2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MSRP $26,880 - $41,865

Ranked #5 in Midsize Pickup-truck

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 28, 2021

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The Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size pickup truck that has been known for its ruggedness and reliability. The Toyota Tacoma offers to be a true Toyota at its core and serves to be a capable pickup truck just like any of its rivals. It comes in varying options along with a wide range of optional extras that make it an excellent purchase as you can pick exactly the stuff that you need in it, thereby being able to use it to its fullest. Its rubberized cabin might not appeal to everyone and its powertrain options seem outdated compared to what some of its rivals have on offer, but it does feature some impressive driver aids and features that make sense.

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Pros

Rugged exterior and interior components

Impressive off-road capability

User-friendly interior controls

Cons

Base engine lacks enthusiasm and power

Poor fuel economy compared to rivals

What's New?

Gets a host of updates when it comes to its exterior bodywork and interior

Revised grille design, different choice of wheels, revised taillights, and new LED headlights in the higher trim levels

Power-adjustable driver’s seat, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35690

bodystyle

4dr Double Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

211 cu.in.

horsepower

278 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

265 lbs.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

10.8/10 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

6400 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/22 mpg

highway range

464.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SR$26,880 onwards

SR5$28,715 onwards

Limited$38,790 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.0

Final Verdict

8.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab comes in three trim levels, two powertrain options, and two drivetrain options as well, with the prices starting at $28,880 for the SR trim level with the base engine and RWD, and the prices go all the way up to $41,865 for the Limited trim level with the V6 engine unit and AWD. It competes with the 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCab, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, and the 2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab in the mid-size pickup truck segment.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Front Three-Quarter View
2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Rear Three-Quarter View

8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition

8.0/10
Final Verdict


2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is available in three major trims which are named SR, SR5, and Limited, and there’s also a lineup of TRD trim options as well which we will review later. The SR is the base trim level that starts at $26,880 and comes with a 2.7 L naturally aspirated inline-4 as the base powertrain option along with RWD. The costliest option, on the other hand, is the Limited trim level with a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine with an AWD drivetrain system, costing right above the $40,000 mark. The complete distribution of features across the three trims is given in the table below.

Trims

SR

SR5

Limited

MSRP (4x2 / I-4)

$26,880

$28,715

N/A

MSRP (4x2 / V6)

N/A

$32,115

$38,790

MSRP (4x4 / V6)

$32,315

$35,190

$41,865

Key Features

Projector beam headlights with DRL

Projector-beam headlights and DRL with integrated fog lights

LED headlights and DRLs with black bezel fog lights

 

16-inch steel wheels

16-inch dark gray alloy wheels

18-inch polished alloy wheels

 

Fabric seats with 4 way manual adjustment and lumbar support

Fabric seats with 10-way power adjustment and lumbar support

Leather seats with 10-way power adjustment and lumbar support

 

Urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Leather-trimmed shift lever

 

Toyota Safety Sense

Tire Pressure Monitor System with individual tire location alert

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Which trim should you buy?

The SR5 trim with the V6 engine and AWD might be the right choice in the lineup to go for as not only does it offer you a V6 engine unit as well as an AWD drivetrain, it also seems to be priced right around the $35,000 mark, which makes it both affordable and practical pickup truck choice. It gets some interesting features such as LED projector-beam headlights as well as LED DRLs along with power-adjustable front seats and a lot more at an affordable price tag.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is available in three trim levels which get two powertrain options. The base engine unit is a 2.7 L naturally aspirated inline-4 unit that produces a meager 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. of torque. The larger 3.5 L naturally aspirated V6, on the other hand, produces a decent 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft. of torque. The base inline-4 engine lacks the enthusiasm and the power to compete with the Tacoma’s rivals as they make at least 200 horsepower from their turbocharged inline-4 engine units. This serves to be a major drawback on the Tacoma’s side as its base trim level seems to be costlier than all of its rivals despite delivering the least horsepower and torque output in the segment.

The V6 engine though is always ready to do its duties with enthusiasm and has enough power to wade through rough terrains and do towing duties without breaking a sweat. Only a 6-speed automatic transmission is available as the transmission unit for the Tacoma Double Cab. If you wish to have a manual transmission unit, then you’ll have to opt for the Tacoma TRD that offers a manual gearbox as well. You can configure the Tacoma Double Cab in both RWD and AWD drivetrain options, and the AWD unit with a V6 engine is the most preferred option amongst owners and enthusiasts as it lets you take complete advantage of the Tacoma Double Cab’s ruggedness as well as its practical and utilitarian character.

