Whatever the terrain, Tacoma is king of the hill. The Toyota Tacoma is America's best-selling mid-size pickup for ten years running and is Lord of the Rigs for dirt stomping adventurers. With a legacy of off-road victories and over seven million units sold since 1964.
TRD Pro Last year, the midsize truck segment was rocked by the introduction of the all-new Tacoma. Well, Toyota isn't done shaking things up, and for 2017, the toughest model ever was added to the storied lineup, the new TRD Pro. It is, without a doubt, the ultimate expression of Tacoma off-road capability, versatility and design.
Built from the Ground Up Starting with the frame, high strength steel has been added to enhance rigidity and overall strength. Ultra-high strength steel was integrated into the body shell using a new hot stamping process that reduces weight. To create a truck to meet the needs of active drivers on a variety of tamed and untamed surfaces, the suspension was fine-tuned to help deliver a smoother on-road ride, while making it even more capable off-road.
Get Your Motor Running Tacoma is powered by a
2.7-liter four-cylinder engine or a segment-first 3.5-liter Atkinson
cycle V6 equipped with Toyota's D-4S technology, featuring both direct
and port fuel injection. Both engines are paired to a new six-speed
automatic transmission with electronic shift delivering quick and easy
shifting. The V6 can also be mated to a new six-speed manual
transmission. The new powertrain makes the Tacoma more powerful and fuel
efficient than ever before. Brute Strength Tacoma
features extensive use of high-strength steel in the frame and
hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel in the body give a strong
foundation for hard work, hard play, and durability. All Tacoma models
are equipped with double wishbone coil-spring front suspension and leaf
spring rear suspension with staggered outboard-mounted gas shocks. The
refined setup delivers a smooth on-road ride, yet also bolsters the
truck's off-road driving capability.
High Style, High Function Inspired by desert racing, CALTY designers in Newport Beach, Calif. and Ann Arbor, Mich. made the new Tacoma all about recreational action and athletic agility. To achieve this, Tacoma's wheel flares are strong and muscular for greater wheel travel and the high-lift image reflects its purposeful capability. Seven available wheel designs range from 16 to 18 inches. The front end portrays an aggressive attitude with its bold upper grille and a taller, more muscular hood. Mounted high above the clamp-shaped bumper sits slim, high technology headlights that feature projection beam lamps with available LED Daytime Running Lights.
From behind, the new locking tailgate emphasizes Tacoma's wide stance and tough image. The tailgate features an integrated spoiler for improved aerodynamics and a stamped Tacoma logo. The tailgate also adds an easy lowering feature, which allows it to slowly retract, preventing it from slamming down.
Tacoma's tough exterior is complemented by an interior that conveys a sport truck image reflecting an athletic, go anywhere, off-road feel. Once inside, drivers will notice a "handlebar" design theme in the instrument panel for a more driver-focused experience. Soft-wrapped trim and metallic accents set the stage for a high-quality look and feel that is a starting point for an array of available premium features, including:
Qi wireless charging
Smart key with push-button start
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Enhanced touchscreen audio
Blind-spot monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
And much more
In addition to offering more premium features, Toyota engineers worked to make the Tacoma quieter than ever. To accomplish this, all seals were enhanced and a multi-layer acoustic windshield and sound-absorbing headliner were added. Finally, a floor silencer pad further reduces road noise.
Making the Grades The new Tacoma will be available in five grades in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. Each grade will have its own personality and unique look. Tacoma grades include:
High-style, high-value SR5
Athletic TRD Sport
Adventurous TRD Off-Road
Top of the line Limited
Ultimate Off-Road TRD Pro
The three TRD grades are inspired by Toyota Racing Development's more than 35-year history in desert off-road racing and a heritage of vehicles that have helped off-road enthusiasts conquer the toughest terrains in the most remote locations around the globe. Tacoma buyers will now have the opportunity to capture their global adventures on video as every Tacoma will come standard with a GoPro® mount located near the rear-view mirror. Traveling Off the Beaten Path Tacoma off-roading adventures will reach new levels of fun in the TRD Off-Road grade thanks to the addition of incredible technology. A Multi-Terrain Select system allows the driver to choose between different types of terrain such as loose rock, or mud and sand. Each input regulates wheel spin by adjusting throttle and brake pressure to provide maximum traction on almost any terrain.
Additional off-road technology includes Automatic Limited Slip and Locking Rear Differential, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Clutch Start Cancel (manual transmission only), Active Traction Control, and Crawl Control. Engaging Crawl Control allows the driver to select a speed of 1-5 mph. The Crawl Control system takes over the acceleration and braking, allowing the driver to focus solely on steering.