2016 Toyota Tacoma

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has been the leader in the mid-size truck category since its original launch and the all new 3rd generation model is guaranteed to continue this tradition of dominance. The Tacoma has been completely redesigned and reengineered for 2016 with a "Trophy-Truck" inspired exterior design combined with a spacious and refined interior. It comes with many segment first and segment exclusive features that will "redefine" capability in the mid-size truck category.

2016 Toyota Tacoma’s come in a variety of short bed and long bed models, multiple powertrain choices, package and accessory options as well as multiple grade levels with unique grille treatments and wheel/tire packages. The all new Tacoma offers 29 different configurations for you to choose from making sure that we have the perfect truck to fit just about any lifestyle. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with either the fuel efficient 2.7-liter DOHC 16 Valve 4 cylinder with Dual VVT-I or an available 3.5-liter DOHC 24 Valve Direct injection Atkinson cycle-capable V6 with Dual VVT-iW & Dual VVT-I if you are looking more power in your truck. Three transmission choices round out the powertrain options including an all-new 6-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic transmission with Intelligence (ECT-i). Available trim levels still include the SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited choices depending on what you need your Tacoma to do for you and how much added luxury you are looking for in your pick-up truck.

Making the 2016 Toyota Tacoma fully capable in all situations Toyota of Gladstone offers rear-wheel drive with Automatic Limited Slip Differential or 4wDemand part-time four-wheel drive models for you to choose from. Combine those with the 6800 towing capacity and up to 1620lbs of maximum payload capabilities on some models and you can be confident your new 2016 Toyota Tacoma offers near full-size capability on a mid-size truck.

TRD Off-Road models definitely won’t disappoint those serious off-road enthusiasts as they boast an impressive 32 degree approach angle, 26 degree departure angle and 9.4 inches of ground clearance. 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s have available Crawl Control (CRAWL), Multi-Terrain select, electronic locking rear differential and new 6-speed automatic transmission will allow owners to experience the next level of superior off-road pickup truck performance.

Why buy a 2016 Toyota Tacoma?

The third-generation Tacoma has been completely redesigned and re-engineered to continue its dominance of the mid-size truck segment. Tacoma's "trophy truck"-inspired exterior design is combined with a spacious and refined interior.

The 2016 Tacoma is loaded with segment first or segment exclusive features including some that will redefine "capability" in the mid-size truck segment.

Fully Capable

Tacoma offers rear-wheel drive models with Automatic Limited-Slip rear Differential, and 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive. And with 6800 lbs. of maximum towing capacity and up to 1620 lbs. of maximum payload, Tacoma offers near full-size capability in a mid-size package.

Total Connectivity

Tacoma features standard Entune Audio, which includes the Entune Multimedia Bundle (6.1 in. touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, 6 speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth®4 wireless technology), Siri Eyes Free, and integrated backup camera display.

Off-Road Ready

The 2016 Tacoma owns off-road. Tacoma TRD Off-Road models boast an impressive 32° approach angle, 26° departure angle and 9.4 inches of ground clearance. Tacoma's available Crawl Control (CRAWL), Multi-terrain Select, electronically locking rear differential and new 6-speed automatic transmission will ensure all 278 horsepower and 265 lb. ft. of torque get put to good use, allowing owners to experience the next level of off-road pickup truck performance! Plus, a new 6-speed manual transmission is available for purists or for those who just prefer to row their own gears.

A Distinct Model for Every Lifestyle

Tacoma offers a variety of configurations with long or short bed models and a variety of packages and accessories. Plus, for 2016, Tacoma further differentiates grade levels with unique grille treatments and wheel/tire packages.

Exceptional Value

Tacoma is well equipped with fuel-efficient powertrains that offer impressive EPA estimates and standard ToyotaCare, including a no-cost scheduled maintenance plan for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Key Features

Performance

• 2.7-liter DOHC 16 Valve 4-Cylinder with VVT-i; 159 hp @ 5200 rpm/180 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm

• 3.5-liter DOHC 24 Valve Direct Injection Atkinson Cycle-capable V6 with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent Wider Intake) & VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent Exhaust), with 278 HP @ 6000 rpm/265 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• MPG Estimates (city/hwy): 19/24 city/hwy (V6 6 A/T)

• New 6-speed manual transmission (V6 only)

• New 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT -i) (L4 and V6)

• 5-speed manual transmission (L4 only)

• Clutch start cancel switch (5-speed and 6-speed M/T)

