With the Tacoma name going back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage going 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 ever really goes through many changes in between generations, and this has actually shown true because the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is coming into focus, and while we expect the entire of the pickup to remain unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to stay unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, however, 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” 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 consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, along with exclusive accents contributed to both the interior and exterior. By far the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the offered TRD Desert Air Intake, since absolutely nothing suggests business when it concerns 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 remain unchanged, so search for its base engine to remain the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horse power. Optionally, buyers can opt for a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission choices include a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automated. The TRD Pro’s powertrain gets a new Desert Air Intake, which rearranges the consumption below the windshield where there’s less dust and debris.
While most of the Tacoma’s mechanical elements remain the exact 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 likewise gains a new set of springs that give it an additional inch of lift and a larger front sway bar.
The current Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” rankings in all the major crash tests. But it falls short of being a Top Safety Pick due to its absence of automated emergency braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We expect this to stay 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. Official rates should resemble the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination fees included). Competitors will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.