Currently best-selling mid-size pickup truck is Toyota Tacoma. It was released for the first time back in 1995, as a replacement for famous Toyota Hilux pickup truck. New 2020 Toyota Tacoma was recently revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota will offer future 2020 Tacoma in six different trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD Pro. Also, you can choose between both crew-cab and extended-cab configurations. First one is available with either six-foot-seven bed or five-foot-five bed, while second one comes only with six-foot-seven bed. Speaking of design changes, it actually depends on the trim itself. For example, SR and SR5 models are same as before. New grille design has been added to all other trims. LED headlights are available on Limited trim, while LED fog lights comes on TRD Sport version. Daytime running lights and new sequential LED headlights are exclusive to TRD Pro trim. Around back, SR and SR5 trims got darker taillights. LED bed lamp and chrome taillight inserts are mounted on TRD Sport model. Finally, you can recognize TRD Pro model by black taillight inserts, as well as by new Army Green Color. Toyota Tacoma for 2020 can also be had in Super White, Magnetic Grey Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic. Inside the cabin, upcoming 2020 Tacoma will get 10-way power adjustable driver seat as standard equipment. Also, it comes with new larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some trims will get surround-view camera, as well as below-car camera. Toyota Safety Sense P feature will be available on all trims. This feature includes radar cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, pre-collision warning, lane departure warning and even pedestrian detection.
2020 Toyota Tacoma engine performance specs
2020 Toyota Tacoma engine is 2.7-liter naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder unit with ability to produce 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Second choice is 3.5-liter V6 engine generating 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are combined with six-speed automatic gearbox as standard transmission. However, V6 engine could also be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as well. Rear-wheel drive is standard for most trims, along with part-time four-wheel-drive system. 2020 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is set at 6,800 pounds. Tacoma with V6 engine will be equipped with 130-amp alternator, engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, automatic transmission fluid cooler and a hitch. TRD Off-Road comes with hill-descent control, crawl control system and push-button locking rear differential. 2020 Toyota Tacoma fuel economy specs are rated at 21 mpg for the model with 2.7-liter engine and 19 mpg for the V6 version.
2020 Toyota Tacoma release date and price
2020 Toyota Tacoma price information is still unavailable. However, it should be very close to the current model price, which is set at $25,500. We expect to see price around $26,000. Main rivals on the pickup truck market will be Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado. 2020 Toyota Tacoma release date is expected sometime by the end of this year.