2020 Toyota Tacoma: It's All About the Icing
It’s safe to say the Toyota Tacoma is a popular truck—it’s been America’s best-selling mid-size pickup for a baker’s dozen of years in a row. Toyota knows they have a good formula, so instead of changing the recipe for 2020, they decided to offer more “icing” so to speak with technology, comfort and convenience for the model year.
It’s now available in a ridiculous 32 different configurations and in six model grades including: the work-ready SR; the high-style, high-value SR5, athletic TRD Sport; adventurous TRD Off-Road; ultimate off-road TRD Pro; and the top-of-the-line Limited. Keep reading for some highlights coming next year. With all those options to choose from, there's bound to be a Tacoma for everyone.
Starting with the new technology, the Tacoma will have a new, larger multimedia touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Once again, accommodating any platform or device. The SR grade features a seven-inch display while all other models get an eight-inch version.
It's safer, too. Every Tacoma will come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), including Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams.
Nothing will make a person want to get out of a vehicle faster than an uncomfortable seat—and the driver position is always the most often used. Additional upgrades for the 2020 Tacoma SR5 grade include a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support for vehicles equipped with the optional V6 engine.
The Tacoma’s frame is built using extensive amounts of high-strength steel and hot-stamped, ultra-high strength steel in the body. All models are equipped with double wishbone coil-spring front suspension with staggered out-board mounted gas shocks. Two reasons why the Tacoma excels at off-roading.
Two levels of power are offered with proven power production. The standard is a 2.7L dual overhead cam, inline four-cylinder making 159hp and 180lb-ft of torque. For those who want more power, a 3.5L V6 is also offered that produces 278hp and 265lb-ft of torque.
Limited Warranty and ToyotaCare
Toyota is still encouraging their customers to go out and play—with peace of mind. The 36-month/36,000 mile new-vehicle warranty applies to all parts (other than normal wear and maintenance items). An additional 60-month warranty covers the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. Additionally, the Tacoma comes standard with ToyotaCare: a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first).
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