2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma at Gale Toyota

How is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Different From Current Tacoma Models?

2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma

Redesigned and rejuvenated, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is set to remain America’s best-selling compact pickup truck. With new and improved engine options, a more refined, luxurious interior and a more muscular style, the new Toyota Tacoma improves on an already stupendous model that has been a benefit to Enfield, CT drivers for years. How is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma different from current 2015 Toyota Tacoma models though? Get more details on what the redesigned Tacoma has to offer in our 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma comparison.

2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma Power and Performance

Both the new and current Toyota Tacoma models offer two power options, focusing on fuel efficiency and energetic performance that provide exceptional versatility. Standard 2015 Toyota Tacoma trims are powered by a 159-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder that amplifies fuel efficiency and can be paired with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. You can upgrade your performance with a 236-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 power platform. Fuel efficiency is a major advantage of the Tacoma, which will achieve 23 mpg combined with the four-cylinder.

Official power and fuel economy numbers have not yet been released for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, but with improved engine options, they promise a significant upgrade and stronger competition for the 2015 Chevy Colorado. Base 2016 Tacoma’s will feature an improved 2.7-liter four-cylinder power core that is mated to a more efficient six-speed automatic transmission. The most impressive addition to the Tacoma lineup, however, will be an innovative 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 engine that utilizes both direct and port fuel injection with Toyota D-4S technology to increase power and efficiency. V-6-powered 2016 Toyota Tacomas can be matched to either the new six-speed automatic or a smooth six-speed manual transmission.

2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma Interior

Current Toyota Tacoma models deliver an interior design that puts the focus on functionality, while the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma adds a more luxury experience to the compact pickup. Available in five trim levels, the new Tacoma is loaded with innovative feature that were previously unavailable to Tacoma drivers. The Toyota Entune infotainment interface remains as one of the most impressive entertainment systems available, but the 2016 Toyota Tacoma adds Qi wireless charging, push-button start, lavish leather interior, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and advanced safety features. To upgrade the performance of the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series, a Multi-Terrain Select system is being added and an integrated GoPro mount makes recording your off-road excitement a breeze.

2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma Exterior

So, what’s new on the exterior of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma? To emphasize the high-lift, hardcore design of the new Tacoma, it receives a stronger grille design that is similar to that found on the Toyota Tundra. A new high-strength, lightweight frame augments overall performance for Tacoma drivers as well. New for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma are LED daytime running lights, a stamped Tacoma logo on the tailgate as well as a locking tailgate feature and available tri-fold tonneau cover that will keep your gear secure. Four new wheel designs that range from 16 to 18 inches are the finishing touch on the new hardcore 2016 Toyota Tacoma design.

When you choose the Toyota Tacoma, you can expect pickup truck versatility with exceptional fuel economy and power, which are amplified significantly with the unveiling of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. If you are considering the Toyota Tacoma as your next truck, take a look at our 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma comparison to better understand the differences — you might want to wait until the fall of 2015 for its release. Take the current Toyota Tacoma for a test drive today at Gale Toyota and get a glimpse at what the 2016 Tacoma will have to offer.