Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Pros: Broad range of models and optional equipment; respectable acceleration in V6 models; sturdy build quality; nicely assembled, rugged interior with large, easy-to-use controls; excellent ground clearance for off-roading

Cons: Cramped, uncomfortable back seat in “Access Cab” extended-cab models; tall step-in height on 4WD models; bouncy ride with off-road suspension

CG Says: The 2020 Toyota Tacoma has a few styling tweaks and adds some new features. A power driver’s seat is newly available and the infotainment control now includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capability. A surround-view camera is available, plus an undercarriage camera can detect unseen obstacles. Also, LED headlights are available on some models. Tacoma is a compact pickup truck offered in 2-door extended cab (Access Cab) and 4-door crew cab (Double Cab) styles. The base engine is a 159-horsepower 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that is paired with a 6-speed automatic. A 278-hp 3.5-liter V6 is offered with 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions. Both engines are available with part-time 4WD. Full-time 4WD is not offered. Available features include wireless cell-phone charging, keyless access and starting, power sunroof. Standard safety features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. The Toyota Tacoma’s 2016 redesign was more a very heavy refresh than a clean-sheet-of-paper re-envisioning, but it still brought a number of worthwhile improvements and technology features that keep this truck competitive with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (both of which offer the choice of a diesel engine).

The Facts
Class Compact Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
SR Access Cab, long bed: $27,145
4WD SR Access Cab, long bed: $28,440
TRD Sport V6 Access Cab, long bed: $34,305
4WD TRD Off Road V6 Double Cab, short bed: $36,430
4WD SR5 V6 Double Cab, long bed: $36,785
4WD Limited V6 Double Cab, short bed: $42,960
4WD TRD Pro V6 Double Cab, short bed: $45,055

Base Engine
2.7-liter 4-cylinder (SR, SR5)
Horsepower
159
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6 (TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, TRD Pro, Limited)
Horsepower
278
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual (4×4 only)
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-24