We’ve finally received information about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, and just in time as the new version of the truck has already begun arriving right here at Go Toyota on the Trail! Very little has changed for the 2018 model year, which is likely why it took so long for information to be released. But we figured we’d refresh your memory on some of the truck’s most exciting aspects by analyzing a few of its specs & features.
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“The Toyota Tacoma is the pick-up truck legend – built upon more than 80 years of experience, building trucks for the most challenging environments and tasks around the world. With the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, our powerful, capable and adventure-seeking pickup is ready for Canadian drivers to help write the next chapter in that legendary story.”
– Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc.
We said very little has changed, that doesn’t mean nothing has. For the 2018 model year, the Toyota Safety Sense P package is now standard, meaning every Tacoma pickup will come equipped with advanced driver-assistive safety features like the Pre-Collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Also new for 2018 is the 4x4 Double Cab Limited Short Box model! Finally, the TRD Sport has leather seats for the first time.
Now, let’s dive into what you really want to hear about: performance. Powered by either a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5L V6, every Tacoma offers plenty of power to get the job done, though top trims will obviously do it the best. The standard engine delivers 159 horsepower, while the more powerful option can dole out up to 278 HP.
When it comes to payload, there are many different numbers all dependent on engine choice and many other options. Payload ratings range from 950 all the way up to 1,500 pounds, with stops at 1,000, 1,100, and 1,350 along the way. As for towing capacity, the base is 3,500 lbs. but some top trims can haul 6,000, 6,400, or even 6,500 lbs. behind it.
Whichever 2018 Toyota Tacoma you opt for, you’re bound to enjoy your experience each and every time you slide behind the wheel. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to us, or you can schedule a test drive right here on our website.