The 2016 Toyota Tacoma: an all-new design and more popular than ever

January 7th, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Why choose the Toyota Tacoma? Several reasons come to mind, like its V6 engine, off-road capabilities and extensive option list. What-s exciting is that all of these perks are a part of the 2016 Tacoma-s all-new design.

The Tacoma has been a popular choice for pickup truck consumers for some time, but it gains many notable improvements for 2016 that only enhances its appeal. Here are some newbies worth a look.

Engine: In previous models of the Tacoma there were two engines available, the 2.7-liter four-cylinder and 4.0-liter V6. While the four-cylinder remains, the V6 has been replaced with a smoother and more fuel-efficient 3.5-liter V6. Both engines come paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the Tacoma model chosen, those equipped with the four-cylinder can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the V6 can handle between 6,400 and 6,800 pounds.

Another change to the Tacoma-s 2016 lineup is that the 4×2 regular cab model is no longer available. In fact, regular cabs continue to be a thing of the past for the Tacoma. Now, only the extended cab body style remain.

Interior: The Tacoma has always offered a nice interior, but the 2016 sees some revamping. It now boasts a fresher design, Toyota-s latest touchscreen interfaces, standard lockable damped tailgate, and an optional tri-fold hard cover. Another pleasing addition to the Tacoma-s interior is its more contemporary feel, especially in its dashboard. Though materials continue to focus mostly on durability than luxury, that-s not such a bad thing if you need a truck that holds up beyond basic daily demands.

The 2016 Tacoma is available in five trim levels, from the base SR to the top-line Limited. The base SR offers the most simplicity on the Tacoma lineup, but it also includes some noteworthy equipment and features, too. The most notable being its electronics list. The SR features a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, Siri Eyes Free and 6.1-inch touchscreen interface. Don-t forget the tunes available via the six-speaker audio system with CD player, USB port and auxiliary audio jack.

The SR is also eligible for some optional add-ons specific to just this trim. With the available Convenience package, you-ll gain perks like cruise control, remote keyless entry and 16-inch black alloy wheels.

The TRD Sport trim is a must for anyone seeking sport-oriented qualities. In this particular model you-ll find LED daytime running lights, unique exterior trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned shock absorbers, bed-mounted 120-volt power outlet, keyless entry and ignition, special upholstery and more.

Another trim worth your while is the Tacoma-s TRD Off-Road. Offering its own rugged body trim, special 16-inch alloy wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers and chin-spoiler, the TRD Off-Road can easily handle time off the pavement.

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