2019 Toyota Tacoma
2019 Toyota Tacoma
If you’re shopping the mid-size truck segment, you’re likely looking for truck-style utility – think towing and hauling – without the larger, more expensive footprint that goes along with a full-size model. In addition to its smaller footprint, though, the Tacoma is also known for its rugged off-road capabilities. This truck’s rugged stance and two off-road-ready trim levels make it a huge draw for adventurous drivers. Driving enthusiasts also appreciate that the Tacoma’s top-of-the-line V6 engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, giving drivers total control over performance. That option is becoming more and more scarce, especially where pickup trucks are concerned.
What’s new for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma?
The new Tacoma is more adventurous than ever, adding new performance gear and high-tech features to its lineup for 2019. For starters, the Toyota Safety Sense package is now standard equipment. Its high-tech driver aids, including blind-spot warning and emergency braking with pedestrian detection, help you avoid danger. Inside, the Tacoma’s center console features two extra USB ports. Now you can charge multiple devices on long trips.
This year, the top-of-the-line Tacoma TRD Pro – a truck that bridges the gap between off-road-ready performance and all-out luxury – comes standard with an even longer list of rugged gear. This truck also offers a newly optional Desert Air Intake to improve performance in extreme conditions.
What’s the best 2019 Tacoma trim for off-roading?
The Tacoma offers two off-road-ready trim levels: the TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro. These trucks come off the line looking for adventure, with sport-tuned Bilstein shocks and a locking rear differential to help you navigate difficult terrain. The Crawl Control feature offers five low-speed settings to tailor suspension performance to suit the off-road challenge at hand. The TRD Pro is the more rugged of the pair, giving you greater off-road abilities with its taller, wider stance and Fox internal bypass shocks.
How much can the 2019 Toyota Tacoma tow?
With the optional V6 – the Tacoma’s most powerful engine – and the V6 tow package, this mid-size pickup truck can tow max loads of 6,800 pounds. That’s equal to a nice size boat or even a compact Airstream. If you’ve got work supplies and machinery to tow, the Tacoma definitely provides useful towing utility.