2020 Toyota Tacoma
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma, expected to be released in summer 2019, is positioned to continue its dominance over the midsized pickup truck market. It has been the best-selling midsized pickup truck in America for 14 years, but that doesn’t mean Toyota has stopped improving upon it. This model year brings a considerable number of upgrades to the multimedia technology, interior comfort, and convenience features, as well as some exterior styling changes and additional off-road technology. Now, all Tacomas will receive an upgraded audio system and larger touchscreen display. Below, we will take a look at some of the Tacoma’s new and exciting features for the upcoming model year.
Trims and Mechanical Features
The ’20 Tacoma is available in six trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and Limited. Similar to last year, the engine choices are a 2.7-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6; both engines are paired to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence, but the V6 also has the option to be paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The four-cylinder engine delivers 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, while the V6 produces a much more formidable 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The V6 models, which come standard with the towing package, are also capable of pulling up to 6,800 lb. This towing package includes a Class IV receiver hitch, automatic transmission fluid cooler, engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, and Trailer-Sway Control. Although the EPA’s figures are not out yet, the ’20 Tacoma is expected to get up to 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
This year, the SR trim features a newly designed grille and taillights. It will also receive a new multimedia system featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Sirius XM capability, all controlled via a 7-inch touchscreen. The SR5 gets updated seatbacks with a new fabric design, darker taillight housings, and an available LED bed lamp and daytime running lights option. The TRD Sport gets 17-inch wheels, chrome taillamp inserts, and an available Panoramic View Monitor. The TRD Off-Road features new LED fog lamps, chrome insert tail lamps, and some other welcome off-roading features. The available upgrades include a Multi-Terrain Monitor and LED headlights and daytime running lights. At the top of the heap, the Limited trim features larger 18-inch alloy wheels, a standard panoramic view monitor, and other luxury features.
Safety and Warranty Coverage
Toyota makes sure that all Tacomas are equipped with the finest active safety features available. All trims come standard with Toyota Safety Sense, which includes a number of driver-assistive safety features, such as a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with sway warning system, automatic high beams, and high-speed dynamic radar cruise control. Part of being the world’s most dependable car manufacturer is providing outstanding warranty coverage. With Toyota, you receive a 36-month,36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty, 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 60-month/unlimited-mile corrosion protection. All Tacomas also come standard with ToyotaCare, which covers normal factory-schedule maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance for two years or 2 years or 25,000 miles.