As a strong performer in the midsize truck category, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers two cab styles, two cargo bed lengths, and either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. New for the year is the reintroduction of the TRD Pro trim, which excels thanks to TRD-tuned FOX Internal Bypass shock absorbers, LED fog lights from Rigid Industries®, a front blackout heritage grille inspired by yesterday’s Toyota trucks, a quarter-inch-thick aluminum TRD Pro skid plate, and the TRD Pro cat-back exhaust. Appropriate badging announces this welcome model throughout its body.
The pluses of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma begin with its two engines. The standard 3.5-liter V6 relies on Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide intake, Variable Valve Timing with intelligence exhaust, and direct-injection to put out 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft torque. Towing reaches 6,800 lbs with the available Tow Package while payload capacity maxes out at 1,440 lbs. To prevent what you’re hauling from swinging side to side, Trailer-Sway Control brakes individual wheels and adjusts engine torque.
There’s also the 2.7-liter Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder that generates 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft torque. Either engine functions with a six-speed automatic transmission, but the V-6 only accommodates a six-speed manual.
To allow for off-roading on difficult trails, Crawl Control automatically manages the brakes and throttle using five low-speed settings so you can concentrate on maneuvering through challenging surfaces. Choose from five modes of Multi-Terrain Select, which adjusts the throttle and traction control to minimize wheel spin. Surface grip improves dramatically when encouraged by the standard Goodyear Wrangler® tires constructed from Kevlar®.
The electronic shift transfer case lets you control the drive by easily switching among high-range two-wheel drive, low-range four-wheel drive, or high-range four-wheel drive. To maximize traction, the electronically locking rear differential apportions engine power evenly to both rear wheels, so they spin at the same speed. To help you get going on slopes, Hill Start Assist Control momentarily holds the brakes so you can move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal without rolling down the slope.
The strong exterior envelopes a refined interior that can go from tough workdays to sophisticated weekend dates with ease. To add a touch of luxury, the Limited trim comes with leather upholstery and the six speakers of the Entune™ Premium JBL™ Audio system with Integrated Navigation and App Suite.
Keeping the cabin quiet are an advanced seal from the cab to the bed, a front chin spoiler, and aerodynamic engineering that reduces wind noise by smoothing out the airflow. You and your front passenger can define your own environments with dual-zone climate control that automatically adjusts for summer heat or winter cold. You can check out the information you need by customizing the 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display to show individual tire pressure, Multi-Terrain Select setting, current song, and more.
Highly Durable Cargo Bed
The cargo bed of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is forged from durable fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite, which boasts more impact strength than steel. Secure all your gear with a deck rail system that straps cargo with four heavy-duty adjustable tie-down cleats. To make unloading and loading more convenient, the Easy Lower Tailgate opens effortlessly and can be removed when you need to bring longer items. An available 120-volt/400-watt outlet can be mounted on the bed to power all your adventures.
Test Drive the 2017 Tacoma at Toyota World of Newton
Ready to check out the brand-new Tacoma for yourself? If you live in the New Jersey areas of Lafayette or Hampton Townships, then come to Toyota World of Newton to test out this soon-to-be classic pickup. Browse our inventory to find the ideal Toyota Tacoma for sale, and get ready to travel in the lap of dependability (and luxury). Contact our Toyota dealers at (973) 459-4442 to schedule a test drive or learn more about any of our Toyota specials, incentives, or other new and pre-owned vehicles for sale.
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