The new 2020 Toyota Tacoma is here. Here, we will go through changes for the upcoming season, and there are a lot of them. Although the mid-size truck is one of the favorite models, the spotlight of the Auto Show in Chicago was on the new Sequoia TRD Pro. Well, Tacoma will share some features with the new SUV.
Update of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is not huge, but still significant. On the other hand, we expected more. Well, the diesel engine was possible last year, but it seems like one more season will pass without it. So, the engine lineup remains the same, as well as the trim levels. On the other hand, a revisit of the models will add more features, especially for the top of the line, TRD Pro version.
2020 Toyota Tacoma With Android Auto
One of the major changes for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma comes for the infotainment. The truck will get a new generation of the Entune system. Toyota used this platform for a long time, but now it integrates the most popular features as well. In 2018 the Japanese company added Apple CarPlay, and from now on, its models will also support Android Auto. So, the premiere of this feature is coming with the 2020 Tacoma. Also, Toyota announced the new generation of the Entune infotainment. We still don’t have details. However, be sure that more options and choices will be available.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will be either four-cylinder or V6 petrol engine. So, no diesel again. Well, buyers will have at least some options. The base setup includes a 2.7-liter four-pot unit and an automatic transmission. The truck will also use a manual gearbox. This engine can produce 160 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, and it is significantly cheaper than the V6.
A larger unit is a 3.5-liter displacement with 280 hp. With it, the pickup still lacks torque compared to its rivals. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma can produce only 265 pound-feet. Ford Ranger goes up to 310, and Chevy Colorado can crack 370 lb-ft. Still, Tacoma can haul 6,800 pounds.
TRD Pro Upgrades
Engineers are revisiting the most popular TRD Pro version of the Tacoma truck. Although the engine is not so capable as rivals’ drivetrains, Toyota’s mid-size pickup gets top-notch equipment for an off-road drive. Shocks and suspensions are the best in class. Chevy Colorado diesel ZR2 is torquier, but the Tacoma TRD Pro is still an off-road truck you will want to drive. We will see what is Ford up to with its Ranger Raptor.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
With new features and updates, the price of the new 2020 Toyota Tacoma will go up. Well, the increase is not noteworthy, since the new pickup will be available under $26,000. Top of the range TRD Pro model will cost closer to $50,000. Besides this, we expect news about the possible hybrid engine. Toyota Highlander offers a hybrid version based on a 3.5-liter unit. Can we see Tacoma with the same configuration?