2024 Toyota Tacoma goals for everybody, Trailhunter joins lineup

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Toyota has been quietly finding out the mid-size truck competitors and getting ready a big offensive.

On Thursday, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma debuted with a dizzying array of configurations not seen within the mid-size pickup phase. It is a full redesign. Whereas it’s the primary replace since 2016, the final truck used a body that dated again to 2005. When the primary fashions arrive this 12 months it’ll introduce turbocharged and hybrid powertrains, seats with built-in shock absorbers, and new Trailhunter mannequin.

The 2024 Tacoma lineup shuffles and expands with eight trims, three powertrains, and two four-wheel-drive methods. It continues with two cab sizes and two mattress lengths, however the smaller cab additionally will get a brand new configuration.

Pricing hasn’t been introduced, however most fashions will arrive in sellers later this 12 months. Off-road-oriented TRD Professional and Trailhunter trims, together with every other truck optioned with the hybrid powertrain, will comply with in spring 2024.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

Toyota Tacoma engines

The tried-and-true 3.5-liter V-6 and 5-speed computerized transmission is lifeless. RIP.

Each Tacoma will get a turbocharged engine. Base Tacomas are powered by a detuned 2.4-liter turbo-4 rated at 228 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. Vehicles with this engine drop an oil cooler, an engine mount, and a few sound deadener that extra highly effective Tacomas have.

Most Tacomas characteristic a 2.4-liter turbo-4 with extra increase than the bottom engine for output of 278 hp and 310 lb-ft. It’s the identical turbo-4 discovered within the Highlander crossover SUV, nevertheless it sits longitudinally as a substitute of transversely and a few inner parts have been beefed up.

Accessible in TRD Sport, TRD, Off-Street, and Restricted, and customary on TRD Professional and Trailhunter fashions, is a brand new 2.4-liter turbo-4 hybrid powertrain with a 48-hp electrical motor built-in into the transmission for a mixed output of 326 hp and 465 lb-ft.

Each Tacoma comes with an 8-speed computerized transmission, however a 6-speed handbook transmission with rev matching is accessible on the bottom SR trim. Fashions with the handbook transmission get the uprated turbo-4 barely detuned to 270 hp and 310 lb-ft, in addition to a smaller 8.5-inch rear differential (uprated turbo-4 fashions have a 9.5-inch rear differential) with torque restricted in first gear because of axle windup.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

Rear-wheel drive with a limited-slip differential comes customary. Half-time four-wheel drive with a 2-speed switch case is accessible, as is an digital rear locking differential. Costlier Restricted fashions characteristic full-time four-wheel drive with a 2-speed switch case, and TRD Professional and Trailhunter fashions get the identical tools plus a locking middle differential. All Tacomas use disc brakes in any respect 4 corners, because the rear drums go away for the primary time.

Toyota hasn’t offered full specs, however stated the uprated turbo-4 fashions with an computerized transmission can tow as much as 6,500 kilos and the hybrid fashions tow as much as 6,000 kilos. The hybrid’s max payload checks in at 1,709 kilos. Toyota stated the Tacoma can have as much as 11.0 inches of floor clearance, a 33.8 diploma strategy angle, a 23.5 diploma breakover angle, and a 25.7 diploma departure angle, although the automaker didn’t say which mannequin these figures symbolize.

2024 Toyota Tacoma

2024 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma grows bigger

The Tacoma’s total footprint hasn’t modified, which implies it’ll nonetheless slot in an 18-foot storage. The rear axle has been moved again to stretch the wheelbase 4.5 inches, which in flip ought to enhance trip high quality. The width hasn’t modified, however beefier axles have been widened by 2.6 inches for a extra planted stance round corners or on trails.

Constructed on the TNGA-F platform shared with the full-size Tundra and Sequoia SUV, the Tacoma sits on a high-strength metal ladder body that’s extra inflexible than earlier than. The crossmembers are stronger for higher sturdiness and fewer twist. Toyota stated aluminum physique panels drop weight however wouldn’t say how a lot.

Decrease-trim SR, SR5, and TRD PreRunner fashions within the Xtra Cab configuration nonetheless use rear leaf springs, however each Double Cab mannequin swaps in a multilink rear suspension with coil springs for a greater trip.

