2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma has reigned atop the light-duty midsize pickup truck segment of the automotive industry for the last several model years. As the dawn of a new era in the model’s history begins, our manufacturing partner has made a few major important changes to the popular truck platform. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma will help potential Colonial Toyota customers get a better idea of what exactly they’ll be getting when the new model is available in the showroom. The bones of the two Tacoma models will remain the same. What the automaker did change are upgrades to some of the TRD-branded trims in addition to adding the most advanced Toyota technology that has ever been equipped in a Tacoma platform. Customers can start the pre-ordering process by calling, 203-403-6890.
Any discussion of almost every 2020 Toyota vehicle has to include some notes on the array of incredible technology. Most of the coming trim grades of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will be getting the latest version of the manufacturer’s infotainment system. This change will make it compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. When Toyota was building the 2019 Tacoma, the company didn’t offer support for these features, so this is a definite upgrade. Additionally, the 2020 Tacoma will be compatible with the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. The Tacoma has always been a top choice for people who like to take their trucks out into the world and get them a little dirty. Another improvement for the 2020 version is the availability of new sequential LED headlight technology and a standard multi-terrain monitoring system.

2020 Toyota Tacoma


2019 Toyota Tacoma

3.5-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
278/265 Horsepower/Torque 278/265
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Yes Smartphone Integration No

Performance Specs

Plenty of performance and capability are must-haves for any pickup truck to be a success. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will offer the same powertrains as the 2019 model. Future buyers looking for an efficient, capable and nimble platform can choose from an array of trim grades with a naturally aspirated 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine which will produce 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. For a bit more power, the automaker is sticking with the 3.5-liter, V-6 Atkinson Cycle engine with an output of 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.

Additionally, all V-6-powered versions of the Tacoma will be equipped with the Toyota towing package that includes a standard Class IV receiver hitch, automatic transmission cooler and a 130-amp alternator. These models of the 2020 Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds.

A photo of the 2020 Tacoma cresting a steep hill in the desert.
A photo of the phone-charging capability in the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
A photo of the new touchscreen in the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
A photo of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma equipped with available off-road accessories.