2020 Toyota Tundra

2020 MODEL
$37,850 - $51,825
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2020 Toyota Tundra Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 21, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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The popularity of full-sized pickup trucks is increasing by each passing day. It is so because modern pickups like the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 offer a lot of luxuries and technology that make them easier to live with than the conventional pickups of old. However, very few trucks today capture the ruggedness and down-and-dirty magic that was iconic to them in the first place. The 2020 Toyota Tundra Double Cab is one such beast. 

It is a rather good piece of machinery but has gone too long without any significant modifications. With the last major changes taking effect in 2014, the pickup has now started showing its age. This has allowed others in its competition such as the Sierra and Ram 1500 to quickly catch up.

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Pros

A very powerful V8 engine

Spacious and comfortable seating

Unique off-road-themed TRD Pro model

Cons

Feels as an extruding fit on tight and congested roads

What's New?

There are no major changes for the year 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37850

bodystyle

4dr CrewMax

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

346 cu.in.

horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

401 lbs.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.9/13.9

dimensions

wheelbase

145.7 in.

length

228.9 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.8 in.

curb weight

5340 lbs.

ground clearance

10.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

10100 lbs.

payload capacity

1660 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/18/15 mpg

highway range

475.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

2 yr. /unlimited


Pictures

Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Toyota Tundra in Barcelona Red Metallic color 2020 Toyota Tundra in Cavalry Blue color 2020 Toyota Tundra in Cement color 2020 Toyota Tundra in Quicksand color 2020 Toyota Tundra in Silver Sky Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

2.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

5.0

Safety

5.0

6.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Toyota Tundra SR5

SR5

power
381 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
15 combined

$37,850 - $40,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SR5 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $37,850 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 6
SR5 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $40,900 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

2020 Toyota Tundra Limited

Limited

power
381 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
15 combined

$44,135 - $47,185


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $44,135 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $47,185 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Tundra Platinum

Platinum

power
381 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
15 combined

$48,775 - $51,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $48,775 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
Platinum 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $51,825 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Tundra 1794

1794

power
381 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
15 combined

$48,775 - $51,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1794 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $48,775 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
1794 4dr CrewMax 5.6 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $51,825 MSRP (13/15/18) 381 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.0

Overall Rating


The manufacturers of the 2020 Toyota Tundra Crewmax describe it as ‘The official truck of getting done’. We say that this truck is not about luxury and style, it’s all about the comfort and space for both work and weekend games. With this as your companion, you will not have to worry about the load any more. Available at a base price of $34,250, the 2020 Toyota Tundra Crewmax comes with a powerful 4.6 Liter V6 engine. This engine provides the Tundra with 310 horsepower and an acceleration of 0 to 60mph in about 7.8 sec. 

2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Front View
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Rear View

7.5/10
Features

 

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

2.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 

5.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Toyota Tundra Features

7.5/10

The 2020 Toyota Tundra Crewmax has six trims i.e., SR 5, Limited, TDR Pro, Platinum and the 1794 Edition. While almost all the trims are available with a 5.7-litre V8 engine as a standard engine, the SR 5 has it as an optional upgrade. The SR 5 has a 4.6 Liter V8 as a standard engine and hence a low price of $34,250 which is the lowest among all the trims. On the other hand, almost trims have a standard Rear Wheel Drive with an ALL Wheel drive as optional, except for the TDR Pro in which the All-Wheel Drive is a standard feature. However, all the trims have a six-speed automatic transmission.

Trim

SR 5

Limited

TDR Pro

Platinum

1794 Edition

Engine

5.7L V8 (O)

5.7L V8 (S)

5.7L V8 (S)

5.7L V8 (S)

5.7L V8 (S)

MSRP (RWD)

$37,850

$44,135

N/A

$48,775

$48,775

MSRP (4WD)

$40,900

$47,185

$46,110

$51,825

$51,825

Key Features

Chrome grille and surround

Chrome heated outside mirrors

Aluminium front skid plate

Colour-keyed grille surround

Chrome grille and surround

 

Chrome front and rear bumper end caps

Silver billet-style grille insert

“TOYOTA” front grille with colour-keyed grille surround

Colour-keyed bumpers

Chrome front bumper end caps

 

Fog lights

Deck rail system

Matte black lower front bumper with colour-keyed end caps

Chrome heated auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors

Western-themed interior

 

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Heated front seats with power driver and passenger seating

Multi-reflector halogen headlights with black sport bezels and manual level control

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Ultra suede seat inserts

 

Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App10 and 7-in. high-resolution touch-screen

Power sliding rear window

Fog lights

Power tilt/slide moon roof

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)

 

HD Radio 12 Technology and SiriusXM All Access Radio11

Dual-zone automatic climate control

HomeLink 16 universal transceiver

Front and rear parking a

Wood-style trim (including steering wheel and shift knob)

 

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller

Wood-style trim

Other features are almost the same as the Limited Edition

Power tilt/telescopic steering wheel

 

   

Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and

 

Memory system for seats, outside mirrors and steering wheel

 

   

HomeLink 16 universal transceiver

 

Brushed metal-style trim

 

   

Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation13 and App Suite14

 

Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation13 and App Suite14

 

   

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller

 

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)27 and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)

 

       

Power vertical sliding rear window assist sonar

 

Which trim to buy?

