The Toyota Tacoma has earned its stop in the midsize pickup truck segment for being supremely reliable, offering outstanding performance and historically strong resale value. However, as the class has gone through a new cycle of increased popularity, new competitors have emerged to challenge the status quo. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2020 Jeep Gladiator will show future buyers that the competition still has a tough hill to climb. For the new model year, Toyota has maintained the same level of capability while also vastly improving the level of connectivity technology available in the 2020 Tacoma. Colonial Toyota has received the 2020 Tacoma into its showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive with the new Tacoma today when they make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota product expert today by calling 203-403-6890.
When people are considering any version of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma available at Colonial Toyota, they will be getting one of the most technologically advanced models in its class. All 2020 Tacoma owners will have universal access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications as well as available integration with the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. The new Jeep Gladiator also offers similar capabilities, but those buyers will not find the smartphone-compatibility on the base trim grades of the newest Tacoma competitor. Toyota goes the extra mile by also offering its proprietary Safety Connect® system as well as an available high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that is provided by AT&T Wireless. Existing AT&T customers may be able to combine their new mobile data plans with their regular accounts.
Toyota has always believed in giving customers as many options as possible. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma continues to be available with a pair of engine options. Base models will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Colonial Toyota customers can also have a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine under the hood that uses the same transmission. These versions of the 2020 Tacoma will make 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
The standard V-6 powertrain used by the 2020 Gladiator does make a bit more horsepower than the competing engine used in the new Tacoma. However, most V-6-powered Toyota Tacoma trims will have a higher towing capacity than what is offered by the Gladiator, which requires a buyer to choose the top-end versions.