The 2019 Toyota Tacoma continues to shine in the midsize pickup class. With prices starting from $26,595, the latest Tacoma is available in six trims and a total of 32 unique configurations. The Tacoma impressive towing capacity and the breadth of the package allow consumers to build a Tacoma to suit their wants, budget, and needs with ease.
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is offered in six trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD Pro. It can be had with an extended cab with a 6.1-foot bed or a crew cab with a 5-foot bed. For 2019, the Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense electronic driver aids. It bundles high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with sway warning system, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. An automatic limited-slip differential, adjustable tie-down cleats in the bed, 16-inch wheels, a lockable tailgate, a rearview camera, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a basic version of Entune connectivity, and eight airbags are also standard.
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma offers two powertrain option. The base is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. It paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The second option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 278 hp and 265 pound-feet of torque. You have a choice between a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmission. Power from both engines can be routed to the rear wheels (2WD) or part-time four-wheel drive (4WD) with a low-range transfer case.
On testing, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Crew Cab 4×4 accelerated to 60 mph in 7.7-second, which is fair for its intended mission, but not class-leading. One of the best attributes of the Tacoma is towing capacity. A 4×2 V6 Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds. The TRD Off-Road 4×4 can tow 6,400 pounds. Both are solid numbers for a midsize truck.
2.7-liter 4-cylinder with 6-speed automatic
159 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
180 lb-ft of torque @ 3,800 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 20/23 mpg (2WD, automatic) and 19/22 mpg (4WD, automatic)
3.5-liter V6 with 6-speed automatic or manual
278 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
265 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 19/24 mpg (2WD, automatic), 18/22 mpg (4WD, automatic), 17/21 mpg (4WD, manual)
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. Its Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is all over the place, thanks to the variety of engine, drivetrain, bed and cab choices. The base SR trims starting at $26,595. The SR5 begins at $31,445 and the TRD Sport starting at $33,290. The TRD Off-Road is only offered with the V6 starts at $36,575. The comfort-oriented Limited trim starts at $41,610, while the range-topper Tacoma TRD Pro starting at $46,410.