With the Tacoma name going back to 1995, and underlying platform family tree going back to the late ’60s, it’s no secret that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma descends from a long line of successful trucks. The Toyota Tacoma never ever actually goes through very many changes between generations, and this has actually shown true considering that the third-gen model debuted in 2016. Now, as we near 2019, the Tacoma’s lineup is entering into focus, and while we expect the whole of the pickup to remain unchanged, it will get a revamped TRD Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Design
Aesthetically, we expect the majority of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma to remain unchanged inside and out. The TRD Pro, however, will get a couple of updates. These include an extra inch of lift, LED fog lights, a new-look “TOYOTA” grille, a hood scoop, “TRD Pro” stamping on the bed, black-chrome exhaust suggestions, and 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
When it concerns the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, expect an even beefier truck than ever before. New equipment includes Fox off-road shocks with TRD springs, in addition to exclusive accents added to both the exterior and interior. By far the coolest feature of the brand-new TRD Pro Tacoma is the available TRD Desert Air Intake, since nothing means service when it concerns off-roading quite like a snorkel. Toyota declares this option assists the 2019 Tacoma breathe cleaner air in off-road environments, though there is no official word on if the snorkel helps the brand-new Tacoma to ford little bodies of water, or if that action will void the 3-year/36,000- mile warranty.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engine
Under the hood, we anticipate everything to remain unchanged, so try to find its base engine to stay the reliable 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 159 horsepower. Optionally, buyers can opt for a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. Transmission choices include a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automatic. The TRD Pro’s powertrain acquires a brand-new Desert Air Intake, which repositions the intake below the windscreen where there’s less dust and particles.
While the majority of the Tacoma’s mechanical parts stay the very same, the TRD Pro gets a few under-the-skin updates, fresh 2.5-inch Fox front shocks with 46 mm pistons and 8 bypass zones. The front suspension also gains a new set of springs that give it an extra inch of lift and a bigger front sway bar.
The present Tacoma carries out well in IIHS crash tests, as it has “Good” scores in all the major crash tests. But it disappoints being a Top Safety Pick due to its lack of automated emergency braking and its “Marginal” headlight test outcomes. We anticipate this to remain the same in 2019.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Pricing & Release Date
Though there is no concrete release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Tacoma at some point in the fall of 2018. Official rates should resemble the 2018 model, which ranges from $26,195 to $44,515 (location fees included). Competition will include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.