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2020 Toyota Tacoma

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2020 Toyota Tundra

2020 Toyota Tundra vs Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma


2020 Toyota Tundra
$26,050 MSRP*

Base Starting Price

$33,575 MSRP*
3.5L V6

Base Engine

5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8
42.9/32.6 inches

Base Legroom (front/rear)

42.5/34.7 inches

Base Seating

18/22 mpg**

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

13/18 mpg**
3,500 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

8,800 pounds

Are you looking for the ideal pickup truck that can handle job sites in Clinton and commuting in the Guilford area? You will most likely end up comparing the new Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra. While both of these Toyota trucks have earned incredible praise from industry experts and consumers alike, only one will end up on your driveway. Which one will you purchase? Westbrook Toyota is comparing the difference between the Tacoma and Tundra to help you make the decision best suited for you.

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Configurations & Prices

Both the Toyota Tacoma and the new Toyota Tundra offer car buyers different trim levels and starting prices, allowing drivers to get behind the wheel of the pickup truck that’s perfect for them without having to exceed their budgets. Below is a look at the available trim levels and starting prices of both of these Toyota trucks.

2020 Toyota Tacoma

  • Tacoma SR: Starting at $26,050 MSRP*
  • Tacoma SR5: Starting at $27,825 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Sport: Starting at $32,745 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road: Starting at $34,000 MSRP*
  • Tacoma Limited: Starting at $38,790 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Pro: Starting at $43,960 MSRP*

2020 Toyota Tundra

  • Tundra SR: Starting at $33,575 MSRP*
  • Tundra SR5: Starting at $35,245 MSRP*
  • Tundra Limited: Starting at $42,270 MSRP*
  • Tundra Platinum: Starting at $48,775 MSRP*
  • Tundra 1794 Edition: Starting at $48,775 MSRP*
  • Tundra TRD Pro: Starting at $48,655 MSRP*

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Engine Performance

We’re comparing the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma MPG, engine performance, and towing capacity so you can see what each truck has to offer. While both are impressive, there is one truck that has a slight edge when it comes to engine performance.

The base configuration of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma comes equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). With an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway** fuel economy, you can enjoy taking the scenic route more often without worrying about the nearest gas station. Learn more about the Tacoma MPG by visiting Westbrook Toyota. The same trim also has a max towing capacity of 6,400 pounds.

The 2020 Toyota Tundra entry-level trim offers a more powerful 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), giving drivers an EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway** fuel economy. When equipped properly, the Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds.

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Interior Dimensions

When comparing the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra interior space, it can be the deciding factor. If you commute far to work, you will want a pickup truck that’s comfortable and offers plenty of legroom and cargo room. Westbrook Toyota has the dimensions for both of these Toyota pickup trucks listed below.

2020 Toyota Tacoma

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.9/32.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume (behind front/rear seat): 57.5/42.6 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 5 passengers

2020 Toyota Tundra

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.9 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.5/42.3 inches
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 6 passengers

If you’re leaning towards the Tundra, view more of the Toyota Tundra specs in detail when you visit Westbrook Toyota.

Compare the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma Today!

After learning about the difference between the Tacoma and Tundra, it’s time to explore both of these Toyota trucks in person at Westbrook Toyota. See why these top-rated trucks are popular among car buyers. Have any questions in the meantime? Give us a call today! We’ll answer your questions about the Toyota Tacoma towing, our Toyota trucks inventory, and schedule your test drive. Don’t forget – we offer a rotating selection of new vehicle specials for added savings. You can even get an exclusive look at the upcoming 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro!


*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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