2016 Toyota Tacoma mpg, specs, price

2016 Toyota Tacoma mpg, release date, specs, price, engine, trd

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2016 Toyota Tacoma mpg, specs, price – With 60 percent of the market, the Tacoma has dominated the market in the pickup truck category for almost a decade, the only serious rival in recent years has been the Nissan Frontier, so the Toyota company has seen no need for any big makeovers in that period. But, with the arrival of the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, Toyota has finally been forced to make some major redesigning. Coming as a replacement for the model that has been on the market for the past 9 years, the third-generation Toyota Tacoma 2016 will have new styling, new structure, a new V6 engine, new transmissions, and upgraded suspension.

2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck

2016 Toyota Tacoma redesign

Exterior

As far as the exterior appearance of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma goes, the redesigned front fascia is more exciting than before, with a daring new grille, wider attitude from the larger fenders, and the Cheshire Cat lower air intake. While in the back, the fenders get the same widened look with matching colored flairs, and the tailgate gets a cool-looking “TACOMA” stamp and some hard accent lines. Furthermore, a new set of alloy wheels with black accents will also come with the new Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

2016 Toyota Tacoma mpg, release date, specs, price, engine, trd

Interior

The Tacoma’s interior now has a “handlebar” design theme in the instrument panel. The dash and center console have been upgraded with soft-touch materials, giving them a more upscale look while still holding the sport truck theme. Updates also include leather upholstered seats, a power moonroof, dual-zone climate controls, the Qi wireless charging station for Qi-equipped devices, smart-key activated doors and ignition, an improved Entune touchscreen, Blind-sport monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a built-in GoPro mount near the rear-view mirror. Alongside with the updated materials, the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 now has a quieter cabin, thanks to the laminated acoustic windshield, a sound-absorbing headliner, and a thick silencer pad under the floor carpeting.

Toyota Tacoma 2016 mpg, release date, specs, price, engine, trd

Trim levels

The redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma will offer both crew cab and access body styles. There will be 5 different trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited. The SR is a basic work pickup truck, the SR5 offers minor interior and exterior features for a more polished look. The TRD models have suspension upgrades and better all-terrain abilities, while the Limited is the fully equipped model.

2016 Toyota Tacoma mpg, release date, specs, price, engine, trd

Toyota Tacoma 2016 specs

Under the hood, the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 will offer a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine and a new 3.5-liter V6 engine. The V6 comes with an Atkinson power cycle and optimized fuel injection, for improved efficiency. This new engine should be at the top of the list in V6 fuel economy. Both engines will come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 6-speed manual will be available only for the V6. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will be around 6,500 pounds, same as before.

Toyota Tacoma 2016 mpg, release date, specs, price, engine, trd

2016 Toyota Tacoma price and release date

The price of the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 is expected to be around $21,000. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is expected to be available at dealers this fall.

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