2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO
As Big as the Big Outdoors
By Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel
The 2020 Toyota Tundra with its TRD Pro edition (also appearing on the Tacoma) is packed with a wide assortment of special features: a unique TRD grille, stainless steel door edges, bright LED highlights and fog lamps, a hood scoop, 18-inch wheels, an enhanced liftgate and running boards.
The truly big interior is comfortable, well organized and uses a lot of soft materials. The gauges are also big, easily read gauges. Visibility is terrific as you point of view is very elevated. This truck contains some of the latest technology: a large screen for entertainment and navigation. It also has a high rersolution backup camera that is pretty useful for backing up and maneuvering in tight spots.
Tundra TRD gets its thundering power from a DOHC 5.7-liter V8, which creates 381 horsepower and 401 foot-pounds of torque. It has a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The Tundra includes a Driver-selectable Tow/Haul transmission mode and Trailer Sway Control. Safety systems abound: a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with full stop technology, plus Automatic High Beams.
When it comes to the driving experience, it really depends on where. Off road is the Tundra happy place. Dirt roads or no roads are its forte, and the ride is smooth and strong, with great suspension and torque. No matter where you park in any urban setting, it will be challenging, but if you have some wide open spaces with work, hauling, and towing to be managed, by all means test drive this big boy.