The 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers two engine options. The first is the standard 2.7L 4-cylinder engine, while the second is the available 3.5L V6 engine. Both engines allow the 2018 Toyota Tacoma to produce an impressive amount of power. In fact, upgrading to the 3.5L V6 engine will allow your Tacoma to achieve up to 278 hp and 265 lb-ft torque, powering a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 lbs. For a small pickup truck, these are incredible stats and help earn the 2018 Toyota Tacoma its top-spot among consumer favorite pickup trucks.
When it comes to off-roading the 2018 Toyota Tacoma leaves other vehicles in its class far behind. If you’re purchasing this truck with the intention of off-roading, you’ll have to check out the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. This trim level offers adventurers everything they need to go out and explore the world in their truck, including:
- TRD-Tuned Off-Road Suspension with Bilstein Shocks
- Active Traction Control
- Skid Plates
- Terrain Select (with the choice of five driving modes)
The TRD Off-Road trim level also comes standard with the 3.5L V6 engine paired with a 6-speed transmission. The drive train is, of course, all-wheel drive. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma also offers quite a bit of ground clearance with a total of just under nine and a half inches.
Outside of the TRD Off-Road trim, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma comes standard in rear-wheel drive but allows drivers the opportunity to upgrade to all-wheel drive no matter what trim level they decide on. While the 6-speed automatic transmission is also standard, a 6-speed manual transmission is available on every trim level. Fuel efficiency is as follows for each engine:
- 2.7L 4-Cylinder Engine: 20 City/23 Highway
- 3.5L V6 Engine: 19 City/24 Highway
While these are not best-in-class stats, they are not disappointing either. Especially considering the level of capability the 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers.
Overall, the Tacoma is capable of just about anything - from work, play, off-roading and more! For a small pickup truck, this vehicle offers massive performance and power. Any driver with a devotion to adventure will find their match in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma comes with an impressive suite of standard entertainment features, enough to please any prospective driver. These standard features on the base trim include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Entune Audio Multimedia System
- 6.1-Inch Touchscreen Display
- 6-Speaker Sound System
- Siri Eyes Free
- USB Port
- Voice Recognition
Of course, if you’d like to upgrade to even more advanced entertainment features the 2018 Toyota Tacoma makes this an easy possibility. Across the Tacoma’s trim levels some of the available entertainment features include:
- Entune Premium Audio System
- 7-Inch High-Resolution Touchscreen Display
- HD Radio
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- Entune App Suite
- Wireless Charging
- JBL Sound System
When it comes to entertainment technology, it’s clear that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has everything consumers are looking for and then some. Keeping true to the Toyota name, consumers won’t have to upgrade to high trim levels and then pay additional costs per each desired feature. Instead, drivers who choose even the base trim level can enjoy advanced entertainment technology at no extra charge. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of tech and value, you’ve certainly found it with the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is truly special when it comes to its safety features. This is due to the fact that even on its base trim, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma comes standard with both the Toyota Safety Sense package and Star Safety System. These unique packages each offer an array of advanced safety features; this is in addition to even more safety features onboard the Tacoma. So, let’s break down each package.
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS):
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Star Safety System:
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Smart Stop Technology
- Brake Assist
- Traction Control
- Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Other Standard Safety Features:
- Advanced Airbag System
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Hill Start Assist Control
- Engine Immobilizer (advanced anti-theft system)
Compared to other pickup trucks in its class, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma comes with an incredible amount of standard safety features. Many of these technologies, if they are available at all, are only offered as possible upgrades on the very highest trim levels. However, Toyota understands that everyone deserves not only an affordable vehicle but a safe one as well. To get the latest and most advanced safety technology, you won’t have to pay extra with the Tacoma. And with the 2018 Toyota Tacoma’s low starting MSRP of $25,400, we find this vehicle even more valuable.
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers six trim levels for drivers to choose from. Not sure which trim level is right for you? Don’t worry. Here’s a quick break down of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma’s trims:
SR: The SR is the base trim level for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and truly comes with everything high-tech essential you can think of including, a multimedia system with a touchscreen display, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and an array of driver assistance features.
SR5: The SR5 trim really only offers a few additional upgrades, but is quite affordable. These upgrades include navigation and satellite radio, as well as remote entry.
TRD Off-Road: As indicated by its name, this trim features everything a driver could ask for when looking to take their Tacoma off-roading. Enhanced suspension and traction, skid plates, and Terrain Select are all features that make this trim ideal for your off-road adventures.
Limited: The Limited trim is where the 2018 Toyota Tacoma starts to pack on the luxury. On the interior, the Limited includes dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, the 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, JBL audio system, leather seating, and a power moonroof.
TRD Pro: The TRD Pro trim is a truly unique trim level that essentially blends the TRD Off-Road trim with the Limited trim. This gives the driver both all of the off-roading enhancements available plus adds luxury features.
Of course, the most affordable trim levels include the SR and SR5. Both offer an impressive suite of standard features, in regards to both safety and entertainment technology. However, drivers who intend on using their Tacoma for off-roading will find it well worth it to upgrade to the TRD Off-Road trim. If you’re looking for pure luxury, choose the Limited trim. To combine the capability of the TRD Off-Road trim and the luxury of the Limited trim, opt for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro model.