2020 Toyota Tacoma First Drive, is an Old-School Pickup

The new Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will not be as powerful as the diesel model. However, it will be a perfect choice for people who don’t need a workhorse but a vehicle for everyday tasks. As said, the powertrain of this truck should be borrowed from RAV4 Hybrid. It is a 2.5-liter inline-4 petrol engine matched with three electric motors. The transmission will be continuously variable. The fuel economy will probably be the best in class since Toyota’s crossover hybrid with the same system covers 34 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

2020 Toyota Tacoma

The lighting

the TRD Pro now comes with 9006 led headlight bulb low beam, foglights, and DRLs, black taillight inserts, and new 16-inch wheels that are each 4 pounds lighter than before. You also get a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, a standard surround-view camera system, the TRD Off-Road’s Multi-Terrain Monitor, updated shocks and springs, and a retractable moonroof. Automatic models come with hill start assist, selectable drive modes, crawl control, and a premium audio system.

Wheel Drive

The Tacoma TRD Pro comes standard with 4WDemand part-time 4-wheel drive using an electronically controlled transfer case along with an electronically controlled locking rear differential. Automatic transmission-equipped Tacomas also further off-road capability and driver confidence with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Multi-terrain Select, and Crawl Control. With standard power moonroof and, on automatic transmission models, JBL Premium Audio, there is no leaving luxury behind if the pavement ends.

2020 Toyota Tacoma

The Engine

The entire 2020 Tacoma lineup still includes a standard 159-hp 2.7-liter inline-four or a 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6. Both pair with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear- or four-wheel drive; the V-6 can also be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Likewise, the regular Access Cab models mate to a 6.1-foot cargo bed, and the Double Cabs have either a 5.0-foot or 6.1-foot box. Neither the on-sale date or pricing details have been released, but we will bring that information to you as soon as it’s available.

The Touchscreen

Almost every trim of the 2020 Tacoma will come standard with a new 8-inch touchscreen. It includes a new multimedia system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. The screen is notably larger with more hard buttons instead of the virtual controls found in the previous truck. Only the base Tacoma SR trim receives an upgraded 7-inch screen instead of the larger 8-inch.

2020 Toyota Tacoma

The Interior

2020 Toyota Tacoma SR5 trim levels promise exceptional value at every turn with an impressive list of standard features. Highlights of the Tacoma SR5 spec sheet include Toyota Safety Sense safety systems, a 7-inch Toyota Entune 3.0 interface, a new grille design, 16-inch dark satin wheels, an LED bed lamp and Daytime Running Lights. Available upgrades to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma spec sheet include an all-new Panoramic View Monitor system, an all-new Multi-Terrain Monitor system, LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a Multi-Terrain Select system, a leather interior and an 8-inch Toyota Entune 3.0 touchscreen display.

The Tacoma has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup for 14 years running, and the 2020 models introduced at the Chicago Auto Show include the best-equipped ever. A perennial award winner for segment-leading value, the Tacoma line boosts its appeal for 2020 with revised styling, expanded multimedia tech, added comfort and convenience features and, for the TRD Pro, additional off-road tech.

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