Everyone's favorite taco is getting the upgrade it deserves.
We got our first proper look at the Toyota Tacoma's facelift for 2020 at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. We already know there are things like a new grille design and that Android Auto is finally on the menu, but now Toyota has given us a more in-depth look at the new upgrades for the trusty Tacoma.
Toyota points out there are now 32 different configurations for the Tacoma, with trims running from the work-ready SR model to the more style-driven value SR5 model, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and top-of-the-line Unlimited trim. As expected, the 2020 Tacoma comes with two engine options, either the 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder that makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque or the 3.5-liter V6 making 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
All 2020 Tacoma's come with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of safety features, which include: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams.
The 32 configurations are based on the two cab types; the extended Access Cab and four-door Double Cab. Each is available in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations across various trims. All cabs get a larger multimedia touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. The SR model features a 7-inch touchscreen display, while all other models get an 8-inch touchscreen. Base model owners also get new intermittent windshield wipers and an available LED bed lamp, while the SR Access Cab gets an added dose of style with blacked-out features, headlight surrounds, over-fenders, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
When owners bump the SR5's performance up with the optional V6 engine, they also gain a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support.
Top of the line Limited owners get a whole slew of premium features including new 18-inch alloy wheels, LED/DRL headlamps, LED fog lamps, and chrome taillight inserts. For equipment, the Limited also gets the 8-inch touchscreen along with the premium audio system, and the 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Smart Key operation is now added to the passenger door, and the Double Cab version gets Toyota's new Panoramic View Monitor so they can see what's going on around the truck using cameras when off-road.
The TRD models get extensive upgrades, and the TRD Sport kicks off with new 17-inch wheels, LED fog lamps, a new chrome insert taillights, passenger Smart Key, and the Panoramic View Monitor. Also available are the LED/DRL headlamps. Like the SR5, the V6 engine upgrade also brings with it the 10-way power-adjustable seat.
The TRD Off-Road model then gets LED fog lamps, chrome insert taillights, passenger Smart Key, and optional LED/DRL headlamps. Double Cab models automatically upgrade with the Multi-Terrain Monitor to help see what's going on around wheels. The TRD Sport gets Toyota's sport-tuned shocks while the rest of the TRD models get the tuned Bilstein shocks.
At the top of the TRD tree, the TRD Pro gets all the off-road goodies you expect plus unique sequential LED/DRL headlamps, new 16-inch wheels that are 4.188 lbs lighter than the 2019 wheels, LED fog lights from Rigid Industries, and aggressive looking black-insert taillights. TRD Pro also gets a new exclusive exterior paint color in the form of Army Green. Magnetic Gray is then added to Midnight Black Metallic and Super White to give four color options. To go with the lighter wheels, the TRD Pro's suspension has also been tweaked.
The TRD Pro also gets Panoramic View Monitor and the Multi Terrain Monitor so they can pick front, side, or rear views to see almost 360-degree around the truck. Inside, there's a new 10-way power-adjustable seat and the Premium Audio system which becomes the JBL Premium Audio on automatic transmission models.