The Toyota Tacoma has been the most popular mid-sized truck on the road for more than a decade and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better it has raised the bar yet again. Let’s take a look at one of Toyota’s most impressive releases yet, the 2016 Tacoma.
While all versions of the Tacoma are robust, the power of the new 3.5 litre Atkinson cycle V6 is truly something special. This beast of a truck boasts 278 horsepower, a whopping 265 lb/ft. of torque, and it can haul up to 1,620 lbs. and tow 6,800 lbs. Most 4x4 models also come equipped with a power outlet embedded into the cargo bed (offering 120 volts and 400 watts) ideal for powering your camp, so you can leave that extra battery at home.
Boasting a rigid frame made from high strength steel, the new Tundra is stronger, lighter and handles better than ever before. The bed of the truck is also dent resistant, corrosion resistant and designed for heavy loads, so whether you are hauling gravel or moving house, consider yourself good to go.
Stylish and sophisticated
The Tacoma isn’t just tough, it has style and sophistication embedded into ever strand of its DNA. From the luxurious look and feel of the upholstery to high-tech features such as the Go-Pro dash camera, wireless cell phone charging and a user-friendly multi-informational display, you will have everything you need for any adventure. The Tacoma has even been designed to be quieter thanks to improvements in its seals and insulation.
Toyota’s engineers haven’t just created a good looking truck; they have managed to cut drag by an incredible 12% without undermining the Tacoma’s off-road abilities. They have done this by redesigning the front bumper, integrating the tailgate spoiler, smoothing out the rear deck and incorporating a brilliant air dam into the underbody. The improved specs don’t just make for a smoother ride; they will save you money at the pump as well.
If you are looking to head off-road there is nothing the 2016 TRD Off-Road Tacoma can’t handle. The addition of Bilstein shocks will ensure a smooth ride over even the craziest dips and bumps, while the multi-terrain system allows you to specify whether you are dealing with sand, mud or loose rock. As for those particularly challenging conditions there is a futuristic Crawl mode, where all you need to do is steer while your Tacoma does the rest.
Plenty of options
The Tacoma comes in five grades (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited) each with its own distinct look, feel and personality. You can choose between 5 or 6 speed Manual transmissions and a 5 speed Automatic and you also have the choice between Access and Double Cab as well as eight stylish colours. Every Tacoma comes packed with safety features as well, such as an anti-lock brake system, smart stop technology and high tech airbag deployment.
Whether you are an off-road enthusiast, a tradesperson, or just someone who enjoys knowing that their vehicle will get them from A to B no matter what, the 2016 Tacoma will not disappoint. If you’d like to take a closer look, contact us today; our team of experts will be more than happy to get you into a Tacoma that suits you.