Big Reasons Why You May Just Want a 2020 Toyota 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.
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.
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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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