2017 Toyota Tacoma Review

The newest release coming from the Toyota lineup is its 2017 Toyota Tacoma vehicle. It is actually debiting with a TRD version which is something Toyota made available for many of its vehicles, primarily for the Tundra, 4Runner and now the Tacoma model once more. The Tacoma actually lost its TRD version during the generation change which occurred with the previous model, but they are making up for it and bringing back the trim for this year.

2017 Toyota Tacoma front view

Redesign

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma redesign will feature a car which is going to enable higher speeds and a top off-road performance. There is going to be an added TRD Off-Road Package which is going to be added for the 4WD Double Cab Short Bed trucks only but allows for extra possibilities for the car. The TRD version is already a rugged one but the off-road package expands with the this version by adding more hardware to tackle different types of terrains.

2017 Toyota Tacoma rear view

The powertrain is not going to change for the 2017 redesign and the model is going to keep its 3.5-liter V-6 engine and also manages the same type of transmission options for the model as well. But the hardware does not only update this version as there are many innovations on the inside, namely comfort features that are going to make the Tacoma a lot more comfortable. Keep reading the review and you will find out what the changes that are happening are going to be and how they affect the specs of the car.

Exterior

The new 2017 Toyota Tacoma has been updated very nicely. It has a slew of added features that are going to make it pretty popular and good looking. Compared to the previous version it looks similar but it is the added materials that make the difference here. The model has been granted a full TRD innovative package and adds a lot of new equipment to the base version of the car. The front grille has a great big Toyota spelling on it and remind us on some of the past truck models. namely the FJ Cruiser model.

2017 Toyota Tacoma side view

The lower fascia of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma has some LED fog lights added which is actually provided by the Ridged Industries. The brawny fender flares actually help the car carry its rough-and-tumble look to the sides of the vehicle and make a great new type of a model for the Tacoma. The back side has not been updated as much as it should and carries over much of the standard Tacoma parts that we are used to seeing. There are some new color pallets available though and now they include Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White. As far as utility is concerned, the redesigned version includes aluminum skid plate under the front bumper and tow hooks.

Interior

As the last model went through a big redesign in the inside, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma version does not need to update so much and mainly remains the same as it has been before. The Tacoma on the other hand manages to benefit from an updated version of the added instruments and technological additions and uses a new version of the Entune infotainment system that comes with navigation, Bluetooth, Toyota App suite and also a premium audio system.

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior

There are some small changes that make the update a lot cleaner and interesting to use and it mainly means the usage of added TRD Pro-branded, all-weather floor mats, with knobs with the same logo and badging and other features which have TRD Pro inserts. This also means that this only comes with standard leather seats, Blind Spot Monitor, rear parking assist sonar and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.  There is a new driver gauge cluster which adds a  4.2-inch TFT display that shows all the necessary vehicle information that one needs with this car. And finally, like many TRD Pro trucks, so does this one come with a GoPro camera mount on the windshield.

Engine

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to have only one engine option but this is in fact the most powerful one available from the Toyota lineup. The Tacoma is going to use a 3.5-liter V-6 which it used before and still keeps to its potential of using this model. The output measures at  278 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 265 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. You also have a choice between a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and the car comes with 2WD and to all four wheels in 4WD.

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine

Release date and price

The newest version of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to become available for the next season. The model will be showcased this year but the release date comes next year and we are going to have it available for sale by January. The starting price is set at  $35,725 as base MSRP.

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