Toyota will very soon release their redesigned truck called 2018 Toyota Tacoma. This truck is currently the most popular car in this segment. 2018 Tacoma design won’t be changed drastically because it was thoroughly refreshed for current version. Toyota will probably offer their Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite. This includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights control, automatic steering correction and autonomous braking.
Toyota Tacoma features also include blind spot alert with cross-traffic detection. 2018 Tacoma will be offered in several trim versions: base SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro and Limited. Tacoma TRD Pro is Toyota flagship model and it features standard all-wheel drive system, Kevlar-reinforced tires, high riding suspension and heavy-duty underbody skid plates. TRD Pro also has terrain sensor, which sets the drivetrain to various conditions such as snow, sand, mud and rocks. There is also CRAWL control, which is basically off-road cruise control. Inside the cabin, 2018 Tacoma will get leather upholstery, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, power sunroof, high quality JBL sound system, GPS navigation, rear-view camera and Toyota Entune infotainment system.
2018 Toyota Tacoma engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Toyota Tacoma engine will most likely remain the same as on the current model. SR and SR5 models will be powered by 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while 4WD model comes with 5-speed manual transmission. Tacoma TRD Sport and TRD Pro come with 3.5-liter V6 engine, which can generate 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, along with 6-speed manual gearbox. Other models will get 6-speed automatic transmission. 2018 Toyota Tacoma fuel economy specs should remain unchanged. 4-cylinder rear-wheel drive Tacoma will do 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, averaging 21 mpg. Tacoma V6 will do 19/24 mpg, averaging also 21 mpg. Tacoma 4WD model will do 19/21/20 mpg with manual transmission and 19/22/20 mpg with automatic gearbox. At the end, Tacoma V6 with 4WD and automatic gearbox should do 18/23/20 mpg, while manual gearbox version will do 17/20/18 mpg.
2018 Toyota Tacoma release date and price
2018 Toyota Tacoma release date is expected in fall 2017. Its biggest rivals on the market will be Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado. 2018 Toyota Tacoma price should range from $25,000 for base Tacoma, up to $47,700 for TRD Pro model.