The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road will definitely continue to be a great alternative to the flagship off-roader TRD Pro. This version is significantly more affordable, but still delivers a pretty good off-road capability, thanks to several mechanical upgrades. Visually, it doesn’t go far away from TRD Sport, but there are still some interesting unique details. As you probably know, the Japanese manufacturer prepares a mid-cycle update for the next year.
We will see a fine number of changes and the 2020 Tacoma TRD Off-Road will be included in this update as well. Therefore, expect to see it on the market a little bit earlier than usual, but still in the last quarter of the year.
Which are the most important upgrades?
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road will continue with various upgrades over standard models. Some of them are aesthetical, such as new wheels and unique color options. However, it is pretty much all about mechanical upgrades that improve off-road performances. The overall chassis and suspension setup is quite typical. There is a double-wishbone suspension at the front and leaf rear suspension. Still, it is tuned and includes off-road Bilstein shock absorbers. Furthermore, there are also notable upgrades like skid plates, a multi-terrain select system with crawl control, active traction control, an electronic locking rear differential, all-terrain tires etc. It’s not exactly the TRD Pro, but still a very capable truck.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Novelties
Just like the rest of the lineup, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road will also receive a facelift. This will include several interesting visual changes. The front will suffer most, of course. You can expect to see a new grille design, as well as a new bumper. Headlights will probably keep the same shape but are about to see a complete LED lighting for this occasion. Also, there are new wheels, as well as some new color options.
This mid-cycle refresh will include a couple of changes on the inside and 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road will get pretty much all of them. First of all, there is a new infotainment system, which is more intuitive, has more functions and better graphics. Also, the Tacoma for the first time comes with things like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Another great novelty is a power-adjustable driver’s seat. In probably won’t be standing in the 2020 Tacoma TRD Off-Road should be available as a standalone option.
Is there a chance to see a diesel version?
Numerous reports about a diesel Tacoma circulate on the internet. While we are waiting for the official confirmation, many wonder if the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road is going to be offered with an oil-burner. It should be a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine that powers Hilux pickup truck, which delivers 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, gasoline models will definitely carry on without any changes. Count on a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which delivers 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, it’s not available with manual transmission, only with an automatic gearbox.
We could possibly see one or two additional standard safety system, but things will remain largely the same in the 2020 Tacoma TRD Off-Road. The reason is very simple, as the current model already comes with a full load of standard safety features. Of course, we are referring to the famous Safety Sense suite, which includes things like automatic high beams, a pre-collision warning and braking system, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and many more.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Release Date and Price
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road is expected to hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, we also don’t expect bigger changes, so base models should go around 33.500 dollars.