Announced for this year is the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma model. What is interesting this time is that we are getting a comeback of the TRD pro mark which actually disappeared with the previous model. The 2016 version was released with all sorts of upgrades but lacked the TRD Pro trim, which was seen as a big flaw from the production line. This time they decided it was better to bring it back and include it into the Tacoma offer.
Toyota came out with its TRD Pro series in the 2014 model year as it made its debut on such modes as Toyota Tundra, 4Runner and of course the Tacoma. Both models kept unchanged since their debut but that was not the case with the Tacoma vehicle, which has gone through a generation change which saw some different additions and exclusions, one of them being the exclusion of the TRD Pro mark.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma package is going to extend throughout different kinds of models this time, so it will use the TRD Off-Road package on 4WD Double Cab Short Bed trucks. So this actually means that the TRD Pro is going to come with the same set of off-road equipment as the TRD Off-Road trim does.
The use of engine is going to be continued and the Toyota Tacoma 2017 is going to continue using the 3.5-liter V-6 engine that made its debut on the 2016 models, so it will not be changed for that short of a time period. It actually combines well with the off road package and gives us all the necessary advantages about it.
But hardware is not the only thing that the Tacoma was updated with. With the model come various interior comfort enhancements that are going to make the car much more suitable in various situations and for various actions. Just keep reading the review and you will learn much more about the specs of the car and also the release date for it.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to be a well updated vehicle if we look at it from the outside. The model is going to update some of the features seen on the previous model and is going to expand its TRD Pro package. The front side sees the Toyota spelling with big block letters which reminds on the FJ Cruiser from the past. The grille is the same one that you are going to see on the 4Runner and Tundra models and the lower fascia now has the LED fog lights added. The hood carries over the scoop from the previous model and that way gives a much more brawnier attitude and is even enhanced with the added black fenders that are given on the sides.
The back side is pretty much the same, which is actually the same for the TRD Pro mark as well. Both the standard Tacoma vehicles and the TRD ones are going to have the same rear end as it is being carried over from the previous model. The difference for the TRD models is that it has the badging on the back of course. The truck now comes available in three different color choices so you can make your pick between Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.
Since the previous version was heavily redesigned, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma did not have to go through such a big change. So what they did with this model is just bring some certain updates that were going to make the car more comfortable. These include a Entune infotainment system with navigation, a premium audio system, Bluetooth and Toyota, App suite.
The TRD Pro mark also receives some small changes which is going to include all-weather floor mats that are TRD Pro-branded, RD Pro logo stitched on the headrests of the front seats and a TRD Pro shift knob. The standard equipment on this model also include a Blind Spot Monitor, leather seats, a Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and rear parking assist. The gauge cluster is going to be upgraded with a 4.2-inch TFT display which gives us all the vehicle display information and a GoPro camera on the windshield which is a part of all Tacoma trucks setup.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is still going to be powered with the most powerful engine option that the lineup gives. The 3.5-liter V-6 is making a comeback and it runs on both the Atkinson and Otto combustion cycle which makes the fuel economy much better. The model is going to give us an output of The result is 278 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 265 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The transmission options are a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and it electronically transfers the power to 2WD or optionally 4WD.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 7.4 in. (127.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.3 in. (212.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 3,980 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 19/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs
Release date and price
The model is going to carry over the pricing for the better part. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to be priced at around $36,000 which is a similar price rate that it offered with the current model. The release date is scheduled for the upcoming year and the car is going to have its debut by the end of this year. Look for its bigger rival, the Chevrolet Colorado, to make a push as well because it is going to need to make up for many of the features and additions that the Tacoma has now added.