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2017 Toyota Tacoma Release Date And Specs

The Toyota Tacoma has been extremely popular ever since it rolled its tires on roads for the first time in 1995 for its amazing Camry-like interior, a powerful pair of engines, and robust four-wheel-drive system. The 2017 Toyota Tundra model year brings major upgrade for the Tacoma. Don’t worry; it will remain the rugged and durable, compact pickup it has always been.
To be more specific, its proportions move it to the realm of a midsize pickup but still the Japanese carmaker advertises it as the compact truck and main competitors are from this segment. Tacoma’s major competition is pretty stiff this year. The newcomer will compete with the Nissan Frontier and the GM Colorado and Canyon models. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is a perfect choice for those drivers that are looking for a capable off-roader with a gold reputation for rugged reliability and durability.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Release Date

Since its real competition hasn’t arrived on the market yet, the next-gen Tacoma has the fight on its hands and good chance to become one of the leaders. The official introduction could happen in the next few months, but it still isn’t clear if it will occur during the third or fourth quarter of this year. Will it be good enough to dethrone the mighty Chevrolet and GM? Read the article below to find out more juicy details.

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Exterior

The carmaker finally released a teaser image of the upcoming Toyota Tacoma and the shot clearly reveals what’s new for the 2017 model year. The new look of the Tacoma is pretty cool. The front end of the car looks far more interesting than before with newly designed grille. The vehicle adopted a new, bolder grille which gives it rather exciting look. Also new is a Cheshire Cat lower air intake in combination with the larger fenders give the vehicle wider and more courageous stance.

The rear fenders are also redesigned and wider. The bottom edge of the revised tailgate hosts a large “Tacoma” badge. To complete the package, the carmaker added a brand-new set of alloy wheels. The trailer wiring harness has been relocated to lower part of the bumper. In general, the redesigned 2017 Toyota Tacoma looks powerful with its muscular and rugged attitude. If you opt for the entry-level model, you will get a vehicle with a black bumper and black grille. Higher trim levels all have their unique details including chrome accents.

Interior

Everything inside of the cabin revolves around the driver himself. The newly designed instrument panel with new “handlebar” design theme looks pretty awesome. The carmaker changed materials and dressed up the cabin in better and more premium, soft-touch materials, but they still managed to keep the well-known sports truck theme. As far as the new features are concerned, novelties come in the form of a new Qi wireless charging dock, dual-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and more. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma’s cabin will be the most pleasant place to be as it is quieter since the carmaker added acoustic laminated windshield along with sound-absorbing headliner. This is further improved with the addition of sound absorbing elements such as floor carpet and improved door sealing system.

Specs

The Tacoma’s tired and not so modern 4.0-liter V6 has been finally replaced by a 3.5-liter V-6 with direct and port fuel injection in combination with Atkinson combustion cycle. Details about power output are kept in secrecy, but the carmaker claims that it will be more powerful than the previous drivetrain. The latest we could hear is that it will deliver about 278 hp which is far more than 236hp of the older 4.0-liter unit. Smaller engine and added technology resulted in lower fuel consumption even it brings more power compared to a bigger unit. The 19/24 mpg city/highway is what we now get instead of 17/21 mpg, nice improvement.

2017 Toyota Tacoma
2017 Toyota Tacoma

The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is still in the game and comes as a base choice. It delivers 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This is a decent amount of power but in case you want to tow more and to be capable of completing tougher jobs, we certainly recommend more powerful engine. Another benefit is that there is no penalty regarding fuel economy in case you choose a bigger engine. Both engines rely on six-speed automatic gearbox as standard and a six-speed manual shifter as an optional extra; this mainly depends on the trim level you choose.

TRD Pro

Among the most interesting versions in 2017, Toyota Tacoma lineup is the TRD Pro model. With this truck, you get the slightly more off-road capable vehicle but still it can’t compete with Ford Raptor and similar fully spec off-roaders. If you choose TRD Pro, trim you will be granted with more aggressive looks in combination with a higher clearance that will allow you to go over much bigger obstacles than the standard version can. Stronger wheels and dedicated off-road tires clearly point out what is the main goal of this pickup.

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Price

The starting price of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma will be around 23,660 for a base Access Cab body style, and the Double Cab can be chosen for $24,490. Check out the table with a full list of prices.

2017 Toyota Tacoma
Trim Price Trim Price
Access Cab Double Cab
SR Automatic $23.660 SR $24.490
SR Manual 4WD $25.185 SR5 2.7L Short Box $26.635
SR5 $25.745 SR5 V6 Short Box $28.345
SR Automatic 4WD $26.735 SR5 3.5L V6 Long Box $28.845
SR5 V6 $27.355 SR V6 $29.275
SR5 4WD $28.820 TRD Sport Automatic Short Box $31.125
TRD Sport Automatic $30.025 TRD Off Road Automatic Short Box $31.125
SR5 V6 4WD $30.530 SR5 V6 4WD Short Box $31.420
TRD Sport Manual 4WD $31.680 TRD Sport Automatic Long Box $31.625
TRD Sport Automatic 4WD $33.310 SR5 V6 4WD Long Box $31.920
TRD Off Road $33.310 TRD Sport Manual 4WD Short Box $32.460
TRD Off Road Manual 4WD Short Box $32.460
TRD Sport Automatic 4WD Short Box $34.090
TRD Off Road Automatic 4WD Short Box $34.090
TRD Off Road Automatic 4WD Long Box $34.700
TRD Sport Automatic 4WD Long Box $34.700
Limited $35.105
Limited 4WD $38.180

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