The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will come in 32 different configurations, including 3 upgraded TRD models.
Toyota’s third generation Tacoma will make a splash with its desert race truck design.
Work hard, play hard is the dominating theme for the 2020 version of Toyota’s best-selling mid-size pickup.
With six different model grades, consumers will have a total of 32 different configurations to choose from—from work truck to a high-end luxury model.
Which ever configuration the driver chooses, the new 2020 Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) across all model grades.
Toyota’s TSS-P driver-assist system includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams.
In addition to standard driver assist technology, all 2020 Tacomas will feature a revised taillamp design, and larger multimedia touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa.
Many of the new models will include a model grade-specific front grille design.
The Tacoma TRD will come in 3 model grades; TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro.
If you’re looking for a third pedal, you’ll need to look at the TRD packages, as they will be the only grade offered with manual transmission.
Toyota will also offer their high-end luxury model grade with the Tacoma Limited model grade.
The Limited features new 18-inch alloy wheels, LED/DRL headlamps, LED fog lamps, and chrome tail lamp inserts. The expansive equipment roster grows with the Premium Audio system that now includes an 8-inch touchscreen, plus Smart Key operation is added to the passenger front door.
Limited is also fitted with the 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat. The new Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) for the Double Cab version provides nearly 360-degree views around the truck for easier, safer maneuvering in tight situations.
Tacoma Features Beyond the Sizzle
All models are equipped with double wishbone coil-spring front suspension and leaf-spring rear suspension with staggered outboard-mounted gas shocks. This setup delivers a steady on-road ride and bolsters off-road driving capability.
Tacoma power comes in two levels. The standard 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with VVT-i produces 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of peak torque. The available 3.5-liter V6 employs Toyota’s innovative VVT-iW technology and Atkinson-cycle combustion to maximize efficiency. Toyota’s D-4S fuel injection system incorporates both direct injection and port injectors. The bottom line is an impressive 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of peak torque.
Each of the Tacoma’s engines can be teamed to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). When equipped with an optional V6 Tow Package, depending upon the model grade, the Tacoma can pull up to 6,800 lbs. (per the SAE J2807 tow standard).
Tacoma Comes With Two Cabs Type
The 2020 Tacoma is based on two cab types, the extended Access Cab and four-door Double Cab. Each is available in 4×2 or 4×4 configurations in a wide array of model grades. Access Cab models offer under-seat rear storage space, with fold-up seat cushions to maximize carrying space. Double Cab models feature 60/40 split rear seats with adjustable headrests and under-seat storage.
The Access Cab models ride on a 127.4-inch wheelbase and have a 73.7-inch-long bed. The Double Cab is offered in two versions: the 127.4-inch wheelbase with a 60.5-inch bed or 140.6-inch wheelbase with the 73.7-inch bed. All models use an inner bed made from a sheet-molded composite (SMC) deck and tough, durable walls that are 10-percent lighter than steel.
The tailgate’s easy-lowering feature allows it to retract slowly to prevent it from slamming down.
2020 Tacoma Reflects Toyota’s Commitment to Safety
Along with standard TSS-P, the Toyota Tacoma also touts the Star Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop brake override technology (SST). Every Tacoma has the driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and front and rear Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags.
Active head restraints for the front seats are designed to move up and slightly forward during a rear-end collision to help reduce the risk of whiplash. Additional standard safety features include a Tire Pressure Monitor System (with individual tire location alert on most grades).