The 2020 Toyota Tundra comes outfitted with a 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine. Here at Thompson Toyota, our team wants our Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, MD, customers to be as informed as possible about this engine.

That's why we've created an entire guide that's dedicated to it. Check it out below!

2020 Toyota Tundra: Engine Basics

We'll start off with the basics: horsepower and torque. The 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine in the 2020 Tundra can kick out 381 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 RPM.

Those numbers are incredibly impressive, especially considering that the vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 13 city/18 highway/15 combined MPG.1 That's great for a truck!

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2020 Toyota Tundra: Engine Tech

How does the Tundra engine manage to put out so much power for pickup drivers in Bel Air, Baltimore, Edgewood, and Clayton, Maryland?

Well, it was engineered with a variety of state-of-the-art engine tech, including:

  • DOHC 32-valve cylinder heads
  • Toyota Direct Ignition system
  • Acoustic Control Induction System
  • 4-2-1 tubular stainless-steel exhaust manifold
  • Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence

However, technologies such as these contribute to more than just the engine's horsepower and torque output-they're also partly responsible for making this Toyota pickup's engine as efficient as it can be.

2020 Toyota Tundra: Advanced Transmission

We'll also touch on this truck's transmission. After all, an engine is nothing without its partner-in-crime, the transmission.

All of this year's Tundra models come equipped with a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence. Its functioning is also supported by its fair share of technologies, including sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic. These high-tech add-ons help ensure that the oomph is transferred from the engine to the wheels in the smoothest way possible.

That's great for you, because nobody wants to deal with rough shifts, especially while towing or hauling a massive load around the jobsite. Speaking of towing, take a look through the section right below.

2020 Toyota Tundra: Towing Capacity

Last, but certainly not least, we wanted to go over the 2020 Tundra towing capacity. It's one thing to talk about horsepower, torque, and engine technologies in the abstract-it's another thing entirely to see how those numbers and specifications translate to real-world capabilities.

On certain trim levels, the 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine will allow the truck to tow over 10,000 pounds! When you combine that with payload capabilities that can exceed 1,700 pounds, you've got yourself a hard worker.

Experience the 2020 Toyota Tundra for Yourself at Thompson Toyota

You can rev this pickup truck's engine during your test drive around the streets of Clayton, Bel Air, Baltimore, and Edgewood, MD. All you have to do is have a conversation with one of our teammates, and they'll get you behind the wheel ASAP.

Call us on the phone or chat with us online to get started today!


1. 2020 preliminary MPG estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

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