2020 Toyota Tacoma Technology is Something to Behold

Just because it’s a truck doesn’t mean it can’t come with a state-of-the-art cabin, and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma technology is proof. From its sonar-based parking sensor to its advanced infotainment system, there’s no shortage of modern toys in the midsize pickup.

It all starts with the seven- or eight-inch touch-screen, which comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility, an Amazon Alexa personal assistant, Bluetooth® wireless music streaming and hands-free calling, voice recognition technology, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Wi-Fi Connect, Safety Connect®, and six high-quality speakers.

Thanks to CarPlay® and Android Auto™, you can plug in your compatible smartphone and use it just as you normally would, all via the touch-screen interface of your 2020 Toyota Tacoma. It’s convenient and, more importantly, safer. And thanks to the two USB charge ports in the console, it’s easy to keep your smartphone charged while on the go even as you continually use its capabilities.

When you drive a truck, it pays off more than usual to know exactly what’s around you. 2020 Toyota Tacoma technology includes a panoramic view monitor that uses cameras all around the Tacoma to give you a 360-degree view of everything around you, making it much easier to park or navigate your way past off-road obstacles. Even better, there’s a sonar-powered integrated backup camera that lets you see everything behind your tailgate in high-resolution detail.

And we’re just getting started on 2020 Toyota Tacoma technology. Learn more about this incredible truck at Capital Toyota!

In-Car Amazon Alexa Coming to Toyota

An in-car Amazon Alexa is coming soon to Toyota models.

If you are an Amazon fan, then you likely own what an Echo or other device that uses Alexa. This is Amazon’s cloud-based voice-activated assistant that you use in your home. Now, though, Toyota has announced that an in-car Amazon Alexa will be coming to its lineup starting with select vehicles equipped with Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite this year.

Amazon Alexa Features

In your home, Alexa can quickly turn your kitchen into a dance party, tell you some jokes, add items to your shopping list, play some games with you, and so much more. Many of these features, plus some new ones, will be available with the in-car version, including on-the-go directions.

“Voice services are rapidly becoming more popular and through our integration with Amazon Alexa, Toyota and Lexus customers will soon be able to easily speak to Alexa in their cars while on-the-go,” said Zack Hicks, senior vice president and chief information officer of Toyota Motor North America and chief executive officer and president of Toyota Connected.

Extra Functionality

With Alexa in your Toyota, you will be able to ask her to adjust your smart thermostat before you arrive home, add items to your shopping list on the way to the store, or listen to a great selection of audiobooks from Audible.

At Capital Toyota, we are excited about this new tech addition and can’t wait to give it a try.