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2020 Aston Martin Model Year Changes
  
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DB11

Aston Martin DB11

A new hands-free trunk release unlocks the trunk with a kick of your foot when you have the key with you. Since the trunk is not power operated you have to raise the lid yourself and it can't close again hands-free.

DBS

2020 Aston Martin DBS

A DBS Superleggera convertible or "Volante" version is now also available. It is Aston Martin's fastest drop-top at over 200 MPH claimed top speed.

DBX

Aston_Martin_DBX Prototype

BMW started it; then Porsche got one (then two), now Lamborghini has one, Rolls-Royce has one and even Bentley has... a sport utility. Well, you can't leave those Aston Martin boys out. The DBX is on its way! 

Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide E at Monaco

Expired, but Shelly's favorite doctor is due to bring it back... with electricity!!! Muuhahahah!

With batteries replacing a gasoline V12 a twin rear-mounted electric motors putting out 604 horsepower, it promises zero to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds. Its debut on the Monaco racetrack was an event.

Vantage

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

A dog-leg 7-speed manual will be offered in a limited production Vantage AMR Coupe. 

2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Stick Shift

The dog-leg shift pattern places first gear separate from the 2-3 gate, paired with reverse. Usually 7th gear would be separate, but in a dog-leg, there will be a straight shift from sixth down into seventh gear. The V8 engine's 503 horsepower stay the same, but twist is down by 44 pound-feet to 461.

That's not the extent of the 3-pedal car's tricks: high-tech wizardry permits full throttle shifts and will also electronically match RPMs while downshifting. Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda promises there will always be a stick-shift in the lineup.

2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR

Carbon ceramic 16.1-inch brakes are standard and weight is reduced by over 200 pounds from a standard Vantage. Limited to 200 units worldwide, the AMR is priced at $204,995. #SavetheManuals

The Carbon brakes are optional on lesser Vantages.

 
 
 
 

2020 Subaru Model Year Changes
  
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Edited: 10/20/2019: Added Crosstrek.

Ascent

2020 Subaru Ascent

No changes.

BRZ

2020 Subaru BRZ tS

The BRZ tS returns in a limited run of 300 unites. Exclusively in "Ceramic White," the tS is prepared by STI, the performance company within Subaru. Upgraded Brembo brakes (same as in the Performance Package), 215/40R18 performance tires and suspension tuning are the performance upgrades performed. On the outside, things are a little more subtle this time around: thin red accent around the grille and rear bumper, a low profile rear spoiler, and bronze matte-finish wheels 18-inch wheels. Fog lights are removed and replaced with covers. Mirrors, antenna and badging are all black. Inside, almost everything is swathed in black leather and Alcantara® with red stitching and accents and the seatbelts are red.

The cost of entry has gone up over $3000, as the BRZ Premium is discontinued, leaving the Limited as the entry-level model. Features now standard due to this change: heated front seats, heated mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors, dual zone automatic climate control, fog lights, navigation computer, keyless access with push-button start, 

Crosstrek
2020 Subaru Crosstrek

A new automatic start/stop system is standard for the engine on all models with the CVT (automatic) transmission. Crosstrek Limited and Hybrid get a new design for its LED headlights and its fog lights are now also LEDs. All models get redesigned tail lights.

All models now have standard automatic climate control, though it is still a single temperature zone system. Crosstrek Premium offers an optional power driver's seat and hands-free keyless entry and push button start; both are still standard on Limited. USB ports (1 on Base, two on Premium and Limited) and a 3.5mm audio jack are now standard on all models.

All models with the automatic transmission now include a rear seat reminder system: if a rear door was opened prior to starting the vehicle, when the transmission is placed in "Park," a chime goes off and a textual reminder is given to check the back seat.

With automatic transmission, SI-Drive allows drivers to change the responsiveness of the engine and transmission.

The fog lights that illuminate corners automatically are discontinued.

