With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage going back to the late ’60s, it’s clear that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes down from a long line of effective trucks. The Toyota Tacoma never truly goes through many changes in between generations, and this has actually proven real since the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is coming into focus, and while we anticipate the whole of the pickup to remain unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Visually, we expect most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, however, will get a few updates. These consist of an extra inch of lift, LED fog lights, a new-look “TOYOTA” grille, a hood scoop, “TRD Pro” stamping on the bed, black-chrome exhaust tips, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it pertains to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, anticipate an even beefier truck than ever before. Brand-new equipment includes Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, as well as special accents contributed to both the exterior and interior. By far the coolest feature of the brand-new TRD Pro Tacoma is the readily available TRD Desert Air Intake, due to the fact that absolutely nothing means service when it comes to off-roading quite like a snorkel. Toyota declares this choice 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 small bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile service warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we anticipate whatever to remain the same, so try to find its base engine to stay the tried-and-true 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. Optionally, buyers can choose a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission choices consist of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gets a new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the consumption below the windshield where there’s less dust and debris.
While most of the Tacoma’s mechanical parts remain the exact same, the TRD Pro gets a few under-the-skin updates, fresh 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension also gains a new set of springs that give it an additional inch of lift and a larger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” rankings in all the major crash tests. However it falls short of being a Top Safety Pick due to its absence of automatic emergency situation braking and its “Marginal” headlight test results. We anticipate this to remain the exact same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Pricing & Release Date
Though there is no concrete release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Tacoma sometime in the fall of 2018. Official rates ought to resemble the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination costs consisted of). Competition will consist of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.