• Multi-terrain Select, Electronically Controlled Locking Rear Differential and Crawl Control (CRAWL) (TRD Off-Road 4X4 A/T only)

• Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) (A/T only)

• Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) (TRD Off-Road 4X4 M/T only)

• Available V6 Tow Package with Class IV Towing Receiver Hitch, ATF Cooler (not available on manual transmission), Engine Oil Cooler, Power Steering Cooler, 130-Amp Alternator, 4 & 7-Pin Connector w/Converter, and Trailer-Sway Control (TSC)

Exterior

• Projector-beam Headlights with Daytime Running Lights

•Projector-beam headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (SR5 adds fog lights)

• Integrated Wide-angle Fog Lights (TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road)

• Fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) inner bed with steel outer panels, storage compartments and rail caps, Easy-lower lockable tailgate with integrated color keyed spoiler (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Deck Rail System with four adjustable tie-down cleats and four fixed cargo bed tie-down points (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• 120V/400W deck-mounted AC power outlet (TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Power tilt/slide moonroof (optional on Double Cab TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, standard on Limited)

• Sliding rear glass (SR), sliding rear glass w/privacy glass (SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Optional Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, lockable, water resistant, and folds to the cab for bed access (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Easy-lower lockable tailgate with integrated color keyed spoiler (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

In-Cabin Technology

• Analog instrumentation with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, and fuel gauges; 4.2-in. color multi information display (MID) with outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters and average fuel economy (SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited). 2.2-in. LCD display (SR)

• Air conditioning (standard on SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road)

• Front Dual Zone Climate Control with air filter and individual temperature settings for driver and front passenger (optional onTRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, standard on Limited)

• Qi-compatible wireless smartphone and mobile device charging (TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited)

• Entune Audio (SR)

• Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App (SR5)

•Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite (package on SR5 Double Cab, standard on TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road)

• Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite (package on TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road Double Cabs, standard on Limited)

• Smart Key System on driver’s door with Push Button Start, A/T only (TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Auto-dimming day/night rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink universal transceiver (Limited)

Safety and Security

• Star Safety System

• Driver and front passenger active headrests

• Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System

•Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags

• Driver and front passenger knee airbags

•Front and rear Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA)

•LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)

• Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with individual tire location alert (all except SR)

•Blind Spot Monitor8 w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

Value

• Roadside Assistance for 2 years, unlimited miles

• Tacoma's recent awards include:

  • J.D. Power's 5-Star rating in Initial Quality for 2015
  • Kelley Blue Book's (KBB) Best Resale Value: Mid-Size Pickup Truck
  • KBB's Best Resale Value: Top 10 (the 12th time in 12 straight years) and 2015 overall Best Resale Value
  • IntelliChoice's Most Awarded Pickup Ever

What's New for 2016

Performance

• 3.5-liter DOHC 24 Valve Direct Injection Atkinson Cycle-capable V6 with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent Wider Intake) & VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent Exhaust), with 278 HP @ 6000 rpm/265 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• New 6-speed manual transmission (V6 only)

• New 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT -i) (L4 and V6)

• Crawl Control (CRAWL) (TRD Off-Road 6-speed auto only)

• Multi-terrain Select (TRD Off-Road 6-speed auto only)

• Electronically controlled locking rear differential (TRD Off-Road only)

• Off-road tuned suspenson with Bilstein shocks

•Discontinued: TRD Pro

Exterior

• New Colors: Quicksand (4X0), Inferno (4V6), Blazing Blue Pearl (8T0)

• Grade-specific front grille treatments

• Projector beam headlights with turn Daytime Running Lights (DRL) (SR)

• Projector beam headlights with turn Daytime Running Lights and integrated fog lights (SR5)

• Projector beam headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and integrated wide-angle fog lights (TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road)

• Projector beam headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and integrated fog lights with chrome bezel (Limited)

•Easy-lower lockable tailgate with integrated color keyed spoiler (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• New Wheel/Tire Packages (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

•Optional Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

•Front and rear mudguards now Optional (SR5 requires Appearance Package)

Interior

• 2.2-in. LCD display with odometer and tripmeters (SR)

• 4.2-in. color multi information display (MID) (SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Front Dual Zone Climate Control (available with package for TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, standard on Limited)

• Qi-compatible wireless smartphone1 and mobile device charging (TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App - includes the Entune Multimedia Bundle (6.1 in. high-resolution touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, 6 speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology), Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App, Siri Eyes Free, SiriusXM All Access Radio with 3-month complimentary trial, HD traffic and weather in major metro areas, and integrated backup camera display. (SR5)

