With the Tacoma name going back to 1995, and underlying platform family tree dating back to the late ’60s, it’s no secret that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes down from a long line of effective trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma never really goes through many changes between generations, and this has actually shown true given 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 entire of the pickup to stay unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Visually, we anticipate the majority of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to stay unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a couple of updates. These consist of 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 pointers, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it comes to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, expect an even beefier truck than before. New devices consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, in addition to special accents added to both the exterior and interior. By far the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the offered TRD Desert Air Intake, because nothing indicates business when it pertains 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 official word on if the snorkel assists the new Tacoma to ford little bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we expect whatever to stay the same, so look for its base engine to remain the tried-and-true 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horse power. Optionally, purchasers can go with a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission options include a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automated. The TRD Pro’s powertrain acquires a new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the intake below the windscreen where there’s less dust and debris.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical elements 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 also gets a new set of springs that provide it an extra inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” scores in all the significant crash tests. But it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automated emergency situation braking and its “Marginal” headlight test results. We expect this to remain the same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Pricing & Release Date
Though there is no concrete release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Tacoma at some point in the fall of 2018. Official rates must resemble the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination charges consisted of). Competitors will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.