With the rugged outfit, impressive off-pavement capability, handsome and functional cabin, the Toyota Tacoma still manages to be among the most desirable mid-size trucks in the US. Actually, the Tacoma sales better than rivals including GM’s Colorado/Canyon models, SUV-based Honda Ridgeline, and aging Nissan Frontier. However, Ford will return the Ranger model to compete in this segment and Frontier should also receive the full redesign.
Toyota, on the other hand, redesigned the Tacoma for the 2016 model year but also continued with some upgrades in years after. As the part of Toyota’s safety equipment upgrade for all models, the Tacoma also gained the standard suite of active safety systems and model is also available in numerous trims options. As for the bigger update, the model should soon receive the mid-cycle update. Also, you can read at the website 2019 trucks that there is some possibility for Tacoma to get a hybrid powertrain. However, the prototype hasn’t yet been spotted on the roads and we still have no evidence that 2019 Toyota Tacoma will receive big updates. So, all chances are that refreshed Tacoma will arrive as the 2020 model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma: Design
The Tacoma truck has the unique and more rugged sheet metal than rivals and its look hasn’t actually evolved much during long-running presence. So, if the 2019 Toyota Tacoma arrives with the refreshed styling, we won’t again see radical changes on model’s exterior. The grille is expected to continue in the same shape but some tweaks are possible. The refreshed headlights are always the part of the mid-cycle update so that should be the case with the new Tacoma as well.
What is sure, the Tacoma will arrive with many trim options and available off-road equipment. The visual appeal will also change in each trim thanks to the unique color combinations, grille finish, bumpers, and body cladding.
Inside, the Tacoma is a functional and handsome truck. The model also has logically arranged and easy to use controls. The odd driving position is something that Toyota should address but we will see when it would happen.
As for the 2019 version, we don’t expect big changes inside the cabin. The model will come with the latest Entune infotainment system and standard active safety gear. All Tacomas will include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, etc.
2019 Toyota Tacoma: Powertrains
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is expected with the same choice of the engine and drivetrain options but some modifications are possible. The base engine will remain a 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit. It can produce 159 horsepower and torque of 180 pound-feet. Toyota should also keep a 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes.
The Tacoma will also offer a bigger and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine. This engine will be in pair with the automatic transmission. The power will reach 278 hp and torque 256 pound-feet.
Toyota will also be available with tons of the off-road specialized equipment. There will also be the road-oriented suspension setup. But the spring rates, shocks and other elements tuned for the off-road ride will also be available.
2019 Toyota Tacoma: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma should hit the market in the later phase of 2018. The price should again start at around $25k.