Let’s face it. Shopping for a full size truck can be a daunting task. Although the choices aren’t dizzying, deciding on the perfect one can be a challenge. Toyota is planning to offer the redesigned 2020 Toyota Tundra. When this machine finally goes for sale, buyers will undoubtedly find it to be an appealing choice.
For starters, the Toyota Tundra is the go-to truck for features such as V8-only powertrains, a plethora of configurations, impressive towing capacity, dizzying customization and more. The 2020 Toyota Tundra promises even better features. Although the details are anyone’s guess for now, rumors suggest that the new model is set to gain a wealth of bells and whistles.
Among those rumored include advanced driver assisting features, plenty of standard features, additional exterior colors, improved dimensions and more. Some of the rumored driver assisting features already in the public domain include Pre-Collision system, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Pedestrian Detection System.
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Although the 10,000 Toyota Tundra’s towing capacity is indeed a core competency, rival full-size trucks have also benefited from recent overhauls. In this regard, Toyota has indicated that it’ll be improving the 2020 Toyota Tundra’s towing capacity to around 13,000. This is however based on rumors and therefore should be taken with a pinch of salt for now.
Most manufacturers offer either a turbocharged gasoline engine or a diesel engine option for torque and efficiency over long hauls. This isn’t however the case with the Toyota Tundra. So will Toyota make a diesel Tundra? Well, Toyota has indicated that it’ll be offering a diesel engine in the future. However no reports have been made to indicate just when that will happen. Hopefully, it will be one among the 2020 Toyota Tundra redesign changes.
Good as it may be, the Toyota Tundra isn’t in a class of one. Competing trucks include the notoriously capable Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado. Ultimately, buyers will have to decide which features they value the most when deciding which one to go with. While the made-in-America 2020 Toyota Tundra has its fair share of good qualities, competing options haven’t rested on their laurels.
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2020 Toyota Tundra Redesign
The Toyota Tundra’s TripleTech frame is the foundation of its strength. “Triple” refers to the open C-channel beneath the bed, a reinforced C-channel under the cab, and the wide, full-boxed rails for the front portion for durability, strength, and ride quality.
For enhanced steering feel and response, the new 2020 Toyota Tundra will come with upgraded double A-arm front suspension that makes use of a front-mounted steering rack and a coil-over spring-shock units. In the rear suspension, better control and dampening efficiency of the rear axle will be enhanced by the upgraded trapezoidal-mounted leaf springs.
The Toyota Tundra 2020 should be expected to return in four trim levels – the barebones Tundra SR, Tundra SR5, Tundra Limited, Tundra Platinum, and the top-spec Tundra 1794 Edition. In addition to the four trim options, Toyota also offers plenty of packages albeit at an additional cost. Some of the standard features to expect include four USB ports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, floor mats and graphics, driver-seat memory functions, auto-dimming mirrors, and a sport tuned suspension system.
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While the Toyota Tundra dimensions aren’t expected to change, the truck’s passenger space still remains voluptuous in all counts. In addition to the impressive passenger space, the exterior visibility offered is laudable. Toyota is expected to offer the 2020 Tundra interior a more upscale look by covering most surfaces with simulated suede covers and high-quality leather.
Exterior Toyota Tundra colors – Quicksand, Inferno, Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Cement, Smoked Mesquite, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Cavalry Blue, Midnight Black Metallic, and Blazing Blue Pearl.
2020 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs
Apart from the rumored new Toyota Tundra diesel engine, much of what is on the existing model will probably continue being offered on the 2020 Tundra model albeit featuring slight changes. Currently, the Tundra is offered with two engines, both being V8’s.
The least powerful is a 310-hp 4.6L engine. It also churns out 327 pounds feet of torque. The next option is a 381 hp @5,600rpm– churning 5.7L engine capable of also generating 401 pounds-feet of torque @3,600rpm. We expect the rumored new Toyota Tundra diesel to generate an output of around 340 horsepower and 500 pounds of feet once it is confirmed. Given the years it has been in development, the output figures should be easy to beat.
To help the engine handle the strenuous demands of towing under a full load, the 2020 Toyota Tundra should come with a Tow package that enhances Tundra’s electrical and cooling systems.
2020 Toyota Tundra Release Date & Price
It is very early to talk about pricing now, nonetheless, buyers should expect something in the region of $39,559. And as always, buyers will also get Toyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle components’ warranty.