The 2020 Tacoma may be a light-duty truck, but that doesn’t mean it’s not capable. With a 278-horsepower V6 engine, a locking rear differential, and 4-wheel drive, it can handle most things you need it to. Need to go pick up a load of construction materials? With the 5.8-foot box, you’ll be able to fit that stuff no problem. Need to tow your boat to for the weekend up north? The Tacoma has you covered. It’s a capable all-rounder. If you intend to take your Tacoma off-road, the TRD Pro is equipped with features like a ¼-inch aluminum skid plate, TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks (with 9.4 inches of ground clearance), crawl control, multi-terrain select, and hill start assist control.
The 2020 Tundra a midsize truck for those that need a little more of a workhorse than the Tacoma. In the right configuration, it can pull up to 10,200 lbs, which is more than enough to tow all but the heaviest of machinery. With its 381-horsepower naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V8, the Tundra has the power to get through the long haul. It also has a TRD Pro package, with similar features to the Tacoma, like a TRD-tuned FOX suspension (with 10.6 inches of ground clearance) and a ¼-inch aluminum skid plate.
Which to Choose?
If you want a faster, more fuel-efficient, and more off-road capable truck, we recommend the 2020 Tacoma. Its features are more tailored to those particular traits. However, if you want a truck that can power through any task you throw at it, then the Tundra is the better option. Either truck would make a great addition to your garage.
Test drive both the Tacoma and the Tundra at Arlington Toyota in Palatine, IL.