2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is Coming This Year

According to the latest reports, the long-awaited 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is finally coming. The popular truck has been around for years on the U.S. market and it is considered to be one of the best mid-size trucks around. Based on the legendary Hilux, it offers excellent durability and reliability, strong off-road performance, class-leading payload capacity and much more. However, it falls short in some aspect too. One of them is the fuel economy. With two thirsty gasoline engines, this truck definitely isn’t among class leaders in this aspect.

Therefore, many truck enthusiasts are looking forward to seeing a new 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel. It will come with a familiar oil-burner from Hilux and feature both amazing performances and efficiency. Other than a new diesel engine, it probably won’t feature too many differences compared to standard gasoline models. Still, keep in mind that a facelift has been rumored, and this version would definitely all those aesthetical novelties that would eventually come with this refresh.

When it comes to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel release date, it should be scheduled sometime in the second half of the year.

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Engine

When it comes to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel engine, we have any bigger doubt. It will come from the legendary Hilux. The famous sibling predominately uses diesel engines, so there is a number of potential candidates. Still, we are pretty sure it will be the company’s freshest turbodiesel, due to U.S. emission standards. Therefore, count on a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, which powers Hilux in Europe and a few more markets.

This unit delivers 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Still, we expect a slight boost for this occasion, probably up to around 200 horses. The new engine should be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, though we won’t exclude a possibility to see a manual gearbox in the offer as well. In both case, count on great capabilities, as well as on a very good fuel economy.

How capable will 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel be?

It is still early to talk about exact numbers, but we are sure that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA model will pretty capable in all aspects. In terms of a max towing capacity, some reports suggest it will go up to around 7.000 pounds. On the other side, max payload ratings will probably be at the similar level as on the V6 gasoline model, which means more than 1.600 pounds, which are class-leading ratings.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Fuel Economy

The current model comes with two pretty thirsty gasoline engine. Base models with four-cylinder engine return around 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. V6 models feature even lower ratings. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel mpg ratings will definitely be on a much higher level. If we can judge on numbers that this engine makes in Hilux, an average economy in a combined ride should go close to 30 mpg, which are pretty amazing ratings for a mid-size truck.

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Design

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel definitely won’t be too much different compared to the rest of Tacoma’s lineup. Still, keep in mind that a facelift has been rumored and that the new diesel version should adopt these novelties as well.

Of course, aesthetics will be on the focus with this refresh. Count on a lot of exterior upgrades, mostly at the front end. It is still early to talk about specific details, but we are pretty sure new model would receive novelties in areas such as front fascia, grille, bumper etc. Rest of the truck would probably remain the same, though things like new color options and wheels are expected as well.

When it comes to the interior design, things will probably remain untouched, with exceptions of new color schemes and more standard equipment. Still, that doesn’t mean 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel won’t come with changes. Due to an oil-burner, it will come with a new instrument cluster, though it is still unknown how it’s going to look like.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA

Trim Levels

One of the questions about a new deisel engine is its availability across the trim level range. Most likely, it won’t be availble in the base SR version. The offer will probably starts with an SR5 trim level, and will be also available in the Limited trim level. On the other side, it is still unknown is it going to be offered in TRD models.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Release Date and Price

It still hard to say when to expect 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel for sale. At this point, we only know it will hit the market sometime in the second half of year. Whether it’s going to be third or last quarter, it is still unknown. When it comes to the price, most basic versions will probably go around 30.000 dollars.

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  1. I would be highly interested in buying this 2020 diesel tacoma, if the numbers are right for towing. I tow a 3,000 lb travel trailer and sometimes a 1800 lb Yamaha Rhino/flat bed combo. Hp and torque would have to be near same as Chev Colorado diesel to be of interest.

  2. Therefore, count on a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, which powers Hilux in Europe and a few more markets – wrong, in Europe we have 2.4-liter…it’s very sad 🙁

  3. Junk article. Every year they claim diesel is coming. Toyota usa has said clearly NO.

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