With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage dating back to the late ’60s, it’s no secret that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of successful trucks. The Toyota Tacoma never ever really goes through many changes in between generations, and this has shown true considering that the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is entering into focus, and while we anticipate the whole of the pickup to remain unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to stay unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, however, 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” stamping on the bed, black-chrome exhaust suggestions, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it pertains to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, expect an even beefier truck than before. New equipment includes Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, along with exclusive accents contributed to both the exterior and interior. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the readily available TRD Desert Air Intake, since nothing means organisation when it comes to off-roading quite like a snorkel. Toyota declares this choice helps the 2019 Tacoma breathe cleaner air in off-road environments, though there is no main word on if the snorkel helps the new Tacoma to ford little bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile guarantee.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we anticipate everything to remain unchanged, so try to find its base engine to remain 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 choices consist of a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automated. The TRD Pro’s powertrain acquires a new Desert Air Intake, which rearranges the intake below the windshield where there’s less dust and particles.
While most of the Tacoma’s mechanical components 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 gets a new set of springs that provide 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” ratings in all the major crash tests. But it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its absence of automatic emergency situation braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We anticipate this to remain the very 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 rates needs to be similar to the 2018 model, which varies from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination fees included). Competition will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.