No doubt, Tacoma pickup truck will once again draw huge attention. However, the high-performance variant is gaining more and more popularity each and every year. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro brings impressive performances and it offers astonishing off-road equipment. Not only that, but the TRD Pro variant also comes with the new intakes, snorkels, and suspension. This pickup is present for a couple of years now.
The current model already got additional upgrades so the 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro won’t feature too many changes. This pickup will look to rival impressive models such as Ford Ranger Raptor and Chevy Colorado ZR2. The mid-size pickup truck segment has never been that strong.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Offers
More Chrome Materials
Unlike the base Tacoma pickup, the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro offers astonishing off-road equipment. That includes red skid plates, larger anti-roll bars, new suspension, and special TRD Desert Air Intake. Speaking of the intakes, this one is perhaps the best feature on the upcoming Tacoma TRD Pro. Most of you will just call it a snorkel, and Desert Air Intake is just a Toyota’s terminology. This system is grabbing clean air thanks to the filter cleaner and it provides better airflow.
That is one of the coolest features that prevent the dust from making it into the engine. Besides the off-road gear, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro offers TRD badging, more chrome materials and standard 16-inch alloy wheels. Also, large TOYOTA lettering on the grille will remain, along with the LED headlights and fog lights.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Interior Comes With New Entune System
The interior of the all-new 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will host plenty of premium materials and features. The black seats with red contrast stitching are very comfortable and supportive. The seats are featuring TRD logos, just like the floor mats and the shift knob.
Toyota will return the Entune system and the JBL audio system. However, the pickup won’t get some features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the other hand, the Qi wireless charging pad is in the offer. Besides those upgrade, the rest of the interior will stay intact.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Powertrain and Driving Experience
The arriving model will keep its 3.5-liter V6 engine. This unit offers two gearbox choices and it can produce up to 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is offered as standard while the 6-speed automatic gearbox is optional. A two-speed transfer case is providing a part-time four-wheel-drive setup that is electronically controlled.
In the normal driving conditions, the pickup will deploy a rear-wheel-drive configuration. On top of that, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro offers an electronically locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control. Fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Price and Release Date
Forget about the trim levels and special packages. The price of the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro starts at $42,000. The price can be higher only if you opt for some additional optional features.
The high-performance pickup will hit the dealerships by the end of 2019. The most likely competitors are Chevy Colorado and Ford Ranger Raptor.