With the Tacoma name going back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage going back to the late ’60s, it’s clear that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of successful trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma never actually goes through many changes in between generations, and this has actually proven true considering that the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is entering focus, and while we expect the entire of the pickup to remain the same, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a few updates. These include an extra 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 concerns the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, anticipate an even beefier truck than ever before. New devices consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, along with exclusive accents added 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 business when it concerns off-roading rather like a snorkel. Toyota declares this alternative 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 guarantee.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we expect whatever to stay unchanged, so try to find its base engine to remain the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. Optionally, buyers can opt for a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission options consist of a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gets a new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the consumption below the windscreen where there’s less dust and debris.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical parts stay the exact same, the TRD Pro gets a couple of 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 new set of springs that give it an extra inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma performs well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” scores in all the significant crash tests. However it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its absence of automatic emergency situation braking and its “Marginal” headlight test results. We expect 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 sometime in the fall of 2018. Official pricing must resemble the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination charges included). Competitors will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.