Models

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

MSRP

$26,880

$26,810

$26,700

$27,600

Engine

2.7 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4 

2.3 L, turbocharged, inline-4 

2.5 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4 

2.5 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4 

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

159 hp. @ 5200 rpm

270 hp. @ 5500 rpm

200 hp. @ 6300 rpm

200 hp. @ 6300 rpm

Torque

180 lb-ft. @ 3800 rpm

310 lb-ft. @ 3000 rpm

191 lb-ft. @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft. @ 4400 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.7

6.8

7.5

7.5

Quarter mile (sec)

15.6

14.8

15.4

15.4

Top speed (MPH)

113

130

120

120

The Tacoma Double Cab with the base inline-4 engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile distance in 15.6 seconds. Its top speed is clocked at 113 mph. The Toyota Tacoma’s base engine feels sluggish and boring when compared to the likes of the Ford Ranger, which seems to be cheaper and comes with the most powerful engine unit in its segment that produces more torque than the Tacoma’s V6 motor. The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are brand badged trucks and hence share a lot of components including their engines.

How well does the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab handle?

The Toyota Tacoma Double Cab does seem to be impressive when it comes to handling. As a Toyota, it does feel rugged and stable which helps it to give you a great ride quality. Components like the double-wishbone suspension setup in the front, brake actuated limited-slip differential, as well as the anti-roll bar in the front, make sure that you always have the right amount of traction and confidence anywhere you go. The AWD system would be the best choice to go for in the Tacoma Double Cab as it gives you enough confidence on-road and off-road along with added traction and stability while towing.

Braking Performance

The braking feel and feedback from the Tacoma’s brakes is mediocre at best. Toyota certainly could have added bigger brakes as the Tacoma gets the smallest set of brake rotors in the segment, with the front rotors measuring 10.8 inches in diameter while the rear ones measuring 10 inches. The Tacoma Double Cab also weighs a total of 4,095 lbs, and all that mass certainly demands better brakes. The Tacoma is capable of stopping in within 124 feet while decelerating from 60 to 0 mph, and it certainly requires a reduction in that number as its rivals tend to stop a lot quicker.

Models

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

10.8

12.2

12.2

12.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

10

12.1

12.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

4095

4232

4025

4025

60-0 MPH (feet)

124

120

122

122

The Ford Ranger SuperCab, despite the fact that it weighs 4,145 lbs, has the shortest stopping distance figure in the segment, all thanks to its larger brakes and clever safety and braking aids. The Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon not only have the same stopping distances, they even weigh the same. The GM twins weigh 4,025 lbs and take 122 feet to reach a halt from 60 mph, performing better than Toyota in the department.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Having a naturally aspirated inline-4 engine certainly proves to be less efficient for the Tacoma Double Cab as its rivals offer more fuel economy with their turbocharged engines with lower displacement. A poor fuel economy is certainly one of the drawbacks caused due to the outdated engine unit. It delivers a combined fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon and offers 20 and 23 MPG in city and highway conditions, respectively. It does get a large fuel tank capacity of 21.1-gallon which helps it offer a combined range of 443.1 miles and a maximum range of 485.3 miles on the highway.

Models

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

MPG (City)

20

21

20

20

MPG (Highway)

23

26

26

26

MPG (Combined)

21

23

22

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.1

18

21

21

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

422/485.3/443.1

378/468/414

420/546/462

420/546/462

When it comes to range, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are clear winners in the segment, thanks to their good fuel economy and impressive fuel tank capacity. The Ford Ranger fails to offer the best range in the segment despite having the best fuel economy figures, mainly due to the fact that it has the smallest fuel tank capacity in the segment. The pickup from Toyota stays at very back in the fuel economy but manages to offer a better range than the Ford, all thanks to its bigger fitted fuel tank.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Interior

7.0/10

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab’s interior is a practical and utilitarian one with not many features that you would find soothing or extremely comfortable. The interior does seem to have loads of hard plastic and rubberized surfaces which further suggest that the interior is meant for utilitarian purposes, and hence it does complement its exterior looks. The dashboard is a simple one that is tall just like any other pickup truck’s dashboard. Circular HVAC vents and the infotainment screen in between them do give it a very distinctive look inside. It gets manual air conditioning in the lower trim levels, while the top Limited trim level gets a dual-zone automatic climate control unit and some other premium interior features.

The front seats are manually adjustable in the base SR trim level, while the upper trims get a 10-way power-adjustable cloth driver seat. The front passenger seat in all trim levels is manually adjustable. The seats are wide and comfortable and offer a good level of confidence and support along with being comfortable enough for long journeys. Features like a leather steering wheel and plenty of storage spaces inside further add to the comfort and practicality of the interior. The second-row seats are 60-40 split-bench seats that have enough space for three occupants to be seated, but the legroom does feel cramped. There aren’t any storage spaces in the rear apart from the center console bin.

