The name of Tacoma, affectionately known as Taco, has been in the market from the year 1995 while the underlying platform lineage dates back to the 1960’s. No changes are likely to be seen in the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma either inside or outside. This model will be available in trims TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, SR, SR5, TRD Pro and last but not the least Limited trim levels.
Toyota has a great reputation for being a highly reliable brand and one of the major reasons behind that being is cars like Toyota Tacoma. For many a decade, Toyota Tacoma has been a phenomenal car and the reasons for that are obvious- it’s splendid look, high reliability, tremendous versatility, etc.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Exterior Changes and Specs
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes with great capability, agility and upscale features. The air intake feature of the 2019 Toyota TRD Pro is simply scintillating and barring this additional feature the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has more or less similar characteristics like the other available trims of the car.
Apart from these changes, the car is much akin to the preceding models of 2017 and 2018. The other trims won’t get any update, however; the TRD Pro is very much likely to meet with some considerable and noteworthy updates. The car though is far more impressive on mud than what it is on the general pavement. All the TRD Pro models are manufactured in Texas, Mexico and San Antonio.
With its bulky hood and hulking tires, it gives a bit of bouncy ride while running on cities. It lacks quite a bit on the towing capacity and interior-niceties when compared to its competitors.
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is equipped and endowed with rear-mounted sensors, camera, blind spot monitors cross-traffic alerts, etc.
Trims Options and Features
The newest 2019 Toyota Tacoma is the pickup truck that comes with lots of customization. The model will be available in trims TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited trims. The SR trim will come in colors Barcelona Red, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black, Silver Sky and Superwhite. It comes with 4×2 Access Cab, 4×2 Double Cab, 4×4 Access Cab and 4×4 Double Cab. However, with this trim one can upgrade to SR Convenience Package that brings Remote Keyless Entry.
The next trim will also get same Cab configurations. This trim will be available in three colors Blazing Blue, Inferno and Quick Sand. With the additional SR5 Appearance Package one will get 16″ x 7″ Silver Alloy wheels and Color-Keyed Overfenders. Also, there are few more packages in this one trim. One of them is Parking Sonar and Navigation Package with Entune Premium w/AM/FM/CD/Nav/App Suite and Rear Parking Assist Sonar.
2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sports, TRD Off-Road and Limited
Furthermore, with the TRD Sports V6 trim one will get Rear Parking Assist Sonar, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The TRD Off-Road trim will be offered with all features above and will add Carpet front and rear floor mats, Vinyl/rubber front floor and metal-look shift knob.
With the last one Limiter trim, one can choose three additional colors Blazing Blue Perl, Cement and QuickSand. This trim will be most expensive one that brings all features. On this model, we will see Aluminum grille, Side steps, Roof rack, Body-colored rear bumper with black rub strip, Front and rear mud flaps, Bed extender and much more.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine Variants
The engine has been endowed with an additional protection in the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro by a superior front skid plate. The factory-made air intake feature called TRD Desert Air Intake would help the engine maintain its cleanliness irrespective of the dirt and muck the car goes through.
The new 2019 Toyota Tacoma model will be available with two engine options. Both engines will come with rear wheels (2WD) or all four wheels (4WD). The first engine and the base one is 2.7-liter inline-4 that produces 159 horsepower. It comes with 180 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. This unit comes with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
The next one engine that is also bigger 3.5-liter V6 offers 120 more horsepower than the first one or 278 horsepower with 265 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. This model also comes with the six-speed automatic transmission. However, models with 4WD can be equipt with 6-speed manual gearbox.
Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma model with the 2,7-liter engine will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 19/23 mpg for the model with 2WD and 19/22 mpg for the 4WD.
The next one engine V6 with the 2WD system and automatic transmission gives 19/24 mpg and 18/23 mpg for the 4WD. However, for the 4WD and manual transmission, the fuel economy is 17/21 mpg and 17/20 mpg for the 4WD/ manual with Double Cab. As for the towing capacity, this model is able to tow 6400 lb with the V6 engine and 3.500 lb with the inline-4.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Price and Release Date
No official announcement has been made by Toyota as yet regarding the eventual launching of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. There are also not any credible sources which have mentioned with certainty the launching of the Toyota Tacoma 2019. However, it is roughly estimated that the car is all set to hit the showrooms by the fall of the ongoing year 2018. Prices would most likely range between $26,000 to $44,000 roughly.
Summing it up
To sum things up, 2019 Toyota Tacoma would be a car ideally suited more for rough travels in the sand or mud and a bit less conducive for driving on the general roadways and pavements. So for those enjoying an adventurous ride during the weekends, this car can be an ideal companion to go with. Cars like GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, and Chevy Colorado are the ones that are likely to give 2019 Toyota Tacoma a good run for its money.