2020 Toyota Tundra for Sale in Smithfield, RI
The Toyota Tundra may wear a Japanese nameplate, but so much about this full-sized pickup truck is American. The world first saw it at the 1998 Indiana State Fair, where it was introduced with fanfare as a fuel-efficient workhorse that could tow a surprising amount. Although it was built in Indiana for a while, the Tundra is now built in Texas, and it currently holds the bragging rights for including the most standard safety equipment in its segment. Like all Toyotas, it has a reputation for longevity. In fact, after a Tundra owner named Victor Sheppard logged over one million miles on his truck, Toyota swapped him a brand-new one for it so they could analyze it for longevity research purposes.
The big news for this model year’s Tundra is that its engine is bigger and mightier: a 5.7-liter V8 has replaced the 4.6-liter V8 of the past. This 381-horsepower (401 lb.-ft. of torque) powerplant pairs up with a six-speed automatic transmission. The default drivetrain is rear-wheel, but four-wheel drive is available on some cab and trim configurations (there are two cab choices and three bed lengths) and standard on the TRD Pro.
As the big brother in Toyota’s truck lineup, the Tundra is certainly quite capable. It can pull up to 10,200 pounds when it’s equipped properly, or you can put 1,730 lb. of payload in the bed. There are trim-specific versions of the optional TRD Off-Road Package that yield trail-ready reinforcements like front tow hooks, an engine/fuel tank skid plate, and Bilstein shocks.
Trim Grades and Standard Features
The six trim levels of the 2020 Toyota Tundra are the SR, SR5, Limited, 1794 Edition, Platinum, and TRD Pro. As the base trim, the SR is set up with two cloth-upholstered bench seats (vinyl is an available upgrade) to accommodate six occupants. It gets a decent list of equipment, including heated exterior mirrors, a rearview camera, keyless entry with remote, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, USB data and charge ports, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, voice recognition, and the Toyota Safety Sense technology suite of active driver aids (automatic high beams, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control). are available on the SR5 and Limited but are included on the remaining trims. The SR5 changes up some exterior accents (such as the chrome bumpers) and adds fog lights, a sliding rear cab window, and an underseat storage area for the back row, plus it’s eligible for a multitude of options. The Limited’s upgrades include a 38-gallon fuel tank, leather seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power sliding rear window, and chrome exterior mirrors and door handles.
The Platinum trim reflects the posh quality of its name with heated/cooled front bucket seats in perforated leather, power thigh and lumbar support for the driver, front and rear park assist, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and a deluxe audio system with 12 speakers. It’s distinguished on the outside by a black honeycomb grille and PLATINUM badges on both front doors. The 1794 Edition is a special variant that commemorates the establishment year of the Texas cattle ranch that once occupied the land the Tundra assembly plant was built on. The special features of this trim range from saddle brown leather seating and interior accents to 1794 badging inside and out. The TRD Pro is the real tough guy of the bunch, with its trail-focused suspension (including Fox shocks) and wheels, ruggedized fog lights, and front skid plate. It also swaps out the grille logo for the written-out TOYOTA for a classic look.