2017 Toyota Tacoma – Release Date, Review and Specs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Exterior

2017 Toyota Tacoma front angle, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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.

Interior

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

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.

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, leather front seats

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.

Engine specs

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine

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.

Specifications

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD front view, auto show, grille and badges

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

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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.

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2017 Toyota Avalon Release Date & Info

Guess what folks! One of the best full-size sedans will once again be one the market. We are talking of the mildly redesigned 2017 Toyota Avalon. With its time-tested solid performance, comfort, and overall quality, it is without a doubt it will be a favorite for many. Read the review and find out more about the release date, price, specs and more details!

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Other worthwhile features include laudable fuel economy ratings, spacious front and rear seating, a hush and upscale interior, and a voluptuous trunk. Below is a comprehensive review that will bring you up to speed with the latest developments pertaining the newest Avalon.

Nowadays it is a known fact that automakers have a standard criteria for abuilding a sedan which includes a controlled ride, creature comforts, a spacious cabin, and serene ride quality. And these expectations are ostensibly embedded on the minds of the designers and engineers if the newest model is anything to by.

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There is plenty to like inside and out of the Avalon ranging from the spacious and ambient cabin, to the supremely comfortable seats that offer a memorable driving experience regardless of the distance travelled. In between, you’ll also notice the conspicuous soft-touch plastic and Lexus-like wood trim.  Wind-and road noise is literally unheard of.

2017 Toyota Avalon rear view, tailpipe and taillights

The latest technology features includes a four-zone climate control, heated front and rear ventilated seats, and an electronic aft sunshade. These features notwithstanding, there list of competitors worth considering is relatively few. They include the 2017 Chrysler 300, the 2017 Nissan Maxima, the 2017 Chevy Impala, 2017 Hyundai Azera, and the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Trims Available – Toyota Avalon

Five trims are available for the 2017 Toyota Avalon: XLE Plus, Touring, XLE Premium, the Limited trim, and the base XLE. The Hybrid is covered under a different review.

Interior Colors & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Toyota Avalon interior, dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

The XLE’s list of standard accessories and features includes adaptive cruise control,  power front four-way passenger seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, voice controls, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 7″ touchscreen interface, a premium 8-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, USB port, a CD player, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users.

2017 Toyota Avalon leather seats and gear shift knob

Steeping up to the XLE trim gets you additional functionality to the sunroof, keyless entry, and rearview auto-dimming mirror.

Upgrading to the Premium version of the XLE, you get a blind-spot monitoring, a nine-speaker audio system,  memory driver settings, a navigation system, Qi wireless charging, rear-cross traffic detection, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Toyota Avalon interior, backseats

The Touring gets a unique interior trim, LED taillights and headlights, 18″ wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension system.

The Limited trim gets you automatic wipers, a leather upgraded upholstery, xenon headlights, adjustable front passenger seat, an 11-speaker JBL audio system, a rear power sunshade, a power adjustable eight-way driver seat, automatic tri-zone climate control, and auto-dimming side mirrors.

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A slew of safety features are available on the Toyota Safety Sense package. It bundles automatic high-beam headlight control, a lane warning departure system, adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, and lane-keeping assist and warning system.

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The driver and front passenger are afforded a plenty of lumbar support, comfortable seats, and side bolstering. Additionally, the cabin is littered with elegant, high-quality materials throughout. And unlike some of its rivals, its backseat offers plenty of space. The trunk also trails behind with its voluptuous 16 cubic feet.

2017 Toyota Avalon front angle, black color, grille and headlights

Exterior colors to expect include Crème Brulee Mica,  Magnetic Gray Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, Parisian Night Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Cosmic Gray Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica.

Engine Specifications – 2017 Toyota Avalon

Just as before, a 3.5L V6 engine will come under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Avalon. The power generated – 268 horsepower and 248 lbs. ft. of torque is then transferred to the FWD via the six-speed auto transmission system.

2017 Toyota Avalon engine

A time of 6.4 seconds is required to zoom past 60 mph with the XLE according to various online sources.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in. (111 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 3.3 in. (195.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.
Passenger volume: 102-104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16.0 cu.ft
Curb weight: 3461 lbs.
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 21-40/31-39 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Cosmic Gray Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Creme Brulee Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Ooh La La Rouge Mica…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs.

Price & 2017 Toyota Avalon Release Date

Its release date should be expected in April 2017. When we come to the price, a window sticker bearing a base MSRP $32,650 is forthcoming. The 2017 Toyota Avalon Brochure isn’t available yet, but should be expected in the coming weeks.

