With the Tacoma name dating back to 1995, and underlying platform lineage dating back to the late ’60s, it’s obvious that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of successful trucks. The Toyota Tacoma never actually goes through many changes in between generations, and this has actually shown real considering that 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 stay the same, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we anticipate most of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, nevertheless, will get a few updates. These consist of 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 suggestions, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it concerns the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, expect an even beefier truck than before. New devices consists of Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, in addition to unique accents contributed to both the interior and exterior. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the brand-new TRD Pro Tacoma is the available TRD Desert Air Intake, since nothing suggests business when it pertains to off-roading rather like a snorkel. Toyota claims this alternative 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 warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we anticipate everything to remain unchanged, so try to find its base engine to stay the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. Optionally, purchasers can choose a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission alternatives consist of a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain acquires a new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the consumption below the windshield where there’s less dust and debris.
While most of the Tacoma’s mechanical components remain the same, the TRD Pro gets a couple of under-the-skin updates, like new 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension also gets a new set of springs that give it an additional inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” ratings in all the major crash tests. But it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automated emergency braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We expect this to stay the 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. Official pricing should be similar to the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (destination charges included). Competition will consist of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.