2019 Toyota Tacoma Redesign

2019 Toyota Tacoma Redesign

Toyota released the 3rd generation of the Tacoma back in January 2015 and they didn’t change much since. So far they released a couple of new trim levels and they made small changes to the truck’s interior. However, there are now rumors about a far bigger update. It looks like the manufacturer will release most of these updates with the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. So far the details are still scarce. Even so, the new Tacoma might become one of the most impressive medium size trucks in its class. Most rumors seems to suggest that the new model will solve the poor fuel efficiency and relatively low power output. We also hope Toyota will further revise the engine choices in order to make it a far more appealing deal than before.


2019 Tacoma Latest News

The Tacoma is a winning pickup model for Toyota. It is well known for its performance on and off-road. The pickup combines technology, power and comfort. After the 2019 Toyota Tacoma was released, drivers took the Tacoma for heavy duty work as well as off-road racing. As such, the model has received a few functional updates to keep them safe and excited. Here they are.

Suspension updates

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has received some brand new 2.5 inch TRD Pro Fox Internal Bypass shock absorbers. They replace the Fox Racing shocks that were initially installed. The new set facilitates damping and increases performance levels. The front setup has the shocks matched with specialized TRD springs. They maximize comfort and increase traction as well. They contain dust boots to keep the dirt and dust out of the coils. This new suspension setup is built to last.

Headlight updates

Illumination is now better in the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. The pickup has been fitted with projector-beam headlights that have black, sport bezels. They provide a wider, stronger beam and also facilitate LED daytime running. It has also been fitted with industrial grade LED foglights. With these, you can illuminate the road ahead through mist or billows of dust.

Comprehensive safety system

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is a versatile truck that you can drive on literally any type of terrain. It is important for you to stay safe as you navigate the more challenging paths and roads. For this purpose, it has been updated with a comprehensive Toyota safety system. This setup contains an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System, Smart Stop Technology and Brake Assist.

The pickup also has traction control and Vehicle Stability Control. These systems work directly with the suspension to deliver a smoother driving experience. Automation is implemented through the sway warning system, pedestrian detection and dynamic radar cruise control. Drivers also get some assistance through the lane departure warning mechanism and automatic high beams. With these new facilities, the Tacoma has been adapted for modern driving conditions. They also come in handy during competitive off-roading. 11.6.2018 – Update


3 years ago, the Third Generation of the Toyota Tacoma was released. Ever since then, this pick up truck hasn’t changed much, until now. There is news that the manufacturer will make a collection of massive updates to this model. They will be presented in the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. The updates are geared to improve this pick up truck’s fuel efficiency. In addition to that, they will assist to improve its driving experience. Read on to discover more about them.

New performance equipment for the TRD Pro model

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro models have received a number of performance updates. Firstly, they have a higher-placed snorkel. It improves the rugged appearance of the truck while providing the engine with much cleaner air. These models will also get more capable Fox Racing Shock absorbers.

This pick up truck’s exterior styling also gets some updates. It has a brand new front skid plate which features some red paint filling in the TRD logo. In addition to that, the truck’s cat-back exhaust system also gets a black chrome tip. The interior remains largely the same. However, a nifty little update is the Qi wireless charging pad. This will resonate well since smartphones are part of modern day life.

Suspension control technology

One of the most dramatic updates to the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is the new suspension control technology. This latest TRD Pro model features both Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control.

The Multi-Terrain Select system assists the pick up truck to automatically adjust its suspension system to suit the terrain upon which it is being driven. It has settings for rock, snow, dirt, mud, mogul and loose rock. Whenever the driver activates this system, the new pick-up truck automatically adjusts its ABS system, response of the throttle, traction control as well as shift patterns of the transmission system. In doing so, you are able to experience a smooth driving experience.

Crawl Control is another technological system designed to assist with improving the driving experience. Similar to cruise control at low speeds, this new technology allows the pick up truck to accelerate and brake on its own. As a result, the driver is left to concentrate on steering the truck. This facility also controls the flow of power to the wheels for better traction.


2019 Toyota Tacoma Review, Rumors

Despite what some said, the new Tacoma is not going to be an all new model.

