2018 Toyota Tacoma
Why Buy the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?
This mid-size pickup truck surpasses competitors with its adventure-ready ride. With its excellent ground clearance and a truckload of rugged performance gear – think Bilstein monotube shocks and four-wheel drive with a low-range transfer case – you’ll head into the wild with complete confidence. When you’re not hopping boulders or fording streams, the Tacoma supplies work-friendly utility, including ample towing power and a 400-watt outlet for your power tools.
What’s New for 2018?
When you buy the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, the Safety Sense P technology is standard equipment. For the first time, every single Tacoma model comes with high-tech driver aids that help you navigate sticky situations, including forward collision warning with emergency braking. On dark highways, the lane departure alert and automatic high beams will help you stay on the straight and narrow.
Which Tacoma Is Best?
You can choose from six trim models, making the 2018 Toyota Tacoma a wise choice for just about any kind of driver. The base SR model is ready to serve as your mid-size work truck. You can even outfit it with part-time four-wheel drive with a low-range transfer case, making it easy to haul materials onto uncut construction sites. The SR5 is an excellent value, keeping the MSRP down but adding a wealth of modern features to your ride, including remote keyless entry and an upgraded Entune infotainment system, complete with extra smartphone integration features to keep you connected. The TRD Sport packs on even more features, like a 400-watt power outlet in the bed to keep your drills and saws fully charged, even when you’re on the run. A TDR Sport with the automatic transmission also includes smart entry and push-button start, so you can hit the road in a flash. With the top-trim Limited, the Tacoma delivers its most civilized daily driver. Inside, you’ll find tasteful leather upholstery and a premium sound system – features that get you to work in style.
If you’re like a lot of Tacoma drivers, however, the off-road is calling your name. Step up to the TRD Off-Road and off-road performance gear – like extra skid plates, knobby all-terrain tires, and a lockable rear differential – will have you climbing mountains and slushing through the mud with the best of them. The TRD Pro packs an even heavier punch with Fox internal bypass shocks to get you through supremely rugged territory. This model is also an inch broader and an inch taller than the rest, clearing difficult terrain with increasing ease.
How Much Can the Tacoma Tow?
For a mid-size pickup truck, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma delivers solid utility. Depending on configuration, it can tow up to 6,800 pounds – which should be more than enough capability to tote around most boats and small campers. All Tacomas come standard with a tow package that makes life easier by supplying the necessary hitch, wiring, extra cooling, and trailer sway control you need to tow heavy loads.