2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, Mpg, Specs, Price, Engine – A decade has gone by since the last major update was done on the Toyota Tacoma model, but all that is about to change with the upcoming release of the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Patience has finally paid off, and the new Tacoma will come with some high tech goodies which will include a 3.5L D-4S V6 which uses Atkinson cycle.
The above mentioned engine has been used in the Toyota Prius since ’97 while the D-4S technology has been embraced in the Scion FR-S for quite some time now. This is a new thing for the Tacoma model, however, it is a tried and tested technology that we should worry about.
The truck has been a favourite companion for the off-roading community and the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will definitely reach another level with a long list of traction enhancements that will come along.
The new truck will hit the market with buyers having high expectations due to proven affordability, durability, comfort and general appearance. In fact, this is the single most vehicle that has brought the Japanese auto maker worldwide praise and massive sales figures. The review below is geared towards informing you every tiny bit to expect from the new Tacoma truck.
2016 Toyota Tacoma exterior
The new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will come in five trim versions which will include the base SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Pro and the Limited edition. What cuts across the trims are the standard specs and refreshments the new truck suffers both on the exterior and interior of the Tacoma.
In order for the whole vehicle to provide athletic agility and general appeal, the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma has undergone several modifications both at the front and back fascia. The front grille has suffered a minor modification and comes mated with the muscular hood.
The truck comes very stiff and strong at the same time which will go a long way in providing additional strength even in the most austere conditions. Moreover, there will be new 16/18” alloy wheels with modern LED daytime running lamps.
2016 Toyota Tacoma interior
The interior of the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is as impeccable as the exterior. The designing engineers really devoted a chunk of their time and energy in coming up with a masterpiece design.
The cabin will come with multiple colours and adequate space for every passenger, the seats will also have top quality materials but will be dependent on the trim version of the truck. The upper trim levels will come with top quality leather upholstery.
It is without a doubt that electronics are a selling feature in these modern times and the new truck comes with plenty to offer. As a nod to the ‘selfie’ craze generation, the new truck will come with a GoPro mounting point which will be located besides the rear view mirror and will enable capturing all ‘wild adventures’ on video.
2016 Toyota Tacoma has also taken into consideration the uncertainty of events by incorporating high tech safety and convenience features which will include the Qi wireless charging system, a power moonroof, Push button start, dual-zone climate control, Toyota’s Blind Spot monitoring, upgraded touchscreen audio system and Rear Cross Traffic Alert System.
Under the hood of 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be a standard engine which is a carryover of the previous engine. It will be a 2.7L inline four engine which is similar to the previous one but this time round it will come with high output figures-190 hp.
Dissimilar to the previous version, the new vehicle will come with a brand new six-speed auto gearbox with a RWD or an optional gearbox. The truck should effortlessly get an excess of 24 mpg on average which was rather impossible with the previous one.
The highlander will come with a 3.5L V6 engine which will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission unit or an optional six-speed manual present in the base powertrain. The engine will be able to generate up to 280 hp. The above mentioned engine will make use of the Atkinson’s cycle and direct injection feature which aims to boost fuel economy ratings.
2016 Toyota Tacoma price and release date
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma had already made a debut during this year’s Detroit Auto Show and should be expected to hit showrooms somewhere in the second half of this year (2015).
The starting price of this resplendent truck will be between $20,000 to $30,000. This is speculative but we expect precise pricing details later on. The car will be released in USA somewhere in the middle of the next year (2016) and a few weeks later in Canada.