Discover the all-new 2020 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck
The Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck that's been with us now since 1995 and is now in its third-generation. The third-gen Tacoma arrived for the 2016 model year, so this year sees the Tacoma getting a bit of a mid-cycle refresh. Midsize pickups are growing in popularity at the moment, but the Tacoma has an enviable reputation for reliability and durability that puts it ahead of the competition. Let's take a look then at the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and see what else it has to offer.
Changes for 2020
These excellent Toyota trucks have had a bit of a cosmetic tweak this time around, although it has been said that these changes are pretty subtle. Every trim level gets a fresh look for the front fascia, with some models getting updated grille designs, some getting new LED headlights with daytime running lights, or both in some cases. Most models also benefit from some attractive new wheel designs.
The new Tacoma now features a power-adjustable driver's seat and power lumbar support, which comes standard on all versions, except for the base SR model. Every version of the Toyota pickup also now boasts an all-new touchscreen infotainment system that's Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible, and also has standard Amazon Alexa compatibility for those who like that sort of thing. The 6.1-inch touchscreen that used to be standard in base versions of the Tacoma has now been replaced with a larger 7.0-inch unit, while the rest of the Tacoma family gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
Buyers will still have five trim levels to choose from in the 2020 Tacoma lineup. The entry-level model is the SR, and from there the range goes to the SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and the range-topping Limited trim level. The truck can be configured as an extended or a crew cab body style, and there's also a choice of 6-foot and 5-foot beds.
The standard powerplant is a 2.7-liter inline-four that develops 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, which is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. To be honest, you won’t find many Tacoma trucks specified with the four-cylinder engine. The overwhelming majority will come equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 instead, and that one puts a much more capable 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of Torque at the Toyota's disposal. Once again, a six-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V-6 engine option, but there’s the option of a manual if you want it.
The Tacoma is renowned for being a truck that will just keep going forever, no matter what you throw at it, but it's also a midsize pickup that has more than its fair share of advanced safety features. Every model comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety features, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic headlight high beams, dynamic radar cruise control and the Star Safety System.
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