Toyota
Tundra
2020
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Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - October 2, 2019

2020 Toyota Tundra OVERVIEW

What's New

The 2020 Toyota Tundra ditches the formerly standard 4.6-liter V8 and now only comes with the larger 5.7-liter V8. That option, though, also sees the flex-fuel variant go out the door.

Entering the modern era, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto finally join the truck’s equipment list. Other new niceties that have specifically been added to the SR5 trim include push-button start, a power-operated driver’s seat, and leather upholstery.

While nice, these changes do little to bring the Tundra out of the prehistoric era. Toyota’s full-size truck is simply the oldest on the market, sharing a lot of the same design, features, and components as the model that came out back in 2007. Competitors have left the Tundra in the dust, having better towing and payload capacities, more features, and more robust and efficient powertrains. The Tundra, though, has a great list of standard safety features.

Choosing Your Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is offered in six trims: SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and the 1794 Edition. Prices start at $35,020 including destination for the SR and go up to $50,220 for the Platinum and 1794 Edition.

Engine Choices

All Tundras are powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Shifts are handled via a six-speed automatic transmission with tow and haul mode.

Rear-wheel drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is available for $3,050 on all trims but the TRD Pro, where it is standard. The towing capacity for the Tundra ranges from 8,800 pounds to 10,200 pounds. Maximum payload capacity is 1,730 pounds.

Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 13 miles per gallon city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 combined, or 13/17/14 mpg (city/highway/combined) with four-wheel drive.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Toyota Tundra is available with two cab configurations and three bed lengths. Double Cab models have two short doors in the back, while CrewMax models have four full doors. A 6-foot-5-inch Standard Bed, an 8-foot-1-inch Long Bed, and a 5-foot-5-inch Short Bed are available. The CrewMax is only available with the Short Bed, while the Double Cab is available with either the Standard or Long Bed, depending on the trim.

Six-passenger seating is standard for the SR and SR5 trims, while others have seating for five. With the Short Bed, the Tundra has 55 cubic feet of cargo space. The Standard Bed offers 65 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Long Bed has a total of 81 cubic feet.

Safety Features

The Toyota Safety Sense P suite of active safety features is standard on the Tundra. This includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. Trailer-sway control is also standard.

Front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on the SR5 and Limited, and standard on the Platinum and 1794 Edition.

Connectivity

The base Tundra SR comes with a 7-inch touchscreen. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, wi-fi hotspot capability, and voice recognition are also included.

Every other trim has an 8-inch touchscreen. Navigation is available as an option on the SR5 and Limited, and standard on the TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition.

SR - From $35,020

The entry-level Tundra SR is a work truck, but has some nice features like heated exterior mirrors, power windows and door locks, and remote keyless entry. Other standard features include 18-inch steel wheels, a urethane steering wheel, fabric upholstery, and air conditioning.

SR5 - From $36,690

Besides an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a rear under-seat storage compartment, the SR5 doesn’t bring a lot of additional features. It does bring a lot of optional packages to choose from.

Adding blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors costs $1,000. Adding the larger 8-inch touchscreen with navigation is an extra $1,065.

Limited - From $43,715

Standard features over lower trims on the Limited include a 38-gallon fuel tank, dual-zone climate control, five-passenger seating, leather upholstery, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and push button start.

A $190 TRD Off-Road Package brings Bilstein shocks, heavy-duty skid plates, LED headlights, and LED fog lights. Buyers can bundle the TRD Off-Road Package, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and the 8-inch touchscreen with navigation for $1,205.

TRD Pro - From $50,100

The TRD Pro differentiates itself over other trims with a black “TOYOTA” grille, TRD skid plates, TRD Pro front shocks, TRD Fox rear shocks, 18-inch BBS wheels, and all-terrain tires. A TRD shift knob and TRD leather-trimmed front bucket seats are also standard.

Platinum - From $50,220

The Platinum is the Tundra’s luxury trim. Over the Limited, it adds heated and ventilated front bucket seats, a 12-way power driver's seat, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and 20-inch, six-spoke wheels. A power moonroof costs $850.

1794 Edition - From $50,220

The 1794 Edition shares the same price tag as the Platinum. Special 1794 badges and wood-grain interior accents are the only notable differences. The TRD Off-Road Package ($190) that’s offered on the Limited trim is also offered here.

Compare Tundra Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

Now that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, the 2020 Toyota Tundra doesn’t feel as old as it once did. The Limited trim continues to be the sweet spot for value with its interior creature comfort upgrades.

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