If you have never had the opportunity to drive a truck, you are definitely missing something, because from the official specification sheet, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is one of the most promising launches in recent times.
The Tacoma is a popular variant among truck lovers who have been addicted to the line-up ever since its launch years ago. However, it seldom received any changes in the past few years which led to a mid-life crisis that Toyota aims to eradicate with a hoard of amazing changes. When it comes to off-road trucking, Tacoma offers the best drivability, fuel efficiency and towing capacity. However, comfort and style is not among the list of factors which will probably be fixed with the 2016 variant of the vehicle.
From recent reports, it has been confirmed that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7 liter four cylinder engine which renders a reliable 159 BHP with 180 lb feet of torque. A manual transmission powers the vehicle which is what truckers look forward to, unlike the fancy automatic system used in high class sedans. If you are looking for extra power and performance, a boosted variant of the Tacoma is also available.
The second variant will be powered by a much powerful 3.5 liter six cylinder fuel injected engine offers a massive 278 BHP and 265 torque. For easy drivability, the model uses a six speed automatic transmission system and uses Bilstein shock absorbers, the best in the industry that adds to its comfort level. It will have a towing capacity of 6800 pounds. The base variant is expected to be priced at $25,000 while the second one will cost more due to the powerful engine integrated into it. The pricing is expected to be at $37,665 which also includes a JBL sound system.
Instead of purely focusing on the towing capacity and engine torque, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma also boasts of a number of upgrades to its infotainment system, comfort factor and overall build. The vehicle features an increased height which offers great off-road experience coupled with better headroom. An average fuel economy of 17 miles per gallon in city and 21 mpg on highway is expected.
Compared to the previous model, the new version uses more carbon fiber and aluminum spares to reduce the weight of the truck. It leads to better control, fuel efficiency and a posh finish that adds up to its wow factor.