The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is here. Much is staying the same, but America’s most popular midsize pickup truck is gaining adaptive cruise control along with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSSP) driver assistance technology package is standard on all trims. TSSP uses a combination of a radar and a camera to offer pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams.
The Tacoma still offers a 2.7L four-cylinder that is mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 3.5L V6 can be configured with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic as well . The power ratings are: 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque for the four-cylinder, and 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque for the V6.
The truck is still offered in the following trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. The 4-cyl 4×2 truck has a maximum payload of 1,620 lbs. The V6-powered 4×2 extended cab with a maximum towing package is rated at 6,800 lbs of trailering.
The base extended cab version of the 2018 Tacoma starts at $25,200 before destination charges.
Here is the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro going up the Cliffhanger 2.0 trail against the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon.