2016 Tacoma specs, release, price: style and stature but also more fuel-efficient


Toyota promises to continue “raising the bar” with the 2016 Tacoma as it introduces its latest off-road pickup truck. It comes in different variants to fit different preferences.

One of the variants has a 2.7 liter four-cylinder with a five-speed manual transmission for great power and speed, while a higher caliber of Tacoma comes with a 3.5-liter engine with a six-speed automatic transmission for a more convenient drive, along with Bilstein shock absorbers for added comfort. Aside from this, it comes with a direct injection system and D-4S port, similar to the technology used for its sports car, Toyota 86, as well as Lexus IS350 and Lexus GS350, to make it the first pick-up truck using this technology, notes Ecumenical News.

Tacoma also has an off-road model that comes with an electronic locking and limited-slip rear differential, along with 16-inch wheels to add to its stature. Add to these features, it comes with a hill start assist, selectable-terrain system for more control in throttle response, traction control, and brakes aggressiveness.

Aside from these, the 2016 Tacoma has a crawl-control feature that incorporates better control for descending hills though its automatic brake handling from 1 to 5 mph.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is expected to use carbon fiber and aluminum spares to make it lighter than previous models and make it a more fuel-efficient pickup truck with great control. In terms of efficiency, it is expected to have 17 miles per gallon for city driving and a 21 miles per gallon for highway driving.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with the color options of Blue Pearl, Inferno, and a Quicksand to enhance its macho look. In terms of price, it starts at $25,000 and goes up to $37,665.