Many people would say that the 2020 Toyota Tundra design will be too old and that there are many younger competitors in the segment that are more worthy of considering. However, the fact is that there are still many good reasons to purchase this one. It is still one of the leaders in the segment, in many aspects that you would actually think. Here are 10 reasons to buy and drive a 2020 Toyota Tundra pickup truck:
Reliability and Reputation
Japanese cars and truck are famous for their spectacular reliability and Toyota is one of the most representative companies. Chances to find a broken down Toyota on the side of the road are pretty much zero. It would be enough just to mention that Toyota was ranked number one in ‘Customer Satisfaction’ in the American Customer Satisfaction Index almost every year in past decades. It’s no secret that the Tundra is considered to be the most reliable and durable full-size truck on the market. Moreover, this truck is pretty affordable, when it comes to maintenance costs. Yearly maintenance costs usually go between 430 and 520 dollars, which is by far the best result in the class.
Even many core Tundra fans would probably recommend you to wait for another couple of years and a next-generation model. The 2020 Toyota Tundra definitely won’t happen, but if you look at the car as on investments, there is no good reason to worry about the money you would possibly lose. The Tundra holds its price amazingly well. This truck manages to make the grade retaining 64.1 percent of its value at 36 months and 53.8 percent of its value at 60 months. No other truck in the segment comes even close.
An American-Made Truck
Those who consider themselves true patriots would usually choose a Ford, Chevy or Ram. However, the fact is that the Tundra is actually an American truck. These trucks are made in either Texas or Indiana and around 80% of the parts are made in the U.S. as well. It simply can’t go more American than that.
Amazing Off-Road Capabilities
The Tundra is a super capable machine. There is pretty much no terrain it can’t handle. For those you want even more than that, the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be a perfect choice. This version comes with lots of upgrades, including a completely new suspension, brakes, and tires. This version delivers pretty much the same off-road capability as the Raptor, just for a much more affordable price.
The 2020 Toyota Tundra interior will come pretty much without changes. That means that you can count the same, super-spacious cabin as in the current model. There are two layouts in the offer, Double Cab or a CrewMax, and you can count on class-leading interior space in both cases. Both models feature a capacity of up to six passengers.
New Diesel Engine
The biggest novelty for the next year will be the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel. So far, this truck was available with gasoline engines only. Starting from the next year, a 5.0-liter turbodiesel unit from Cummins will in the offer as well. It delivers around 310 hp and 555 pound-feet of torque, which promises amazing performances and fuel economy.
Improved Towing Capacity
A new diesel engine guarantees much more torque, which in practice means better towing capacity. Current gasoline models can tow up to 10.200 pounds. On the other side, a new oil-burner should be able to provide up to 12.500 pounds of max towing capacity, according to the latest reports.
No other full-size truck can match Tundra when it comes to advanced safety features. Even the most basic models are equipped with features like a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection. A list of available safety systems is also pretty longs and includes things like blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert. According to some 2020 Toyota Tundra rumors, some of these could become standard features from the next year as well.
Powerful V8 Gasoline Engines
When it comes to 2020 Toyota Tundra engines, count of two familiar V8 gasoline units. Both are very powerful. Base models are equipped with a 4.6-liter V8, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. Things become even better with a large 5.7-liter unit, which is good for 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque.
The 2020 Toyota Tundra will be available in several trim levels and with a bunch of optional packages. Many of these version come with unique styling details and colors in the offer, which allows lots of customization in terms of aesthetics. Same goes to the interior, which also comes in various schemes in the offer.