The All New 2016 Toyota Tacoma
There’s a reason Toyota’s number one in brand loyalty among major manufacturers. The quality and longevity of their vehicles is legendary, which is especially good when their vehicles are as fun to drive as the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
The Tacoma’s V6 engine (updated from the 4.0) is the biggest and most notable change in the 2016 model, and it’s a very welcome one. The 159 horsepower under the hood make towing and rough terrain a breeze, and key features like multi-terrain select, hill start assist control, and trailer sway assistance keep the car under simple, complete control in all manner of conditions.
Of course, the Tacoma isn’t a car that skimps on safety, since its pedigree is for use in a wide variety of circumstances. One of the new features of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is its new door structure. While the specifics of the engineering are complex, the basic fact is that Toyota utilized advanced high-grade steel to construct a door that is stiffer and stronger than the older models of any brand. It’s just one of a suite of safety features that also include the Star Safety System and rear park sonar.
Perhaps what’s most interesting about these re-engineered features is how good they look on the truck’s exterior. Toyota has designed their flagship truck with one word in mind: “bold.” One only has to take a quick look at the powerful grill and aggressive fenders to know the sheer power and capabilities that lie under the hood. The LED headlights and lively colors like Blazing Blue Pearl and Inferno red only enhance an already beautiful and well-muscled vehicle build. The interior complements the exterior features by maintaining a comfortably elegant look. Ride quality is vastly improved over competitors due to the top-of-the-line suspension, and the seats are free of unnecessary frills, allowing driver’s to keep maximum focus on the road, dirt, gravel, or wherever they choose to drive.
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Finally, one of the most appealing aspects of the Tacoma’s interior is its technological features. 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Toyota’s integration of old-school automotive power with cutting-edge software innovations. For example, nearly every driver will be thrilled to see the Qi-enabled wireless charging that comes standard with Tacoma models. This futuristic device allows drivers and passengers to charge their phones without cables. The Entune audio system gives the 9-inch touchscreen extra utility with wireless streaming through premium speakers. And, appropriately enough, the Tacoma also comes equipped with a GoPro mount, perfect for sharing videos of the adventures this truck is built for.
For those drivers wanting something that’s both powerful and fun to drive when offroading, the Tacoma delivers everything necessary, with a few extra gadgets thrown into its rugged and head-turning package. It’s the truck to beat for the sheer pleasure of off-road driving.