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Top Safety Pick 2020 Tacoma Safety Features and IIHS Scoring

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards, Safety, Toyota Tacoma on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 7:24 pm
Grey 2020 Toyota Tacoma driving through dirt

2020 Toyota Tacoma Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating. This award comes following improvements over last year’s model, making the Tacoma the third pickup to receive this rating. Below we are going to dive into what helped the Tacoma earn top marks, so keep reading to see what safety features the 2020 Tacoma has to offer.


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2020 Tacoma IIHS Rating Explained  Grey 2020 Toyota Tacoma with headlights on

When comparing the 2020 Tacoma to last year’s 2019 model, one big difference stands out in terms of safety — headlights. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma has received a major headlight improvement, with TRD Pro and TRD Limited trims coming standard with LED headlights. The LED option is available on the TRD Off-Road and TRD Sport trims as well. This improvement took the headlight rating for the Tacoma from last year’s “Marginal” ranking to this year’s “Good.”

The IIHS rates each vehicle model in a variety of categories with rankings ranging from Poor to Good, and from Basic to Superior. When it came to the Crashworthiness section, the Tacoma earned “Good” markings in five of the six categories and an “Acceptable” rating in the Small Overlap Front: Passenger-Side test. When equipped with the LED headlights the Tacoma earned a “Good” ranking but earned a “Marginal” ranking in models equipped with basic halogen headlights. For the Front Crash Prevention: Vehicle-to-Vehicle section the Tacoma came out with a “Superior” ranking.

2020 Tacoma Safety and Driver Assist Features

Every 2020 Tacoma model comes equipped with a lineup of safety and driver-assist features to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road. The standard Toyota Safety Sense™ suite equips the Tacoma with the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control systems. The Star Safety System™, another standard safety suite, brings Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology® to every 2020 Tacoma model.


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Being one of three pickup trucks to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is that much more impressive. You can stop by Serra Toyota to test drive a new 2020 Tacoma model to check out all of the latest safety features this pickup has to offer. Head over to our online inventory to see what Tacoma models we have in stock.

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