With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage going back to the late ’60s, it’s obvious that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of effective trucks. The Toyota Tacoma never really goes through many changes between generations, and this has proven 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 whole of the pickup to stay the same, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we anticipate the majority of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain the same inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a couple of updates. These consist of an additional inch of lift, LED fog lights, a new-look “TOYOTA” grille, a hood scoop, “TRD Pro” marking on the bed, black-chrome exhaust tips, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it comes to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, anticipate an even beefier truck than ever before. New equipment consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, as well as unique accents added to both the interior and exterior. By far the coolest feature of the brand-new TRD Pro Tacoma is the offered TRD Desert Air Intake, because absolutely nothing means company when it comes to off-roading rather like a snorkel. Toyota claims 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 warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we anticipate everything 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, buyers can go with a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission options consist of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gains a brand-new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the intake below the windscreen where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical elements remain the 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 likewise acquires a brand-new set of springs that give it an extra inch of lift and a larger front sway bar.
The current Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” rankings in all the significant crash tests. However it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automatic emergency braking and its “Marginal” headlight test results. We expect this to remain the same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Pricing & Release Date
Though there is no concrete release date, we do expect to see the 2019 Tacoma at some point in the fall of 2018. Main prices should be similar to the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (location charges included). Competitors will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.