Forester

2020 Subaru Forester

An accelerating trend, Subaru is adding a rear seat reminder to the Forester, standard on all models. It will remind the driver to check the back for children and pets.

The driver memory seat system, standard in Forester Touring, is enhanced by allowing up to five different profiles to be recalled and adding climate control to the recalled setting, in addition to the driver's seat and outside mirror positions.

The standard Lane Keep Assist is enhanced, now called Lane Centering and Lane Departure Prevention.

Heated seats, mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer are now standard on Forester Premium.

Impreza

2020 Subaru Impreza

EyeSight Driver Assist is now standard on all automatic equipped models of the Impreza, including adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Sway Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Pre-Collision Braking. Blind Spot Detection and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert are standard on Limited.

The Impreza's headlights, front bumper and grilles get an update, adding over half an inch to overall length. Sport and Limited models get new wheel designs.

A rear seat reminder is standard on all but Base 5-speed manual versions, warning driver's they may have forgotten someone or something in the back.

Power door locks now lock automatically when the Impreza reaches 12 MPH and unlock automatically after the ignition is turned off and the driver opens the door; this feature can be changed by the owner. The doors will also all automatically unlock after a collision is detected to help allow rescue personnel access.

Sport and Limited get dual USB chargers for rear seat passengers. Impreza Premium now offers the Keyless Entry system. Premium and Sport now offer a power driver's seat. Premium has standard fog lights and an upgraded gauge cluster.

The 5-speed manual transmission is no longer offered on the Impreza Sport Sedan, only the base model and the Sport 5-door.

Sport Automatic and Limited models get a new SI-Drive system with steering wheel controller that allows the driver to change the sportiness of the engine response.

Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy at 2019 CAS

The Legacy has undergone a thorough re-do for 2020. Basically an all-new car, the styling is tasteful and sophisticated with a sporty flair. So nice to see in this era of crazy spaceships, the Legacy is conservative. The chassis is 100% stronger, even more amazing since the previous Legacy was a IIHS "Top Pick" with a top rating in all of the crash tests including the small-overlap frontal crash test.

The engines in the Legacy are new, too. The 2.5-liter flat 4-cylinder is back, but with a higher compression ratio and new direct fuel injection power is up (182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque) and so is fuel mileage: 27 city/35 highway MPG. The optional 3.6-liter flat-6 is gone, replaced by the turbo flat-4 2.4-liter from the Subaru Ascent. It still makes 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque in this application, more than the 6-cylinder it replaces. Along with 35 MPG highway, the Legacy retains its huge 18.5 gallon fuel tank, giving it a theoretical range up there with diesels and hybrids. An automatic start/stop system is now standard with all engines.

Premium and higher levels get a huge, vertically oriented touchscreen to control climate, radio, navigation (if equipped) and other functions. Base models get two 7-inch screens which perform the same functions.

A new Touring model caps the model as the new top-of-the-line. It includes a new 180-degree front view camera. It also includes perforated Nappa leather and ventilated front seats.

For those who like looking at the greasy stuff: the gas-struts holding up the hood have been replaced with a simpler, lighter prop rod to save a couple dollars.

Outback

2020 Subaru Outback at 2019 NYIAS

A month or so after the 2020 Legacy was unveiled in Chicago, the Outback gets outed in New York. With all the powertrain changes of the Legacy, but with lower final drive ratios to aid in accelerating the heavier wagon, the Outback's fuel mileage improves, but can't match the Legacy's: 26 city/33 highway. With the 2.4-liter turbo it still achieves 23 city and 30 highway. Part of this attributable to the new automatic start/stop system that will turn the engine off while the vehicle is stopped.

A hands-free liftgate is now offered.

Automatic climate control is now standard, but dual zone climate control and rear seat air conditioning vents are reserved for Premium and above. Base models get dual 7-inch touch screens to control audio, climate and other systems; Premium and above get a stunning 11.6-inch single touch screen oriented vertically, reminiscent of a Tesla or a Volvo.

WRX

2020 Subaru WRX

The optional performance package now includes 4-piston Brembo brakes on the front and 2-piston Brembos on the back.

Keyless Access is now standard on STI. The STI also gets new dark grey 19-inch alloy wheels and redesigned front bumper cooling ducts. Automatic headlights on/off is now standard on Premium; previously only Limited and STI.

The limited edition STI S209 with its uprated 341-horsepower engine is gone.

 
 
 
 

2020 Jaguar Model Year Changes
  
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E-Pace

2020 Jaguar E-Pace

Automatic dimming rearview and driver's side-view mirrors, power-folding side view mirrors, 10-way power front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard. 18-inch wheels are now standard and with them the previously optional 13.8-inch front brakes.

A "Checkered Flag" special edition will be made in limited numbers.

F-Pace

2020 Jaguar F-Pace

The 2.0-liter turbo-diesel is discontinued.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard.

F-Type

2020 Jaguar F-Type

The manual transmission is no longer offered. Previously only available on rear-wheel drive models with a V6 supercharged engine, it didn't see enough takers.

The shocks on the F-Type R have been made softer at lows speeds to improve ride comfort.

The front parking aid, previously optional, joins the rear sonar as standard. The power-adjustable steering wheel is no longer standard, replaced by a manual tilt/telescoping wheel on lower models unless the option is ordered. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now offered, they are standard.

I-Pace

2020 Jaguar I-Pace

No changes.

XE

2020 Jaguar XE at 2019 NYIAS

A significant refresh brings new LED headlights, new grille, front and rear bumpers. A refreshed interior includes more luxurious materials. On the inside the rotary gear selector is gone, replaced by a BMW-esque joystick, similar to the F-Type's. Also new, an optional frameless rearview camera rearview mirror.

The XE's available supercharged 3.0-liter V6 is no longer offered. The XE's diesel engine is also discontinued. The XE SV Project 8 and its supercharged V8 are also over. This leaves the two 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, rated at 247 and 296 (R-Dynamic) horsepower.

The lineup is massively simplified, down from eight trims to only two: S and R-Dynamic S.

Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Automatic High Beams, front and rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and split folding rear seats are now standard. Wireless phone charging is available.

XF

2020 Jaguar XF

The R-Sport, 300 Sport and Portfolio are gone, leaving the Premium, Prestige and the 3.0-liter supercharged "S." Also, a Checkered Flag special edition, available with the 296-horsepower version of the 2.0-liter turbo four and all-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 247-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder. The diesel four is discontinued, leaving Jaguar U.S. without an oil burner.

Front and rear parking sensors are now standard.

XF Sportbrake

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

No changes.

XJ

End of the road. Its replacement will be an all-electric Tesla Model S fighter.

 
 
 
 

2020 Land Rover Model Year Changes
  
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Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender

The toughest Land Rover is coming back... to the United States, with the newest, completely redesigned chassis, body and capabilities. It will be available as a five passenger or with two extra seats to seat seven. The new Defender offers two engines: a turbo 2.0-liter 4 and a turbo straight-six mild hybrid with electric supercharging and an eight speed automatic. With a two speed transfer case and available center and rear locking axles, this will be the most credible competitor to the Jeep Wrangler, though a little pricier: $50,925 - $81,925. Other serious off-road paraphenalia available: onboard compressor (to air up tires after running through sand with the pressure reduced), raised air intake, front and rear mudflaps and even a portable water rinse system.

Discovery

2020 Land Rover Discovery

The InTouch Control Pro infotainment system is redesigned.

A new Wade Sensing System gives the driver real-time information of how deep the water is that the vehicle is in, comparing it to the maximum safe wading depth. (We're hoping that when the gauge gets near the safe limit its face blows off, peppering the driver with glass as water squirts out of the dashboard. What? The Brits had submarines, too.)

Automatic dimming side-view mirrors and front parking sensors are now standard.

Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The Discovery Sport gets a thorough re-vamping. Still a front-wheel drive platform, the old 237-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo gets upgraded to Land Rover's 246 horsepower version. Then the optional 286-horsepower engine has a mild hybrid system added, keeping horsepower the same but (no EPA tests, yet) hopefully raising fuel mileage. Brakes getting an upgrade, with slightly larger front rotors than the previous R-Dynamic version on all models and rear rotors adding an inch in diameter.

Twenty-one-inch wheels are now offered. Standard LED headlights replace halogen and optional HID units. Wade-sensing is also offered here.

Emergency Braking, a forward collision warning and automatic braking system, is now standard. Lane Departure Warning is upgraded to Lane Keep Assist and is now standard. Driver Condition Monitor and front parking sensors are also now standard. Park Assist (will steer for you while parallel parking or backing into a perpendicular spot), 360° parking aid

An automatic dimming rearview mirror with a programmable garage door opener is now standard. Power seats, though, are now optional.

A wireless phone charger is available, for those phones compatible with the Qi standard.

Range Rover

2020 Land Rover Range Rover

A brand-new 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder mild hybrid turbocharged engine replaces the older 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine. In each case the P360 and P400 versions of the new engine are 15 horsepower more powerful than the old P340 and P380, with 355 and 395 horsepower, respectively. Fuel mileage is higher with the new engines: 19 city and 25 highway MPG.

A new option will give the driver a real-time readout of the depth of the water the vehicle is crossing and relate it to the maximum allowable wading depth.

Range Rover Evoque

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque at 2019 CAS

The Range Rover Evoque goes through a complete redesign, with a longer wheelbase and wider track stability and ride comfort should increase. Two similar engines return, but the top (R-Dynamic) gains a mild hybrid system and 10 horsepower for a total of 296. The base engine also gets a nine horsepower boost, now good for 246 and 269 pound-feet of torque, an 18 pound-foot increase. A 9-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive return as well.

The big negative: the neat convertible version is gone (the coupe was discontinued last year).

A new Advanced Tow Assist will chart your path to line up the trailer assist and let you steer with a knob. Wade Sensing System tells the driver if he's out of his depth.

Range Rover Sport

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport got a new inline-six mild hybrid with turbocharging and electric supercharging mid-year. Horsepower is rated at 355 and torque at 365 pound-feet for the P360 and 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque for the P400. The 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engines are discontinued.

Adaptive Cruise Control and High Speed Emergency Braking are now standard.

Range Rover Velar

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

More engines for everyone! The Velar now offers both versions of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6, the P340 335 horsepower and, from last year the P380 with 375 horsepower. In addition, a new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic (at this point you're paying by the letter on the badge) features the established 5.0-liter supercharged V8, with 542 horsepower. The EPA website also reveals a third new engine: P300 indicates the more powerful version of the Land Rover 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (296 horsepower), though it isn't in any Land Rover public documents, yet. The P180 diesel has been discontinued.

Blind Spot Assist, Rear Traffic Monitor, Driver Condition Monitor, Auto High Beam Assist, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, memory driver's seat, satellite radio, power liftgate, front parking sensors and automatic dimming power-folding exterior mirrors are now standard. This is due to the base Velar being discontinued; the Velar S is now the entry-level.

 
 
 
 

2020 Toyota Model Year Changes
  
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Edited 10/8/2019: Added Toyota 86, Corolla Hatchback, Land Cruiser, Rav4 and Yaris.

86

2020 Toyota 86

A special edition, called "Hakone" intends to invoke the feeling of early Japanese gonzo racers. Based on the 86 GT, it features a black and tan interior theme.

4Runner

http://thecarchat.net/admin/carchat_admin/app/web/img/uploaded/2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

The classic, body-on-frame, rear-wheel drive (or four-wheel drive) sport utility becomes the final Toyota to receive Toyota Safety Sense-P upgrades for 2020. These include Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, frontal collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning (but no lane keeping assist), and automatic high beams.

With the new active safety equipment comes a new grille, modified to contain the necessary sensors.

