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All the Pickup Truck News: 2020 Toyota Tacoma, 2020 Ram Updates and Driving the Gladiator We Want (That Jeep Won’t Give Us)

Jeep J6 Concept

We have you covered when it comes to researching a new car or pickup truck — and when it comes to the updated 2020 Toyota Tacoma, we have you covered with all the pricing deets on that new new Tacoma. Atop that, we even got a hold of a rare manual-transmission version of the Tacoma to see if that’s worth your consideration.

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The end result? The new Tacoma is more expensive — duh — though not by much. Most trims of the truck see a $200 increase, with Limited and TRD Pro variants costing roughly $1,000 more apiece. And that manual transmission? Well, if you like the control of rowing your own gears, it’s a nice-to-have feature, though it will prevent you from getting many of the more premium options in your Tacoma. Some might find that worth it, but, as we mentioned before, good luck finding one. A recent check of Cars.com listings found fewer than 1,000 manual-equipped new Tacoma pickups for sale, compared with more than 21,000 automatic Tacos.

Elsewhere, Ram had a big 2019, introducing new versions of its light- and heavy-duty pickups. Unsurprisingly, the trucks undergo minimal updates for the 2020 model year. The most significant change is for the Ram 1500, which adds the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 as an option across all trim levels. Find out what else is changed in the link below.

Then there’s the forbidden fruit. When we first saw the Jeep J6 concept ahead of this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, we wanted it. Alas, Jeep said there’s no demand for a regular-cab Gladiator. After getting a chance to spend some time behind the wheel of the J6 concept … we still want it. Badly. We hope Jeep sees the light.

But wait, there’s more. See an important recall on the Ford F-Series, plus our evaluation of car-seat accommodations in the 2019 Honda Ridgeline among all the pickup-truck news this past week on Cars.com and sister site PickupTrucks.com:

Updated 2020 Toyota Tacoma Sees Small Price Bump, Except for Top Trims

Which to Buy: A Toyota Tacoma With a Manual or Automatic Transmission?

Here’s What’s New for 2020 Ram Full-Size Trucks

2018-2020 Ford F-150 and Super Duty Pickups: Recall Alert

Driven: Jeep J6 Concept Is the Two-Door Gladiator Jeep Should Build

How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Honda Ridgeline?

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