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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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If you need a mid-size truck that is certainly reliable, take a look at the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. While this truck is not expected to be released until the fall of 2015, we will be posting information on it as we receive it. You can also visit Kokomo Toyota to learn more information about the newly redesigned Tacoma.

The 2016 Tacoma Debut

The newly redesigned Tacoma was shown off a the Detroit Auto Sale in January 2015. Toyota is continuing to upgrade the best-selling truck – over 3 million units have been sold since this mid-size truck first made its appearance some 20 years ago. According to Motor Trend, Toyota states that the 2016 Tacoma is even more capable than the outgoing model year.

The Updates

For 2016 the Tacoma will have a new powertrain, a new suspension, a more efficient transmission, a new look and tons of new features. Instead of the 4.0-liter V-6 engine, the new model year will feature a 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 engine. The engine will features direct/port injection and will supposedly have more horsepower and torque than the current 4.0-liter. The current V-6 engine makes 236 horses and 266 pound-feet of torque.

The Tacoma will also keep the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, though it is unknown at this time whether the auto manufacturer will increase the torque and horsepower ratings. The current 2.7-liter engine makes 159 horses and 180 pound-feet of torque.

A new six-speed automatic transmission will be mated to both engines; and, for those who want the V-6 version, you will have a choice of an optional six-speed manual transmission. Because of the updated technology, there should be an increase in fuel economy, though those numbers have not yet been released.

Trim Levels

The trim level designations are the same: the base SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and the Limited. The off-road models will have updated suspension adjustments and will allow you to adjust to surfaced via the Multi-Terrain Select. This system adjusts for wheel spin, throttle response and brake pressure.

Optional equipment for various trim levels will include a locking and limited slip rear differential, clutch start cancel, hill start assist, crawl control and active traction control. The off-road models will offer an optional GoPro mount near the rearview mirror.

The Interior

The interior has been upgraded, getting rid of a lot of the plastic. The cab – either the Access cab (extended cab) or the double cab – will include softer points and leather; and is more user friendly. It will include a a smart key, push button start, a moon roof, Qi wireless charging, a new audio system, dual climate control, a touch screen, and new safety features.

More Updates

Keep your eye on this space or visit Kokomo Toyota for more updates on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma as they become available.

Next-generation Toyota Tacoma debuts at North American International Auto Show

Monday, January 12th, 2015
2016 Toyota Tacoma Reveal

2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma was one of the most highly anticipated models expected to make its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After months of teasing the next-generation pickup truck, it made its debut early this afternoon with an impressive event that captured the attention of the auto show audience. While there is a lot of information to absorb about the all-new Tacoma, there’s one important question that needs to be answered — “When can you buy the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?” (more…)

Which Toyota truck is right for you?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Toyota Tundra vs. Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tundra vs. Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota inventory at Kokomo Auto World is a great place to start your search for a new pickup truck. Why, you ask? Because Toyota is one of the few vehicle brands to feature two pickup truck entries. Both the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma are consistently near the top of their respective classes, but as you start your search, you may not know the differences between the two. To lend a hand in your pickup truck search, we’ll compare the Toyota Tundra vs. Toyota Tacoma and point out some of the key attributes that make each model stand out from the crowd. (more…)