Toyota included an impressive array of standard infotainment features—including Entune™ 3.0—in its base Corolla L. This should mean big things for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
As a company totally immersed in the world of in-vehicle infotainment, it hasn't been lost on us that Toyota seemed to be behind the curve with infotainment features and options.
2020 Tacoma Interior—Predicting the Future Based on the 2020 Corolla
Toyota revealed the new 2020 Corolla at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota's new standard in-vehicle infotainment packages for the company's most base model, tells us the company saw the weakness and had been working hard to overcome their deficiencies.
With so many standard features in the base trim package of the automaker's lowest-end model, one can only wonder what surprises might be ahead for more high-end Toyota models such as the Tacoma.
If you purchase the base model Corolla L, you get the 7-inch touch screen. All other higher-end Corolla models come with a standard 8-inch touch screen.
With such a generous infotainment package for the Corolla, would it be outlandish to believe Toyota might include something game-changing like the RAM 12-inch touch screen?
We can only guess, but here's some details on what Toyota will offer in its 2020 Corolla infotainment packages. It would probably be safe to assume that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma packages would be at least on par if not more feature-packed than lower-end Toyota Corolla models.
Entune 3.0 Audio
The standard Entune 3.0 Audio includes:
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Compatibility
- Amazon Alexa
- Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect
- Safety Connect
- Wi-Fi Connect
- Scout GPS Link Compatible
- Siri Eyes Free
- Auxiliary Audio Jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control
- Hands-Free Phone Capability
- Voice Recognition & Music Streaming via Bluetooth
- Customizable Home Screen
Entune 3.0 Audio Plus adds (upgrade that Toyota makes standard on the 2020 Tacoma?):
- HD Radio and Weather/Traffic info
- SiriusXM with Cache Radio
- Entune 3.0 Connected Services
- Service Connect
- Remote Connect.
Featured apps for Entune systems include:
In the event of an accident or other emergency, assistance can be dispatched directly to the vehicle’s GPS location. Other connected services available on the Corolla include airbag-linked Automatic Emergency Notification, Manual Emergency Notification (SOS button) and Stolen Vehicle Locator.
Provides updates on everything from fuel level and mileage to maintenance alerts and more via email or the mobile app.
Can lock and unlock doors, start the engine, locate the vehicle in a parking lot and monitor guest drivers.
Wi-Fi Connect – powered by Verizon
Connects up to five devices using the in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Destination Assist Connect
Directions and destinations delivered by a real person with 24-hour, en-route navigation assistance.
Provides the most up-to-date map data, routes and POI on its embedded system. (Available with Entune 3.0 Premium Audio.)