Though Tundra Crewmax comes with good standard options, you can always upgrade your trucks with various options that the Toyota provides you with. For example, you can choose if you want to go for SR5 but want a bit powerful engine, you can choose the 5.7-litre engine to replace its standard 4.6-litre engine. So all we recommend is to be choosy to get optimum output for what you are going to pay.

2020 Toyota Tundra Engine and Performance

6.0/10

When we speak of the engine of the 2020 Toyota Tundra Crewmax, the base model i.e., the SR 5 has a 4.6-litre V8 engine which delivers a horsepower of 310 hp and a torque of 327lb-ft. However, if you desire for more power you can always check out the higher trims with a 5.7-litre V8 engine which is also available in the SR 5 as an optional upgrade.  This engine can deliver a horsepower of 381hp and a torque of 401lb.ft. Now speaking of the transmission, all the trims have 6 automatic speed transmission.

2020 Toyota Tundra comes with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

Models

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

MSRP

$37,850

$35,680

$36,145

$39,595

Engine

4.6 L V8

5.6-L DOHC 32-VALVE V8

5.7L V8 HEMI VVT

ortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI

Transmission

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

390 hp

383 hp

360 hp

Torque

327 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm

394 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

480 lb-ft

Looking at the competition, though the base trim with the 4.6-litre V8 engine is not upto the mark, the higher trims with the 5.7-litre V8 engine give a tough competition to its competitors such as the Nissan Titan Crew Cab, RAM 2500 Tradesman ant Chevy Silverado2500 HD WT.

Acceleration

The 2020 Tundra Crewmax SR5 with its base 4.6 Liter V8 engine reaches the speed of 60mph in 7.8 seconds. While on the other hand, the higher with the 5.7-liter V8 engines can accomplish the same in 6.4 seconds. 

Models

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

0-60 MPH

7.8 sec

6.0 sec

8.8 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter mile

16.1 sec

14.9 sec

17.2 sec

15.6 sec

Engine

4.6L

5.6L

5.7L V8

6.0L V8

Emission 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

N/A

9.8

N/A

N/A

The result of the competition is same again. While the base model cannot stand the competition, the higher trim gives a tough competition to its competitors except that of the RAM 2500 Tradesman.

Ride and Handling

The Vehicle Stability Control System in the 2020 Tundra Crewmax helps the drivers prevent the vehicle from side slipping or skidding that can loosen their control during cornering. This system monitors the steering angle and compares it to the moving direction of your vehicle. If it detects a loss of traction, engine performance is automatically lowered down and/or brakes are applied to the wheels as necessary.

, On the other hand, all Tundra Crewmax models with the 4WD have an A-TRAC system. It optimizes traction across the front and rear axles simultaneously and helps in providing an improvised control of the vehicle on low-traction surfaces.

Braking

The 2020 Crewmax is equipped with a firm braking system that brings it to halt from a speed of 60 mph at 130 ft. In fact, this truck is equipped with a Brake Assist which detects the panic situation and applies extra force to the brakes in order to bring it to a halt and avoid the collision.

2020 Toyota Tundra has a Front Brakes of 13.9 in. 

Model

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

13.7

14.2

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.5

14.1

14.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5250

5521

6306

6242

60-0 MPH (ft.)

130

133.8

135.5

138

When compared to its competition, its less weight becomes an advantage, thus giving an upper hand to this truck on the basis of its braking performance.

2020 Toyota Tundra Fuel Economy

2.0/10

The 2020 Tundra Crewmax is a little bit thirsty when it comes to Fuel Economy. It gives an average mileage of 16MPG with 15 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway.

Model

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

MPG (city)

15

15

11

11

MPG (highway)

19

21

16

16

MPG (combined)

16

18

14

14

Although it occupies the second place in the competition after Nissan Titan followed by the RAM 2500 and the Silverado 2500HD in terms of Fuel Economy.

2020 Toyota Tundra Interior

7.5/10

This 6 seater multipurpose truck is quite spacious on the inside. The Front seats are usually known to be spacious. However, in this truck, the seating in the back is also as spacious as the front to provide the commuters with maximum comfort.

