The Toyota Tacoma was first introduced to the market by the Japanese automaker during the mid-part of 1995 as a 1996 model. The first generation of this model survived in the market up to 2004, and it was categorized as a compact pickup truck, whereas the second generation of the vehicle was categorized as a midsize truck. The model was sold in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Bolivia, Panama, Chile, and in the French province of New Caledonia up to 2015. During 2016, the truck got a mild refresh and experienced some minor aesthetic tweaks according to the flavor of the modern day buyers. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is the redesigned version of the 2016 Tacoma, and it is expected to be more modern and more performance-oriented truck than its predecessor. The new Tacoma will be released with five trim levels that include SR, TRD Sport, SR5, Limited and TRD Off-Road.
2017 Toyota Tacoma Changes
This time, the 2017 Tacoma comes with a bolder external look as it comes equipped with LED daytime running lights with projector beam headlamps, grade-elite tail lamps, fog lights and imprinted tailgate. The truck brings firm ability and the good looks to complement. The power of the truck is demonstrated by the chiseled character stripes and well-built fenders. Beneath the hood, there lies a hood scoop and a hostile grille hint that amplify the attitude to demonstrate that this off-road truck is prepared to rock.
The SR model will be equipped with a set of 16-inch dark satin alloy wheels, wearing P245/75R16 tires as standard and a set of 16-inch silver alloy wheels as an option.
The new Toyota Tacoma 2017 SR5 model will be equipped with a set of 16-inch steel wheels, wearing P245/75R16 tires as standard and a set of 16-inch silver alloy wheels as an option.
The TRD Sport model will be equipped with a set of 17-inch machined alloy wheels, wearing P265/65R17 tires as standard and there is no optional wheel for this model.
The TRD Off-Road model comes equipped with a set of 16-inch machined distinction alloy wheels, wearing P265/70R16 Kevlar®-reinforced tires from Goodyear as standard.
The Limited model will be provided with a set of 18-inch brushed alloy wheels, wearing P265/60R18 tires as standard.
The new 2017 Toyota Tacoma colors include:
Blazing blue pearl.
Silver sky metallic.
Magnetic gray metallic.
Barcelona red metallic.
The TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road gets Projector-beam headlamps with LED daylight running lights and incorporated wide-angle mist lights as standard, whereas the Limited gets projector-beam headlamps with LED DRL and incorporated mist lamps with chrome bezel as standard.
All models come equipped with Coil-spring dual wishbone suspension in the front leaf spring with a stabilizer bar suspension at the back.
Regarding brakes, the new truck comes equipped with power-assisted aerated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes with the Star Safety System and the tandem booster at the back.
All models come with the body length, height and wheelbase length of 212.3 inches, 70.6 inches and 127.4 inches respectively. Regarding width, the SR and SR5 come with the dimension of 74.4 inches, whereas other three models come with the body width of 75.2 inches.
Toyota Tacoma 2017 Interior
This time, Toyota offers its 2017 model Toyota Tacoma a well-built cabin with sophisticated technologies. All models of the new truck comes equipped with standard interior features, such as analog instrumentation with tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauges and coolant temperature
4.2-inch color multi-Information exhibit with exterior temperature.
Four-way adaptable driver’s seat with lumbar support.
Four-way adjustable front passenger seat.
Leather-enclosed tilt and telescopic steering wheel with acoustic and Bluetooth22 hands-free Smartphone controls.
Smart Key System with push button start
All models, except the Limited model, will be offered with air conditioning as standard.
Furthermore, the front double zone automatic temperature control with air filter and separate heat settings for the front passenger and the driver will be offered as standard for the Limited model, whereas it is offered as an option for the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road models.
2017 Toyota Tacoma Interior
This time, the new Toyota Tacoma 2017 comes with two engine options according to the models.
As a result, the SR and SR5 models come equipped with a four-cylinder, VVT-I engine with the displacement of 2.7 liters. This power unit offers the models the required power and twist of 159 ponies at 5200 rpm and 180 lbs per foot at 3800 rpm respectively. This powertrain will be paired with a six-velocity electronically controlled mechanical transmission system with intelligence as standard. These models offer the city and highway mileage of 19 mpg and 23 mpg respectively. This engine offers these models the maximum towing capacity of 3500 pounds (approx 1591 kg).
On the other hand, the remaining three models come equipped with a V6, direct-injection Atkinson-cycle powertrain with VVT-IW technology with the displacement of 3.5 liters. This power unit offers the models the required power and twist of 278 ponies at 6000 rpm and 265 lbs per foot at 4600 rpm respectively. This powertrain will also be paired with a six-velocity electronically controlled mechanical transmission system with intelligence as standard. These models offer the city and highway mileage of 19 mpg and 24 mpg respectively. This engine offers these models the maximum towing capacity of 3500 pounds (approx 1591 kg), but with a special towing package, the engine offers the maximum towing capacity of 6800 pounds (approx 3091 kg) to the TRD Sport model.
On the other hand, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and Limited models get the maximum towing capacity of 6700 pounds (approx 3045 kg) and 6600 pounds (3000 kg) respectively through the special towing package.
All models will be offered with the rear-wheel drive system as standard.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma will be released for sale during the concluding part of 2016. Regarding pricing, each model comes with different price tag. Accordingly,
The starting price of the SR model will be $23,660.
The starting price of the SR5 model will be $25,745.
The starting price of the TRD Sport model will be $30,025.
The starting price of the TRD Off-Road model will be $31,125
The starting price of the Limited model will be $35,105.
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