How Powerful and Efficient is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
What can you possibly not love about the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma? Rebuilt from the ground up, the new Tacoma employs a more muscular design and stance that lends itself to a more athletic style. A design and style like that, however, would not be complete without more power and better efficiency. Since it was unveiled, the news of a 2016 Toyota Tacoma Atkinson cycle V-6 engine has been a highlight, but most drivers here at Gale Toyota still want to know — how powerful and efficient is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma? Find out right here!
What’s Under the Hood of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
Base 2016 Toyota Tacoma editions are powered by a refined 2.7-liter four-cylinder powertrain that closely resembles the one found in current Toyota Tacoma models. Making an athletic 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, the four-cylinder Tacoma is fun to drive. While power specs remain the same, the biggest improvement will be found in the fuel-economy ratings of four-wheel drive models. With an all-new six-speed automatic transmission under the hood, the new Tacoma will make 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway with four-wheel drive. Impressive numbers for mid-size trucks.
As we touched on earlier, the highlight power platform of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is an all-new Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V-6. Employing direct and port fuel injection, this engine option improves both power and fuel economy. Shelling out a thrilling 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, the new Tacoma improves its power output by 42 horsepower. More power means better towing as well, with a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds, 300 more than the previous edition.
What makes the new Toyota Tacoma powertrain so exciting is the effect it has on fuel economy ratings. You will find that in many cases, the more explosive powertrain can match or surpass the efficiency of the less powerful four-cylinder. Paired with the six-speed automatic gearbox and a two-wheel drive drivetrain, the V-6-powered Tacoma achieves 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Even when upgraded to the innovative four-wheel drive drivetrain and adding the Multi-Terrain Select System and Crawl Control features, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma makes 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
If you were wondering — how powerful and efficient is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma — now you have some answers. With the release of the new Toyota Tacoma power and fuel economy specs, you can see why we are so excited for its arrival at Gale Toyota this fall. Keep an eye on the Gale Toyota new model inventory for the arrival of this innovative new pickup, so you can stop in and schedule a test drive.