This is a great time to be a fan of Toyota trucks and SUVs. With an entire lineup of 2020 TRD Pro models being shipped to dealerships this month Toyota has given us plenty of eye candy to salivate over.
The first to reach dealerships was the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro, followed closely by the 2020 Tundra TRD Pro. Later this month and into early October we will be seeing the 2020 4Runner TRD Pro and 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro.
Army Green ready to roll in 2020 Tundra and other models
Every year Toyota introduces a new exclusive color reserved only for its TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Pro models. This year, the chosen color is Army Green. Voodoo Blue was the special 2019 choice for TRD Pro, while Cavalry Blue was selected for 2018.
When it comes out later this month, truck enthusiasts can buy their new 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro in 4 different color choices: Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic and, of course, Army Green.
Soon you will seeing and testing out 2020 Tundra TRD Pro, along with its 2020 4Runner and 2020 Sequoia counterparts, at dealerships around the country available in these same 4 colors. Recently I wrote separate articles revealing Army Green pictures for all the TRD Pro models. I thought it would be helpful for us to see them all together in the same article. While you read my story today, try and ask yourself what Toyota looks best to you in Army Green.
2020 4Runner TRD Pro has important upgrades
Since Toyota 4Runner enjoys such a loyal following, it will be easy for 2020 4Runner fans to get on board with the updated TRD Pro. It will come with key additions, including Toyota Safety Sense, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Waze compatibility.
Other upgrades include Smart Key push button start and a larger 8” multimedia touch screen, along with 2 rear USB ports so passengers in the 2nd row can charge their devices as much as they want.
A new instrument panel is pleasing to the eye and user-friendly. Also, look for standard cat-back exhaust on the 2020 4Runner TRD Pro.
The 2020 4Runner will be continuing its powertrain combination of a 4.0-liter V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission.
Army Green looks great on 2020 Tundra
This is a minor refresh year for the 2020 Toyota Tundra, so expect a few important upgrades, but not to the powertrain. Expect to see the extremely reliable 5.7-liter V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission combination as in years past with 2020 Tundra.
For the 2020 Tundra TRD Pro, look for standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on larger 8” touch screens. This should make being connected easier and more convenient than ever before.
One really big change is the addition of the Double Cab configuration to the TRD Pro Tundra lineup. Traditionally only the larger cabin CrewMax option was available. This year, buyers will have a choice based on what is best for their families.
Smart Key will also be welcomed by most Tundra fans. This allows you to start your trucks with the simple push of a button, as well as allowing people to unlock their doors just by grabbing the door handles.
How about the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro?
Just like the 2020 Tundra, Sequoia drivers have the powerful combination of a 6-speed automatic transmission paired with the 5.7-liter V8 engine. This will carry over from the 2019 model Sequoia.
Key changes include TRD-tuned Fox shocks for absorbing impacts on trails and other off-roading terrain. In addition, look for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Alexa commands capabilities that will be displayed on a 7” multimedia touch screen.
Look for 18” black BBS forged alloy wheels, standard Smart Key and TRD front skid plates on the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro.
The 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro has the most changes
Of all the 2020 TRD Pro models being introduced this fall, the 2020 Tacoma has the most upgrades that buyers will be looking forward to.
First off, overall ride comfort, especially while off-roading, should be improved. Toyota has updated tuning of the front and rear springs, as well as their Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks. This should improve driving both on city streets and highways and while off-roading through tougher terrain.
Two of my favorite new features I can’t wait to test are Panoramic View Monitor and Multi-Terrain Monitor. These cameras allow drivers to see all around their 2020 Tacoma, including underneath it, so they can avoid difficult obstacles in their path.
Other upgrades are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, to be seen on bigger 8” touch screens, along with 10-way power driver’s seat.
Exterior highlights are lighter 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps and daytime running lights, as well as Rigid Industries fog lights.
Tacoma will continue with its 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.
It is time to get your thoughts on 2020 TRD Pro models
We see it all the time in those celebrity gossip magazines – a few actors or actresses photographed wearing the same outfits or colors. We are then asked to answer the question, “who wore it best?”
This brings me to my ultimate question for you, my readers. Who do you feel wears Army Green the best – 2020 Tacoma, 2020 Sequoia, 2020 Tundra or 2020 4Runner?
For me, it is easy to say I love them all, but that wouldn’t be playing the game fairly. I think 4Runner and Tundra look really tough and bold, but I will have to choose 2020 4Runner as my choice.
Time for your thoughts. Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I reveal an exciting announcement about a new feature coming to the 2020 RAV4.
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