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Truck Buyers Lining up for Refreshed 2020 Toyota Tacoma Release

With the 2020 Toyota Tacoma about to reach dealerships, truck shoppers are weighing in as excitement for this refreshed model continues to build. This could be big.

The Toyota Tacoma is already one of the world’s toughest, most dependable trucks on the planet. Now its 2020 entry is ready for release, complete with a wide range of new updates and improvements.

What is new for the 2020 Tacoma?

This is a year that Tacoma enthusiasts have been hoping for. Although not a complete redesign, the 2020 Tacoma will have enough new features that truck lovers have been asking for.

No stone left unturned. No 2020 Tacoma grade level left untouched as well. Every trim level of the world’s most popular midsize truck will see a host of upgrades. Even the SR entry level receives an updated front grille, new taillight design and intermittent wiper.

“I’m ready for the 2020 just for Android Auto and larger screens alone.” Said one of my excited Torque News readers.

Every Tacoma truck will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on a larger 7-inch or 8-inch multimedia touch screen. The SR will receive the 7-inch size while every other level gets the 8. These are minor upgrades for some, but essential to many more people who have been calling for technology updates on the Tacoma for the last few years. I should know. My inbox is like a Toyota suggestion box. I hear them all and these are very, very common requests.

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Offroad Army Green Color

“My wife is 5’ and I’m 6’4”. Need the power seat!” Commented a loyal subscriber to my Toyota “toyotajeff” YouTube channel.

I get this comment a lot. Tacoma owners have had a power driver’s seat on their wish list for the last decade, and they will finally be rewarded. All 2020 Toyota Tacoma trim levels SR5 and above have a standard 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

2020 Tacoma offers new cameras you will like

“Love the new cameras. Now Tacoma is playing with the big boys!”

What this Torque News reader is referring to are the new Panoramic View and Multi-Terrain Monitors that will help you see better on your new 2020 Tacoma. These new cameras will allow drivers to see in front of, along the sides of, behind, and even underneath their truck. This will especially be useful when off-roading, as well as everyday functions like parking in a crowded parking lot.

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“Army Green! Army Green! Army Green!”

I am still trying to figure out the context of this comment, but I have a hunch this person is talking about the new TRD Pro exclusive color Army Green. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will be offered in 4 color choices – Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Army Green.

It has become Toyota tradition to feature a new exclusive color for its TRD Pro models, and it can also be found on the 2020 Tundra, the 2020 Sequoia and the 2020 4Runner.

Other important upgrades are smart key push button start on 2020 Tacoma models TRD Sport and above (with automatic transmission), new front grilles and taillight designs, updated wheels and LED headlights for certain grades.

Now it is time for your thoughts on the 2020 Tacoma

What do you think about the improvements coming for the 2020 Tacoma? Do you plan on buying one? What features do you find most appealing?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story where I am discussing the reliability of Toyota Tundra trucks. Update from Sept. 3, 2020: Pricing Just Released for 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

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Mike (not verified)    August 9, 2019 - 6:47PM

All superficial flash, cosmetics & technology that do not improve performance. How about addressing the poor fuel mileage that has shown no significant improvement in decades.

Jesse (not verified)    August 10, 2019 - 11:01AM

On a recent trip with interstate driving, my 2017 Chevrolet Silverado got 22.6 mpg. It's a 4-door with a quiet comfortable ride. It had the V-8 / V-4 feature. The V-4 kicks in when little load is on the engine, such as down hill or level roads. The transition is seemless. Love my 'Rado.

Tyler (not verified)    August 10, 2019 - 11:27PM

This is such a joke and toyota is a joke. I wonder how much they pay these people to write this crap. Toyota is like the Apple of vehicles, they are always behind and then make it seem like a big deal when they do something they should have done a long time ago! And they still dont have remote start!

Tyler is a dope :) (not verified)    September 6, 2019 - 4:36PM

In reply to by Tyler (not verified)

You're right, we should focus on putting flashy nonsense in our vehicles like the other truck makers instead of focusing on safety and reliability. You sir are a joke. Also, Toyota charges 1200 for a remote start from factory, most dealerships are a third of that cost... oh yeah and if you had done your research you would know that the new models will have the new connected services WHICH INCLUDES REMOTE START FROM YOUR PHONE. Go get your facts straight before you talk, dope!

Kyle (not verified)    August 21, 2019 - 11:45PM

My current 2017 has been into the delership for rear differential recall/warranty seep three times now and it's still leaking and word on if they have new axel and carrier assembly? Look on a new user dealer lot and 8/10 Tacomas have a rear differential seep some are included under recal some are not. This is my 4th tacoma and I have never had so many issues.

Kyle Rattay (not verified)    September 6, 2019 - 5:46PM

Case on point DOPE!!! You sir are why people don't comment I have done my research and that is all garbage I don't care about! More shit that breaks! Get the trucks right first and it sounds like you work for the company! 4th Tacoma now and my original was better built so you do the math you dope! My Tacoma has been in the dealership all year so get your facts straight before you hate like you have a plan! Joker for life!

Jimmy Thomas (not verified)    September 7, 2019 - 11:56AM

I love the Army Green color. Love it. But, only on the TRD Pro? If Toyota would put the Army Green on the SR5, I will run out and buy.