2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Tacoma: Suggestions to Help You Decide

This decision might be difficult for some truck enthusiasts, especially if they are fans of Tacoma. Is it better to get one of the first 2020 Toyota Tacoma trucks, or maybe you should get one of the final models that came out in 2019? In this text you will find tips which might help you in that decision.

The Toyota Tacoma is probably one of the most popular trucks in America, and it has been  for almost 14  years. This is because of Tacoma’s toughness, durability and reliability over long period of time. To put it simply, “you just cannot kill a Tacoma.” The example I know is that one driver reached 1.2 million miles on his Toyota Tacoma 2008.

However, recently, models became very similar and truck shoppers are left with a challenging dilemma. Do you buy a 2019 or wait for a 2020 Tacoma?

A refreshed not redesigned 2020 Tacoma


We are currently  in the middle of  Tacoma generation’s life cycle. This means that 2020 model will be refreshed as opposed to a completely redesigned. Based on recent reviews, quite a few upgrades will make the new Tacoma entry a popular one.

One of the first upgrades that the new Tacoma will have are new grilles and wheels. As an example, the 2020 TRD Pro features 16” black TRD wheels that  are four pounds lighter than the 2019 Pro, and they are more sharp looking.

One of my favorite upgrades will be a 10-way power driver’s seat on all grades SR5 and above. This may seem like a tiny improvement, but it is actually a huge one. This is one of  the most common critiques that drivers have been complaining at. Now  both tall and short riders will be comfortable on morning commutes and longer road trips.

Multimedia realm will also have upgrades. The 2020 Tacoma will for the first time offer an Android Auto across-the-board. Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility will also be key features on every trim level. It will have a 7” touch screens as well. The TRD Pro will give drivers an 8” touch screen to see their audio, phone and other vehicle information.

2020 Tacoma Panoramic View and Multi-Terrain Monitors


Among many improvements on the 2020 Tacoma, the ability to have better visibility when off-roading is something many will find incredibly useful. With the Panoramic View Monitor and Multi-Terrain Monitor drivers will be able to see in front of their truck, behind their truck, along the sides of their truck, and even underneath it while they drive.

Stumps , brush,rocks and boulders won’t be a problem anymore.

If you are one of the people who don’t care for new safety features and technology, and you would rather have a reliable car which can get you from point A to B, search no more. I give you Exhibit A: the 2019 Tacoma.

Normally, when a new model hits the shops, the older models’ price goes down, and that is your opportunity to buy a new car . The same goes for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma.


When you take these factors into consideration, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is an incredibly solid option to consider. There is still plenty of models available to choose from, whether it is SR5 or TRD Off-Road or TRD Sport or even the TRD Pro. You should also have the option to choose the color of your liking.

If you’re looking to save money, take advantage of great deals on one of the remaining 2019 Toyota Tacoma trucks.

2020 Tacoma Pricing and Release Date

Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma models has not been revealed  but it will likely be  around the same range as its 2019 counterparts. A slight increase in price should be expected, which is common with newer year models across brands.

The 2020 Tacoma should be available around September or October in dealerships.

What will your choice be? 2020 Tacoma, or will you go for a 2019 Tacoma?