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Extended Cab Pickup
Key specs of the base trim
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- Strong V-6 engine
- Ride quality
- Premium stereo performance
- Lack of headroom
- Cramped backseat
- TRD versions are pricey
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now standard
Two cab styles
Four-cylinder or V-6 power
Manual or automatic transmission
Rear- or four-wheel drive
Automatic emergency braking standard
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The Toyota Tacoma is the best-selling mid-size pickup in the land, by a significant margin, and has been for 13 years, according to the automaker. Will its update for the 2020 model year be enough to keep it in the top spot in this popular class?
Most significant changes: More safety features standard across all trim levels for 2020; multimedia system updated to include Android Auto, ...
Most significant changes: More safety features standard across all trim levels for 2020; multimedia system updated to include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capability
Price change: Majority of trims rise by $200
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, 2019 or 2020? 2020 for the added safety features and updated multimedia system
Toytota’s Tacoma mid-size pickup truck got a refresh for 2020. The third generation of the truck gets more standard safety features, updated grille and headlight designs, as well as an upgraded multimedia system and new LED bed lighting.
The biggest changes for 2020 have to do with safety features. The Tacoma received a larger suite of standard safety features, the Toyota Safety Sense P package that bundles forward collision warning with autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and automatic high beams.
Another welcome change relates to the truck’s multimedia system. The base SR trim gets a larger 7-inch touchscreen system; other trims use a larger 8-inch touchscreen. Both versions finally get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capability.
A lot carries over into model-year 2020. The Tacoma continues to be offered with two engines: the standard 2.7-liter inline-four-cylinder and optional 3.5-liter V-6 both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Tacoma also continues to offer two cab configurations — Access and double — and bed lengths of 6 feet for Access Cabs and 5 feet for double cabs.
The 2020 Tacoma’s pricing looks familiar, too, as increases are minimal compared with model-year 2019. The truck is available in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, Limited and TRD Pro trims, and the majority of trims see their prices rise by $200 (destination fees remain unchanged at $1,120). Check out full pricing.
The 2020 Tacoma is on sale now. For model-year 2021, a new Trail Special Edition that emphasizes outdoor equipment and rugged styling joins the Tacoma lineup. Also new for 2021 is a new Nightshade Special Edition of the truck, which boasts a black-themed interior and exterior styling upgrades. Toyota says it will build 5,000 versions of the Tacoma Nightshade; no word yet on pricing, but both special editions are expected to go on sale in the summer.
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The 2020 Toyota Tacoma currently has 0 recalls
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