Models

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.7/58.3/42.9

41/56.7/43.1

41.4/57.5/45

41.4/57.5/45

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3/58.9/32.6

38.3/56.3/34.5

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/56.2/35.8

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

N/A

43.3

49.9

49.9

The Tacoma Double Cab does have a good cargo bed in the back, but there isn’t any data available regarding its volume, whether it be the 5 or 6-foot beds. The Tacoma does offer the best shoulder room in the second row in its class when compared to the rest of the rivals, but the legroom seems to make the second row feel cramped despite having adequate headroom and shoulder room. The GM twins offer the best-in-class cargo of 49.9 cubic feet. Some of the standout interior features are:

  • Optional dual-zone automatic front climate control unit 
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • Front and rear cup holders
  • Leather steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Speaking of the infotainment system, the base SR trim level offers a 7-inch touchscreen display unit along with a 6-speaker sound system and features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth phone connectivity, WiFi hotspot internet access, and Amazon Alexa as standard. This shows that Toyota has certainly emphasized adding infotainment features for the 2020 Tacoma Double Cab. You can also avail an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen as well as a JBL premium surround sound system with 6 speakers and subwoofers on opting for the higher trim levels. Some of the standout infotainment features are:

  • In-built navigation
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display 
  • Optional 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen
  • 6-speaker audio system as standard
  • Optional JBL premium surround sound system with 6 speakers and subwoofers
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri compatibility
  • 4G internet access WiFi hotspot

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Exterior

9.0/10

The Tacoma has definitely received some impressive exterior updates as far as the 2020 model year is concerned. The redesigned grille up front along with new LED DRLs as well as LED projector-beam headlamps and tail lamps add to the modern and rugged look of the Tacoma Double Cab. The wheel designs too have been revised and updated for 2020 and 16-inch alloy wheels definitely complement the rugged and utilitarian look of the exterior. The pickup weighs 4,095 lbs, which is close to the rivals in the competition.

Models

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4095

4232

4025

4025

Length (inches)

212.3

210.8

212.7

212.4

Width (inches)

74.4

77.8

74.3

74.3

Height (inches)

70.6

71.1

70.7

70.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

8.4

8.3

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

127.4

126.8

128.3

128.3

The Tacoma finally receives a design update that lets it compete with its rivals that look quite modern and rugged. It gives the Ford Ranger a tough competition when it comes to its looks, and its proportions certainly are aesthetically appealing unlike the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon. When comparing the wheelbase, the GM twins offer the longest wheelbase at 128.3 inches. Some of the standout exterior features are:

  • 16-inch redesigned and updated alloy wheels 
  • Auto on/off LED projector headlamps 
  • LED tail lamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Tow hook
  • Black grille with chrome surrounds

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Safety

8.0/10

The Tacoma receives a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and similar ratings from agencies like the IIHS. It does have a strong chassis and structural integrity that helps it have the rugged and utilitarian persona which gives you the confidence to bash it around in rough terrains. When it comes to the list of safety features, Toyota doesn’t disappoint you as the Tacoma gets some advanced safety features standard such as the Toyota Safety Sense Package, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Front Collision Mitigation, Driver Monitoring System, and a lot more. Some of the notable safety features include:

  • Low Tire Pressure Warning 
  • Side Impact beams
  • Front Collision Mitigation
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Toyota Safety Sense Package
  • Backup Camera

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Competition

6.0/10

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

The Ford Ranger is arguably one of the toughest competitors to the Toyota Tacoma as it costs less, has more power and utilitarian capabilities on offer, and is just worth the money that you spend on it. On the other hand, the Toyota Tacoma offers to be a reliable truck with the best in class infotainment and safety features on offer. The choice between the two comes down to what you want from your pickup.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

The Chevrolet Colorado proves to be a good all-rounder as it has a handsome price tag, has good amounts of power and torque on offer, and offers the best in class range. The Tacoma, on the other hand, has better off-road capabilities and also offers a great deal of impressive infotainment and safety features as standard, which further prove to be useful and worth the money being spent.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

The Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon seem to be exact copies of each other except for the way they look inside out. As brand-badged trucks from General Motors, both of them offer the exact powertrain, drivetrain, infotainment, and other features along with their platform, and everything that applied to the Chevy Colorado applies to the GMC Canyon when you compare it with the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Final Verdict

8.0/10

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab might have its list of drawbacks when it comes to the pricing, performance of the base engine, fuel economy, and so on, but if you are looking for a rugged pickup truck with a strong reliability quotient, best in class infotainment, and safety features along with some really good looks, then the Tacoma might be just the right choice for you. The rivals are also capable in the segment, thus you get a lot of options if you want a truck in this segment.

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