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2018 Toyota Tacoma

The mid-size Toyota Tacoma has a loyal following but it’s starting to feel the competition with the rising popularity of the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, and GM Canyon. Due to its rugged sheet metal and V-6 engine with trail-ready four-wheel drive, it is still the leader of the pack. New to the 2018 Tacoma is standard active safety equipment, including emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. Unfortunately, the Tacoma is not the most fuel-efficient vehicle, getting about the same mpg as full-size trucks.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Tacoma is offered in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, Limited, and TRD Pro trim levels that range from workaday to everyday to take-the-hard-way levels of equipment.
  • The increasing cost of full-size pickups has driven buyers toward mid-size trucks like the Tacoma for good reason: for most people, they’re just enough grunt without the city-bus size.
  • The most popular configuration for the Tacoma is a V-6 with four-wheel drive that can scrabble up trails, wind around town, or haul up to 6,800 pounds.

“The increasing cost of full-size pickups has driven buyers toward mid-size trucks like the Tacoma for good reason: for most people, they’re just enough grunt without the city-bus size.”

httpss://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/toyota_tacoma_2018