With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage dating back to the late ’60s, it’s no secret that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of effective trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma never actually goes through many changes between generations, and this has actually proven real considering that the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is entering into focus, and while we expect the whole of the pickup to stay unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Visually, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain the same 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 ideas, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it comes to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, expect an even beefier truck than before. New devices consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, as well as special accents contributed to both the interior and exterior. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the offered TRD Desert Air Intake, because nothing means service when it comes to off-roading rather like a snorkel. Toyota declares this alternative 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 little bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we expect everything to remain unchanged, so try to find its base engine to remain the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. Optionally, purchasers can opt for a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission alternatives include a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gains a new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the intake listed below the windshield where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical components stay the exact same, the TRD Pro gets a couple of under-the-skin updates, fresh 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension likewise gets a new set of springs that offer it an extra inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The current Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” ratings in all the major crash tests. However it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automatic emergency braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We anticipate this to stay the very same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Pricing & Release Date
Though there is no concrete release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Tacoma at some point in the fall of 2018. Official pricing must be similar to the 2018 model, which varies from $26,195 to $44,515 (location charges included). Competition will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.