2016 Toyota Tacoma

Automotive experts Lauren Fix, The Car Coach and Paul Brian from WLS Drive Chicago test drive the brand-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma on and off road. Watch the video truck review!

sell more than 275K pickups
sales up 20% and outsells GM 2 to 1
over 50% of the market share
more than 40% are TRD models

more capability
high strength steel but not a boxed frame, wanted compliancy for out road driving.
new Go Pro mount
Built in Texas

new models:
TRD off road

Cab options:
reg cab, access cab ad twin cab

120V AC outlet in the new deeper bed with more attachment points
new springs

3.5L V6 – 278hp / 265 torque – brand new engine
Atkins Cycle offers port and direct injection
6-speed auto and 6-speed manual

Why Atkinson? torque is there when you need it and it’s more efficient.

2.7L – 159 hp / 180 torque
6-speed auto
5-speed manual

8″ or 8.75″ rear differential

towing 6800 lbs
payload 1620 lbs.

active traction control or electronic controlled locking rear differential
multi -terrain adjustment – including “crawl control”

“Bad Ass truck”
aggressive lines and integrated hood scoop
bolder new air dam and moe efficient

lockable tail gate with dampener to slow tail gate drop
stronger rear bumper
more aero dynamic
12% drag reduction
cab to bed seal reduces wind noise

16-18″ alloy wheel options
8 color choices

more premium materials
quieter ride
acoustic glass
more insulation for a quieter ride
4.2″ color monitor between the gauges on SR models and higher
push button start
smart entry system
wireless charging
hard tonneau thats lockable
standard GoPro mount
back up camera
Homelink 5 communication
Audio – In Tune or JBL audio sound systems
7.1″ touch screen display with bluetooth
Mobile apps
dual zone climate control
multi terrain select
“Siri eyes free”

8 airbags
knee airbags
star safety systems

In dealer September 10
starting $23,300 SR5
topping at Limited $37,820
TRD models $30,765

Competes with:
Chevy Colorado
GMC Canyon
Nissan Frontier

Car Courtesy of Toyota

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