2020 Toyota Tacoma Review Canada – The 2020 Toyota Tacoma may be a mild sauce update from a basic design truck that dates back to 2005, but when you look at sales charts, it certainly doesn’t look like customers are screaming for something all-new. The Taco was destroying the competition, recording almost 246,000 sales last year and on the way to beat that at 2019.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Review Canada
Conversely, Chevy Colorado, which itself enjoyed an increase of 16% last year, still resides in only 168,000 units. From there, things fell from the cliffs to the Nissan Frontier (about 80,000), Honda Ridgeline (around 31,000) and GMC Canyon (around 18,000), with the only slender Ford production Ranger.
However, having a segment does not mean Tacoma should get a Free Pass. Yes, there are some tweaks for the 2020, but this is fundamentally the same pickup that comes in the fourth in our recent comparison of medium trucks. The taxis, frames, engines and transmissions remain the same, and the exterior changes only consist of new lattice, standard LED lamps and a few new wheel selections.
Most of the changes are worth noting inside. A new, 10-way electric driver seat applies the band-aid to a long-time Tacoma issue that is overly-low seat positioning that forces people higher into an uncomfortable, leg-out position outside. But without a dimensional change of cab, jacking up the chair worsened the lack of the main space versus key rivals.
If not, the neat interior Tacoma finish remains competitive, something we noted in a Comparo medium size truck. A new multimedia system is pleased to replace many-mocking units, and now includes a larger 8-Inch Touchscreen (or 7 inches on the SR starter model) with newly discovered Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa connectivity. The new Panorama display monitors standard on the up-level version, while the extra-off-Road-focused model TRD Pro-with retuned, 2.5-inch, Fox Internal-bypass shock-offers a new cold multi-Terrain monitor (MTM) that allows residents to see the ground under their trucks and the front wheel position. It was useful to negotiate off-Road obstacles with fewer needs for a human scout. Like Land Rover’s similar systems, the MTM slightly delays the display of the camera mounted in the grid, and combines it with images from a mirror-side camera, to create a display on the screen.
MTM is just another reason for Tacoma to remain shining on the brightest road, including here in Moab on the hell’s Revenge trajectory, a slick stone challenge that tests every inch of taco ground clearance, approach/departure angles and 4×4 abilities. For this Double Cab model in trims of TRD off-Road and TRD Pro, these capabilities include electronically controlled settings, low 4WD, which lock the rear differential and multi-Terrain Select driving mode. Toyota Crawl Control, now with a speed setting of five instead of three, continues to excel when running in Tacoma up or down harmful values without the need to touch the throttle or brake, allowing the driver to focus on steering and Positioning. I personally prefer the DIY method, which is half the pleasure of off-Road, but the Crawl control is a real confidence-Booster for people who prefer to let the machine do it.
After a full day on this scary road near Lion’s back, our convoy with Tacomas bone stocks appeared on Sand Flats Road, nothing worse to wear. The next day brought the All-day run from Moab to the equally splendorous Ouray, Colorado, via Geyser Pass Road. This rugged dirt line crosses the LaSal range at 10,528 feet, with snow still hanging on in mid-July. Through it all, Tacoma off-Road action is amazing, perfectly complements the outer landscape.
On the sidewalk, however, its flaws and weaknesses are as striking as usual. It has a fidget ride even simple wavy sidewalks, and less controlled body movements. Its automatic transmission only has six gears, compared to eight GM and Ford 10, and a striking hunt for the gears is even at a mild value. At least you can get a manual transmission on various models of TRD 4×4. The engine is also lacking in repair and power, the 3.5-liter V6 with 278 horsepower and 265 pound-foot torque. You can also get a 159-HP 2.7-liter inline-four, but unless you need to stick as close to the base price of $26,945 as possible, it is best to pretend it does not exist.
All that, along with the usual driving position and narrow Double Cab rear seat, the amount to the truck is just not worth the competition. As we found in our comparison, Chevy Colorado and the Ford Ranger are proving better in many key areas, especially since their design is much newer. They are faster, smoother, and can tow and Haul more. The Jeep gladiator is a different type of animal, but too prints higher than Tacoma in our test though the sky-high price (The Tacoma Tops around $44,000 for The TRD Pro Double Cab).
There are many shortcomings, but there is one thing that competitors do not have: Toyota badge. It speaks volumes for its painstakingly branded for unbeatable durability and peace of mind, demonstrating proficient during our trip with our daring guide ‘ 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser, still going strong after 140,000 hard miles of Adventures in the U.S. and Mexico. The value of trade-in Tacoma has also become legendary: see what the owner, say, 12-year-old Tacoma can get with 180,000 miles in the odometer, and it will keep you going.
If I venture into Moab in the 4×4-or the gnarly off-Road Trails of Vermont, or the African desert – I’ll choose Toyota over Jeep, GM, Ford, Nissan or even the Land Rover. As a former owner of the Jeep Wrangler, I would say I loved my Jeep, but I would also first admit that they have never been as reliable, as a whole, as a Toyota FJ or a Land Cruiser.
Toyota’s familiar cap-edge side, nobody faced that 2020 Toyota Tacoma represents a holding pattern. Yes, Tacoma remains popular, and well-known loyal truck buyers. But fair to ask Toyota: At what point are your own loyal customers worth of all-new, truly innovative Tacoma? The latest Chevrolet Silverado shows that gratification can eventually lead to loyalty driven by fancy, innovative and Creamy competitors-up in RAM 1500-and that Silverado is all new trucks.
While it seems unlikely that Tacoma is in danger of flipping the crown of sales, especially with its less-than-explosive debut Ranger, there is also not enough on the 2020 refresh for further Inlay its position. Toyota executives insisted that they recognize the increasing competitive threat, and that they take seriously. Maybe we’ll see how serious it is fast enough.