2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Changes

Toyota Tundra pickup truck is confirmed for 2020. That means the famous TRD Pro variant will also hit the roads next year. The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro comes with astonishing off-road capabilities, powerful performance, and aggressive exterior. The interior is equipped with the latest systems, which includes Toyota’s Safety Sense-P suite.

However, the changes for 2020 are minimal. Tundra TRD Pro will get only minor updates, mostly from the inside. The exterior will remain as aggressive as before. Under the hood, a powerful V8 will stay intact. This model will compete in the full-size pickup truck segment and will look to rival one of the most established competitors.

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro exterior updates

Toyota already announced significant changes for the 2019 model, so the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro won’t suffer that many changes. The redesign will bring plenty of new updates, but the 2020 model shouldn’t bring any innovations at all. Up front, the headlights are very modern and the grille comes with forward-facing radar sensors.

Those sensors are a part of the Safety Sense-P suite that will Toyota continue to use. The front fascia looks mean and the hood comes with two scoops. Halogen fog lights are not available anymore as the LED fog lights are now available as standard. Of course, skid plates are standard as well and are made of aluminum materials. Tow hooks will remain and this pickup will ride on 18-inch aluminum wheels.

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro interior

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro interior redesign

When it comes to aggressive off-roading trucks, the interior is the last category any carmaker should focus on. However, we are surprised by the modern cabin of the all-new 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. The interior hold plenty of upscale materials, which includes the leather seats with red contrast stitching. Unfortunately, we won’t see interior changes at all.

The only change will happen in the technology department where most of the systems will get an update. That includes the infotainment system and navigation. The displays will remain, but those units will get a new interface with much simpler menus. There is room for five persons, comfort is great and even the interior room is good. On top of that, legroom is generous but the headroom is best-in-class without any doubts.

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro side

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro powertrain

The forthcoming 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will arrive with the same engine as in the years before. It is a proven 5.7-liter V8 that can produce 381 horses and 401 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, along with the rear-wheel-drive setup. Four-wheel-drive remains optional and the fuel economy numbers aren’t that great.

The problem with the V8 powertrain is that this unit is kinda aging. The power is great, the numbers are good, but this engine lacks some modern systems. For an instance, direct fuel injection is not available, just like the cylinder deactivation. Fuel economy is rated at 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. Those figures are no way near the class-leading numbers.

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro rear

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro price and release date

Even the price will remain, so the approaching 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will cost around $44,000. Crew Max models will cost slightly more, about $47,000. This off-roading variant will hit the markets later in 2019, just like the base Tundra model.

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