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2020 Toyota Tundra

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2020 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra highlights

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ driver aids are standard
  • The TRD Pro model is very capable off-road

Cons

  • Suspension is firm and uncompromising on rough roads
  • Dated-feeling cabin

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 17 highway, 14 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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2020 Toyota Tundra adds smartphone connectivity, drops one of its V8s

The 2020 Tundra is a pickup truck that's very much rooted in traditional appeal, and it can't compete against top rivals in ride comfort, refinement, or EPA-estimated fuel consumption. Toyota obviously is aware of the aging truck's shortcomings and for 2020 the Tundra's infotainment system finally offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity. But Toyota has also reduced the engine choices from two V8s to just one, a 381-hp 5.7-liter that's undeniably powerful and capable but lags in EPA-estimated fuel economy. The Tundra buyer still has a choice of three cab styles— regular, double, or the massive crew-cab version Toyota dubs CrewMax—and three bed lengths.

There are five trim levels to pick from, from the base SR and value-oriented SR5 up through Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro. The SR and SR5 models are arguably the most appealing because they position the Tundra as a working vehicle. Adding equipment and cost via higher trim levels only highlights its shortcomings against its Chevy, Ford, and Ram rivals. If you want your Tundra for off-road duties, the TRD Pro model is useful, adding off-road tires, skid plates, and a raised, more capable suspension. But if you only venture off pavement occasionally, the TRD Sport package helps and can be fitted to the SR5 model. The 2020 Tundra has appeal in certain areas but significantly trails its competitors when it comes to utility combined with civility, which is increasingly the norm.

All Toyota Tundra years

New this year

  • Tundra trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • The TRD Pro trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and JBL Sound System as standard equipment.
  • The Platinum trim now comes with 20 Inch Plus Wheels and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The Limited trim now comes with 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The 1794 trim now comes with A/C Seat(s), Leather Seats, and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The SR trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters, Power Seat(s), Cloth Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

Explore Toyota Tundra details

Limited 2WD 4D Crew Cab

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Toyota Tundra

1. Driver-assist technology

Toyota Tundra: Tech Dash | CarMax

A whole flock of standard technology features is included on every 2020 Toyota Tundra. A pre-collision system with pedestrian-detection function, lane-departure alert, dynamic radar cruise-control bolsters, and more to make sure you're getting the most out of your commanding pickup truck. Even at the base level, trailer-sway control is integrated into the Tundra, making it even more practical whether you're using the truck for camping or work.

2. Great towing capability

Toyota Tundra: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

The 2020 Toyota Tundra's Tow Package includes a trailer brake controller, heavy-duty battery, towing receiver hitch, TOW/HAUL mode switch, supplemental engine-oil cooler, supplemental transmission cooler, 170-amp alternator, and 4-/7-pin connector. With that in place, get ready to tow your favorite recreational equipment, because the Tundra can haul an estimated 10,200 lbs. with the V8 engine when properly equipped. Time to start drawing out plans for that summer camping trip that's coming up.

3. Multimedia features

Toyota Tundra: Front Seats | CarMax

The base model of the Toyota Tundra comes standard with six speakers and a new seven-inch touchscreen. Move up the trim ladder to the SR5, which kicks it up a notch with nine speakers and an eight-inch touchscreen display. And for all of you serious audiophiles, the Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro CrewMax models feature a premium audio system from JBL® and an acoustically-euphoric 12-speaker setup. The Tundra boasts a quiet cabin, paving the way to a pleasant driving experience that keeps the outside noise where it belongs—outside. And the addition of Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, and Amazon Alexa compatibility in 2020 creates even more opportunities to enjoy your time behind the wheel however you'd like.

4. Smart interior

This truck may be rugged but it comes with a comfortable, plush exterior. Toyota's vast experience with luxurious sedans really shines when it comes to the Tundra's interior; soft-touch surfaces and distinctive seat stitching will keep you cozy no matter where you are in the truck's roomy cabin. On top of that, the 2020 Tundra's touchscreen features large, tactile knobs that can be operated even while wearing work gloves.

5. Traction options

Toyota's vehicle stability control system integrates traction control to improve grip on or off-road for Tundra 2WD models. If you find yourself traversing deep sand or mud on a regular basis, the automatic limited-slip differential helps manage your drivetrain power appropriately for enhanced performance. On the 4WD models, you can choose your drive mode depending on the environment and adjust traction when needed. All of this allows you to feel more confident behind the wheel of your 2020 Tundra.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Toyota Tundra, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

The Tacoma pickup truck is rugged enough to handle your adventures wherever you go, whether you're headed to a national park or just down the road to the grocery store. The 2019 Tacoma is available in six trims, two of them specific to off-road driving. This truck is also designed for tough driving conditions, including rain and snow. The base work truck has a 2.7L four-cylinder engine producing 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Standard features on the 2019 model include:

  • 16-inch steel wheels

  • Integrated backup camera

  • Forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking

  • Lane-departure alert

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.2 out of 5

9 customer reviews
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4 Stars3
3 Stars2
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RepairPal reliability rating

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Toyota Tundra an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota Tundra 5th out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.

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2020 Toyota Tundra trims

SR

  • Includes an integrated trailer brake controller, Bluetooth®, seven-inch touchscreen, six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward-collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and more.

  • View all Toyota Tundra SRs in stock

SR5

  • Upgrades infotainment interface to an eight-inch touchscreen and opens the door to options like front bucket seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and more.

  • View all Toyota Tundra SR5s in stock

Limited

  • Adds automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, an upgraded power driver seat, versatile tie-down cleats, and an upgraded infotainment system with navigation.

  • View all Toyota Tundra Limiteds in stock

Platinum

1794 Edition

TRD Pro

More about 2020 Toyota Tundra

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Army Green (TRO Pro only)

  • Barcelona Red Metallic (SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition)

  • Cavalry Blue (SR5 and Limited)

  • Cement (SR5 and Limited)

  • Magnetic Gray Metallic (SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, Platinum, and 1794 Edition)

  • Midnight Black Metallic

  • Quicksand (SR5 and Limited)

  • Silver Sky Metallic (SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition)

  • Smoked Mesquite (Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition)

  • Super White

  • Voodoo Blue (SR5, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition)

Interior details

  • Available in three bed sizes: short, standard, and long

  • Seats up to six

  • Infotainment: Bluetooth, seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility as standard

  • USB media port with charging capability

  • Two front and two rear cup holders and four front and two rear bottle holders on Double Cab models (three front cup holders on Limited) or two front and two rear cup holders and four front and four rear bottle holders on CrewMax models (three front cup holders on Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro)

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