An update was finally provided for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma car. The mid-size pickup segment has been developing more and more recently, with many new models having an outstanding offer. Although the Tacoma brand is a simple model and a familiar name at best, it has been getting the short end recently. An update was more than necessary and we are proud to say that they finally added one.
This promises to be everything that the Tacoma fans wanted from their car. Of course it was impossible to start from scratch and build the car onward again but they did manage to add a new cabin structure, improve the offered features, tune the suspension up a bit, make the car a lot quieter inside and also offer a new set of powertrains as well.
The new 2018 Toyota Tacoma will get its release date soon and the update has also been showcased on various pictures that are released. The official showcasing is still not scheduled but we do know that the model will offer six trim levels with the SR, SR5, TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro, and the last one being a package which will further emphasis the Tacoma’s off road ability.
What is the Release Date for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma set for?
The new updated version of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma will be offered in the American market by next year. The model will probably be showcased first this year and will make its release date available by the end of the year, but only for the home market. We can expect the model to cross the pond by early 2018 when it becomes available for sale there.
What is the Price of the New 2018 Toyota Tacoma?
When it comes to the price of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, it has yet to be officially reported. We believe that the model will probably cost somewhere around 25,000 dollars for starters, which will be a bit more compared to the current base MSRP price.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
The redesigned 2018 Toyota Tacoma has received some new details. Although redesigning the truck takes a long time, making it possible that you really not notice the changes from the model to model when they are implemented, the same thing may be said for the Tacoma. This time they managed to add some more appropriate changes. These are going to include a higher hood matted on an already imposing front fascia. The TRD Off Road and the TRD Pro have a much bolder look to them and we also get a 1-inch suspension lift, thanks to the black alloy wheels.
Strangely enough, the side of the Tacoma looks a bit more conservative than before. Although you would expect some distinctive features with the newly offered Tacoma they decided to tone down the reshaping here. The back part adds a three-piece bumper with resin side covers and also long-glass fiber reinforcements.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Interior Design
The interior of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma will have a cabin with a traditional layout. But there are going to be some design details which add horizontal, shelf-like orientation which is something used on the more recent Toyota models. There is noticeably less brightwork than with the previous Tacoma model and this one pays more attention to the surfaces inside and textures used. Each trim level will offer a distinctive offer which will differentiate them.
There are going to be a few options offered for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. The first base version is a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine making 159 hp and 180 lb-ft and is combined with a 5-speed manual and also offered with four-wheel drive. A more potent and powerful offer is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that will provide an output of 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque and be used with a 6-speed automatic transmissions.
0-60 mph for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma
The characteristics of the powertrain for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma have not changed so the speeding ability will not differ this time as well. The car is capable of getting to 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds which is pretty quick for a pickup truck and it also develops a top speed of 113 mph.
Fuel Economy Specifics
The fuel economy of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is as follows. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine makes 18 mpg city, 23 highway, 20 combined when using the automatic shifter and comes to 17/20/18 with the manual one. With the RWD those numbers come about to 19/24/21 mpg. With the 4-cylinder model, the automatic shifter rates with the rear-wheel drive are 19/23/21.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Dimensions and Size
The car will not grow and the same tuck size is implemented for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma model. The car is pretty large as you would expect and the dimensions still measure up to 212.3 inches in length, 127.4 inches for the wheelbase, 75.2 inches in width and 71.6 inches for the height. The total curb weight amounts to 4661 lb while the interior passenger volume is 100 cu ft.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Safety Ratings
Sadly, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma does not really offer a high safety spec offer. In fact, a lot of pieces which are standard for some other Toyota models do not make it even on the optional list for the Tacoma. All models of the Tacoma will have brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. Traction and stability control are parts which are mandatory for the car and we also get eight standard airbags including knee airbags for each front seat occupant and active headrests designed to reduce whiplash. What the pickup misses on are the adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and automatic emergency braking which would make the offer a lot more interesting.
The new 2018 Toyota Tacoma arrives in a completely stacked segment with one thing in its mind, and that is to compete better and turn the tide a bit more. We will see if the Tacoma has what it takes to be a more competitive model here and if it will be able to offer the buyers what they need. For now cars to consider in the same segment include the GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and the Chevrolet Colorado.