what tire?
All though my 2016 Camry will indicate which tire is low.
Love the moon roof the interior it’s spacious has heated seats and best off all love the back electronic window!
Wish it had more towing capacity to pull a 5th wheel and better gas milage but best of all it’s reliability and dependability make it a keeper!