With minor changes 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers, we are sure that something big will arrive with future models. Nevertheless, this edition could be some kind of a test stage for what we can see in few years. This was the best-selling truck in 2016. We are still waiting to see critics for current model, so few changes could be coming for 2018 season. We believe designers will work on further improvements of safety and fuel economy. As other Toyota products, Tacoma is reliable and durable truck. Also, it performs well on and off the road. However, if not, there are boosting features making everything possible.
2018 Toyota Tacoma engine
Under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma will be 2.7-l I-4 powertrain. Updates can boost this engine to deliver 165 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Once again, truckers will have 5-pace gearbox with 5 manual shifting. Furthermore, Tacoma can come with 3.5-l V-6 unit, producing 280 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This is serious model where power goes to all wheels, and there are also famous TRD packages. Fuel economy is not getting any boost. That means 2018 Tacoma will offer 21 mpg rating on V-6 and 20 mpg with 4WD. Bigger cab configurations reduce fuel economy to 18 mpg.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD package
As for its predecessor, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma will have TRD package in offer. These features are excellent for off-road skills improvements. With unique, bigger wheels and off-road tires, it is not hard to guess this package update is not for road conditions. Also, TRD equipment includes special dampers, rear differential and graphics. Shock absorbers are another feature that boosts performance on hard terrains.
2018 Toyota Tacoma price
There is 31 version of current truck in sale. Models are with different engine options, bed and cab configurations, drive systems and trims. Entry level pickup won’t go much higher from current level. Around $25,000 is cost prediction of base 2018 Toyota Tacoma. However, TRD package add value of it and increase price to at least $31,000.