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Review: 2018 Toyota Tacoma

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The 2018 Tacoma is the best-selling mid-size truck on the market. The Tacoma allows drivers to get exactly what they’re looking for in a truck due to the many different available trim levels as well as different options for engine configuration. The 2018 Tacoma can push the boundaries of going off-road with available TRD trim levels.

Performance

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma gives drivers a choice between two drivetrains. The standard engine for the Tacoma is a 2.7-liter inline 4 that makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission, depending on what you’re shopping for.

The larger engine option for the 2018 Tacoma is a 3.5-liter V6. This engine makes 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque and is often paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy for the most popular 2018 Toyota Tacoma built with four-wheel drive, automatic, crew cab, and a 3.5-liter V6, is EPA rated at 18 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, and 20 MPG combined.

Features & Technology

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is offered in several different trim levels. The standard SR5 Tacoma includes 16-inch wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, USB port, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen. The SR5 trim also adds a leather wrapped steering wheel, improved touchscreen, and fog lights.

TRD Tacomas are the pinnacle of off-road performance, designed for everyday use. The TRD Sport has 17-inch wheels, leather-wrapped gear shifter, wireless cellphone charging mat, a household style power outlet, and a keyless ignition. The TRD Off-Road includes 16-inch wheels, and an upgraded information cluster. The TRD Pro adds 16-inch wheels unique to the trim, bulked up suspension, skid plates, navigation, black accents for the headlights and taillights, and power adjustable leather seats. For those seeking comfort, the Limited comes, standard with leather seats, moonroof, 18-inch wheels, and an advanced audio system with navigation.

Safety

In 2018, Toyota added standard safety features to the Tacoma, which include automatic emergency braking, traction and stability control systems and a rearview camera across all trim levels.

Available advanced safety features for the Tacoma includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, and automatic high beams.

Pricing

Starting at $25,400 MSRP*

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius v, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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