The Rugged, Strong and Elegant 2020 Toyota Tundra TDR Pro Crewmax
The solid off-road vehicle is back in 2020, and this time around Toyota has added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto two features which have been in high demand for quite some time. However, the 2020 version of the vehicle comes in both the Double Cabin version and CrewMax configuration.
We got our hands on the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax, and right off the bat, we could tell that the company has done away with the 4.6-litre V8. Aside from that, Toyota has made subtle changes to the vehicle, which is what we wanted to discover. So, without further ado, let’s check out what the oldest truck in this segment has to offer!
Features and Off-Roading Chops
The Tundra is synonymous with people who love to have fun in the dirt, so it makes sense for us to start by talking about how well the 2020 model fares in the dirt. To start with the TRD Pro comes equipped with an integrated trailer brake controller and a bunch of advanced features that Toyota packages as the Toyota Safety Sense Pedestrian or TSS-P, which is now standard across all Tundras in 2020. The pack includes safety features like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, high auto beams, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection.
Other notable extras include front leather bucket seats, with slick red stitching, hood scoop, a telescoping steering wheel, and a very generous 38-gallon gas tank. However, apart from all of this, the Tundra we tested came with off-roading goodies which we are told comes only with the TRD Pro. The goodies in question include huge Fox Internal Bypass shocks, across all wheels, a slightly tuned suspension for snow, and mud, lighter BBS 18-inch wheels, fog lights, TRD exhaust that comes with a fancy chrome tip and a tough front skid plate.
Space and Other Interior Impressions
Stepping into the Tundra reveals a cabin that’s more spacious than last year’s model. While that could be because this is the CrewMax, but honestly it is the right vehicle for people of all sizes. Not only is there enough legroom for people above 6ft in the back and front, but seats can be adjusted to make more room.
The seats feel comfortable, and the leather trim gives them a premium feel. The seats on the rear slide and recline so you can fine-tune to what makes you feel comfortable. While competitors in this space have gone for a more high-tech interior, Toyota has chosen to preserve the Tundra’s more classic feeling something we can’t complain about.
How Does the 2020 Tundra TRD CrewMax Perform?
The 5.7-litre V8 which has over the years received minor improvements, delivers a pretty decent 381HP, with 401 lb-ft of torque. On the road, all of this translates to excellent performance. The 2020 TRD drives like a champ.
What’s more, the shocks delivered much more comfort than we expected, which meant that even after an hour on a rocky road, we didn’t end up with a sore back. Now if that’s not reason enough to invest in a Tundra, then what is?
The 2020 Toyota Tundra TDR Pro Crewmax is still hands-down the best choice for anyone looking for a reliable, tough and comfortable off-roader. This time around the CrewMax makes no compromises, and that’s one reason why we openly recommend it to anyone searching for an off-roading beast!