TRD Pro gets standard Smart Key, hands free unlocking and starting, previously only on the 4Runner Limited. Two new USB ports help keep rear passengers charged-up.

A Nightshade special edition has blacked out trim. It is based on the top-of-the-line Limited.

Avalon

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD

Regular V6 Avalon models get a new trim: TRD. TRD, or Toyota Racing Development, was first known for aftermarket performance parts. Then for off-road specialist versions of the Tacoma, Tundra and now just about every Toyota SUV. For 2020, the TRD trim moves to Avalon and Camry. Based on the XSE, the styling is edgier with improved aerodynamics, the chassis is strengthened and the suspension lowered. Active Cornering Assist utilizes the ABS system to encourage the Avalon to rotate around corners more quickly. A TRD performance exhaust gives a throatier growl, though power ratings on paper are unchanged. Finally, Avalon TRD gets exclusive 12.9-inch front brakes.

Camry

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

The Camry TRD gets the same improvements as the Avalon TRD.

Ventilated front seats are a new feature to help keep bottoms cool; they are optional on XLE and XSE.

Satellite radio is now standard on all models.

Corolla

 2020 Toyota Corolla

For 2020 the Corolla receives a significant re-engineering and new styling.

Under the skin, the Corolla's suspension is upgraded: A multi-link fully-independent rear suspension replaces the beam axle from last year. 

The Corolla L, LE and XLE use the previous Corolla Eco's 1.8-liter with 139 horsepower. This engine is only available with a continuously-variable transmission. A new 2.0-liter with direct fuel injection and 169 horsepower is standard on Corolla SE and XSE. In the SE it remains the only Corolla to offer a manual transmission, now with automatic rev-matching on downshifts. Surprisingly, the bigger engine is also more efficient than the 1.8-liter, second only to the new Hybrid. More on that later. The CVT available in the SE and XSE has a unique feature: a traditional fixed 1st gear to make launches faster. After 1st gear takes the engine to redline, the transmission shifts to the belt-driven CVT and transmission ratios change continuously.

The brakes from the 2019 Corolla SE and XSE are now the standard brakes across the lineup: 10.8-inch vented front discs and 10.2-inch rear solid discs. This marks the first time four-wheel discs are standard on all Corolla models. SE and XSE models get larger 18-inch wheels with meatier 225/40R18 tires.

New safety features include the availability of adaptive front headlights. Optional on XLE and XSE, they turn the headlight beams with the steering dependent on vehicle speed, helping to light up the road around curves. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also now offered, optional on LE and SE, standard on XLE and XSE. Toyota Safety Connect telematics system, standard on all models, can automatically call emergency services if an airbag deploys, telling the ambulance your location and what happened. Road Edge Detection, also standard, helps prevent leaving the road. It can detect the edge of the road and steer the vehicle back to avoid an accident.

New safety features are rather light because the 2019 Corolla was loaded to the gills: forward collision warning, Pre-Collision System (automatic braking), adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, Lane Departure Warning, 

Smart Key, still standard on XLE and XSE and optional on SE is now also optional on LE models. This allows you to unlock and drive without fishing your keys out of your purse or pockets. All the power windows now have an automatic one-touch opening and closing feature. Vanity mirrors on the front visors are now lighted.

Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid at LA Auto Show

For the first time in the United States, a Hybrid Corolla. Since it would compete heavily with the Prius, in the past Toyota has not marketed a Corolla Hybrid in the U.S. Camry Hybrid, yes, but that's larger and more conservative. Rav4 Hybrid, check, but that's a compact SUV. Highlander... okay, you get the idea. But the Corolla Hybrid is only $1800 cheaper than the Prius. It also has similar fuel mileage: 53 city/52 highway vs. the Prius' standard 54 city/50 highway MPG. The Prius Eco comes in stronger at 58 city and 53 highway. I guess Toyota just has enough confidence now that it can market more varieties of its highly efficient hybrid powertrain.

