All of the Toyota TRD Pro models will be upgraded for 2020, and the Tacoma is no exception. The Tacoma brings some nice upgrades to the table. This model has been with us since 2015 with the exception of 2016 when Toyota decided not to launch a new model and skip to the third generation. What do you need to know about the 2020 Toyota Tacoma?
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The new Toyota Tacoma is not going to be changed drastically. The changes are so subtle that they don’t have to be mentioned, but we will do it nonetheless. The new model will feature a new skid plate with red paint filling the stamped TRD logo. 2019 Kia Optima – Read about…
Also, the air intake is changed slightly, but other than that, you would have a hard time finding differences between the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, the 2018 and 2017 model.
The interior of the Tacoma remained the same. In other words, you can still find the black seats with red contrast stitching as well as TRD logos on headrests, a shift knob, and floor mats.
The cabin is equipped with the Entune system that sports navigation, but you will also find the premium JBL Audio System inside. Just like the rest of the TRD Pro models, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma doesn’t feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Toyota Tacoma will not change anything under the hood which means that it will still be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine as well as two transmission options. This unit generates 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmissions, you can select a six-speed manual, which comes as standard and a six-speed automatic. Just like it is the case with the 4Runner, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will feature a part-time 4WD system.
Some of the standard features include an electronically locking rear differential, which can be activated with a press of a button. Besides that, you can also find the Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control. Thanks to the former, the driver can choose between five different driving modes such as Mud, Snow, Loose Rock, Rock and Dirt, Mogul and Rock. Crawl Control is perfect when you are driving your car over difficult terrain, and it acts like low-speed cruise control, allowing you to focus on steering.
The TRD Pro models have always had issues with fuel efficiency. The new Tacoma has managed to improve it a bit. According to the EPA estimates, the numbers climb from 17 to 18 mpg in the city. And from 20 to 22 mpg on the highway.
The new Tacoma is based on a ladder frame that uses an independent front suspension with a MacPherson strut and a rear suspension that consists of a solid axle and leaf springs. With the TRD Pro package, this traditional setup is quite outstanding. The Tacoma will be sold with improved Fox Racing Shocks – the front shocks have eight bypass zones, while the rear 11! Moreover, there are the 16-inch TRD Pro alloy wheels thanks to which the new model is more stable.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Release Date
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was presented at the Chicago Auto Show in early February. We are expecting that Toyota is going to launch this model in fall, later this year.
The official price hasn’t been announced yet, but we can take a look at the 2018 model for information. The starting price of the 2018 Tacoma TRD Pro is $41,520. If you opt for the automatic transmission instead of manual, the price jumps to $43,520. You can expect the 2020 Tacoma somewhere in this range.
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