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2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Here is What You Can Expect

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will receive many updates this fall, including the TRD Pro. You are going to like them! This is what we know so far.


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.

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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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Kacee (not verified)    May 9, 2019 - 7:57PM

I love the upgrades of the 2020 Tacoma. However, in my opinion, it is still not worth 50k. I’ll run my 2016 Tacoma till the wheel fall off.

Seth (not verified)    May 9, 2019 - 7:59PM

That green color is hot, but to me it's not worth to upgrade for a paintjob. Power seat isn’t necessary. Manual height adjustment would increase longevity because they typically use crappy plastic gears that wear out quick. The panoramic view is cool, but I wouldn’t want it. My biggest issue is the package options. Typically there’s only 1 feature I want but it’s not available unless you spend $$$$ to get something that is $$. With all automakers I wish you could truly pick the options you wanted.

Ryan (not verified)    May 22, 2019 - 6:22PM

In reply to by Seth (not verified)

The problem with Toyota is quality control...still the same crappy transmission paired with a crappy motor? Same rear end clunk? Whistling through the driver door when its windy? Waiting for something better to come along and im dumping my 2016 Tacoma. Toyota sucks.

Allan Rice (not verified)    May 9, 2019 - 10:50PM

Why, pray-tell, can't a truck get 30-40 mpg? Toyota cars have always been synonymous with mileage plus but heck mines not better than a Mack Truck,.

Marko (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 6:43AM

My '09 only has 200k, runs like new. I have made all the needed upgrades myself over the years: heated leather seats, Bluetooth, decent audio. The only knock against it is the same as the new ones: too noisy. I don't know who needs all that pano jive--just a toy IMO, and the Toyota nav system is a joke and always will be. (Hint: work a deal with Waze, and you won't be able to make enough of them.) When you guys get around to planning the next round of upgrades to the Taco, call me. I'll tell you what's an upgrade and what's a waste of your time and customer's cash.

Randy (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 4:45PM

In reply to by Marko (not verified)

Not the same truck but I have the 2007 Tundra. 182k and Im currently planning and update on all the essentials, water pump, timing chain, belts, hoses, new headlights, tires, hi performance fluids except tranny., new seats. Toyota’s quality had gone down hill since 2007 and I cannot see paying 50k for a bunch of headaches. Even used 2014-19 are not worth it. I will drive this truck probably until I’m gone. I’m 59 and until Toyota or any truck manufacturers put out a truck better than the one I got, I will keep my money and keep pampering what I have. I have researched and come to the conclusion that US automakers don’t want to make a quality truck that will last. All the options you pay for is just somyelse that they can’t fix. It blows my mind that we can’t get a Mack type truck for guys who love trucks. They make them inferior because we will still by them. Insane!

Cory Williamson (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 8:04AM

Man i just want a basic regular cab manual 4x4 manual windows locks just like my 1997. I dont want all this.

RODNEY MOORE (not verified)    May 18, 2019 - 9:50PM

In reply to by Allen C Porter (not verified)

I traded my 2013 with the 4.0L in for the 2019 and it was a mistake. Im sure to go out of my way to tell everyone that asks how i like my new truck that the engine they went to is not good and that i made a mistake in getting a new one.

Sergio Camargo (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 11:22AM

I will not purchase another tacoma or tundra id they do not come with a factory installed supercjarger.

Joe Olivieri (not verified)    May 10, 2019 - 9:08PM

Tacoma's are Great trucks, but are losing their way! 4WD, Powerful Engine (S/C option), Bigger tires 33" are perfect, Manual Transmission, and a real bed length (6.5'). Drove my '99 Tacoma for 20 years. Have a '14 FJ 6MT that is Amazing! I hate that you can't get a PRO with a 6.5' bed and MT.

Get back to what made Tacoma the Legend that it is...Off-Road capability, and Realiability. If you want all of the technology buy a car!

kellmanss396 (not verified)    May 11, 2019 - 3:58PM

Tired of waiting, I have had 2004 limited Very nice and currently a 2014 sport and Hate it, cant stand the new look front end on current models, total crap drive train no real options available that truck owners want like drive train power options, rear disc brakes. I cant believe that TOYOTA does not kick everyone else's ass when they have means? instead they have been taking advantage of the past and not focusing on the present just to capitalize on profits, how is it that the Corolla Camry and many others get full redesigns, every 4 years and the Taco every 10 ? Answer they don't have to because they still sell them all at high prices, If they don't answer the competition with Power in the drive train instead of power seats I am buying a ZR2 this year. been waiting since 2014 for a real truck Toyota please deliver??