The final reason Toyota finally released a Corolla Hybrid: the low-selling and poorly rated Prius c is dead, discontinued after the 2019 model year. The Corolla Hybrid takes the place of the Yaris-based, weakest member of the Prius family.

The 2020 Corolla Hybrid will only be offered in one trim-line: LE, at least for now. Like most every Toyota, it's very well endowed with safety equipment: standard backup monitor, frontal collision warning, pre-collision system (automated emergency braking), Lane Departure Warning that helps automatically center the Corolla Hybrid in its lane, a driver alertness monitoring system, automatic high beams and even Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Frontal airbags, front seat side impact airbags, driver's knee airbag and curtain airbags for front and rear are all standard, as is Safety Connect, Toyota's telematics which can automatically alert emergency services in the event of a collision.

Corolla Hatchback

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Adaptive headlights go from standard to optional on XSE, but they're available with manual transmissions, too, now.

2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade via toyota.com

A Nightshade Edition also joins the Corolla Hatchback lineup, available in black (of course), gray and white. Black wheels, grille, bumper insert and badging. Don't eat it.

Land Cruiser

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

A Heritage Edition adds exclusive bronze wheels, vintage-style badging and an open roof-top carrier among other retro features. Running boards and lower cladding are removed since they clashed with the look. The Heritage Edition will only be offered as a 5-passenger, a configuration borrowed from the Lexus LX 570. Only 1200 will be made.

Prius

2020 Toyota Prius

Safety Connect, previously only available on Prius Limited, is now standard on all models. This telematics system similar to OnStar automatically calls a specialized dispatcher in the event of an airbag deployment or at the press of a button. It can direct emergency services to your car's location even if you can't talk. Other features include a stolen car locator that can help police find your car if it's stolen.

Prius c

Replaced: see Corolla Hybrid.

Prius Prime

2020 Toyota Prius Prime at 2019 NYIAS

The Prius got its "I'm less of a crazy spaceship" makeover for the 2019 model year, now it's the Prius Prime's turn. New front and rear fascias, bumpers and a simpler, classy grille all de-polarize the Prius Prime's previous escaped spaceship looks.

It's geekier trim levels are also made more normalized in line with other Toyotas: "Plus" becomes "LE," "Premium" becomes "XLE," and "Advanced" becomes "Limited."

The change that will mean the most to many buyers is in the back seat: maximum occupancy goes to five as a middle seatbelt is added in the rear.

Safety Connect, telematics that can call for help when an airbag deploys and help recover a stolen vehicle, is now standard on all trims.

Rav4

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

A TRD Off-Road joins the line-up, adding high-performance shocks and other tweaks to the raised height of the Rav4 Adventure.

SiriusXM satellite radio is now standard.

Sequoia

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2020 saw the new Sequoia TRD Sport; 2020 sees the new Sequoia TRD Pro. The TRD Pro uses Fox off-road shocks, unique fog lights, black cast aluminum running boards, body color side mirrors, "TRD Pro" badges and a color-keyed grille with "TOYOTA" spelled out across it in large letters. On the inside black leather seats are trimmed with red contrasting stitches. Otherwise, equipment is similar to Sequoia Limited, with features like a power liftgate and power folding auto dimming side mirrors.

The Smart Key system is now available on Sequoia for the first time, standard on all grades. This system allows you to keep your keys in your pocket and unlock the doors, tailgate, start the engine and drive. Rear doors don't have their own sensors, so you'll have to grip the front door to unlock them.

Sienna

2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade Edition

A new Nightshade Edition is available for front-wheel and all-wheel drive SE models, including a black mesh grille, black wheels, door handles, mirror caps and Toyota badges. Nightshade is available in black (duh), red, silver and white.

Heated outside mirrors are now available on Sienna L; they are still standard on all other trims.

Supra

 2020 Toyota Supra 2019 NAIAS

Inline DOHC 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. Rear-wheel drive. 10 cubic foot Hatchback. Toyota badge.

