Vehicle Spotlight: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

It’s called the gateway truck for a lifetime of truck addiction. The Tacoma is an “Americanized version of the world’s wheeled beast of burden,” according to Car and Driver. The long-awaited revamp of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup is all the rave this year. And it delivers increased capability and good looks to match, even coming equipped with a GoPro camera windshield mount standard on all models.

“Its character lines and muscular fenders help show off Tacoma’s strength and an available hood scoop and aggressive grille hint at the power that lies under the hood. It’s attitude amplified, and it shows everyone that this off-road icon is ready to rock,” commented the Toyota group.

Improved Engine Performance

An old 4.0L V-6 has been tossed and replaced with a new 3.5L, 24-valve DOHC V-6, which uses Toyota’s D4S combination of direct and port fuel injection.

“Combined with more aggressive variable valve timing, it allows the engine to dance between Atkinson and Otto combustion cycles and produce 278 horsepower at 6000 RPM. That’s a robust 42 more horsepower than the outgoing 4.0L, but peak torque production drops by a single pound-foot to 265 (the peak moves up to 4600 RPM from 4000, too),” said Car and Driver.

Also new for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is a high-strength steel that delivers the dependable toughness expected from this mid-size king. “Stronger and lighter than conventional steel, this hot-stamped, high-strength alloy helps optimize safety and performance,” said Toyota. The team also invested significant man hours into redesigning the Tacoma doors. The end result is new construction techniques combined with high-strength steels to create a stiffer, stronger and better-built truck that is safer for drivers and passengers alike.

Built for the Endless Weekend

Just dial into the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Crawl Control (CRAWL) to conquer any off-road adventure. This advanced system automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings. This allows drivers to remain focused on navigating across difficult terrain. Protect your investment and upgrade with premium aftermarket goodies. Then push your 2016 Toyota Tacoma to the limits both on and off road:

  • Fab Fours Premium or Vengeance Bumpers
  • ARB 4×4 Accessories Safari Snorkel
  • Mickey Thompson or Atturo Tires
  • K&N Cold Air Intake
  • Flowmaster, Borla, MBRP or Magnaflow Exhaust System Kit
  • ReadyLIFT, Pro Comp or Tuff Country Lift Kits
  • WARN or TrailFX Winch and Recovery Accessories
  • RIGID, Vision-X, Westin or TrailFX LED Lighting
  • BedRug Bed Liner
  • AirDesign USA Hood Scoop
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