The first wave of 2020 Toyota trucks and SUVs has started arriving, as the 2020 Toyota Tundra made its way to dealerships this week. This is an exciting time to be in the market for a new Toyota, as the company has announced many great upgrades to some of its most important models.
The 2020 Tundra, for example, while not having a major redesign, will offer some key improvements that will help drivers with safety, technology and convenience. I just had the opportunity to review the 2020 Tundra Limited trim level. Let’s look at interior updates.
2020 Toyota Tundra has CarPlay and Android Auto
In order to establish itself as a leader in multimedia technology, Toyota needed to listen to continual customer feedback and offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to their key models. Fortunately for us they did listen, and truck buyers will be thrilled.
Both Android Auto (Tundra is the first model to receive this) and Apple Carplay are standard on all 2020 Toyota Tundra trim levels. These popular applications should make navigation, searching for and playing music, and phone calls much safer and certainly more convenient.
Smart key is smart for 2020 Tundra
One of the biggest changes is the addition of smart key push button start to the 2020 Tundra. This is standard equipment on the 2020 Tundra Limited I reviewed.
The benefits are that you can easily open your doors, start your engine, turn off your engine and then lock your doors without ever having to take your smart key out of your pocket or bag or purse. It is easy.
No more fiddling to find your keys before being able to open your doors. Also, imagine you are coming out of a store at night in a dark parking lot. You will have peace of mind that you can quickly and safely open your door and get into your vehicle without taking time outside your truck to find your keys.
Larger touch screen in Toyota Tundra
The 2020 Tundra features larger multimedia touch screens than in previous years. This was one of the main critiques I would hear about interior styling – the touch screen felt too small compared to the wide spacious Tundra interior.
On the Limited you will find an 8-inch touch screen. It allows passengers to see vehicle information, including navigation and your backup camera, much easier and more clearly.
2020 Tundra offers connected services
The term Toyota Connected Services refers to a series of services designed to make life easier and safer to drivers.
These connected services are available for an introductory free trial to allow drivers to see their benefit, and they include safety connect, service connect, wi-fi connect and remote connect.
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The 2020 Tundra TRD Pro is green
Time for your thoughts
Note: the 2020 Tundra Limited I reviewed and shown in the cover picture has upgraded 20-inch Gunner alloy wheels and a TRD Off-Road package. The wheels are not normally all black.
Which of the new updates is important to you on the 2020 Tundra and which ones will you use most often? When you next shop for a new vehicle, is it important to you if your model of choice includes Apple Carplay and Android Auto?
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