When it's time to fix or replace your grille, one of the first decisions you have to make is whether to go with an OEM or aftermarket grille. In this article, we'll help you make an educated decision by exploring the cost of an OEM replacement grille and discussing the benefits of getting a quality aftermarket grille.
To determine OEM Toyota replacement grilles pricing, we pulled data from Olathe Toyota Parts Center. We used an online parts retailer for pricing because they tend to be less expensive than prices at dealerships. So, your local dealership may quote higher figures.
Since the price of an OEM grille depends on a bunch of factors such as size, design, and finish, OEM Toyota grilles vary in price. Because of that, we’ll offer an estimate specifically for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma model.
If you’re buying only the grille, you’d be paying about $425 (before tax). If you want the entire package (which includes the grille surround, clips, an emblem, and more), you’re looking at about $650.
Since the price of an OEM grille depends on a bunch of factors such as size, design, and finish, OEM Toyota grilles vary in price. Because of that, we’ll offer an estimate specifically for the 2017 Toyota Tundra model.
An OEM grille for a 2017 Tundra costs about $318. A grille with all the other components, such as a bumper cover clip, a rocker molding clip, and an emblem, costs a total of about $400.
Before you buy an OEM Toyota replacement grille, you might want to consider getting an aftermarket grille instead.
Depending on the grille you're looking at:
Royalty Core grilles, for example, are made from T304 stainless steel, which offers both a great look and a substantial upgrade over the plastic OEM grille in terms of protection. They're also available in a lot of unique configurations, which means you can really make your vehicle stand apart from the rest. There are other aftermarket grilles out there, of course, but no other company can match our quality and our custom looks.
Also, it's important to note that in order for most aftermarket grilles to be installed correctly, you may need to use parts from your OEM grille. This is because aftermarket grilles aren't entire assemblies but rather components meant to "beef up" your OEM grille. If your OEM grille is completely destroyed and you need an entire grille assembly, then you'd be better off just buying an OEM replacement grille. If your OEM grille is still salvageable, then installing an aftermarket grille is a pretty good idea.
Many Toyota Tacoma and Tundra owners go to Royalty Core for aftermarket grilles. It’s a choice brand for aftermarket grilles because all Royalty Core grilles are designed to last forever. In fact, owning a Royalty Core grille comes with many benefits, including:
An OEM grille costs almost as much as a Royalty Core grille, but the latter provides much more bang for the buck. Learn more about Royalty Core grilles here and see which grille styles are available for your Toyota truck here.