2024 Toyota Tacoma: Price, Release Date, Specs, And Everything We Know
Thanks to the many press releases, the Toyota Tacoma for the 2024 model year has quite a bit to look forward to.
The Toyota Tacoma is now in its fourth generation, which is surprising as the model was introduced in 1995. This means each Tacoma generation lasted approximately nine years on average – two years longer than general Toyota models. Where the first-generation Tacoma was simply a rebadged version of the European Hilux, the subsequent generations gained their own identity and is now a staple of the American Toyota line-up.
The 2024 Tacoma is all-new and moved to the same platform used for the Land Cruiser 300, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus LX. This platform also underpins the new Lexus GX and the upcoming Land Cruiser 250. The Tacoma was always a popular vehicle as it is reliable, durable and easily maintained, making it perfect for a work truck or a daily driver.
With this new generation of Tacoma, Toyota ups the ante with off-roading capability and sophisticated driving, offering wildly different trims for different situations, from an off-roader that detaches its anti-roll bars, to a street truck that looks like it has a front splitter. Here is everything we know about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma.
All informational data for this Feature was retrieved from Toyota's own website and Edmunds for the trim-specific details.
2024 Toyota Tacoma
All the Toyota models released in the last two-odd years have followed the new design language of looking slightly futuristic – without scaring its loyal customers off. This has paid off massively and the current Toyotas all look fantastic. The Tacoma is no different. The Tundra – unveiled in 2021 – was quite striking, and the Tacoma is basically a smaller version.
It gets the same style grille and headlights as the Tundra, but scaled down a bit. The grille is not quite as large as the Tundra’s, but still takes center-stage on the front facia. The side profile is quite reminiscent of the previous generation Tacoma, but with more creases and prominent lines – accentuating the new design. The rear is pretty straight-forward, with the indented lettering on the tailgate changing depending on the trim level.
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Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Crown, Lexus RX 500h
Unlike the previous generation Tacoma which offered a choice between a 4-cylinder and a V6, the new ‘Taco’ only gets 4-cylinder engines. But fret not, it is not a Mercedes-AMG C63-type situation at all. The standard engine is the same 2.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 found in the Crown, developing 228 hp and 240 lb-ft. This is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, but comes with a 6-speed manual as an option in base SR trim.
The same 4-pot is available with Toyota’s iForce system, boosting power to 278 hp and 317 lb-ft – also available with the 6-speed manual. Finally, the top two trims get the new iForce Max parallel hybrid system as standard, mated only to the 8-speed automatic transmission. This version uses the same 2.4-liter turbo-4, but mates it to a larger electric motor and battery, resulting in 326 hp and 465 lb-ft. All versions apart from the base SR trim of the Tacoma get all-wheel drive.
There is a literal horde of trim levels to choose from with the new Tacoma, ranging from the street orientated TRD Sport to the off-roading Trailhunter and TRD Pro trims. The base SR gets the base engine, 17-inch wheels, smart key system, twin-tube shocks – as well as a 7-inch gauge cluster and 8-inch infotainment display.
The SR5 trim gets the slightly more powerful engine tuning, as well as adds multilink rear suspension. The TRD PreRunner – available in XtraCab only – gets a locking rear differential, front lift kit, leaf-spring suspension and all-terrain tires on the 17-inch rims.
The TRD Sport – only available with the double cab – has larger 18-inch rims, red sport-tuned shocks, aluminum pedals, black interior badging, a hood scoop, and the aforementioned splitter-looking piece. It also gets a larger 12.3-inch gauge cluster to go along with the 8-inch infotainment.
The TRD Off-Road gets Bilstein monotube reservoir shocks, Multi-Terrain Select, an E-Differential, electronically disconnecting front anti-roll bar, skid plates, 33-inch tires, 17- or 18-inch TRD wheels and an optional JBL audio system. The Limited gets the iForce Max engine as an option, adaptive suspension, powered running boards and tailgate, heads-up display, heated and cooled front seats, JBL audio system and chromed accents.
The TRD Pro has the iForce Max system as standard, 2.5-inch Fox shocks, TRD forged aluminum control arms, performance seats, E-Differential, disconnecting sway bar, aluminum skid plate, 33-inch tires, 18-inch wheels, rocker protector, LED light bar, LED fog lights, TRD-specific headlights, auxiliary DC switches and steel bumpers. It also comes with a 2,400-watt AC inverter, 12.3-inch gauge cluster, a 14-inch infotainment screen, heads-up display, JBL sound system, heated and cooled front seats and two-tone paint.
Finally, the Trailhunter gets everything the TRD Pro has, but adds bronze-colored Trailhunter forged control arms, 2.5-inch Old Man Emu monotube shocks, 18-inch Trailhunter-specific wheels, bronzed Toyota heritage badge, white/amber switchable LED lights, frame-mounted rock rails, ARB steel bumpers, bed utility bar, integrated high-output air compressor and 12-volt DC and USB-C charging ports and the JBL sound system.
The Tacoma also has a bunch of optional equipment available for all trims, meaning there is a near endless variety of trim and equipment combinations available. It is unclear whether Toyota will add a GR-inspired version of the Tacoma to the line-up, but seeing that the Hilux got the GR treatment with increased power and equipment, this is not too much of a stretch to imagine.
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2.4 Liter Turbo Hybrid
2.3-3.0 Liter Turbo/Twin-Turbo
2.7 Liter Turbocharged
3.6 Liter V6
3.5 Liter V6
The smaller truck segment is popular all over the world, but it is heating up in the US. Automakers such as Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, Honda and Jeep all sell their own versions of the medium-sized truck. Ford’s Ranger is by far the most popular, sporting a turbocharged inline-4 in the US, while Chevrolet’s Colorado used a naturally aspirated V6 in the previous generation - moving to a 2.7-liter turbo-4 for the current model. The Jeep Gladiator is definitely the more eccentric choice among the lot with its convertible roof and styling.
Honda’s Ridgeline may not be the best truck on the market, but it does drive more like an SUV, making it a great daily driver. Then there is Dodge – or RAM to be specific. The company is set to release their first medium-sized truck since the Dakota was discontinued in 2011. The new truck will be called the Rampage and is based in the Mitsubishi Triton platform – though we are yet to see if it will be any good.
Compared to these, the new Tacoma is a mighty competitor within the segment, with only the current generation Ford Ranger posing a real threat to the Toyota. All-in-all, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is a brilliant alternative to the traditional American pickups, able to do all the same things, but with better fuel economy, smaller dimensions which makes it easier to park, a lower price than the equivalent Tundra or F-150 and thanks to the variety of trims, there is a version for every taste, and eventuality.
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma will be available to order by the end of 2023, with the first deliveries expected in early 2024.
There will be a 2024 Tacoma and, according to Toyota, it's expected to release in late 2023.
The Tacoma is getting redesigned for model year 2024. It's going to adopt many of the same exterior styling as the Tundra, as well as receive new off-road and interior features.
The 2024 Tacoma TRD Off-Road has not yet received official pricing from Toyota yet. However, many expect the 2024 Tacoma TRD Off-Road to start at around $38,000.
The 2024 Tacoma is getting several trim options offering different size beds. Depending on the cab style, buyers will have a choice between either a 5- or 6-foot bed.
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