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2017 Toyota Supra Release Date & Info

A car with a cult like following is going to get a new issue with its 2017 Toyota Supra release. This is a vehicle which is a part of every enthusiast’s list of greatest cars and is a vehicle which has always been praised and welcomed by most. It is a little two-door sports car and was originally released to battle Z cars which were released by the rivaling company of Datsun. Finally after months and moths of speculations, the vehicle is here and the release is almost official.

2017 Toyota Supra front view, headlights and grille

The vehicle is going to be based on the Toyota’s newest concept car which was released back in 2014. The Toyota FT-1 is a perfect vehicle on which to base their newest release on and is a great choice to use in order to shape the design of the newest Supra car. The iconic status may only be continued with this sort of a setup as they are counting on riding the popularity of the Supra which has not dissipated even after this long of a period.

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The story starts with the first Supra released in 1978 when the first model was introduced, but it was not until 1987 when the Toyota Supra started getting some real attention and it was mainly due to a turbocharged drivetrain. The third-generation Supra was updated with some additions that did not only include a fast and powerful engine, but also all sorts of performance enhancing additions and some drive and maneuvering changes. The vehicle was eventually pulled from production in the late 90s which caused a lot of disturbance with the fan base the vehicle has already built. The next-gen Toyota Supra has been in the making for a long time and with its newest release we are happy to present this review to you.

2017 Toyota Supra rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Toyota Supra exterior

There were a lot of news and assumptions on how would the exterior of the 2017 Toyota Supra actually look. Of course, this is a spectacular release so many people have been pumped on a very premium and a very compelling look which was supposed to be the highlight of the car. Thought the years there have been many teases and potential concept models that in a way brought us the look of the Toyota Supra. The 2007 Toyota FT-HS model was one of the initial thoughts on getting a new Supra vehicle. It was the catalyst on making a perfect car which would continue the Supra legacy and many thought that it had what it takes to be a Supra model. But it was the 2014 release which was featured at the Detroit Auto Show which was a much closer contender to the end product which was going to be dubbed as the new Supra car. The FT-1 concept was a very popular release and people though it was a shame for it to go to waste, but as it appeared it managed to serve an even bigger purpose. Now the makers of the Subaru BRZ and GT86 are combining their efforts to make a stellar design here.

2017 Toyota Supra red color, alloy wheels

The FT-1 concept shares a lot of similarities to the FT-HS concept, but was radically different to anything that Toyota had to offer till then. Particularly noticeable and similar are the side views of the car which offer us a very similar setup and we can actually see how the two cars merge together to form a design of the new 2017 Supra. There is a characteristic cut into the driver’s door which has a similar upwards stroke placed on it which flows to the rear fender vents. The car is going to adopt some square liens a shorter body which is something it bases on the aforementioned concepts. All in all, we feel that this is the perfect way to design the newest 2017 Toyota Supra model. The rear part is going to be similar but not identical. The taillights are going to be designed differently and are going to adopt a completely new design. The double-bubble roof is also going to be used for the end vehicle. Just bear in mind that there is a seven year difference between the two concept models and they still look completely identical and can coincide with each other very well. This is by no accounts a mistake nor a coincidence, this was planned by Toyota all along.

2017 Toyota Supra side angle, alloy wheels

Interior

If basing the exterior of the 2017 Toyota Supra on the concept models is any indication for the outside it is going to be adopted for the interior as well. We feel that we are going to get a similar if not the same sort of a setup like in the concept models, particularly more similar to the FT-1 concept, but there is going to be a more tone-down inside. They are certainly going to tone-down the racy vibe of the car and focus more on the luxury and the comfort levels of the inside than on anything else. The car is expected to receive a new and a driver orientated center stack with a more production friendly instrument cluster and a completely revised dashboard. The steering wheel is going to add a more mundane design which is more production friendly than the one seen on the concept cars.

2017 Toyota Supra interior, steering wheel

Engine

The powertrain of the 2017 Toyota Supra is the most elusive part of the setup and something that not much is known about nor confirmed. The vehicle is supposed to be powered with a turbo four-cylinder to the V-10 which is the most popular rumor so far and is the same engine used inside the Lexus LFA car. But as we are talking about a Toyota vehicle, we cannot exclude a hybrid drivetrain as well which also remains a popular option. If we do get a hybrid powertrain than a V-6 hybrid system is a sure thing as it offers a power output of 400 horsepower. The system will certainly resemble the one used in the Lexus LS 600h which utilizes the 5.0-liter V-8 for a forced-induction V-6.

2017 Toyota Supra engine

Price and release date

There are no official indication on the price and the release date for the 2017 Toyota Supra. Everything is shrouded in mystery concerning this car and we are hoping for a release date which will come in the first part of 2017. The price is still not issued and will be offered once the details with the powertrain get to be resolved.

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