2020 Toyota Tacoma Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Tacoma Model Overview at Beechmont Toyota

Toyota Tacoma

Key Features

  • Starting at $27,170 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.7-Liter DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder engine or optional 3.5-Liter DOHC direct-injection V6
  • Rear-Wheel Drive (4X2) or 4WDemand part-time 4WD (4X4)
  • Available in Access Cab or Double Cab configurations, Long or Short bed lengths
  • Fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) bed
  • Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD)
  • Audio with 7-inch touch-screen, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Easy-lower tailgate with lock and deck rail cargo management system

About the Toyota Tacoma

Building on its reputation as an off-road icon, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma impresses with its rugged 4X4 capabilities, bold style, and cutting-edge technology features. Eye-catching design elements of the Tacoma include an available hood scoop, aggressive front grille, muscular fenders, and an embossed tailgate logo. Whether you opt for the standard 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder or the available 278-horsepower 3.5-Liter V6 — the Tacoma packs plenty of performance to help you tackle the toughest tasks. Conquer rough terrain with available features such as a Multi-terrain Select System, Crawl Control, and an electronically controlled locking rear differential. Included as standard on every Tacoma model, Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) is a suite of active driver-assistive safety features designed to keep you and your passengers out of harm’s way. You’ll also enjoy an ergonomic interior featuring intuitive controls and premium soft-touch material found throughout.


What the Critics Say

All 4WD versions of the Tacoma do very well, but the TRD Off-Road has the suspension, tires and abundant clearance to go places other pickups, including other volume-selling midsize truck models, cannot. The locking differential, terrain select and crawl control systems are real advantages.” — Edmunds
Thanks to its reputation for reliability and durability, the Toyota Tacoma is a good choice if you want to keep your truck for a long time, and TRD Pro models should work if you also want a midsize truck with great off-road capability.” — Motor Trend

What’s New for 2020

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma returns for the new model year with an impressive list of revisions and updates which are sure to excite truck shoppers. First, all Tacoma models now come standard with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. SR trims and above also now come standard with a larger 8-inch touchscreen and a power-adjustable driver’s seat featuring 2-way lumbar support for enhanced comfort. Revised alloy wheel designs, an optional LED bed lamp, optional LED headlamps, and an updated grille are each examples of changes to the exterior of the Toyota Tacoma. Finally, TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro models are now offered with the new Multi Terrain Monitor that lets you view obstacles underneath your truck.

Compare Tacoma

Toyota has an advantage ✓ 2020 Toyota TRD Sport Double Cab 4X4 (w/ tow package) 2020 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab 4X4
MSRP w/Destination Charge $38,060 $37,845
Fuel Economy (city/combined) 17 / 18 ✓ 15 / 17
Horsepower 278 ✓ 261
Engine 3.5-Liter V6 ✓ 4.0-Liter V6
Standard Towing Capacity 6,400 pounds ✓ 6,100 pounds
Smart Key System Standard ✓ Not Available

Toyota Tacoma Features

Toyota Tacoma Performance

Powerful Performance

Tacoma shoppers will have their choice of a standard fuel-efficient 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder engine or a powerful 3.5-Liter V6. All V6 Tacoma models come standard with a Tow Package, giving this truck the ability to tow up to 6,800 pounds or carry a payload of up to 1,440 pounds. Included in this package is Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) which is able to apply brake pressure to specific wheels while managing engine torque in order to keep things under control. High-strength, hot-stamped steel is used in the construction of every 2020 Tacoma to ensure maximum performance and safety. The bed of the Toyota Tacoma is made up of an ultra-durable, fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SCM) which is engineered for durability and toughness.

Off-Road Capability

Standard on Tacoma TRD Off-Road models, an electronically-controlled locking rear differential distributes power evenly to both rear wheels in order to achieve greater grip in low-traction situations. An optional Multi-Terrain Select system features five individual modes to help mitigate wheelspin across rugged road surfaces. Available Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Crawl Control (CRAWL) provide assistance to reach even the most remote destinations. Delivering consistent performance when things get bumpy, optional Bilstein® shocks are the perfect solution. For those looking for the ultimate in midsize pickup performance, Tacoma TRD Pro models feature exceptional off-road abilities.

Toyota Tacoma Off-Road Capability
Toyota Tacoma Interior

Ergonomic Interior

Whether it’s after a long day at the job site or a relaxing weekend camping trip, the interior of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma gives you a welcoming environment to get comfortable. Perfectly suited for work or play, the layout of the cabin is centered around the driver with a look that’s both sophisticated and ergonomic. Fine-tune your temperature preferences with a front dual-zone climate control system. Helping you monitor critical information such as fuel economy, Pitch and Roll settings, and individual tire pressures is an available 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display (MID). A specialized cab-to-bed seal keeps the interior of the Tacoma pleasantly quiet. Other premium features offered on the Tacoma include leather-trimmed seating surfaces along with a power moonroof. For seamless access to your favorite apps and media, every Tacoma model comes standard with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

Innovative Utility Features

Helping to keep all of your devices powered-up is an available 120V/400W outlet integrated into the bed of the Toyota Tacoma. All of your gear can stay safely secured thanks to an innovative standard deck rail system which features four adjustable tie-down cleats inside the bed. A dedicated storage compartment adds additional storage for items such as your tools. The Tacoma also features an easy-lower tailgate which opens effortlessly, can be locked for added security, and is also easily removable if desired. Take your adventures viral with a standard GoPro® mount located directly on the windshield, helping to create lasting memories which you can share with the world.

Toyota Tacoma Utility Features

Trims & Specs

Toyota Tacoma SR

Tacoma SR

  • Starting at $27,170 MSRP*
  • Available in Access Cab 6-Foot Bed or Double Cab 5-Foot Bed
  • Optional SX Package with 16-inch black alloy wheels, black overfenders, mirror caps, and door handles
  • Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD)
  • Fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) bed
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)

Toyota Tacoma SR5

Tacoma SR5

  • Starting at $28,945 MSRP*
  • Available in Access Cab 6-Foot Bed, Double Cab 5-Foot or 6-Foot Bed
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Integrated backup camera
  • Audio — 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

Tacoma TRD Sport

  • Starting at $33,865 MSRP*
  • Available in Access Cab 6-Foot Bed, Double Cab 5-Foot or 6-Foot Bed
  • Connected Services: Safety Connect and Wi-Fi Connect with trial subscription
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels

Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Tacoma TRD Off-Road

  • Starting at $35,120 MSRP*
  • Available in Access Cab 6-Foot Bed, Double Cab 5-Foot or 6-Foot Bed
  • Off-road-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential
  • Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control (CRAWL) (4×4 A/T only)
  • 16-inch machined contrast alloy wheels

Toyota Tacoma Limited

Tacoma Limited

  • Starting at $39,910 MSRP*
  • Available in Double Cab 5-Foot Bed
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Power-sliding rear window with privacy glass
  • Automatic headlights

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Tacoma TRD Pro

  • Starting at $45,080 MSRP*
  • Available in Double Cab 5-Foot Bed
  • TRD-tuned off-road suspension with 2.5-inch FOX® Internal Bypass shocks with rear remote reservoirs
  • Heritage “TOYOTA” front grille
  • Black TRD Pro leather-trimmed heated front seats
  • Rigid Industries® LED fog lights

MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.