Redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma Ready for Adventure
If you are in the market for a midsize pickup that is ready for adventure straight from the showroom, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the truck for you. With the competition returning to the midsize pickup segment from Chevrolet and GMC, Toyota knew they had to step up their game to keep their long-running Tacoma relevant and attractive to consumers. Toyota has given the Tacoma a facelift both inside and out as well as updated nearly everything, both what you can see, and what you cannot, including the frame. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is expected to start arriving in showrooms in the next few weeks and following is what you can expect to see from Toyota’s latest edition of this popular midsize pickup.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be available as both an access (extended) and crew cab in five trim levels. Trims will range from the work-minded SR to the fully loaded Limited with the SR5, TRD Sport, and TRD Off-Road rounding out the lineup.
2016 Toyota Tacoma cosmetic updates
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has received a number of cosmetic updates both inside and out. The Tacoma has been given a tougher look with an updated grille and more angular front end reminiscent of the full-size Tundra. While the 2016 Tacoma is the same size as the outgoing version, its bold, restyled front end and updated grille make it appear larger and certainly tougher. Inside, the Tacoma the quality of the materials used has been improved and the dash has been reworked and updated with a new center stack and touchscreen display.
What will power the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
Under the hood of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma buyers will the choice of a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine or a new 3.5-liter V6 option that replaces the previous 4.0-liter V6. The 2.7-liter will only be available paired with a six-speed automatic transmission but a six-speed manual will be an option with the 3.5-liter V6. What makes the new V6 different is that it features Toyota’s optimized fuel-injection system and an Atkinson power cycle that offers improved fuel efficiency similar to a hybrid. While no specifics on performance or fuel economy have been made available as of yet, expect the new V6 to give the Tacoma some of the best fuel economy in the segment.
What makes the 2016 Toyota Tacoma different?
The Toyota Tacoma has always been designed as a true off-road truck, but for 2016, Toyota has taken its off-road prowess to a new level. The most unique new addition is that of a Go Pro mount on the inside of the Tacoma’s windshield that makes it easy to record any memories you make whether it is an adventure on pavement or an off-road excursion on the roads less traveled. To facilitate the ability to handle more camera-worthy adventures, Toyota has also given its TRD trims a new multi-terrain system that optimizes performance on sand, rocks and mud as well as a “crawl mode” to enhance throttle control and braking at low speeds. There will also be a variety of available options to add even more off-road ability including a limited-slip and locking rear differential.
Trim Highlights for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Available as an access cab or crew cab, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is available in five trim levels. The entry level SR is perfect for someone looking for a capable midsize truck that works as hard as he or she does but still offers enough features and available options to make it a pleasure to drive on or off the clock. The Tacoma SR5 can work or play hard and will offer the option of the new, more fuel-efficient V6 engine and give you great features such as projector-beam headlamps, a 4.2-inch color information display and keyless entry. The TRD Sport trim adds extra technology as well as extra off-road capability. It features Qi wireless charging, a stylish, functional hood scoop and Toyota MyKey with push button start. For those who want to go from the showroom to the great outdoors, the TRD Off-Road comes with standard Crawl Control and the new Multi-Terrain Select to tackle dirt, sand, rock, and mud with ease. At the top of the list is the Tacoma Limited that blends luxury with off-road functionality. With great features like leather seating, moonroof and a long list of driver assist features, it takes off-road comfort to a new level. With all trims Toyota also offers a long list of available options that help you make your new Tacoma fit your style and needs perfectly.
If you are in a market for a new truck and have a midsize in mind, the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma might just be your perfect match. From its fuel-efficiency to off-road capability, the 2016 Tacoma is a great all-around choice for those that want a smaller truck with all the function and style of a full-size.
Whether you are in the market for a midsize Tacoma, full-size Tundra, or any one of Toyota’s great cars, SUVs, crossovers, or minivans, Brent Brown Toyota can help you find the perfect one to fit your needs and budget. While the arrival of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is still a few weeks away, if you are anticipating its arrival as much as we are, give us a call today and we will contact you the minute they arrive and schedule your test drive!