The Toyota Tacoma exterior reminds us of the iconic Toyota Hilux. Still, this model has a softer look in comparison with the overaggressive design of its predecessor.
Another noticeable point is the Toyota logo attached to the snouty grille and swollen arches. The sporty appearance of Toyota Tacoma is also enhanced by LED reflector headlights renown as 2019 Top Safety Pick designation.
Additionally, the four-post steering wheel, blocky dash, circular air vents, and simple HVAC controls boast its rugged outlook. Anyone loving the rugged appearance certainly falls in love with it at first sight.
As the midsize pickup truck for torturous terrain, the front of Toyota Tacoma is equipped with Pre-Collision System and Pedestrian Detection to assist drivers in detecting any obstacles.
Stepping into the Tacoma cabin, we quickly feel that the cabin is harmoniously arranged. The overall cabin construction is a combination between high-standard materials and hard plastic.
Toyota Tacoma offers two types of cab and bed length. Specifically, the access cab is available for SR trim and accommodates four passengers. As the first trim, its access cab gives tight legroom of 24-inches and a 5-foot bed. Its legroom is equivalent to the third-row seat of some crossovers and SUVs.
The four full-size doors double cab with 5-seats are available for five other variants of Tacoma. Besides, the three rear passengers' legroom is more spacious at 32 inches, while the bed length comes with two standard sizes of 5 and 6 feet to choose from.
The model is equipped with a 7-inches or 8 inches touch screen regarding infotainment. It is also available with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and features a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, three USB ports, satellite radio, and voice recognition. Yet, the 8-inch screen and navigation are only available for Limited, and TRD Pro trims.
To assist drivers in off-road circumstances, Toyota manufacturer also installs the front corner camera and a surround-view camera. Additionally, physical controls on the center stack allow drivers to control the climate and audio setting.
When it comes to Toyota Tacoma specs, we will analyze the key difference between variants to compare and make the right purchase decision.
First, the SR5 uses a 2.7 liters four-cylinder engine to operate. Besides, its six-speed automatic transmission engine allows driving either rear wheels or four-wheel drive. Such motor churns out a maximum of 159 horsepower and 180lb-ft torque output.
Meanwhile, the TRD Off-Road, TRD Sport, Limited, and range-topping TRD Pro come with the 3.5L V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The three TRD trims have the additional option of a six-speed manual to choose from. Additionally, the V6 engine can produce up to 265 torque output and 278 horsepower.
Tacoma offers a wide array of Toyota's signature Safety Sense to proactively keep you safe by your surroundings' affection. It is well-equipped with the pre-collision system with automated pedestrian detection, the departure alarm with a sway warning system, the automated high beams, and the dynamic radar cruise monitor.
Additionally, if a collision happens, the high-tensile materials of the truck body and crucial safety technologies give you the highest protection. Such yielding safety features are Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Brake System, and Smart Stop Technology.
The car comes with versatile audio multimedia equipment with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features include hands-free calling capabilities, hands-free texting capabilities, voice command, real-time traffic and weather updates, and access to streaming apps and services.
The new Toyota Tacoma also has a smart key system and a panoramic view monitor.