Those are almost the only things the 2020 Toyota Supra GS has in common with the 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo. The 1998 Supra Turbo did also have automatic climate control and driver and passenger frontal airbags.

The 2020 Supra has only 15 more horsepower than the 1998 and 50 pound-feet more torque, but, surprisingly, it weighs less; 48 pounds less. The 1998 Supra Turbo offered a 6-speed manual (non-turbos made do with a 5-speed) or a measly 4-speed automatic. The 2020, sadly offers no manual, but the standard automatic has eight forward gears, double the original.

The original offered a standard back seat with room for two, small additional passengers. The 2020 Supra is a two-seater.

The 1998 Supra Turbo shared its chassis design with the Lexus SC sports luxury coupe. The 2020 Supra shares its chassis design with the BMW Z4.

In Car and Driver testing the 2020 Supra clocked Zero to 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 113 MPH. The 1998 Supra Turbo manual needed 4.8 seconds for zero-to-60 MPH and 13.4 seconds at 107 MPH for the quarter mile. The Supra Turbo automatic was half a second slower.

The 1998 Toyota Supra only needed two more feet to stop from 70 MPH as tested by Car and Driver, 149 feet versus the 2020 Supra's 147.

In 1998, the Toyota Supra Turbo pulled .91 G's of cornering force on the skidpad. In 2020, the Supra pulled 1.07, over a full G.

Though all-speed traction control was offered, the 1998 didn't offer stability control; thanks to federal law both of these are standard on the 2020, though they can be completely shut off if desired.

Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma at 2019 CAS

A power driver's seat is standard on SR5 and higher grades. A new grille and/or new wheels are also present on most models of Tacoma. An upgraded radio includes standard Satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Alexa compatibility. SR gets a 7-inch touchscreen while all others get an 8-inch.

Intermittent wipers are finally standard on all Tacomas.

A multi-terrain view camera is offered on TRD Off-Road to help replace a live spotter in covering severe terrain; it will also be useful in parking at the mall. TRD Pro owners can get the MTV camera with a surround-view option as well. This is the first time a surround-view camera has been offered on Tacoma. A more parking-lot friendly version is standard on Limited.

LED headlights are now available: standard on Limited and TRD Pro, optional on some other models.

Tacomas with Smart Key hands-free entry now have sensors on the front passenger's door in addition to the driver's door.

Safety Connect, Toyota's telematics system that can automatically call emergency services among other things, is standard on Tacoma, the first time it has been offered on their little truck.

Tundra

2020 Toyota Tundra

The 4.6-liter V8 engine is discontinued, leaving only the more powerful, but somewhat thirstier 5.7-liter DOHC V8 as the only engine choice for 2020. The Tundra TRD Pro, previously only available as a CrewMax, is now offered in the Double Cab (smaller back seat) 6.5-foot Bed configuration.

Smart Key System, which allows you to keep the key in your pocket and unlock the front doors and start the engine is now offered on the Tundra, part of the TRD Sport package on SR5 and standard on Limited, Platinum and the 1794 Edition.

Toyota Safety Connect telematics system is new to Tundra and standard on all models; it can automatically call emergency services if an airbag deploys, telling the ambulance your location and what happened. A 1-year trial is included after which a monthly fee applies. Toyota's Remote Connect is also included on TRD Sport, Limited, Platinum and 1764 Edition; it allows you to remotely start and adjust climate control through a smartphone or watch, along with other features.

Tundra continues as the full-size pickup with the most standard safety features: frontal and front side airbags, curtain airbags for both seat rows, knee airbags for driver and front passenger, frontal collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beam headlights and even Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Tundra Work Truck now includes power windows and door locks, which make them standard on all.

Yaris

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback introduction at 2019 NYIAS

Last year Toyota introduced an all-new Yaris sedan. This year they add a hatchback to the same platform with the same engine. The hatchback, however, does not offer a manual transmission.

 
 
 
 

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