2016 Toyota Tacoma: The Next Level

February 15th, 2015 by

For the last ten years, the Toyota Tacoma has dominated the mid-size truck market. And with good reason! “The Tacoma is known for its off-road capabilities- which is important to every hunter and sportsman around,” explains Jorge Martin, general manager of Mount Airy Toyota Scion. And the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is once again raising the bar in off-roading, performance, and technology features.


On January 12, 2015, Toyota revealed the new 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show. The redesigned Tacoma has been designed to go head to head with the Chevrolet Colorado and Nissan Frontier. But with 60% of the market share, Toyota is confident that the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will continue to stay ahead of its competition.

Some new features for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma:

New Trim Level: 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. – This new trim level is designed to optimize the truck for various terrains. By turning a knob in the cabin, the driver can change various settings for throttle and brake sensitivity which helps regulate traction. Whether you are driving on mud, sand or loose rocks, the Tacoma can adjust for the best traction possible.

Manual or Automatic. – The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is available in either manual or automatic transmission in both engines. The four-cylinder offers a five-speed manual and the v-6 offers a six-speed. This is good news for those you like to shift themselves.

New Safety and Technology Features. – In order to compete with Chevrolet and GMC’s new safety technology, Toyota has included some new safety features in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Toyota is offering both blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alerts as an option. Toyota is also offering an exciting Qi wireless charging technology. This means you can charge your devices wirelessly.

Go-Pro Mount – This has to be the coolest feature of the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Every 2016 Toyota Tacoma will come with a mount near the rearview mirror that’s intended for a Go-Pro camera. What off-roader would not love to capture all their adventures? Toyota expects those who opt for the new TRD Off-Road trim will love this new feature. “If you’re going to push the Tacoma to its limits, you might as well get it recorded!” says Martin.

It will be months before the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be available for drivers. “We can’t wait to get these on our lot,” says Jorge Martin, “It is something to look forward to!” In the meantime, drivers are welcome to test drive the 2015 Toyota Tacoma or check out the Toyota Tundra.

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