Toyota Tacoma Features –
- Available Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 with direct injection
- Up to 6800 lbs towing or carry a payload of up to 1440 lbs
- 7-in. touch-screen with Etune
- Standard backup camera
Chiseled character lines and muscular fenders help show off Tacoma’s strength, and an available hood scoop and aggressive grille hint at the power that lies under the hood. It’s attitude amplified, and it shows everyone that this off-road icon is ready to rock.
Tacoma is built to handle the demands of a hard-charging weekend. Its interior features soft-touch materials to boost your comfort. And Tacoma Limited adds new leather-trimmed seating surfaces for the ultimate in tough sophistication.
Wild on the outside. Calm on the inside. Improvements to reduce outside noise have been put in all the right places, helping make Tacoma’s cabin quieter than ever. The cab-to-bed seal has been improved, and a new front chin spoiler and better aerodynamic performance help smooth out the airflow, so you’ll hear less wind noise too.
What are critics saying about the Toyota Tacoma?
For more than 20 years now, the Toyota Tacoma has been a very popular alternative for shoppers who feel regular full-size trucks are just too big or too expensive. It’s no surprise, then, that the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma hasn’t drifted far from the proven formula. If you liked the long-running previous-generation Tacoma, you’re going to like this one, too. But Toyota has also made some notable improvements that burnish the latest version’s appeal. Read More >>
Car and Driver –
The tried-and-true Tacoma is a mainstay of the mid-size truck world, with three body styles to meet the demanding needs of equally demanding drivers. A 159-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder is standard; a 236-hp 4.0-liter V-6 is optional. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available as are rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The rough-and-tumble TRD Pro Series adds a locking rear differential, raised suspension, and an extra dose of visual machismo. An all-new Tacoma will go on sale for 2016. Read More >>
Motor Trend –
In a First Drive review, we noted that the Tacoma continues to have excellent steering feel that snaps back to center quickly while improved interior refinement, a quieter cabin, and better build quality give a better sense of solidity on the road. The brake pedal, on the other hand, feels overly sensitive because it bites early. Ride quality off-road in lower trim levels like the SR5 isn’t as smooth as higher trim levels and gets bouncy on rough surfaces. TRD models have more tire noise on pavement compared to the SR5. The new 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic also proved to be a big step forward compared to the powertrain it replaces because the engine happily revs to its redline while the gearbox holds gears in manual mode without issue. Read More >>