Latest Details about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Release Date
With the announcement that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is coming, there were many people who immediately felt excited about the prospect of getting this vehicle. But this is not a new-generation model, this is merely an update. This news has been confirmed recently. It states that we are looking at a model which should upgrade the current design to something new.
With the rising prospect of rivaling cars, the Tacoma needed a change. Both Chevy and GM have upgraded their own vehicles, so it was necessary for Toyota to do the same.
After establishing what they needed to do, the next thing to look out for is the release date. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is going to arrive by the end of 2018. It is a perfect introduction in the next model year and this car aims to give you everything that the previous car lacked.
We do know that suspension tuning has been upgraded and that we got ourselves a new transmission. Other people would also appreciate the completely restyled interior which is also getting a lot of upgrades.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Price Details
The newest price range for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is more or less the same as it is now. Even with a whole range of updates to the Taco, it is still not going to be so much overpriced. This car is aimed to face the rivals and it is not going to do so by raising the price.
The base MSRP of the current model is $20,765, and it will stay in the near vicinity of it. They are updating the interior, which is where most of the money goes to. However, they are not planning to completely interfere with the vehicle’s design. All in all, other models that came out form Toyota with their own updates were treated to a similar way of redesigning. So why not give the 2019 Toyota Tacoma the same makeover.
The same kind of trims are also making a comeback, but unfortunately there is no official pricing. There is a big possibility that we also get similar prices for those trim models. So the base trim is still the SR while the mid one being the SR5. Next in line comes the TRD Sport, then TRD Off-Road and finally there is the range topping Limited model.
Rumors about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma
The rumors about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma started at the latest Detroit Auto Show. There was actually a lot of fuss surrounding it back then as they only released a teaser image. It did not show the car in such a massive way. In fact the pictures were really bleak and you could hardly tell what was going on there. Sometime later, the rumors gained some more weight when the company released two new teaser images.
Again, we were not really sure if we were dealing with a new generation model or an update. Even though most of us were expecting the former one. Finally, all the rumors were put to rest when the official teaser video appeared. It depicted the car in more light. The first official information also came, and they all said that the car is gaining an update. It helps advance the car in a massive way and brings us the new model which will far more competitive compared to now.
Newest Exterior Changes for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma
Based on the first pictures that came out of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma vehicle, it seems pretty cool. The photos that were released depict a very nice looking car which seems very exciting for this kind of a model and has certain updates that extend its use.
The changes featured here include a newly updated front fascia which has a new bold looking grille as its primary feature. The lower air intakes are changed as well and there is also the widened stance which the vehicle has going on for it thanks to some wider fenders.
The tail end of the car has the same widened look. The fenders are wider and the body flairs are colored with a matching color. The tailgate also has a very sharp looking. TACOMA strap which is placed along the lower edge. The rear is also defined with some new and sharp accent lines. Finally, there is a completely new set of wheels which have been redesigned.
They are alloy and feature a new look which goes with this new look of the vehicle quite well. So, it is not much but it is just enough and the vehicle gains quite a lot with the given changes which have been made for this new update.
Newest Size and Dimensions News
The newest 2019 Toyota Tacoma is not changing the size. All of you who have been hoping to see a change in terms of size and hoped that this was a new-generation model, well we are sorry to disappoint you. Yet this is nothing to be disappointed about.
This vehicle is not going to grow because it does not need to. The dimensions are pretty good and are more than appropriate for the current Tacoma. The full length of the car stands at 212.3 inches while the wheelbase is 127.4 inches.
We are also going to get the same width and height, namely 75.2 inches and 71.6 inches, respectively. The interior of the vehicle has a passenger volume of 100 cu ft, giving you enough room to enjoy the ride. They still didn’t define the curb weight. But if we look at the previous model it could be somewhere close to 4661 lb that the vehicle has now.
Is the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Updating the Colors?
The newest about the color variants of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is not really clear. The thing is that they should go with some new additions. But they are yet to confirm them. For now there are no discontinuations made. So we can expect the same set of color choices that we had the last time to continue.
This also means that you will be familiar with the current choices but will have to wait a bit longer to see what they decide to add.
How Does the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Interior Change?
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma has gone through most of the changes. First of all, the now driver orientated instrument panel has a handlebar design theme. They have updated the materials and made them much softer which you can see on the dash and the center console. This actually results in a more upscale look for the inside. But sporty elements are still there and help the car retina its familiar look and design.
Other updates which the vehicle gains include a Qi wireless charging station, smart-key activated doors and ignition, a power moon roof, an updated Entune touchscreen, dual-zone climate controls, and Blind-sport monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The seats have a new leather trim which makes things much more convenient to drive in. Finally, all the new 2019 Toyota Tacoma models are going to have a built-in GoPro mount placed just near the rear-view mirror. Finally, the cabin is going to be much quitter thanks to the new acoustic materials which the vehicle is fitted with.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain Options
Probably the most significant change for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is the addition of a new power plant. The old 4.0-liter V-6 is out and is being replaced with a 3.5-liter V-6 running Atkinson combustion cycle. This actually means that the engine is going to be much more efficient and has the appropriate power.
Unfortunately, the specs of this engine are still not revealed and we are very hopeful to get them really soon. On the other hand, we still have a familiar offer with the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine being carried over. This one is making 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
2019 Toyota Tacoma 0-60 mph and Top Speed
The latest specs of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma reveal familiar numbers. The new set of features which the vehicle is coming out with is not going to change its speeding ability. Thus the car is still in need of approximately 7.7 seconds to reach 0-60 mph and the top speed of the vehicle is 113 mph. All in all, nobody actually expected that the specs of the car differ so much in the first place but it is still good to have them this way.
Newest Fuel Economy Ratings
Thanks to the newly offered engine choice, the EPA ratings of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma are slightly better. The newest engine is more efficient in terms of power and consumption as well. So it consumes 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Not really a class leading stat but still very much appropriate for the segment where the 2019 Toyota Tacoma competes in.