With the Tacoma name going back to 1995, and underlying platform family tree going back to the late ’60s, it’s obvious that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes down from a long line of effective trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma never ever actually goes through many changes in between generations, and this has actually shown real because the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is entering into focus, and while we anticipate the entire of the pickup to stay the same, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
Aesthetically, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to stay the same inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a couple of updates. These consist of an extra inch of lift, LED fog lights, a new-look “TOYOTA” grille, a hood scoop, “TRD Pro” marking on the bed, black-chrome exhaust suggestions, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it pertains to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, anticipate an even beefier truck than before. New devices consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, along with special accents contributed to both the exterior and interior. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the offered TRD Desert Air Intake, since absolutely nothing implies company when it concerns off-roading rather like a snorkel. Toyota declares this alternative assists the 2019 Tacoma breathe cleaner air in off-road environments, though there is no main word on if the snorkel assists the new Tacoma to ford little bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile guarantee.
Under the hood, we anticipate whatever to stay the same, so try to find its base engine to stay the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horse power. Optionally, purchasers can opt for a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission choices consist of a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automated. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gets a new Desert Air Intake, which rearranges the consumption listed below the windscreen where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical parts stay the very same, the TRD Pro gets a couple of under-the-skin updates, fresh 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension likewise gets a new set of springs that offer it an additional inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” scores in all the significant crash tests. However it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its absence of automated emergency situation braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We anticipate this to stay the exact same in 2019.
Though there is no concrete release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Tacoma at some point in the fall of 2018. Main rates ought to resemble the 2018 model, which varies from $26,195 to $44,515 (location charges consisted of). Competitors will consist of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.