Pickup truck and Toyota, two words that stand for toughness, rigidity and beefiness. While pickup truck will get you anywhere, Toyota badge on it will keep it going forever. We all know that Toyota’s are indestructible no matter how harsh the road is and how neglected you keep them. Therefore the very idea of pickup truck is satisfied when it comes to Toyota Tacoma 2019.
Toyota Tacoma is midsize compact SUV truck possessing all the characteristics from big boy trucks. Tacoma starts at $25,700 and goes up to $42,810. Toyota Tacoma delivers strong towing capacity and off-road ability combined with all the amenities and features you need for driving kids from school to camping in woods.
‘Toyota Tacoma will get you anywhere and everywhere’
What’s new for 2020 Toyota Tacoma?
We’ve got some little sneak peek for the upcoming 2020 models, however with no official news and confirmations, here are some features that will be added to current Tacoma.
Apple CarPlay is standard now in Toyota Tacoma finally.
Camera below the body enhances the off-road experience greatly.
As a lot of people complained about uncomfortable driving seat position for taller persons, the driving seat is finally height adjustable in 2020.
Other than these the following features in current models will be carried to 2020 as well which include
TRD Pro high-mounted ‘snorkel’ air intake available in TRD and above trims.
TRD Pro trim has more off-roading equipment fitted to it as compared to previous years.
All trims have USB charging ports.
Toyota Tacoma 2019 Trims:
Toyota Tacoma 2019 is offered in six different trims namely SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD off-road, Limited and TRD Pro. The base model is obviously SR then SR5 however the both come with 4-cylincder engine whereas the TRD sports and above come with the v6 engine. The cheapest trim of Tacoma costs $5000 more than the competition’s lowest trim but then the Tacoma also packs some additional options for the additional price. Please keep in mind that in there is limited package offered in every trim which means in order to have more specs you ultimately have to get a higher trim since you can’t just upgrade the options as you may please. Let’s look at the trim specs now.
Toyota Tacoma SR Trim:
Starting at $25,700 you get clothed seats, door locks, power windows, a 4.2-inches wide digital cluster screen and 6.1-inches infotainment touchscreen. For entertainment you get six-stereo speaker Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging port (3 in total) and Siri Eyes Free. The safety sense suite from Toyota comes standard in all trims.
The V6 engine is optional which costs $2,250 more whereas the only upgradation package available for SR trim is the convenience package that gets you remote keyless entry for additional $230.
Toyota Tacoma SR5 Trim:
The $27,475 will get you leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote keyless entry, fog lights, smartphone navigation & integration and satellite radio. Alloy wheels are also available in the list along with rear sliding glass window.
If you opt for Parking Sonar & Navigation Package, you’ll get reverse parking sensor, 7-inches touchscreen and navigation system.
Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport & TRD Off-Road:
TRD Sports and TRD Off-Road are the most liked and suitable trims to buy in Toyota Tacoma.
TRD Sports starts at $322,395 and the V6 engine is standard. Push start ignition. K7-inches screen with navigation, qi-compatible wireless charging and keyless entry are noteworthy features in TRD Sports.
TRD Off-road trim in Tacoma has a sticker price of $33,650. Interior wise it is the same as TRD Sports however the mechanical upgrades makes it more rigid on the off-road as the trim name indicates. Along with the above mentioned features the TRD Off-road in Tacoma has additions such as multi-terrain select system with crawl control, skid plates, traction control, electronic locking rear differential, off-road TRD suspension, all-terrain tyres on alloys, Bilstein shock-absorbers and active traction control.
Technology package ads blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and traffic cross-alert. Premium package in Double cabin adds dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, heated front seats, monoroof, automatic headlamps, JBL premium 6-speaker stereo and built-in navigation. The Premium package costs about $3,700.
Rivals to Toyota Tacoma:
The Toyota Tacoma is rivals to Honda Ridgeline and Chevrolet Colorado mainly. Other names include Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier.
Toyota Tacoma is the best when it comes to compact midsize trucks, indeed it’s the best deal in market.
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overall height (mm)
wheel base (mm)
Turning radius (m)
13 m (curb to curb)
Kerb Weight (KG)
Engine Capacity (cc)
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)
Max out (Kw@rpm)
DOHC 24 Valves with VVT-i
Horse Power (HP)
City/Highway: 18/22 MPG
Hydraulic power assist speed sensing steering-Rack and Pinion
Double Wishbone with coil Spring
Leaf with coil spring
Seat Cover Material
Fabric seat trim
Top speed 113 mph and 0 to 60 in 7.7 seconds
Engine: 3.5L Atkinson-Cycle V6-inc: VVT-iW wider intake and VVT-I exhaust
Transmission: 6 speed automatic-inc: electronically controlled with intelligence
Axle ratio: 3.91
Electronic transfer case
Part time four wheel drive
Battery with run down protection
Class IV towing with harness-hitch and trailer weay control
1175# maximum payload
Gas pressurized shock absorbers
Front anti roll bar
Single stainless steel exhaust
Auto locking hubs
4-wheel anti lock braking system-brake assist-hill descent control and hill hold control
Brake actuated limited slip differential
Wheels: machined alloy
Regular composite box style
Steel spare wheel
Full size spare tire stored under body with crank down
Clear coat paint with badging
Body colored front bumper with 1 tow hook
Step bumper with black rub strip/fascia accent
Color keyed rear bumper
Black side windows trim-black front windshield trim and black rear window trim
Body colored door handles
Body colored fender flares
Body colored power side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicator
Power rear window
Deep tinted glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Fully galvanized steel panels
Black grille with chrome surround
Tailgate rear cargo access
Tailgate/rear door lock included with power door locks
Auto off projector beam halogen auto high beam headlamps
LED Brake lights
LED day time running lamps
Wide angle front fog lamps-inc: driving lamps
Radio: entune premium with AM/FM/CD/NAV/App suite-inc: 6 speakers-7’ high resolution touch screen display with split screen-auxiliary audio jack-USB 2.0 port-iPod connectivity and control-siri eyes fee-advanced voice recognition-Bluetooth hands-free phone capability-Phone access and music streaming-cache radio-HD predictive traffic and Doppler weather overlay
Radio with seek scan-clock-speed-compensated volume control and steering wheel controls
Integrated roof antenna
2 LCD monitors in the front
Front bucket seats-inc: 4-way adjustable front seats with driver lumbar support