If there was ever a truck named the Mean Green Racing Machine, the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in Army Green would be it.
See, the Tundra TRD Pro was developed for off-road racing and its wide stance and muscular appearance make it perfect for the trail. But don’t let its appearance fool you. The 2020 Toyota Tundra is also refined enough for date night, and muscular enough to keep up around the farm.
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I spent the day in this rig. Two trips to Plano and back for a total of 8 cu yards of high quality compost for the garden. The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro handled it like a champ! #trucksofinstagram #2020tundra #toyota #trdpro #dumptrailer #ironbull #texaspureproducts #txautowriters #agirlsguidetocars
Putting the 2020 Toyota Tundra to the Test
When one has a pickup truck for a week, one DIYs all the things. Like renting a 14′ dump trailer and picking up 8 cubic yards of compost for a massive garden, or bringing the rototiller home from the shop. All in a day’s work. With a weight limit for towing at 10,000 pounds (9,300 for the TRD Pro) we had no problem towing a 4,000 lb trailer with another 4,320 lb of compost (4 cu. yd.) twice in one day. The back end of the Tundra was definitely lower, but the truck handled the load well and the ride was smooth. We had no issues with jerkiness or trailer sway thanks to Toyota’s tow package and sway control. And those big giant mirrors? Lifesavers when you’re pulling a long trailer! I was even able to back this rig up BY.MY.SELF. #thatsafirst
Must-Have Options on the 2020 Toyota Tundra
The bedliner option is a must for any truck that will be used for more than driving from point A to point B. Toyota’s optional spray-in bedliners are tough and they do a fantastic job of protecting the paint job and putting our minds at ease when we load things like tillers, mowers, shovels, and other machinery and tools into the bed. There is no way we’d buy a truck without one, even if our heaviest loads were camping equipment and lawn chairs because even small scratches in the paint job can lead to rust.
If you love to camp as we do, the cargo bed light is another really great feature to have because it helps you see what’s in the bed, after dark. This leaves your hands free to sort through your camping gear. It may also be helping to those who fish or hunt and are bringing the harvest home around dusk.
Extra tough on your trucks? There is a vehicle protection package available for the TRD Pro lineup which adds a paint protection film to areas of the truck that are likely to receive scratches from branches, rock pings, and more. Like the bedliner, this film can extend the life of the truck and the resale value by protecting the paint job.
And for those of us who are vertically challenged, the side steps are a must-have! I’m 5′ 6″ tall and I have to grab the steering wheel or handlebar on the door frame and give a little jump to get into the 2020 Toyota Tundra. A step-up would be really helpful for me and the kids.
What We Love About this Truck
- 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine
- 4-wheel drive
- Tow package
- 38 gallon fuel tank
- Forged aluminium 16″ black TRD wheels
- LED Headlamps and automatic high beams
- Rigid Industries fog lamps
- Deck rail system with tie-down cleats
- Spray-in bedliner
- Heated power side mirrors, extra-large for trailering!
- Easy lower and lift tailgate
- Skidplate on engine and fuel tank
- Fox shocks
- Radar cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Premium JBL audio with 8″ touchscreen infotainment
- Android Auto, apple Car Play and Bluetooth for handsfree connectivity
- Automatic dual-zone climate control
- Backup camera
- Leather-trimmed power-adjustable seats. 10-way driver seat.
- 60-40 split fold-up rear seats
- Heavy-duty all-weather floor mats
- Center console shift lever
- Power verticle rear window that goes up and down just like the side windows
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Sure, Toyota offers some high-end interiors for their trucks, but the TRD Pro package with its red stitching on black leather and it’s all-weather mats will always be my favorite. #toyota #tundratrdpro #trdpro #2020tundra #trucksofinstagram #4wheeldrive #offroad #offroadlife #offroading #4x4offroad #4×4 #4x4life #4x4nation #adventure #outdoors #txautowriters #agirlsguidetocars
2020 Toyota Tundra Options and Pricing
Starting at $33,575, this 5-seater will give you more passenger space than a sedan for about the same price. And you’ll feel a whole lot cooler driving it. Granted, this is the base SR model with a double cab (smaller back seat) vs the SR5 which has the Crew Max cab and starts at $37,850.
The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax we drove was priced at $54,414. This package is only available in 4-wheel drive.
If off-road rugged isn’t your style, Toyota also offers the Tundra with their luxurious 1794 Edition appearance package which will give you an interior that rivals a Ford King Ranch or Chevy High Country. It also costs a little less than the TRD Pro, starting at $48,775 for the two-wheel-drive version.
Disclosure: Toyota let me drive this 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro for a week. As you can see, I used it. A LOT. And, I loved it! My husband loved it too. These are our real feelings.