Best selling midsize pickup in the last ten years is returning. The new 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with new exterior and interior styling, upgraded powertrain and lots of new features. Although, this segment was quiet for some years, appearance of Chevrolet Colorado made Toyota arm itself with updated Tacoma.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior and Exterior
The new 2016 Tacoma comes with new looks. It has completely new front end, which includes massive grille, new projector beam headlamps and LED day running lamps. Around back is Tundra inspired design with power tailgate. Available 2016 Toyota Tacoma colors are Blazing Blue Pearl, Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black, Barcelona Red Metallic, Quicksand and Inferno.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma interior is modernized and offers a wide range of features. Some of the technology included are Blind Spot Monitor, Push Button Start, dual climate control, new audio system and Qi wireless charging, while behind the steering wheel is TRD Offroad instrumentation with color multi info display. Leather seatings are also included and unlike the old model, new Tacoma won’t make you feel like something missing, considering a wide range of technology offered.
In the photo below we can see the interior with Brown leather trim and a moonroof.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Engine – Specs, MPG, HP
By looking at these photos it is clear that Toyota made a lot of improvements, making it even tougher. The same applies for engines. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7 liter four cylinder engine and all new 3.5 liter Atkinson cycle V6. The models with a 2.7-Liter DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder with VVT-i will provide 159 HP, while models with 3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine with VVT-iW, 278 HP and 265 lb.-ft. torque. Both engines are paired with six speed automatic transmission, while V6 version can be paired with six speed manual. Fuel consumption for the base 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR is rated at 19 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, while Limited 4×4 Double Cab with V6 engine and 6 speed automatic is rated at 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Other models and trims vary around these figures.
Wide range of off-road technologies includes multi terrain mode selection, Automatic Limited Slip and Locking Rear Differential, Clutch Start Cancel (models with manual transmission), Active Traction Control, Hill Start Assist Control and Crawl control which takes over acceleration and braking leaving the driver to focus on steering. The new Tacoma will be offered in five trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Offroad and Limited.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Price and Release Date
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma price starts from $23,300 and goes all the way to $34,745 MSRP, the price will go up with additional equipment of course.
The truck is already presented at North American International Auto Show in Detroit and it should hit dealerships in the last quarter of 2015.