What's New With Toyota Trucks for 2020?

2020 Toyota Tacoma Off-Road Dynamic Shot

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By Brian Normile

Not much! A much-hyped refresh of the Tacoma for the 2020 model year turned into minor cosmetic updates along with the addition of technology many shoppers believe are the basic necessities in any vehicle; the 2020 Tundra didn't even get updated looks — just technology upgrades and the addition of an extended-cab Double-Cab TRD Pro. For its trucklike SUVs, Toyota's three-row body-on-frame Sequoia also got some new tech and a new TRD Pro trim. Toyota's other body-on-frame SUV, the 4Runner, also received minimal updates.

Related: What's New With Toyota in 2019?

Here's the lowdown for what's new for 2020:

2020 Toyota 4Runner

What's changed: The 2020 4Runner adds two more USB ports for rear-seat passengers, and with Toyota Safety Sense standard on all trims, TRD Pro models receive a redesigned grille.

Competes with: Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tacoma

Looks like: The current generation except for a redesigned grille on TRD Pro models

Powertrains: 4.0-liter V-6 good for 270 horsepower and 278 pounds-feet of torque; five-speed automatic transmission

Hits dealerships: Mid-to-late 2019

2020 Toyota Sequoia

What's changed: The 2020 Toyota Sequoia gets a new TRD Pro off-road model, plus the addition of CarPlay, Android Auto, and keyless entry and push-button start to TRD Pro models.

Competes with: Nissan Armada, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition

Looks like: The current-generation Sequoia, though the new TRD Pro trim level gets a few more cool bits to distinguish itself

Drivetrain: 5.7-liter V-8 with 381 hp and 401 pounds-feet of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission; rear- or four-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Mid-to-late 2019

2020 Toyota Tacoma

What's changed: The 2020 Tacoma's small changes may be enough for the mid-size truck to stay on top of its competition, at least when it comes to sales. The addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be the most-welcomed new features. The new panoramic and undercarriage camera views available on TRD Off-Road and Pro trims are certainly cool and useful, but likely not as high a priority as such basic connectivity features.

Competes with: Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier

Looks like: Quite similar to current generation

Powertrains: 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder (159 hp, 180 pounds-feet of torque) or 3.5-liter V-6 (278 hp, 265 pounds-feet of torque) both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission (six-speed manual is optional); rear- or four-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late summer

2020 Toyota Tundra

What's changed: Besides the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2020 Toyota Tundra also gets keyless entry and push-button start on TRD Pro models — a change that also applies to the 4Runner TRD Pro . Tundra shoppers also get more choice when it comes to cab styles for the TRD Pro version with the addition of an extended-cab version, which makes a return to the Tundra TRD Pro model after a hiatus of a few years.

Competes with: Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan

Looks like: A Toyota Tundra

Powertrains: 4.6-liter V-8 (310 hp, 327 pounds-feet) or 5.7-liter V-8 (381 hp, 401 pounds-feet) with a six-speed automatic transmission for both; rear- or four-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Mid-to-late 2019

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