The new 2023 Toyota Tacoma will once again demonstrate how nowadays pickup trucks need to look. If you didn’t know, the Tacoma is one of the best-selling trucks in the class. This truck has an excellent reputation for its high quality, good resale value, and many engine/cab/bed choices.
Unlike its rivals, the Toyota Tacoma is available in 33 configurations. It also features very rugged and attractive styling, followed by a very roomy cabin. This year it will get minor updates inside, but we should expect it to introduce more standard features than before. Power for the new Tacoma comes from a choice of two engines. The base model uses a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the optional 3.5-liter V6 is a much better choice.
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is entering its four generations with mild exterior changes. This truck was redesigned completely last time in 2015, and it still has the same charming and handsome look. Last year it received some improvements, including a redesigned grille and a new taillight design.
The Toyota Tacoma looks definitively more rugged, and the SR5 and above will offer optional day-running headlights. Like before, this truck is available with either the smaller Access Cab or the Double Cab with standard-size doors. An Access Cab model stretches around 212.3 inches, while a Double Cab long-bed 225.5 inches. The new Tacoma is also available in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-road, TRD Pro, and Limited. Each of the trims will get different front-end styling. A new special edition, the Trail Edition, is an excellent option if you’re looking for a truck with built-in lockable storage bins on each side of the truck bed.
2023 Toyota Tacoma: What’s New Inside?
The cabin of the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma is comfortable and premium. This truck features a functional layout with plenty of room to fit five passengers. Unlike the previous generation, the new one offers more standard equipment across all trim levels. The higher trim levels will get more hard plastics and minimalistic materials. However, the most exciting news is that Tacoma will finally offer a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Storage capacity is restricted, and the crew cab could only hold nine carry-ons in the back seat.
Interestingly, all models of Tacoma incorporate much better touchscreen infotainment. The base model still uses a 7.0-inch display, while upper trims have a larger 8.0-inch screen. The company also added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, several USB ports, and wireless charging. Unforattly, the new Tacoma still doesn’t offer a mobile hotspot like some of its rivals.
Reportedly, the safety of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will be on a higher level. This model offers the most standard driver-assistance technology in its class. Still, the Ridgeline maintains its class-leading status here. Safety features include a standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, this amazing pickup truck will most likely arrive unchanged. Like the previous generation, the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma will use the same two engine options. The first one is a standard 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces a modest 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Power from this unit can be routed to the rear wheels (2WD) or all four (4WD) optionally via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
A much better option is the 3.5-liter V6 that provides around 120 more horses or a total of 278 horsepower. Unlike the first one, this unit comes with a significant boost in torque 265 lb-ft. However, it delivers almost identical fuel-economy figures as the smaller 4-cylinder. As far as we know, with this engine, you can choose between the 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmission.
Released Date and Price
The forthcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will most likely arrive next year in the summertime. From the information that we got, the new pickup will cost significantly more than the current generation, which makes perfect sense. The upcoming truck will be redesigned, and it will feature more equipment than ever.
Anyway, the TRD Pro model is also expected to be offered as well, but not at the same time as the regular one. Like the new Tacoma mid-size pickup truck will be assembled in a Mexico factory alongside the Yaris model. The current variant starts at $28,000, and it can go up to almost $50k for the off-roader TRD Pro variant.