Perhaps knowing it would have to up its game, Toyota has introduced a long list of updates for the 2020 Tacoma, including new grille designs for all trims except the TRD Pro. The 2019 model reverts back to the Toyota logo instead.
Inside the Tacoma are the more important changes. Almost every trim level of the 2020 Tacoma will be getting a new grille and set of wheels. Immediately noticeable is the revised seatback fabric on the new 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support. SR5-and-up trims will get 8-inch screens over the standard 7-inch. A new LED bed lamp is also available to brighten nighttime functionality while consuming less energy. Having been thoroughly redesigned for the 2016 model year, the 2020 Tacoma enjoys slightly different styling up front and a bevy of tech/comfort improvements.
The TRD off-road suspension system has been created to enhance body control and smooth drivability on trails and rough urban roads. New sequential LED headlights and daytime running lights are a first for the segment.
For Tacoma TRD Sport, a new grille and 17-inch wheel highlight the changes. If you opt for the TRD Sport or above, you'll get keyless entry. LED headlights and clear taillight lenses round out the list of exterior upgrades.
Sure, it's not a "proper" off-roader in same sense as a Prado or even a Hilux, as there's still no low-range gearing or diff locks, but Toyota has thrown in a TRD Off-Road suspension inspired by the Rally Rav4 Race Team, as well as Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain tyres. It also received the upgraded Smart Key operation on the passenger door. Not only that, there's new tech inside, as well as safety equipment.
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Toyota brought changes to the TRD Pro for those who want the ultimate in off-road capability, as well.
Toyota added the Sequoia to its portfolio of TRD Pro branded off-roaders for 2020. There's also a substantial TRD front skid plate to protect both the suspension pieces and the oil pan from errant boulders and wildlife that might get caught under the gargantuan front end. Last but not least are newly 16-inch allow wheels, which is actually smaller than the ones in the Limited. The package includes red coil springs that are better focused for off-road duties, while the twin-tube shocks are revalved and carry new springs to improve rebound control. Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires stand up to rough terrain. The RAV4 TRD Off-Road also comes with hill-start and descent assist and Trailer Sway Control (TSC).
With standard power moonroof and, on automatic transmission models, JBL Premium Audio, there's no leaving luxury behind when the pavement ends.
The Tacoma is available in extended- and crew-cab configurations.
The Sequoia TRD Pro wields the same engine as always - a 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 that puts out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The base engine only comes with a six-speed automatic. When properly equipped, the Tacoma can pull up to 6,800 lbs.