2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Here is What You Can Expect
When you are the best-selling midsize truck by a large margin, it would be easy to rest on your current success. However, in response to customer feedback, Toyota is making big improvements as they refresh the 2020 Tacoma. The TRD Pro is one truck that’s getting much-needed updates. I think you’re going to be happy.
What about the colors?
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in 4 different color choices: Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Army Green. Gone are the Cavalry Blue seen in the 2018 model and Voodoo Blue from this year’s 2019 Pro. What do you think about Army Green on the upcoming TRD Pro?
How will it Look?
Expect to see welcome exterior updates. For improved visibility and looks, new LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights will be added. Expect Rigid Industries LED fog lights as well. Headlining the exterior changes are new 16-inch wheels. These black TRD wheels will also be lighter, over 4 pounds lighter than last year’s wheels. Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires will allow you to road trip it across the most difficult terrain. A power moonroof is also standard.
You asked for power and you got it!
One of the most common questions I get from Tacoma buyers, “Why can’t I get a power driver’s seat on the Tacoma?” Ask no more, because TRD Pro will come with a 10-way power driver’s seat, including lumbar support. This should improve ride quality for everyone, accommodating both taller and shorter drivers equally.
Technology geeks and enthusiasts will appreciate the upgraded 8-inch multimedia touch-screen. And for the first time, buyers waiting patiently for Android Auto will be rewarded. Android Auto, along with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capabilities will be fixtures to make life easier and less distracting inside your Tacoma. JBL premium sound will give you concert-like performance while you drive.
But how will it perform?
Since 2020 Toyota Tacoma is being refreshed as opposed to a full redesign, can you expect the same drive and ride quality? Not a chance. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has updated the tuning of the front and rear springs, as well as their Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks. This should improve driving both while going down city streets and highways and off-roading across tougher stretches of land.
One of my favorite new features I can’t wait to test is the Panoramic View Monitor + Multi-Terrain Monitor. You can switch between front, side and rear views to improve your visibility and help watch for potential impediments. In addition, if you’ve ever been nervous to drive over obstacles you can’t see all that well, a new “under vehicle terrain view” can help you see what you think you might not see, so to speak. Stumps beware – we are not afraid of you anymore.
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is scheduled to be distributed to dealerships beginning September.
What do you think of the upcoming 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro? Do you plan on getting one? Are you looking forward to seeing Army Green Tacoma in person? Also, what new features are you most looking forward to seeing? Thanks everyone for reading…see you next story!
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