2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, MPG, Specs, Price – With the entry of new mid-size trucks from GMC and Chevrolet this year, Toyota couldn’t ignore the ageing design of its Tacoma. Therefore, truck-lovers should anticipate the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma to grace them soonduring its release.

2016 Toyota Tacoma side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

The new Tacoma is significantly improved from its current model, while stopping short of the GMC/Chevrolet ground up overhauls. The new Tacoma will retain a similar size to the current model, but will pronounce its angular styling.

2016 Toyota Tacoma 
2016 Toyota Tacoma

There will also be plenty of new technology within its interior and under its hood. The same frame will be used underneath the sheet metal, however it will be fortified with high strength steel for enhanced rigidity.

2016 Toyota Tacoma rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Another add-on to its body will be the use of ultra-high strength steel on its body using a stamping process that the company says aides in bringing the weight down. Also, there will be a retuned suspension system whose main objective is to enhance both off-road and on-road civility.

2016 Toyota Tacoma front view, red color, headlights and grille

Within the cabin, there will be a thorough refreshment that will be anchored by a touchscreen display that will act as the hub of entertainment, and a new center stack. Coming standard will be the GoPro camera that will be mounted on the windshield for documenting both on-road and off-road maneuvers. Also available will be a wireless phone charging pad for smartphone charging.

2016 Toyota Tacoma side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Engine Specs – 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be two engines. The first engine will be a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine and a new 3.5L V6. The V6 features an optimized fuel injection unit as well as an Atkinson power cycle – similar to a hybrid one.

With the new engine comes improved fuel efficiency and it is rumored that engine specs will be among the cream of industry leaders, especially for the V6 fuel economy segment. A 6-speed auto transmission system will be made available for both engines, while a 6-speed manual will be available exclusively for the V6.

2016 Toyota Tacoma engine

Unfortunately, there have been no announcements pertaining either the power specifications or the fuel economy ratings yet. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD models will make the multi-terrain system available and which will allow the driver to adjust a rotary dial that is capable of optimizing various systems for different surfaces – mud, sand, and rocks.

Also, the driver-selectable ‘crawl mode’ will take care of both the brakes and throttle during low-speed maneuvers. Also available are both the locking rear differential and limited-slip differential for increased capability on the trail.


Wheelbase: 10 ft. 7.4 in. (127.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.3 in. (212.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: N/A
Curb weight: 3,980 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 19/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Exterior Review & Interior News – Toyota Tacoma 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma interior, leather seats

The newly redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma will make available both the crew cab body styles and access cab body configurations. The Tacoma will come in five trim variations: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited editions.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  front
2016 Toyota Tacoma  front

The base SR model will be simply a work truck, while the SR5 will add several exterior and interior improvements for a more polished look. Top of the range models like the TRD will add more all-terrain capability and suspension upgrades, while the Limited model will be the top of the range fully loaded model.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  back
2016 Toyota Tacoma  back

Handy features to be provided include a household-style power outlet in the bed and a damped tailgate opening. Options to be provided include LED running lights, a three-piece hard tonneau cover for the bed, push button start, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a sunroof, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  interior
2016 Toyota Tacoma  interior

We will be updating the post as soon as Toyota makes the vital info available, so keep checking the site for up-to-date information.

2016 Toyota Tacoma trunk, cargo space

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Toyota Tacoma

No pricing details have been release yet, but we should expect the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma to cost roughly the same price as the present model in the market when it goes on sale before this fall.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will most definitely face-off with other trucks within its segment. These trucks include the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado that come with different packaging and styling, and are credited in invigorating the mid-size truck segment.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  release date
2016 Toyota Tacoma  release date

The Canyon/Colorado offers the latest there is in the market in terms of technological features and convenience features. Another likely competitor is the Nissan Frontier that soldiers on but lags behind its close rivals in terms of efficiency and technology.

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