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Top 2020 Toyota Tundra Updates You Need to Know About

Toyota recently announced updates to its 2020 Tundra lineup to be released this fall. Here are some of the changes you may already know about and some you may not.

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Toyota is bringing many key changes to its 2020 Tundra this fall. In fact, Toyota is adding important safety and technology upgrades to its popular 2020 Tacoma and 2020 4Runner as well. This impressive lineup of refreshed Toyota trucks and SUV’s should have shoppers anxiously awaiting their arrival at dealerships in just a short time.

The 2020 Tundra is ready to impress with its updates and improvements. Here are the key changes you can expect.

5.7-liter V8 Toyota Tundra engine stands tall – and by itself

Toyota is discontinuing the 4.6-liter V8 engine for the 2020 model year, leaving the 5.7-liter V8 engine as the sole Tundra engine this coming year. This powerful and proven engine produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque.

2020 Tundra TRD Pro available in 2 cab configurations

Truck enthusiasts looking for a 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro were happy with their CrewMax cab configuration. It was also their only cab option at the time. For 2020, buyers can choose between CrewMax and the new Double Cab TRD Pro configuration.

Android or Apple for Toyota Tundra

Never have I seen technology buffs so excited as when it was announced Toyota will be adding both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment across all 2020 Tundra trim levels. And 2020 Tacomas. And 2020 Sequoias. And 2020 4Runners. Since this is one of the main questions I get from buyers looking for a new Toyota truck or SUV, I am thrilled that they will now be thrilled. Peace and love. And Apples. And Androids.

Larger Screens on all Tundra trucks

People love technology. They also appreciate and need convenience. All 2020 Toyota Tundra trucks will feature larger multimedia screens. The SR model will come with a 7” touchscreen, while all other grades offer standard 8” screens.

Key vs. Smart Key – that is the question

For those people who enjoy the latest technology, convenience, and easy-of-use, they will most certainly appreciate the use of smart key technology across nearly all the 2020 Tundra lineup. All Tundra models SR5 and above will feature smart key push button start with smart auto door open function.

I enjoy this smart auto open feature tremendously when both my hands are full and I can still open my Camry – with just one finger. I wish this convenience for one and for all.

Color Changes for 2020 Tundra

The color Voodoo Blue was popular with truck enthusiasts for 2019. This was available only on the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro but not on any other trim level. Look for Voodoo Blue to be offered on more grades in an expanded role for the 2020 model year.

This is similar to Toyota’s expansion of the 2018 TRD Pro exclusive color Cavalry Blue across the Tundra model lineup for 2019 trucks.

Army Green has already been announced as the exclusive TRD Pro color for both 2020 Tacoma and 2020 Sequoia. Might we see this Army Green popping up on new Tundras and 4Runners in the very near future? Only time will tell.

Will you be looking for a new Toyota truck in the next year? What new Tundra changes made the biggest impression on you?

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Jeff Teague is a Toyota news reporter at Torque News. You can reach Jeff on Facebook and Instagram. Twitter @toyotajeff1 and tweet him tips for new stories. Jeff also shares Toyota news videos on his Youtube Channel at ToyotaJeff1.

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Errol (not verified)    July 27, 2019 - 1:42AM

So no usefull improvements just bling no fuel no horsepower no better transmission just the same 10 year old Toyota

Edwin Dominguez (not verified)    July 29, 2019 - 3:50PM

Gas Mileage still sucks and No major improvements and they are asking way too much on something that can be worth literally nothing once in a wreck. Toyota step it up smh

Robert Coe (not verified)    July 29, 2019 - 9:29PM

I have the Tundra in 2018 but hope to see easier access to the cargo bed in 2020. I miss my step up on the tailgate the the F150 offered. The remote start is an added value.

Jeff Conkling (not verified)    August 7, 2019 - 8:12AM

That’s it ? So basically there are no updates. What has Toyota been doing ? A bigger screen OH BOY how exciting! It’s not about the bling HELLO Toyota Pull your head out. Guess I’ll keep mine for anther year or 2 or 3 or 4 or.

Tyrel Lizama (not verified)    August 25, 2019 - 12:50PM

Toyota need to drop their prices on the tundra, needs better fuel economy, needs to put that extra step in their tailgate kinda like chevy. Automatic start option. mini tv & dvd player like the sequoia. Also built in cooler in console for refreshing drinks. 360 camera and under carriage camera