2020 Toyota Tacoma Remote Start Feature
For those living in cold winter weather like us here on the Delmarva Peninsula, the prospect of a remote starting system is pretty darn tempting. Getting into a frigid cold car and waiting for it to heat up can sometimes feel like an eternity. At these moments, a warm and inviting cabin sounds like a good idea.
However, much to the chagrin of many modern consumers, not every vehicle comes with, or offers, remote start capability. In fact, the lack of remote start is surprisingly common. Does the 2020 Toyota Tacoma have remote start?
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The 2020 Toyota Tacoma offers a remote start option through the available Remote Connect system. Remote Connect allows individuals to use their smart device to access certain capabilities and features of their 2020 Tacoma. This includes the ability to start and stop the engine remotely.
Remote Connect on the 2020 Toyota Tacoma
Every 2020 Tacoma comes with a one-year free trial of Toyota Remote Connect. After that, the cost is $8 per month or $80 for a year of this service. Other features of Toyota Remote Connect include:
- Remotely lock/unlock car doors
- Perform a vehicle status check
- Get updates on driving information when a “guest” is driving your vehicle
- Find where you parked your car using Vehicle Finder
Why do some sites say the 2020 Tacoma does not have remote start?
In searching for the answer to the question that heads this article, you may have come across some sources that say the 2020 Tacoma does not come with or offer a remote start feature. This is because it’s true that the 2020 Tacoma does not offer a traditional remote start feature that can be activated using a key fob. Instead, remote start must be activated using the Toyota Remote Connect system through your smart device.
If you have your heart set on a remote start that does not use Remote Connect, aftermarket kits are available for installation. Feel free to contact our service team regarding this possibility.
Why do some vehicles not come with remote start?
Some modern vehicles do not come with remote start due to the fear of wasting gas and burning emissions while the vehicle sits and runs. There could also be legal liability if an accident occurred due to remote start.
While most people just want remote start for the purpose of heating, utilizing it also activates the engine and accessories, which burns fuel. With concerns about the planet’s environment becoming ever-more-pressing by the day, cutting down waste, consumption and pollution in any possible area of one’s life is important.