With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform family tree dating back to the late ’60s, it’s obvious that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes down from a long line of effective trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma never really goes through very many changes in between generations, and this has actually proven true since 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 entire of the pickup to remain unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Visually, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a couple of updates. These include an additional inch of lift, LED fog lights, a new-look “TOYOTA” grille, a hood scoop, “TRD Pro” stamping on the bed, black-chrome exhaust ideas, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it comes to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, anticipate an even beefier truck than before. New devices includes Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, in addition to exclusive accents added to both the exterior and interior. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the available TRD Desert Air Intake, since absolutely nothing implies organisation when it pertains to off-roading quite like a snorkel. Toyota declares this alternative 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 small bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we anticipate whatever to stay unchanged, so look for its base engine to remain the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. Optionally, purchasers can go with a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission alternatives consist of a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gains a new Desert Air Intake, which rearranges the consumption listed below the windshield where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical components stay the same, the TRD Pro gets a couple of under-the-skin updates, like new 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension likewise gains a new set of springs that offer it an additional inch of lift and a larger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” rankings in all the significant crash tests. However it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automatic emergency braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We anticipate this to remain the exact 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 pricing should be similar to the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination fees consisted of). Competition will consist of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.