The bottom  XtraCab is an everyday cab with two doorways and no rear seat, nevertheless it has numerous cupboard space behind the seats due to lockable cubbies within the flooring and again panel. It replaces final 12 months’s Entry cab, which was a four-door prolonged cab with rear-hinged rear doorways and a pair of leap seats. The entrance passenger seat again can fold flat to turn out to be a workspace with a built-in cupholder. The SR, SR5, and TRD PreRunner will be configured with the XtraCab and a 6-foot mattress.

Double Cab fashions have 4 full doorways and seating for 5 with both a 5- or 6-foot mattress. Non-hybrid fashions get extra cupboard space beneath the rear seats than present Tacomas, however hybrid variations use that house for the battery pack similar to the bigger Tundra. All beds have 7% extra quantity than the present Tacoma because of new packaging.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Professional

Tacoma TRD Professional and Trailhunter purpose off-road

The Off-road TRD Professional mannequin makes use of upgraded TRD higher management arms with revised geometry and diminished unsprung weight. It rides on 2.5-inch Fox internal-bypass shocks with three compression damping settings manually adjusted through a dial on the shock physique. There’s additionally Fox bump stops for when suspension journey maxes out, plus an electronically managed disconnecting entrance sway bar. TRD Professional fashions trip 2.0 inches increased within the entrance and 1.5 inches increased within the rear with a 3.0-inch wider stance in comparison with an SR5 mannequin. The TRD-specific 18-inch wheels are wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Territory R/T tires. Toyota additionally swaps in a high-clearance ARB metallic rear bumper with built-in restoration hooks and an aluminum entrance skid plate.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

The brand new Trailhunter mannequin is designed for overlanding. It options ARB Outdated Man Emu (OME) position-sensitive 2.5-inch monotube shocks in any respect 4 corners, and the rear shocks have exterior distant reservoirs. Accessible with both a 5- or 6-foot mattress, the Trailhunter will get a bed-mounted air compressor, a mattress utility bar with detachable Molle panels, a metal rear bumper with restoration factors, and the identical tires and trip peak because the TRD Professional mannequin. As well as, a snorkel-like air consumption mounts on the passenger-side A-pillar, a set of rock rails comes customary to guard the rockers, and several other (Toyota didn’t go into element) high-strength metal skid plates shield the underside of the truck. Toyota even installs a high-clearance exhaust tip to maintain it off the rocks.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Limited

2024 Toyota Tacoma Restricted

Toyota Tacoma seems to be like a Tacoma

The Tacoma’s new design is evolutionary at finest, with a number of the finest bits cribbed from the full-size Tundra.

The blocky form sports activities a blunt entrance finish, sharply angled entrance bumper corners for higher strategy angles, and bulging fender flares protecting the broader axles. Low mattress sides are retained for ease of entry, not like the Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado. Every of the eight trim ranges has its personal design components, however all are chunky. The TRD Professional and Trailhunter fashions stand out with their raised trip heights, huge off-road tires, and further LED lighting. The Tundra’s finest characteristic, the digital tailgate launch that may be opened with the bump of an elbow subsequent to the driver-side taillight, ports over to the Tacoma. Toyota took the characteristic one step additional right here and put in the identical digital launch on the passenger facet taillight as effectively.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Professional

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Professional

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter

2024 Toyota Tacoma Limited

2024 Toyota Tacoma Restricted

Inside, the Tacoma’s sprint is topped by both an 8.0- or 14.0-inch touchscreen with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the phrase TACOMA slapped onto the passenger facet. Higher trim fashions have a 12.3-inch digital cluster, and a 7.0-inch digital cluster comes customary. TRD Professional fashions get a bit wild with shock absorbers constructed into the seat backs to assist with lateral stabilization whereas off-roading. Non-hybrid Tacomas include a 400-watt AC inverter within the mattress (together with a second one within the middle console contained in the cab), however hybrids improve the mattress output to 2,400 watts.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Limited

2024 Toyota Tacoma Restricted

Toyota Tacoma security options

Toyota outfits each Tacoma with computerized emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lively lane management, adaptive cruise management, and an emergency cease perform that stops the truck if the motive force turns into unresponsive to alerts and warnings. Blind-spot displays and a surround-view digital camera system can be found.

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