2020 Toyota Tundra Rear Seats 

Model

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.7/65.7/42.5

41.0/63.3/41.8

41.0/66.0/41.0

42.8/64.8/45.2

Second 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.9/65.5/42.3

40.4/63.6/38.5

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

Interior Features

Let’s have a look at what do we have along with the spacious and comfortable interiors on the inside:

  • Entune Audio Plus with Connected/ Integrated Navigation
  • Integrated backup camera
  • 60/40 split fold-up rear seats
  • Cruise control
  • Carpet flooring

Infotainment System

2020 Toyot Tundra Infotainment Screen

The 2020 Toyota Tundra Crewmax has quite an attractive cabin which is equipped with the Standard Entune infotainment system. This system has a touch screen interface which comes with a connected navigation system and mobile accessibility. Also, it has many other features to infotain you such as :

  • AM/FM CD player 
  • MP3/WMA playback capability
  • 6 speakers with auxiliary audio jack
  • USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • Hands-free phone capability
  • Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Siri Eyes Free
  •  SiriusXM Satellite Radio 
  • Integrated backup camera display

Cargo volume

The 2020 Crewmax comes with a fair cargo space of 55cu.ft. Though this comparatively less compared to the Regular and Double cab. 

Model

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

55

50

57.5

61.0

The Crewmax has a comparatively less cargo space when compared to the RAM 2500 and Chevy Silverado 2500. It anyways has the upper hand when compared to the Nissan Titan

2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

2020 Toyota Tundra Exterior

5.0/10

The 2020 Tundra Crew Max is about 228.9 inches in length, 70.9 inches in width and 75.8 inches in height. This enormous body size of the Tundra makes it quite uneasy to run on narrow roads with steep curves.

2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 3 Quarter View

Model

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Curb weight (lbs.)

5250

5521

6306

6242

Length(in)

228.9

228.1

237.4

239.5

Width(in)

79.9

79.5

79.5

80.5

Height(in)

75.8

75.4

76.9

78.2

Ground clearance (in)

10.2

8.3

6.1

9.6

Wheelbase (in)

145.7

139.8

149.0

153.7

Track width (in) F/R

67.9/67.9

68.5/68.5

66.4/66.4

68.8/68.8

The Crewmax is a tad larger in size when compared to its competitors, but its curb weight of 5250lbs makes it the lightest of all the four.

Exterior Features

Let’s see what we get on the exterior of our good looking companion

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with manual level control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers 
  • Windshield wiper de-icer 
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass
  • Easy lower and lift tailgate
  • Front and rear mudguards 
  • Front tow hooks (4x4)  
  • Front skid plate

Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of 10,100lbs is quite an appreciable capacity for the less power and weight of the base trim of the 2020 Crewmax. 

Model

Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

10,100

9400

11520

13000

Although its capacity is still less when compared to the RAM and Chevy. However, it is greater than that of the Nissan Titan. 

2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2020 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

2020 Toyota Tundra Safety

5.0/10

Safety Features

The 2020 Tundra Crewmax is equipped with the standard Star Safety System. This System is equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). Some other Standard safety features are:

  • Driver and front outboard passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front outboard passenger seat-mounted side airbag 
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • Front and rear Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags 
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
  • Child-protector rear door locks 
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Front and rear parking assist sonar
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer

Apart from that, the IIHS has given it an overall Good Rating and the NHTSA has given it an overall 5 rating.

2020 Toyota Tundra Competition

Nissan Titan Crew Cab Vs Toyota Tundra

The 2020 Nissan Titan Crew Cab comes with 5.6 litre V8 that produces a robust 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque and accelerates the truck to 60 seconds in 6 seconds. Thus it has an upper hand on the Tundra Crew max with the 4.6 litre V8. In fact, in terms of fuel economy, it is less thirsty than the Crewmax. However, when we look at other aspects such as the braking, cargo and towing capacity, for which these trucks are specially used for The Tundra has the upper hand. Although if you want to go for the optional 5.7L V8, it would be a tough competitor for the Titan.

2020 Nissan Titan Crew Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab Vs Toyota Tundra

The 2020 RAM 2500 Tradesman has a very powerful 5.7-litre V8 engine, its performance is less due to its heavyweight. This is where the Crewmax beats the 2500 Tradesman. However, its towing and cargo capacity is higher than the Crewmax. 

2020 RAM 2500 HD 

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT Vs Toyota Tundra

The 2020 Chevy Silverado has a powerful 6-litre V8 engine, but despite its heavyweight, it gives a good performance when compared to the Crewmax. In fact, it also has better towing and cargo capacity. However, it’s thirstier than the Crewmax in terms of fuel economy.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2020 Toyota Tundra Final Verdict

The 2020 Toyota Tundra Crewmax precisely has all the qualities of a fair Crew Cab. Still, it’s better to opt for the 5.7 litres V8 variant over the 4.6 Liter V8, as it performs better at a very little or the same price depending on whether you require a rear-wheel drive or a 4 wheel drive. 

It has a fair cargo and towing capacity with a good braking system. Although it’s poor fuel economy and humongous size be considered as drawbacks that hold it back. However, the Toyota Trust-worthiness that it has built up during the past generations becomes one of the noticeable plus points in the consumer market.  

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