2018 Toyota Tacoma Review & Comparison for Springfield, MO Shoppers

18/22  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
2-4
Doors
4-5
Seats
60.5-73.7 in. Bed  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?

If you're looking for a new midsize pickup truck that delivers in the areas of style, safety and performance, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is an excellent vehicle to place at the top of your list. The 2017 version of this truck was a best seller in its class and Toyota has made a few revisions to it to give you an even better experience with the 2018 version. There are six trims available for the 2018 Tacoma. With cabin configurations and engine types, there are 30 combinations available for buyers to choose from. The body style for these configurations is unchanged from last year. Buyers can continue to enjoy the enviable exterior appearance of the exterior that made the 2017 model so appealing.

When you open the doors to a new Tacoma, you will notice a few differences in comparison to the 2017 version. The modern version is now outfitted with the Safety Sense P package. All trim levels have this safety equipment as a standard feature. Inside this package, you will benefit from a pre-collision safety feature, a sway warning alert, a pedestrian crossing alert, automated headlights for the high beams, radar cruise control and a lane departure alert system.

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Trims & Features

When selecting a new vehicle to purchase, you need to review the various trim packages available. The Tacoma's six trim levels give you the latitude to control the price of your next truck and the features in it. All of the trim levels are outfitted with convenience features like a tilting power steering wheel with a leather cover, functions for the stereo system and adaptive cruise control on the steering wheel, a keyless push-button ignition, turn signals loaded into heated side mirrors, remote door locks, power one-touch windows and more. The trims for the 2018 Tacoma include Pro TRD, Limited and TRD Sport on the higher end of the spectrum and TRD Off-Road, SR5 and SR on the lower end of the spectrum.

Horsepower

2018 Toyota TacomaWhile some midsize pickup trucks have lackluster performance, the Tacoma for 2018 will not let you down. You can count on this Toyota truck to give you the full level of power as well as capable performance each time you get behind the wheel. Most of the Tacoma trims are available in your choice of a four or six-cylinder gas engine. Depending which of these engines you select, you can enjoy horsepower that spans between 159 and 279. You can also enjoy the span of torque between 180 and 278. Remember that the engine is only one aspect of a vehicle's performance. The Tacoma also gives you on-the-road management features for traction and stability, a four-wheel automatic drive transmission with six speeds and a front independent suspension.

Safety

2018 Toyota Tacoma InteriorBecause of the new Safety Sense P features loaded into all 2018 trim levels, you will be impressed by the truck's safety test ratings. Specifically, it was given the highest rating of five stars for each of the five IIHS safety tests. It also received a 9.3 grade out of a 10 by U.S. News. In the area of overall safety, the NHTSA gave the Tacoma four out of five total stars.

The Safety Sense P package is only one aspect of the Tacoma's overall safety capabilities. Other relevant features that you can find stocked in all six trims for 2018 include airbags throughout the interior, a front passenger airbag deactivation sensor, brake assist, rear drum and front disc brakes, ABS, daytime running lights and front tow hooks.

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