The new 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is here, and it comes with some minor updates. But before we check it out, we need to address the place of the Tundra TRD Pro in the market. Its fiercest competitor is the Ram 1500 Rebel, but they cannot be compared to the Ford F-150 Raptor, which is the best in the segment. However, Ford has become too expensive to some, which created more room or both the Rebel and the Tundra TRD Pro. While the Raptor is the best choice when it comes to off-road performance, the Tundra is far less expensive, and that may give the much-needed edge in this duel. And now with the new model year, the Tundra TRD Pro is much more capable.
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The engine of the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is the 5.7-liter iForce V8 that cries for a replacement. The unit uses port fuel injection and variable valve timing, but there are no such things as cylinder deactivation and direct fuel injection. 2020 Honda Pilot – read about…
Even though the engine is gaining, it delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to the rear wheels.
Just like every other version of the Tundra, the new TRD Pro model comes with a part-time 4WD system with a two-speed, electronically controlled transfer case.
You will not find a traditional locking differential instead of which Toyota uses the A-TRAC system. According to the EPA estimates, the engine of the Tundra TRD Pro is rated at 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which is among the worst in the segment.
Toyota didn’t do much inside the cabin. Most of the parts from the 2019 model are carried over, which means that the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro comes with the revised gauge cluster and the Toyota Safety Sense-P equipment. There is not much to say here because everything else remains the same.
This means that the new car comes with black leather seats that feature red contrast stitching and the TRD Pro logo on the seatback.
There are other TRD logos over the cabin whereas the dashboard is covered in black leather with the same red contrast stitching. You can choose the Double Cab and Crew Max modes, but both of them offer the seating arrangement for five, the only difference being limo-like legroom and an almost flat load floor in the Crew Max.
The official pricing for the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is yet to be released. However, we are familiar with the pricing of the 2019 model and since there are no major improvements, we can expect something in this range. Speaking in numbers, the new model should cost around $44,000 in the Double Cab iteration and $47,000 in the Crew Max variant.
We don’t know the exact date when Toyota plans to launch the new Tundra TRD Pro on the market. However, it should appear in showrooms by the end of the year, and we will get additional details once Toyota is officially introduced.
Generally speaking, the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a fantastic car. The new model comes with updated suspension, and it will from now on be placed on lighter 18-inch wheels.
On the other hand, the visual changes are barely visible, and there are no interior updates whatsoever. Moreover, Toyota’s decision to leave the fuel inefficient engine which is running its course is definitely critical, and we are just waiting for the Tundra to get a new mill.
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