At Thompson Toyota, we want to help bold drivers like you in Edgewood, MD, get ready for their next road trip. So, we put together this 2020 Toyota Tundra review. Read on to see how this truck can help you have an exciting weekend getaway with your camper or boat near Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, MD.

If you have any questions or would like to get behind the wheel of the Tundra, speak to a member of our sales team.

Tundra Towing Capacity and Engine Strength

When it's time to hit the road for a weekend of fun, your Tundra has the stuff to take all your toys with you.

With a maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds when properly equipped, you'll be able to haul everything from a large boat to a 2-horse trailer.

It can get this kind of utility from its impressive engine specs, which include the following:

  • 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine
  • 381 horsepower
  • 401 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence

This careful balance between power and torque helps propel you forward with a camper in tow without burning the rubber on your rear tires. You'll reach your maximum towing capacity with the standard rear-wheel drive (RWD) drivetrain, but 4-wheel drive (4WD) is available, too.

When jetting down the coast with your water ski boat in tow, standard Trailer-Sway Control works to provide you with a stabilized ride. It's designed to detect drift and rushes to the rescue, providing brake pressure to the wheels that need it the most to keep you fully in command.

Toyota Tundra Off-Road

We've already talked about how RWD can help you get some impressive towing action, but what about when your adventure takes you off the paved path? For example, when you need to gain some traction on the sandy shore when launching your boat in the water or when traveling with your RV to a secluded campsite.

If that's your story, then you may prefer the available 4WD system. Here's how the towing capacity compares…

  • RWD maximum towing capacity: 10,200 pounds
  • 4WD maximum towing capacity: 9,900 pounds

With just a slight trade-off in towing capabilities, the 4WD system can help you take your most adventurous outings to the next level.

This rugged system pairs with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) to optimize power distribution across your front and rear axles. The result is improved road grip that keeps you planted firmly on the ground through a variety of road conditions.

Arm your Tundra further with an available TRD Off-Road skid plate. This piece of armor is strategically placed over your engine and transfer case, allowing you a more confident and relaxed excursion as you take on unpredictable, rocky terrain.

Toyota Tundra Payload Specs and Configurations

The Toyota Tundra has a maximum payload capacity of 1,730 pounds based on your configurations, so even your dirt bikes and kayaks can make the trip.

However, we know that every road trip calls for different gear. So, the Toyota Tundra is prepared with three cargo bed length options…


Standard Bed

Long Bed

Short Bed

Bed Length

78.7 inches

97.6 inches

66.7 inches

Max Payload Capacity

1,730 pounds

1,700 pounds

1,660 pounds

As you can see, the Standard Bed can get your Toyota Tundra that maximum payload capacity, although the Long Bed and Short Bed aren't too far behind. All three bed options reach their full payload potentials when equipped with RWD. This is because it's an overall more lightweight system.

So, those who do a lot of towing or hauling may prefer RWD, while the off-roaders in the group may want to outfit their pickup with 4WD.

Also, opt for the available deck rail system with four cargo tie-downs to keep everything firmly in place, even when trekking over unpredictable terrain.

Technology and the Toyota Tundra

Okay, so we've talked about utility, but what about technology? Well, this pickup is packed full of it!

Starting with safety, the 2020 Tundra comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of advanced driver-assisting technologies that can add an extra level of confidence to every drive.

These features are designed to improve driver awareness when you hit the road, and the suite includes systems like:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is available, as well. This system helps you merge or change lanes more safely by alerting you to other vehicles in your side blind spots. Crowded parking lots become easier to navigate, too, because Rear Cross-Traffic Alert issues an audible warning when other vehicles are approaching your rear bumper as you reverse.

Then, when it's time to dock your pickup, the available front and rear parking assist sonar can help you avoid accidental bumps and dings.

Inside the Cabin of the 2020 Tundra

Finally, let's climb inside the cabin of this capable truck to see what kind of comforts we can expect next time we take the wheel.

We'll start with the infotainment system, which comes standard with:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology

An 8-inch touchscreen is available, too, with a simple upgrade to the Audio Plus system or the Premium Audio system with Dynamic Navigation. These features will keep you connected and entertained during the long haul. 

You're also welcome to design your cabin any way you like. Go ahead and pair that modern tech with a retro feel in the available 1794 Edition interior. This comes with sleek wood-grain-style accents and premium perforated Brown leather-trimmed, heated, and ventilated front seats to create a classic Western look.

Other interior options include fabric or leather in Graphite, Black, or Sand Beige.

Test Drive the Toyota Tundra in Edgewood Today

Do you think the 2020 Toyota Tundra will fit in well with all your adventures in Edgewood and around Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, Maryland? Then, visit the showroom at Thompson Toyota!

A member of our sales team will meet with you to show you the features and amenities you're most interested in. Then, we'll get you behind the wheel, so you can experience this truck's commanding performance firsthand.

Contact our dealership today to schedule a test drive of the Tundra. We hope to see you soon!

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