The Tacoma is powered by either a 2.7L 4-cylinder that makes 159 horsepower, or by a 3.5L V6 that makes 278 horsepower.
The Tacoma is offered with a wealth of customization options but it comes in six trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD Pro.
The base SR version can be ordered with either the Access Cab, or with the 4-door Double Cab. The Access Cab comes with a standard length bed, while the Double Cab is only available with the short bed. Standard equipment includes 16-inch wheels, power windows and door locks, a backup camera, an Entune audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and a deck rail system to help secure loose objects in the bed.
The SR5 allows buyers to choose both the bigger cabin and the longer bed. SR5s include keyless entry, a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the instrument cluster, SiriusXM satellite radio, fog lamps and a bit more chrome on the exterior of the truck.
The TRD Off-Road version adds both style and off-road utility to the Tacoma. Special 16-inch wheels look mean and stylish while functional additions include a locking differential, crawl control and a multi-terrain select driving aid. Options on the TRD Off-Road include dual-zone climate control and a sunroof. The bigger V6 engine is standard on the model.
Where the TRD Off-Road is rugged, the TRD Sport is slick and stylish. Like the TRD Off-Road, the TRD Sport is only available with the V6 engine. Wheels are 17-inch alloys, while the interior gets a premium sound system and a wireless smartphone charger. The bed features a 120V outlet while the daytime running lights use ultra-bright LEDs. A smart key is also standard on the TRD Sport.
The Limited comes only with the larger cabin and a V6. It adds color-keyed bumpers and additional exterior chrome, polished 18-inch wheels, automatic climate control, a powered moonroof and heated, leather-trimmed seats.
Finally, the TRD Pro offers LED headlights, 16-inch TRD Pro Black alloy wheels, unique exterior grille, badging, and hood scoop, leather-trimmed seats with a special headrest logo, a power sliding rear window with privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, and blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. Standard off-road technologies include an electronically locking rear differential, front skid plate, FOX internal bypass shocks, a cat-back exhaust, multi-terrain selection and crawl control.
The Toyota Tacoma pickup truck has been around in some form or another since 1995, and it's been the best-selling midsize pickup for 13 years running. But as America's smaller truck segment heats up with newcomers like the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator, the Tacoma can't just rest on its laurels.
Thankfully, the Tacoma receives a number of updates for 2020. And while they don't radically shake up the Tacoma's formula, these new-for-2020 niceties make the midsize truck easier to live with than ever before.
First and foremost, the Tacoma gets a small but necessary tech upgrade. Base SR models use a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, but all other Tacomas get an 8-inch head unit, all of which finally support Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa. The rest of the multimedia system carries over without any major updates.and
2021 brings the TRD Pro's new color option and a new Nightshade Edition.
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