Most pickup truck lovers in the US have been waiting for a long time to experience a fresh new update to the Toyota Tacoma and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma delivers what is needed. The new generation of Tacoma released by Toyota is totally worth the long wait by Tacoma fans in the US. The Tacoma looks really fresh and highly attractive at first glance.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with a 159hp 2.7L 4-pot engine or the 3.5L DOHC V6 motor. People who seek more power should opt for the 4 liter V6 motor that comes with the range-topping model.
You can choose from 29 different trims for a Tacoma and all of them come with a GoPro mount that is an industry-first in the automotive world. Furthermore, they come with Crawl Control which should help pulling the Tacoma when stuck in off-road conditions.
The cabin in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma looks greatly inspired by the latest Toyota designs like that of the Camry and the Corolla. Tough guys who want conservative support should be right at home in the new Tacoma.
The materials featured are a nice upgrade over the ancient Tacoma and it comes with a full-on entertainment system as well. The seat comfort in this vehicle is on the mediocre side and the undersized steering wheel tends to tilt but does not telescope. In case you are a driver who wants maximum comfort, this is not the correct vehicle for you.
In terms of looks, the new Tacoma is great but includes a non-functional air scoop on the hood which is something really uncalled for, in the new 2016 Tacoma. The interiors are quite awesome but the materials don’t feel quite cheap like those found in the outgoing Tacoma. The layout is quite clear and sensible, similar to what you will find in the Toyota Corolla.
The interior design seems to have been greatly inspired from the Corolla. The vehicle comes with seats which are not well-padded or best suited for long rides. The 3.5-litre V-6 (278 horsepower/265 lb-ft of torque) is quite powerful and mind-blowing and comes with new six-speed automatic and manual gearboxes. In terms of the Atkinson cycle, the V6 engine operates for maximum fuel efficiency and delays the valve timing.
In most cases, you will be driving the vehicle in the normal auto mode. Using the Qi cycle, you can effortlessly recharge your mobile without using any form of charger. In terms of cargo, you can easily load a 4-by-8 foot sheet of plywood back there and the tailgate locks. There is also a 120Volt outlet with the composite bed free of rust issues.
The last time Toyota introduced a major update for their Tacoma, it was way back in 2005 which can actually be considered a lifetime ago in automotive terms. The fourth generation Toyota Tacoma managed to dominate over several compact trucks in an already-shrinking segment which led to the further disappearance of vehicles like Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series, Mitsubishi Raider, Chevrolet S10, Isuzu Pickup, Dodge Dakota, and Volkswagen Pickup among others.
At the moment, Toyota Tacoma accounts for 50% of all pickup sales in the United States. The new Tacoma doesn’t appear to be dramatically different compared to its outgoing model but overall, it is sharper, sleeker and looks better. Toyota has introduced changes which provide a more modern look to the Tacoma. There are certain constructions on both ends which result in a better design and reduction in repair costs from minor collisions.