Earlier this month, Toyota unveiled some new information and details regarding the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck, and the team here at your Toyota dealership near San Diego, Toyota Chula Vista, could not be more excited! The beloved and impressive midsize truck is ready to rock it both on and off the road! Keep reading to learn more!
For the 2016 model year, it was completely redesigned both inside and out and it now features new powertrain options, enhanced suspension, impressive fuel economy scores, and loads of new features that will make drivers everywhere happy! Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, had this to say about the redesign:
For more than 50 years adventure-seeking Americans have relied on Toyota trucks to take them places, on and off-road. The all-new homegrown Tacoma is a tough truck designed, developed and built for lifestyles of the young and young-at-heart.
Drivers will have the option of one of two powertrains: a 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder that delivers 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V6 that delivers 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come paired to a new six-speed automatic transmission and the choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The EPA estimates that the four-cylinder will average 19/23 mpg, city and highway, with the automatic and two-wheel drive, and 19/22 mpg with all-wheel drive. The V6 should get 19/24 mpg with the automatic and two-wheel drive, while it should get 18/23 mpg with four-wheel drive.
Its tough and rugged exterior is complemented by a sophisticated and comfortable interior that features a sporty design theme, soft-wrapped trim, and great features such as a smart key with push-button start, wireless charging, power tilt/slide moonroof, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring and more! To learn about all the features and specs that will be available on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, head on down to Toyota Chula Vista to speak to a member of our team today!