Instead, the truck will actually use the same chassis and roughly the same suspension setup as the ongoing model. There will be some changes though. For starters, the well known TRD Pro is in for an upgrade. Here you can read the review about the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne

On top of that, it looks like Toyota will release at least one more TRD version for the truck. These two should allow them to compete with the new arrivals which managed to take the market all for themselves. Read about Toyota Tacoma on Wikipedia


2019 Toyota Tacoma
Image source: motorauthority.com – 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Release and Price

There are quite a few rumors out there about the release date of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma.

Even so, it looks like the manufacturer will release the truck before the end of 2018. This should give them enough time to complete the development process and offer a far better deal than before. The price of the truck is still under wraps. However, chances are it won’t change all that much.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Image source: guideautoweb.com – 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

From the looks of it, the new Tacoma will start at around $40,000 with the range-topping models going for less than $50,000. This should give them a fighting chance against the future Ranger which is Toyota’s biggest problems at this point.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Custom Premium Features


2019 Toyota Tacoma Redesign

It looks like the regular version of the Tacoma is not going to change all that much.

The front end will likely be the only real upgrade over its predecessor. The truck should boast a slightly larger and more aggressive grille than before. Also, the headlights should become more similar to those found on the Tundra. The big changes will happen with the TRD and TRD Pro versions.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Image source: motor1.com

While the latter will be an off-road aimed vehicle, the former is likely going to be a street-aimed truck. This would be the first time in a while a manufacturer did something like this. If it turns out to be true then the new Tacoma should become one of the most desirable trucks on the US market by a big margin.


Competitors

Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier


Interior

Unlike most other manufacturers, Toyota currently offers one of the most car-like interiors in their trucks.

The Tacoma is no exception either. The driving position is great, the materials are above the average and there is a good amount of features. However, things will likely get better with the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Image source: youtube – 2017 Tacoma interior

It looks like the new model will feature a different steering wheel, possibly a new instrument cluster as well as a much faster infotainment system. The specialty version could offer things like bucket seats, suede upholstery and even aluminum or carbon fiber inserts.


Colors

Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, Blazing Blue Pearl, Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Quicksand, Inferno


Engine and Specs

The current two available engines are among the least powerful in its class.

Things will definitely change with the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma. It looks like the manufacturer might replace the aging 2.7 liter naturally aspirated mill with a new turbocharged engine. This will likely be a 2.0 liter unit good for around 220 horsepower and over 250 lb-ft of torque.

Even though it would offer considerably more power, it should still be more efficient than its predecessor by quite a bit. The larger 3.5 liter V6 will likely stay. However, industry experts think the one in the upcoming Tacoma will offer closer to 300 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Image source: automobilemag.com – 2016 Tacoma Engine shown

As before, the truck will come equipped with a 6 speed manual. The old 6 speed automatic will likely be gone. In its place Toyota might install an 8 speed gearbox which should make better use of both engines.


Video

2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited – Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Comparison

2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

10 Replies to “2019 Toyota Tacoma Redesign”

  1. I have a 2012 Tacoma 4X4. Biggest complaints are low overhead – needs at least 2 more inches
    of head room. Not enough horsepower. No electric adjustable seat which is absolutely inexcusable. A locking front differential would be nice although I personally have not gotten stuck.

  2. I am still waiting for the Tacoma to be produced with no flaws. I will not purchase one until no more sluggish feel and power is enhanced as well as gas mileage is fixed or increased.

  3. Tacoma needs to have power front seats. My 2006 is great so far with only 113,200 miles on it. Want to upgrade in about 12 months to a new mid-size when I retire. Currently head to the seashore on summer weekends & after almost 2 hours on the road, the seat becomes quite uncomfortable & the same for the passenger in their seat. I prefer to stay with a Tacoma but will switch if I have too.

  4. Owner of a 2013 TRD Sport. I can not believe the Tacoma does not have heated rear view mirrors? Is the 2019 Tacoma going to have 220HP or 300 HP, I am Confused?

  5. I agree about the power seats. I would have purchased a 3rd generation Tacoma by now if they had power seats. Lack of height adjustment is a no-go for me.

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