With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage dating back to the late ’60s, it’s clear that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of effective trucks. The Toyota Tacoma never truly goes through many changes in between generations, and this has shown real since 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 entire of the pickup to stay unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we expect most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain the same inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a couple of updates. These include an extra inch of lift, LED fog lights, a new-look “TOYOTA” grille, a hood scoop, “TRD Pro” marking on the bed, black-chrome exhaust ideas, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it pertains to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, expect an even beefier truck than before. Brand-new equipment includes Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, in addition to special accents contributed to both the interior and exterior. By far the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the available TRD Desert Air Intake, due to the fact that nothing suggests business when it pertains 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 official word on if the snorkel helps 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 stay unchanged, so try to find its base engine to stay the tried-and-true 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horse power. Optionally, purchasers can choose a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission options consist of a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automated. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gets a brand-new Desert Air Intake, which rearranges the consumption below the windshield where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical components remain 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 gains a brand-new set of springs that provide it an extra inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The current Tacoma performs well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” scores in all the major crash tests. However it falls short of being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automated emergency situation braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. 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 at some point in the fall of 2018. Official rates ought to resemble the 2018 model, which varies from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination charges included). Competition will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.