Adventure is never far away with this compact pickup truck.
“Canadians love Tacoma’s win-ning formula of go-anywhere capability and cargo-carrying versatility – and this all-new model does all that, and more,” said Larry Hutchinson, President at Toyota Canada Inc. “Our designers and engineers have drawn upon 80 years of creating trucks to give the 2016 Tacoma more performance, more style, and a long list of new features and improvements.”
The new 2016 Tacoma represents tremendous choice, so Canadian truck-buyers can choose their perfect partner for fun and adventure. And with eight models, truck fans have a range of choices – two engine sizes, three transmissions, two drive trains, two cab configurations, two cargo bed lengths and twelve trim levels. The new Tacoma will be available in 29 configurations in two cab types, the extended Access Cab and four-door Double Cab. Each cab will be available in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. Tacoma will now be available in five model grades, each with its own personality and unique look. Tacoma grades include: Work-ready SR, the I conic SR5, the TRD Sport, the TRD Off-Road, and the top of the line Limited.
The new Toyota Tacoma will feature two engines. A 2.7-litre DOHC four-cylinder with VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing) that will produce 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm. EPA estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4×2 with an automatic transmission is 19/23/21. Estimated fuel efficiency for the 4×4 with a manual transmission is 19/21/20 and 19/22/20 for the automatic.
Length: 212.3” / 6.3 m
Width: 75” / 1.87 m
Height (Unloaded): 70.6” / 1.76 m
Cargo Bed Width (Between Wheel Wells): 41.5” / 1.03 m
Cargo Bed Depth: 19.5” / 0.48 m
Wheelbase: 140.6” / 3.5 m
Ground Clearance: 9.4” / 0.23 m
Approach Angle 32 degrees
Departure Angle 23 degrees
Turning Circle: 44 ft. / 13.2 m
Payload 1,150 lbs / 522 kgs
Curb weight: 4350 lbs / 1,977 kgs
Fuel Capacity: 17.6 gals / 79 L
For added performance, Tacoma offers an all-new V6 with a segment-first 3.5-litre Atkinson cycle with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligent Wider Intake) equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology, featuring both direct and port fuel injection. The new V6 will generate 278 horsepower, an increase of 42 horses over the previous V6, and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600 rpm. Estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4×2 automatic is 19/24/21. The estimated mpg for the 4×4 manual is 17/21/19 and 18/23/20 for the automatic.
Both engines will be paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift delivering quick and easy shifting. The V6 can also be mated to a new six-speed manual transmission and the four-cylinder to a five-speed manual.
The new powertrain makes the Tacoma more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before.
The 4×2 drivetrain boosts fuel efficiency for 2016 while offering impressive towing capacity. The on-demand 4×4 drivetrain delivers superior traction and performance under all weather and terrain conditions. All 4×4 Tacoma models feature an avail-able Auto Limited-Slip Rear Differential, two-speed transfer case, automatic discon-necting differential, and One-Touch 4WD to seamlessly switch into and out of 4WD mode. When equipped with the V6 Tow Package, the new Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds (per the SAE J2807 tow standard), an increase of 300 pounds over the previous V6.
The Access Cab models ride on a 127.8-inch wheelbase and have a 73.7-inch-long bed. The Double Cab is offered in two versions: the 127.4-inch wheelbase with a 60.5-inch bed or 141.0-inch wheelbase with the 73.7-inch bed.
Both bed styles are built to take punishment with a composite inner bed made from a sheet-molded composite (SMC) deck and tough, durable walls that are 10-percent lighter than steel. The bed deck features two-tier loading and an integrated deck-rail utility system with four standard adjustable tie-down cleats. The deck rail system is compatible with Genuine Toyota Accessories, including a fork-mount bike rack, a cargo divider that locks into the rails to help keep cargo from sliding around the bed, and mini tie-downs with hooks that also help to secure cargo in the bed. An available 120V/400W power point further extends the bed’s utility.
To create a truck to meet the needs of active drivers on a variety of tamed and untamed surfaces, the suspension was fine-tuned to help deliver a smoother on-road ride, while making it even more capable off-road. The frame uses high strength steel to help enhance rigidity and overall strength. Ultra-high strength steel was integrated into the body shell using a new hot stamping process that reduces weight.
The front end has a bold upper grille and a taller, more muscular hood. Mounted high above the redesigned front bumper, are the slim high-tech headlights that feature projection beam lamps with LED Daytime Running Lights. The new locking tailgate emphasizes Tacoma’s wide stance and tough image. The tailgate features an integrated spoiler for improved aerodynamics and a stamped Tacoma logo. The tailgate also adds an easy lowering feature, which allows it to slowly retract, preventing it from slamming down.
Inside, all Tacoma models will feature a four-way driver’s seat with lumbar support and four-way adjustable front passenger seats. The SR and SR5 grades are equipped with fabric-trimmed seats with a fun and youthful look. Seating for the TRD Sport and Off-Road grades are uniquely upholstered with embossed fabric that conveys a dynamic and rugged feel. The premium Limited grade features a rich, yet sporty leather trim.
Interior storage is maximized in Access Cab models with fold-up rear seats and under-seat storage. Double Cab models feature 60/40 split rear seats with adjustable headrests and under-seat storage.
The interior conveys a sport truck image reflecting an athletic, go anywhere, off-road feel. Once inside, drivers will notice a sporty design theme in the instrument panel for a more driver-focused experience. Soft-wrapped trim and metallic accents set the stage for a high-quality look and feel that is a starting point for an array of available premium features These feature include: Qi wireless charging,smart key with push-button start, leather-trimmed seats, power tilt/slide moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, enhanced touchscreen audio with Sirius radio and navigation, and blind-spot monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. All models include an integrated GoPro mount at the windshield to allow you to record your adventures.
The new Tacoma is quieter than ever with enhanced seals and a multi-layer acoustic windshield and sound-absorbing headliner, with a floor silencer pad that helps to reduce road noise.
Adventure is never far away with a com-pact pickup truck – and for 2016 Canadians can gear up to dominate almost any terrain they encounter, whether it be on or off-road – with the king of the hill: The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma.