2020 Toyota Tundra All Work and Plenty of Play

2020 Toyota Tundra: off road

Toyota will make the V-8 i-FORCE 5.7L engine with 381 horsepower standard on every Tundra.

Toyota, as it has with all it’s 2020 models, will offer more in standard model grades and improved interior infotainment systems.

They’ve also expanded the availability of the SX trim package upgrade for CrewMac versions.

2020 Toyota Tundra — the Business End

Handle your business first right?

Toyota made the V-8 i-FORCE 5.7L engine with 381 horsepower standard in all Tundra grades.

The V-8 i-FORCE engine helps provide pounds of towing capacity and maximum payload of 1,730 pounds. The 2020 Tundra also produces 401 lb.-ft of peak torque.

The engine is built with an aluminum cylinder block, double overhead-cam heads with four valves per cylinder, Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), and an Acoustic Control Induction System for a broad torque curve.

All Tundra models are equipped with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. Sorry third-pedal fans.

Tundra’s sports a TripleTech frame, with fully boxed rails for the front portion, a reinforced C-channel under the cab and an open C-channel beneath the bed for strength, ride quality, and durability.

The double A-arm front suspension uses coil-over spring-shock units, and a front-mounted steering rack enhances steering feel and response while decreasing the overall turning diameter.

In the rear suspension, staggered shocks mounted outboard of the trapezoidal-mounted leaf springs help improve dampening efficiency to better control the rear axle. Spring rates are tuned to help provide a flat vehicle stance when fully loaded.

For Toyota Tundra, More Business Means More Safety

Toyota Safety Sense-Pedestrian (TSS-P) active safety system is standard on all models and grades and includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beams.

Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are designed to help detect vehicles in the vehicle’s blind spot (available on SR5 and Limited; standard on Platinum and 1794 Edition).

Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers of cross traffic via indicator lights in the side-view mirrors, along with an audible warning buzzer while backing up.

In addition, the 2020 Tundra includes the standard Toyota Star Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology (SST) brake override technology.

Tundra features eight standard airbags that include driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear roll-sensing side curtain airbags, driver and front outboard passenger airbags with an Advanced Airbag System, and driver and front outboard passenger knee airbags.

Get Toyota Tundra With Four Doors Two Different Ways

Within the Double Cab and CrewMax configurations, Tundra is offered in six model grades: the SR; SR5; Limited; TRD Pro.

Double Cab models, offered with either a 6.5-foot standard-bed or 8.1-foot long-bed configuration, use forward-hinged rear doors, and offer 34.7 inches of rear seat legroom. CrewMax’s longer cab, larger rear doors and shorter 5.5-foot bed enable a limousine-like 42.3 inches of rear seat legroom.

Limited trim Double Cab models come standard with a power sliding horizontal rear window, while all CrewMax models have a power vertical sliding rear window.

The SR and SR5 are available with bench or bucket seats for the front row, while the TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition offer the upgraded bucket seats. Rear seat cushions in both cab styles can be folded up for additional cargo carrying.

All Tundra beds are 22.2 inches deep and, when properly equipped. The lockable easy-lower-and-lift tailgate lowers slowly with no slam and can easily be removed. Toyota will offer an available deck rail system and spray-on bed liner.

Get Inside the Toyota Tundra For the Fun

All 2020 Toyota Tundra available sound systems will come with Apple CarPlay, Android Audio and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

The SR grade comes with a six-speaker system that features a new 7-inch touchscreen display; USB media port; advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology; SiriusXM with 3-month All-Access trial; Safety Connect with 1-year trial; and Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within 3-month trial.

The SR5 gets Audio Plus, which features a 9-speaker sound system, a new 8-inch touchscreen display, and the addition of HD Radio, along with all of the features found on the SR’s Audio system.

SR5 TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road feature Audio Plus as well, but these vehicles also get access to Remote Connect that is accessible with smartphone or wearable Alexa devices, and Toyota Service Connect for 10 years. SR5 models can also upgrade to available Dynamic Navigation that includes Destination Assist.

Premium models come standard with Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL, which includes 12 speakers including subwoofer and amplifier. It also includes Safety Connect with a one-year trial. This package is optional for the Limited CrewMax.

Throwback Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

The 2020 Toyota Tundra will be a full-size truck, so of course it needs a special edition trim package.

For the Tundra, Toyota created the 1794 edition.

This ultra-luxury grade comes with a western theme including exclusive saddle brown premium leather-trimmed seating featuring embossed leather and Ultrasuede accents. Matching soft-touch materials also accent the shift console, the front and rear door trim, and the instrument panel.

The 1794 edition offers a 12-way power driver’s seat with memory and a 4-way power passenger’s seat, both with heat and ventilation; a 12-speaker touch-screen Premium JBL Audio system with Navigation and App Suite; power moonroof; Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and front and rear parking sonar; auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass; and a HomeLink universal transceiver.