2016 Toyota Tacoma Fort Dodge, IA

2016 Toyota Tacoma

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New 2016 Toyota Tacoma at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for Fort Dodge, IA

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma delivers exactly what those dedicated enthusiasts want. The new Tacoma gets a new cabin structure, new powertrains, a retuned suspension, and an improved feature set—plus cabin improvements that make these trucks significantly quieter inside. Toyota’s smoothed over the previous assymetrical wheelwell lips but in back given it more of an industrial-chic look with some creasing and the Tacoma name stamped in.

Under the Tacoma's Hood

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has been fully redesigned, yet it’s definitely a mix of the new with what’s already been proven tough. There remains a choice between four-cylinder and V-6 engines; but the V-6 is an all-new one that’s been fitted with some fuel-saving (and power-increasing) technology. Factor in the revamped automatic transmissions, which gain a gear each, and a retuned rear suspension, and the Tacoma gets quicker, more fuel-efficient, and a little more confident and settled on the road.

At the base level, the Tacoma is powered by a 2.7-liter in-line four-cylinder engine that makes 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. It can no longer be paired with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, but a five-speed manual is offered with four-wheel drive, and all other four-cylinder models (rear- or four-wheel drive) now have a five-speed automatic transmission. We haven’t yet driven a 2016 Tacoma with the four-cylinder engine, but a short drive of one from one in recent model years revealed it to be responsive enough, provided you aren’t hauling much of a load or wishing for high-speed passing power.

Design of Toyota Tacoma

From the side, the look is if anything a bit more conservative, compared to the outgoing Tacoma. That’s because these trucks lose their distinctive (and some might say, polarizing) offset wheelwell lips, gaining more proportional ones instead. And in back, the Tacoma gets a bit more styling than some pickups, with a sculpted-in lower tailgate area that has the Tacoma nameplate stamped-in.

A three-piece bumper with resin side covers and long-glass fiber reinforcement gives a somewhat different look in back, helping to save weight and allowing easy replacement. The Tacoma’s cabin is rather traditional in layout, but it heaps on the design details, with a more horizontal, shelf-like orientation like that used in Toyota’s recent cars. There’s less brightwork than in the previous Tacoma, and it’s been replaced with more attention to surfaces and textures, with each trim level (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited) offering distinctive, coordinated materials and surfacing.

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What other vehicles does Toyota have in their lineup?

Toyota also has the Corolla, Prius, and Yaris in addition to the Tacoma. Toyota Inventory

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All Tacoma models include four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force districution. Traction and stability control are of course standard, and Off-Road manual-transmission models get a different A-TRAC traction control system designed to help send traction where it can best be used. Hill Descent Control is included in automatic-transmission models, and Trailer Sway Control is included in all models with the V6 Tow Package. There are also eight standard airbags, including knee bags for the driver and front passenger, and active headrests. Give us a call for more information on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma today!

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