In the rapidly growing world of midsize pickup trucks, the Toyota Tacoma remains one of the most loved options available. Toyota has spent the last several model years improving the Tacoma in small steps. For the upcoming model year, the automaker is making drastic changes to the features of its popular midsize pickup truck that will put it right in the middle of a very competitive automotive industry segment, including more advanced technology and a more adjustable driver’s seat. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Honda Ridgeline will very clearly illustrate why potential Colonial Toyota customers should be taking a closer look at the new model. Colonial Toyota customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Tacoma today by calling, 203-403-6890.
There are more than 30 configurations available for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. Something that will be available across the entire 2020 Tacoma lineup is the automaker’s latest technology. All six primary trim grades will be compatible with today’s most popular digital devices. Future owners of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will be able to use both the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ suites of applications as well as expanded compatibility for the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline also offers the smartphone compatibility, but not on all of its trims. Additionally, the Honda infotainment system also doesn’t work with Amazon Alexa. The Toyota Safety Sense P system is available on all 2020 Tacoma trim grades. Honda doesn’t make several corresponding systems universally available on the Ridgeline.
When the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is finally delivered to the Colonial Toyota showroom, it will be available with the same reliable powertrain lineup that has made it so loved by owners, past and present. The standard engine for the 2020 Tacoma will be the 2.7-liter, four-cylinder power plant mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. However, most Colonial Toyota buyers are going to choose the 2020 Tacoma with the 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that offers the same six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Both powertrain combinations will be able to produce 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. While the V-6 engine that is used by the 2019 Ridgeline does make slightly more power, the new Toyota Tacoma can tow an additional 1,300 pounds. Toyota Tacoma owners can pull up to 6,800 pounds versus the 5,000-pound capacity of the 2019 Ridgeline.