Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a time, you may get the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of many upper trim levels. There are lots of options to pick from across the way.
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features found on the upper trim levels may be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL sound system along with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to produce many people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat need not be scooted completely forward.