Toyota in introducing the all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma, ushering in a fourth generation for the hugely popular midsize pickup. Highlights include new styling, new powertrain options, and a new trim level. When it goes on sale, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will be rivaled by the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon from the GM camp.
With regard to the 2024 Toyota Tacoma’s exterior styling, designers focused on a “Badass Adventure Machine” theme, incorporating high-mounted headlamps, functional side air intakes, and a hexagonal grille, as well as spoilers for the roof and tailgate. Available body styles include either a 5-foot bed or a 6-foot bed, as well as either a Double Cab or the new XtraCab, the latter of which is a new two-door long-bed layout designed for added cargo capacity. Inside, there’s an available 14-inch touchscreen, while Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 is standard across the lineup.
With regard to the greasy bits, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is equipped as standard with the i-Force turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque for the entry-level SR trim level, and 278 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque across the rest of the lineup when paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is also offered, pairing with an engine output rating of 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Customers can also opt for the i-Force Max turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder hybrid, rated at 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, making for the most powerful powertrain ever offered for the Toyota Tacoma.
Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available to put the power down. Under the skin, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma rides on the TNGA-F global truck platform, the same underpinnings as the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Sequoia.
The trim level lineup includes SR, SR5, TRD PreRunner, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, Limited, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter.
The Trailhunter is new for 2024, and is aimed at overlanding enthusiasts with upgrades from ARB, Old Man Emu, and Rigid. The Tacoma TRD Pro once again offers up some Baja-inspired performance, and features segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seats for enhanced off-road comfort and control, as well as off-roading specs like a 33.8-degree approach angle, 23.5-degree breakover angle, 25.7-degree departure angle, and 11 inches of ground clearance.
Look for the next-generation 2024 Toyota Tacoma to go on sale later this year. Models equipped with the i-Force Max hybrid powertrain will arrive early next year. Pricing will be announced closer to vehicle launch.