Toyota models have been credited with more luxurious and potent features than its competitors for quite a while. 2016 Toyota Tacoma espouses the heights coming with a new trim, three body styles, cozy interior and exterior features, upgraded aerodynamics and improved fuel consumption rate. Its customers should expect a high-tech driver cabin, more powerful engine and an altered grille among other changes. The model will be offered at a higher price than its precursors due to the changes.
The pickup truck won’t have diverse changes. The few ones though are distinguishable for the model’s unique profile different from its ancestral models. Most of its chassis will be built with a new body panel coming up with a lighter truck; the result will be an enhanced road performance and heightened speed. LED headlights and LED fog lamps will be fixed, supplemented with a new bumper and a 3-bar grille. The wheel size will be approximately 22 inches, making it apt for an off-road drive. LED side mirrors will be featured for side view amenities.
As compared to its major competitors- Silverado and F-150 among other marques, The 2016 Toyota Tacoma interior is different and much superior (it’s more luxurious, and it has incorporated high-tech innovations). First, it will come with an infotainment system made of 6 speakers, a rear view camera, leather upholstery, electric seats, and an automatic air conditioning system. Customers can also access a ride that comes with top notch equipment such as a 9-inch screen, touch screen, satellite navigation and radio, well-blend seats as well as a customizable application environment. The interior space will be modified to give more room for both passengers and luggage. Different driver heights have been looked into as well; the steering wheel and the seats have been designed to be easily adjusted.
Looking at the engine, The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will have similar engine base as Silverado. The base model will be run by a 4-cylinder, 2.7L engine able to produce 159 hp and a torque of 180 lb-ft.The other engine option is a 3.5L, 2GR-FSE, V6 engine with an output capacity of 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The two engine versions will be supported by both automatic and manual transmission system providing a better fuel consumption rate than its ancestral models.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will have an improved fuel consumption rate than most of the mid-sized trucks. The values stand at 21 mpg combined for 14-equipped versions (19 and 23 mpg on highway and city). The V6 option will be running for 19 and 24 mpg on highway and city.
The 4-cylinder option will have a towing capacity measuring at 3500 pounds. The V6 version is slightly higher than the 4-cylinder engine. Its towing capacity ranges at about 6400-6800 pounds.
Verdict, Price, and Release Date
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has proven to come with updated features such as a new body, unique exterior, improved interior, high-tech equipment and a potent performance. The prices will be a bit higher than the predecessors. We are talking about a price value ranging at $24200 for Access Cab 4×2 SR, Double Cab 4×4 at $38,720 and $31,665 for TRD Sport Double Cab. The model will be unleashed into the market either at the end of 2015 or early 2016.