Pickup trucks have not only represented one of the most popular classes in the automotive industry, but the platform also resides in one of the most hotly contested segments in the automotive industry. Owners of pickup trucks are notoriously hard to attract to different brands. That hasn’t stopped Toyota from continuing to develop its full-size truck model into something much more than a perennial ‘also ran’ option. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tundra vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 provides some very stark difference between the two trucks, especially at the base level. Entry-level 2020 Tundra trim grades offer more standard power and better towing capacity numbers than its base level 2020 Sierra 1500 rivals. Additionally, future owners of the 2020 Tundra will have some features not found with the Sierra. Serra Toyota of Decatur customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 256-274-4354.
With all due respect to the GMC Sierra, the truck has done a great job of leveraging the latest connectivity technology for its owners. Toyota has done the hard work of vastly updating almost its entire 2020 lineup to be able to match the best in the world in terms of available technology. This naturally includes the 2020 Tundra. Every trim grade of the 2020 Toyota Tundra arriving at the Serra Toyota of Decatur showroom will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that will work with both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. While it is true that the GMC Sierra 1500 also offers this technology, owners of the 2020 Toyota Tundra will also be able to integrate their Amazon Alexa digital home assistant into their commute – a feature that is not available with any version of the GMC pickup truck. The 2020 Tundra has joined a long list of Toyota vehicles to make a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot available as well.
Performance and Towing Specs
For the new model year, Toyota has vastly streamlined the powertrain options available for the 2020 Tundra. All of this year’s models in the Serra Toyota of Decatur showroom will have a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter, V-8 engine under the hood that will be attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, a properly equipped 2020 Toyota Tundra will be able to tow up to 10,200 pounds. The entry-level version of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will have a 4.3-liter, V-6 engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. Owners of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will be able to use just 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque with a base towing capacity of only 7,900 pounds.