With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage going back to the late ’60s, it’s obvious that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of effective trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma never ever really goes through very many changes in between generations, and this has proven true because 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 remain unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we expect the majority 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 pointers, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it comes to the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, anticipate an even beefier truck than ever before. New devices includes Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, as well as special accents contributed to both the exterior and interior. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the new TRD Pro Tacoma is the readily available TRD Desert Air Intake, because absolutely nothing means company when it concerns off-roading rather like a snorkel. Toyota claims this choice assists the 2019 Tacoma breathe cleaner air in off-road environments, though there is no main 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 guarantee.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we expect everything to remain unchanged, so look for its base engine to stay the tried-and-true 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. 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 gets a new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the intake below the windshield where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical elements remain the same, the TRD Pro gets a couple of under-the-skin updates, fresh 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension also acquires a new set of springs that offer it an extra inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The existing Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” ratings in all the major crash tests. However it falls short of being a Top Safety Pick due to its absence of automated emergency situation 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 anticipate to see the 2019 Tacoma at some point in the fall of 2018. Main rates should resemble the 2018 model, which varies from $26,195 to $44,515 (location fees consisted of). Competitors will consist of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.