The Tacoma has been the most popular mid-size pickup truck in North America for years and that is for several good reasons. It is a class-leader in many segments, such as off-road performances, payload capacity, reliability etc. However, there is one segment there is one aspect where this truck lags behind most competitors. Of course, we are talking about towing capacity. Rivals like Chevy Colorado are way better in this aspect, mainly because of an optional diesel engine.
Fortunately, the latest reports suggest that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will be better. It has been rumored that the popular truck is also going to come with a diesel engine in the offer. With a lot of additional torque, there is no doubt that numbers will be higher when it comes to towing and other utility tasks.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Specs
The biggest novelty for the next year should be a new diesel engine. Of course, we are counting on a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which powers the legendary Hilux. Currently, it delivers around 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Still, we won’t be surprised if it comes with a slight power boost, though these numbers are already pretty typical for the class.
How much 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will be able to tow?
The first thing that comes to mind about the new diesel version is
How about fuel economy?
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity may not meet Colorado’s numbers, but have no doubt that the fuel economy will be very impressive. Considering that the Hilux easily returns around 27 mpg in a combined drive and we expect similar numbers from the Tacoma as well. For comparison, Chevy Colorado returns around 23/24 mpg in a combined ride.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity – Gasoline Models
When it comes to gasoline models, 2020 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will remain pretty much the same. Base models will continue with the same 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 160 horsepower. With such power, you can count on around 3.500 pounds, which is pretty typical for the class, when it comes to base engines.
Of course, things are much better with a V6 engine, which also comes with an optional trailering package. In this case, 2020 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will go up to 6.800 pounds. For comparison, Colorado with V6 engine can tow around 7.000 pounds.
Are there any other changes to come for the next year?
At this point, a new diesel engine seems like the most important novelty for the next year. Without any doubt, 2020 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will be better, as well as fuel economy. Besides a new oil-burner version, we could see a bunch of other changes as well. Some reports even suggest a mid-cycle refresh. If this happens, we could see various aesthetical upgrades, pretty much a typical facelift. Besides new aesthetics, we should see notable changes in terms of standard equipment, but the base trim level organization will probably remain unchanged.
When to expect 2020 Toyota Tacoma?
Expect to see the next-year model sometime late in the year. The price of base models should remain the same. On the other side, a new diesel version should cost around 30.000 dollars.