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Big Reasons Why You May Just Want a 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

Toyota is currently shipping its 2020 Tundra trucks, complete with key upgrades, to dealerships this month. Here are some key reasons you might think about buying a new 2020 Tundra TRD Sport.


Among all the choices in the full-size truck market, it is the Toyota Tundra that stands right at the top for long-term quality and dependability. This coincides with the Toyota brand – reliable cars, trucks and SUVs that last practically forever and give Tundra and Tacoma owners high mileage to brag about.

The 2020 Toyota Tundra has some nice improvements that will make driving life easier, safer and more convenient. The TRD Sport is one of these trim levels, and it is ideal for the consumer who wants, ironically enough, a sportier ride and some technology luxuries as well.

How to get a 2020 Tundra TRD Sport

Unlike the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, the Tundra does not offer a specific TRD Sport grade level. Rather, it takes a traditional SR5 and upgrades it with the TRD Sport Package Plus.

Key upgrades with this package include 20-inch 6-spoke alloy wheels, sport-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars.

Exterior highlights are color-keyed front and rear bumpers, grille surround, and mirror caps. Also, the trademark “sport” hood scoop is displayed prominently, along with TRD Sport badging along the back end. I am a huge proponent of LED lights, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this Sport Package Plus adds LED headlights and LED fog lights.

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport CrewMax Barcelona Red Metallic Back End

Smart key push button start with auto open doors function operates on both the driver and passenger side doors, which adds both convenience and an extra layer of safety.

2020 Tundra has nice multimedia updates

Aside from the TRD Sport trim level, the 2020 Tundra in general will feature some key multimedia additions that Toyota fans have been asking about for years. Look for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard across the board. In fact, several Toyota models, including 2020 Camry, are going to have Android Auto.

This should make coordinating navigation functions, making and receiving calls and texts, and finding music much easier and less distracting for drivers.

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These applications will be displayed on a larger 8-inch touch screen, fitting the larger size of Tundra’s cabin more appropriately. It is nice to see Toyota Tundra modernizing and making their vehicle multimedia offerings become a strength.

The TRD Sport Convenience Package adds safety

If you are in the market and looking at the 2020 Tundra TRD Sport, I would consider adding in the TRD Sport Convenience Package if it fits your budget. This safety package adds in front and rear parking sonar, along with blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

I’d like “Potpourri” for $2000 please Alex

Time for some random facts and pieces of information about 2020 Tundra TRD Sport.

Like all other 2020 Tundras, this grade level matches its proven 5.7-liter V8 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque. Also, Tundra 4x4 TRD Sport is rated at 14 mpg combined (13 city / 17 highway).

MSRP pricing is a little tricky to figure out, but fortunately I have my calculator handy. The 2020 Tundra SR5 CrewMax 4x4 has a factory MSRP of $40,750. Add in the TRD Sport Package Plus for $4,240 and you have a $44,990 price tag. Additionally, the TRD Sport Convenience Package I mentioned is $1,000 more.

Time for your thoughts on Tundra

I’m curious what trim level Tundra most people are interested in. Do you prefer Double Cab or CrewMax? What do you think of the upgrades? Are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay important to you?

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Larry Goldfinger (not verified)    September 30, 2019 - 8:02PM

This article sounds like it was written by Toyota's Marketing Division. In any case, the fake hood scoop is dumb and the Convenience Package should be standard on a $40k+ vehicle. I like my 5.7 but lets face it, the 6 speed should have been upgraded years ago.

Art (not verified)    October 1, 2019 - 2:22PM

In reply to by Larry Goldfinger (not verified)

Ok. Everything has been upgraded, except the engine. Mpg's are a big factor in California. 20 to 24 mpg would be realistic for a full size truck nowadays. I'm happy with 20 on my current 07 GMC. Daily driver. I drive roughly 80 miles per day to and from work. Come on Toyota, you can do it! Starting to look at new trucks already. I'm approaching 300k on current truck. Have looked at all of them except the 2020 Titan. Reliability, price, mpg is what I'm looking at. Not stuck on any brand.

Angela Baucom (not verified)    October 1, 2019 - 5:41PM

I agree a $40,000 truck should come with much of this stuff standard. And ANY 4x4 truck should have a grab handle for the driver. You know the door that gets open the most. The door someone gets in and oit of the most

JB-MI (not verified)    October 1, 2019 - 10:25PM

My goodness. 2007 is when the current platform was released. There have been 4 complete redesigns of the camry and corrolla since then. I currently drive a 2007 has also had 2 redesigns. The tundra has only gotten a facelift.

Give me a hybrid engine or the twin turbo V6 that lexus uses, mate it to an 8 or 10 speed tranny and blow the doors off Frd, GM, and Ram. Come on Toyota...You are better than this!

Matt (not verified)    October 2, 2019 - 12:14AM

I want to know if they got rid of the scout gps it is the worst I've had a Prius the sienna and now a Highlander along with a Tacoma and a 2017 tundra and the GPS is garbage