The 3rd generation of the Tacoma was released by Toyota back in 2015 so it is a relatively new model. Despite that, the truck didn’t really managed to impress its buyers. It is not the most efficient or even the most powerful out there. On top of that, its underpinnings are based on its predecessor, so it isn’t as good to drive or as capable as some of its rivals. In order to solve some of these problems, it looks like a new model is going to be released in the near future. So far this is only a rumor but it looks like the truck to offer the upgrades will be the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma.
On the next auto show, which takes place in Chicago, we will be able to see the new models from Toyota family. More precisely, there will be new Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner. This would not be such a novelty if not for Toyota statement that was released these days. In it is hinted that a new series of off-road vehicles is being prepared. In the picture that is published, these three models are shown in the colors that are typical of the TRD Pro version. What can we expect? We’ll find out on February 9, and hopefully, the news will include improved features and TRD Pro version because Tundra 2018 does not currently have this equipment kit. Stay tuned and find out more in a couple of days … – Update: 2.2.2018
2019 Toyota Tacoma Rumors
The chassis is expected to be upgraded slightly in order to be more rigid than before. It looks like Toyota will achieve this by offering a fully boxed in the frame. The body, on the other hand, will still be made out of steel and not out of aluminum like on its future rivals.
This will mean the revised Tacoma will be slightly heavier. However, it will also boast better suspension components and better axles.
Despite what some suggested, this is not going to be a fully redesigned truck
Instead, Toyota is expected to refine the current design in order to offer a perfect or nearly perfect medium-size truck.
The end result should be a far more capable model. While the current truck can tow up to 6,800 pounds when equipped with the optional tow-package and the V6 engine, the new one is expected to get quite a bit closer to 8,000 pounds.
This would basically allow the Tacoma to tackle considerably more expensive trucks which should be a win for both Toyota and their customers
There is a good chance for the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma to look mostly the same as before. In the front the truck will likely receive a new grille and possibly as new set of headlights.
However, the hood, fenders and even the cab design will remain the same.
This will be true only for the regular versions though. It looks like Toyota may release a TRD Pro version with far more aggressive bumpers, a raised suspension system and even beefier wheels and tires.
This will also receive unique color schemes and possibly a different bed which would allow the Tacoma to shine. An on-road performance version has also been rumored for a really long time but this is really unlikely at this point.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The current Tacoma offers a comprehensive set of features that should cover most of its customers. The revised 2019 Toyota Tacoma is likely not going to change much inside mostly because of that.
The only real upgrades over its predecessor will likely be a new instrument cluster and a new infotainment system
This is expected to become the first medium-size truck to offer a fully digital cluster which should provide considerably more information for the driver.
The infotainment system will offer things like Android Auto, CarPlay and a far better hardware than its predecessor.
Engine and Specs of 2019 Toyota Tacoma
The base model of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is likely going to feature the same 2.7 liters naturally aspirated inline-four as its predecessor.
Offering around 170 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, this will be barely adequate for most people. The one most will go for will be Toyota’s new 3.5 liter V6.
In the revised Tacoma, the larger engine will likely provide around 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque
The power increase would allow it to tow more than its predecessor while also offering a far more usable torque-curve. Both of them are expected to be mated to the same 6 speed automatic as before.
|Let's remember||2017 Tacoma|
|Top Speed||113 mph|
The big change for the new Tacoma will be the 3rd engine option. At this point, this is just a rumor but it seems the car will get a diesel offering.
This will likely be Toyota’s new 2.8 liters turbocharged inline-four 1GD-FTV engine. With a variable turbocharger, common-rail fuel injection, likely an AdBlue system and a lightweight construction, the engine should be good for around 177 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.
|Trim||2018 Tacoma TRD Sport||2018 Tacoma TRD Off-Road||2018 Tacoma TRD Pro|
|Base price 4×4||$35,200||$35,200||$41,500|
|Base horsepower||278 hp||278 hp||278 hp|
|Transmission||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic|
|Fuel capacity (gallons)||21.1 gallons||21.1 gallons||21.1 gallons|
|Maximum towing weight 4×2||6,800 pounds||6,600 pounds||N/A|
|Base wheels||17-inch alloy||16-inch alloy||16-inch black alloy|
|Fuel||Regular gas||Regular gas||Regular gas|
|Cab styles||Access or double cab||Double cab only||Double cab only|
This will likely be mated to a beefed up 6-speed automatic which should allow it to provide far better tow-ratings than its predecessor as well as considerably better fuel consumption.
Release and Price of 2019 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma is an SUV with outstanding features. For the TRD Pro version, it is necessary to extract a little more money, but off-road options are much larger.
We believe that 2019 Tacoma will not be on the market before the end of 2018. The price for the TRD Pro version is likely to be around $ 49,000
The competition is quite strong, we wish you a lot of luck 2019 Tacoma …
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