2016 Toyota Tacoma Review
The Toyota Tacoma has some of the most rabid loyalists of the midsize trucks. And there’s such a strong following among old Tacomas that they maintain their resale value better than any other truck.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma isn’t a clean sheet redesign, but it delivers just what those dedicated enthusiasts want. The new Tacoma gets a new cabin structure, new powertrains, a tuned suspension, and an improved feature set plus cabin improvements that make these trucks significantly quieter inside.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Exterior
The truck layout looks to evolve at a snail’s pace compared to that of some other vehicle types. If anything, the 2016 Tacoma is only somewhat more imposing especially from the front. That’s because the hood line has been lifted a couple of inches, and that’s probably what cranks up the boldness of the appear the most. The front end gains more of the look of the larger Tundra, with its angled headlamps and hex grille.
But in most respects, nevertheless, the Tacoma keeps to the same template and proportions adding up to a classic pick-up profile
From the side, the look is if anything a bit more conservative, in comparison with the outgoing Tacoma. That’s because these trucks lose their identifying (and some might say, polarizing) cancel wheel well lips, gaining more proportional ones instead. And in back, the Tacoma gets a bit more styling than some pickups, with a sculpted-in lower tailgate region that’s the Tacoma nameplate stamped-in. A three piece fender with resin side covers and long-glass fiber support give a somewhat different appearance in the back, helping to save weight and allowing easy replacement.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Functionality
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has been totally redesigned, yet it’s definitely a mix of the new with what’s already been shown to be demanding. There remains a choice between inline 4 and V-6 engines, but the V 6 is an all-new one that’s been fitted with some fuel-conserving (and power-increasing) technology. Variable in the revamped automatic transmissions, which get a gear each, and a tuned rear suspension, and the Tacoma gets faster, more fuel-saving, and a little more confident and settled on the road.
At the base amount, the Tacoma is powered by a 2.7-liter inline-4 that makes 159 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque. We haven’t yet driven a 2016 Tacoma with the inline-4, but a short drive of one from one in recent model years shown it to be responsive enough, provided you’rent hauling much of a load or wishing for high speed passing electricity.
The most famous engine of the line is the V 6, and it’s easy to understand why. These versions earn almost the fuel economy ratings of those with the four, but they have a far perkier driving feel and a lot of muscle to spare. For 2016, the V 6 is new, and it gets both direct injection and a variable intake system with wide consumption, letting it fulfill the more efficient Atkinson combustion cycle. In comparison with the previous 4.0-liter V6, this 3.5-liter engine is significantly more rev-happy than its predecessor and better-suited to high-speed passing, without giving up much if any of its burly low-speed pull.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Characteristics
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is assembled toward serious, work-hard, play hard truck enthusiasts. So even if you’re willing to check some alternative boxes or go with a top trim level, it doesn’t just stack on the plushness.
Just as with the last generation of the Tacoma, you’ll find plenty of characteristics that help increase the utility, off-road ability, and general usefulness of your truck. What the Tacoma redesign for 2016 adds is a suite of technology attributes and options, which range from active-safety items like cross-traffic attentive to wireless charging and incorporated programs. But again, just like the preceding variant of the Tacoma, some essential comfort items are missing.
Between the five trim levels of the 2016 TacomaSR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited there are various clean-cut and appearance differences; and of course with each level, there’s a little more conventional equipment. Base SR versions don’t completely skimp on the gear, though; they contain items like intermittent wipers, sliding back glass, AC, a tilt/telescopically adjustable steering wheel, and power windows.
Base 2016 Tacoma SR versions come with the impressive sound system including a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free compatibility, a backup camera screen, USB, Bluetooth streaming and hands-free connectivity, and an auxiliary audio jack. SR5 cuts step as much as a “Plus” system with high-resolution display, SiriusXM radio, HD traffic and weather, and navigation app compatibility. Meanwhile, TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road ranks get LED headlights, wireless cell phone charging, 7.0-inch touchscreen audio, and AC power outlet.
On the base SR version, you can really optimize its simple-workhorse capacity by getting the SR Utility Package, deleting the rear seats and going with a fixed rear window and black door handles. Or you can add an SR Convenience Package that provides you with keyless entry and cruise control.
On SR5 models, a Premium & Technology Bundle can enable you to get an extended list of extras, including dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a moonroof, JBL audio, and the blind spot system with cross traffic observation. Or you are able to opt for an appearance package coupling 16-inch silver alloy wheels with color-keyed fenders, rear parking sensors, and Entune Premium Audio.
Particularly of interest for individuals who take their trucks off-road is that Toyota now includes a first-in-class GoPro mount that at the top of the windshield and standard in all 2016 Tacoma versions. Additionally, a rear tailgate camera is contained in all Tacoma models.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Video
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