Pickup Truck Review: Meet the 2020 Toyota Tundra

Pickup Truck Review: Meet the 2020 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra vs Nissan Titan vs Honda Ridgeline

2020 Toyota Tundra for sale Lake City Florida

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

Toyota Tundra
SR 4×2 double cab with 6.5′ bed

Toyota Tundra SR

CAPACITY

6 Adults

2 Doors

ENGINE

5.7L V8

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Six-speed

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-wheel drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

13/18

STARTING MSRP

$33,425

Nissan Titan
Single Cab S RWD

Nissan Titan

CAPACITY

3 Adults

2 Doors

ENGINE

5.6L V8

390 hp @ 5,800 rpm

394 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Seven-speed

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-wheel drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

15/21

STARTING MSRP

$30,690

Honda Ridgeline
RT RWD

Honda Ridgeline

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.5L V6

280 @ 6000 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Six-speed

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-wheel drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

19/26

STARTING MSRP

$29,990

Performance, Luxury or Utility? Which Will Your Tundra Have?

People expect a lot from their full-size pickup. It’s got to work hard and play hard, but it should look good while doing both. Whether you need a truck for work, because you love the outdoors, or you need to haul stuff from time to time, the 2020 Toyota Tundra for sale has got you covered. We know you’ve got options, but there are some compelling reasons for choosing the Tundra. Take a trip to Rountree Moore Toyota in Lake City, take one out for a test-drive, and you’ll see what we mean.

Muscular and Powerful

Everything about the 2020 Toyota Tundra shows you it means business. A big, confident grille, flared wheel arches, and clean, functional lines speak to a down-to-earth, get-the-job-done attitude. There’s no showboating or unnecessary ornamentation, just design, engineering and equipment to help you enjoy life.

Base models – the SR and SR5 – are distinguished by a black grille, black mirror housings, and functional 16” steel wheels. Luxury trims – the 1794 Edition and the Platinum – come with chrome accouterments. Go for the rugged TRD Pro trim and get color-keyed grille and mirrors along with front and rear tow hooks, black 18” alloys, black chrome exhaust tips, and black badges.

Interior and Technology

Pickups need space for the crew and room for their stuff. That’s why SR Tundras come with a spacious double cab and seating for six, plus a choice of 6.5’ or 8.1’ bed. Compare that with the three seats of the base Nissan Titan! Higher trim models get a four-door CrewMax cab accommodating five and a bed measuring 5.5’.

Connectivity is essential in the modern vehicle, and the 2020 Toyota Tundra checks every box. Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® come standard, as do two USB charge ports and a 7” touchscreen.

Many buyers will find the SR has all the equipment they need in a work vehicle. For those who want more, range-topping models like the rugged TRD Pro will more than satisfy. The TRD Pro features include black leather seats with 10-way power adjustment for the driver, 6-way for the passenger, a power sliding rear window, a moonroof, a premium JBL 12-speaker audio system and an 8” touch screen.

Power, Efficiency, and Capabilities

Every 2020 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a 5.7L V8 engine. That’s mated to a tough six-speed transmission that can drive rear or all four wheels, depending on the model you choose. Peak horsepower is an impressive 381 and max torque an even more astonishing 410 lb-ft.

EPA-estimated fuel consumption for the RWD SR is 13 mpg city and 18 highway. A 4WD TRD Pro gives up 1 mpg on the highway.

For comparison, Nissan’s Titan has a slightly smaller V8 while Honda’s Ridgeline makes do with a 3.5L V6.

Pickups are built for hauling, and the 2020 Toyota Tundra measures up. The SR trim is the real workhorse with a payload of 1,730 lbs and towing capacity, when properly equipped, of 10,200 lbs. More luxurious or performance-oriented trims give up some of that in exchange for a larger cab. Even so, the TRD Pro has a payload of 1,560 lbs and tows up to 9,200 lbs.

On the contrary, Titan tows up to 9,660 lbs while the Ridgeline can only manage 5,000 lbs.

Interior image of the 2020 Toyota Tundra

Taking Safety Seriously

The 2020 Toyota Tundra comes with eight airbags, LATCH child seat anchors and Toyota’s SafetySense technology – a suite of driver aids that include pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control. There’s also trailer sway control because after all, this truck was built for towing. Nissan and Honda offer similar tech, but you won’t find it on every Titan or Ridgeline.

The 2020 Toyota Tundra Gets the Job Done

Anyone shopping for a pickup truck has a lot of choices. We recognize that not everyone has the Toyota Tundra at the top of their list, but there are many reasons it should be. From the base SR to the luxurious 1794 Edition and the Platinum trim, plus the off-road-ready TRD Pro, there’s a Tundra model available to suit your needs. Visit Rountree Moore Toyota in Lake City FL and take one out for a test-drive.

Rountree Moore Toyota is a member of the Morgan Auto Group which serves Florida drivers with a variety of new brands including Toyota, Ford, Honda, Buick, Nissan, GMC, BMW, Lamborghini and MINI, as well as used cars.