•Smart Key System on driver's door with Push Button Start (TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited - Not avail. on M/T)

•Auto-dimming day/night rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink universal transceiver (Limited)

•Windshield-mounted GoPro® Mount (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

Safety & Security

• Driver and front passenger knee airbags (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with individual tire location alert (SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited)

• Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (available with package for TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, standard on Limited)

Value

• Available Utility Package: Removes rear seats (seatbacks, headrests and seatbelts) along with rear cup holders. Adds black door handles, black mirror caps, black bumper and fixed rear window. (SR Access Cab L4)

• Convenience Package: Includes cruise control and remote keyless entry (SR)

Key Competitive Advantages

Unbeatable Value, Especially Over Time Thanks to Toyota's commitment to quality, durability and reliability, Tacoma continues to earn numerous awards for resale and residual value. For example, the Tacoma is Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Award winner and has been named to its Top Ten list for 12 straight years!

Plus, every Tacoma comes with ToyotaCare-Toyota's standard no-cost scheduled maintenance plan that covers 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Also, roadside assistance is included for 2 years/unlimited miles.

Owns Off-Road Tacoma redefines "off-road" for a pickup truck with its segment-exclusive available Multi-terrain Select, Crawl Control and electronically locking rear differential, plus 9.4 inches of ground clearance, a 32° approach angle, 23.5° departure angle and 21° breakover angle. (TRD Off-Road Double Cab Short Bed)

Ultra Functional Tacoma offers features previously unheard of in its segment, including:

  • Crawl Control
  • Multi-terrain Select
  • GoPro Mount
  • Qi-compatible wireless phone charging
  • Hard Tri-fold Tonneau Cover
  • Smart Key System on driver's door with Push Button Start (not avail. On M/T)
  • Composite Deck with 120V/400W AC power outlet
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • LED cargo lamp
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

The Soundtrack to an Active LifestyleTacoma's standard audio system features a 6.1-in. touch-screen, six speakers, CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition and Bluetooth wireless technology.

Plus Tacoma features the available Entune App Suite with the ability to purchase movie tickets, make dinner reservations and much more, all from the head unit. Most competitors do not offer this level of connectivity.

Safety Every Tacoma comes with 8 standard airbags, the most in its segment, and ultra-high-strength steel is used to increase the cab's structural integrity. Tacoma also offers the venerable STAR Safety System, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with individual location alert and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Competitors

2015 Nissan Frontier

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Key Takeaways

Fuel-Efficient VVT-i Power: Tacoma V6 models with the 5-speed automatic transmission have better city and combined EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings compared to Frontier V6 models. Plus, Tacoma's 2.7L 4-cylinder engine delivers more horsepower and torque than Frontier's 4-cylinder, and in 4x2 models, offers superior EPA-estimated fuel economy.

Higher Towing Rating: When equipped with the V6 engine and available towing package, Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab out-pulls the comparable Frontier 4x4 model.

Advanced Braking Technology: Tacoma has standard Brake Assist (BA), a feature not offered on Frontier, even as an option

Lower Predicted Ownership Costs: According to IntelliChoice, Tacoma owners may save thousands of dollars over five years of ownership vs. Frontier.

Safety: Tacoma has 8 standard airbags-the most in the segment-and uses ultra-high-strength steel to enhance rigidity and help protect passengers.

ToyotaCare: Tacoma comes standard with ToyotaCare, which includes a 2-year/25,000-mile no-cost scheduled maintenance plan and 2 years of roadside assistance. Frontier doesn't include scheduled maintenance or roadside assistance.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4WD

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Key Takeaways

Off-Road Capability: Tacoma 4WD models have a higher ground clearance (9.4-in. vs. 8.2-in.) and include engine and front suspension skid plates. Plus, with the TRD Off-Road Package, Tacoma features an off-road-tuned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers.

Utility: A standard Deck Rail System including four tie-down cleats and a fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite inner bed with storage compartments and rail caps gives Tacoma added utility. Colorado's deck rail system costs extra.

Connectivity: Tacoma's available Entune App Suite offers added functionality with the ability to purchase movie tickets, make dinner reservations and much more all from the head unit. While Colorado has a larger touch-screen (8-in. vs. 6.1-in.), it doesn't offer any integrated apps.

Safety: Tacoma has 8 standard airbags - and uses ultra-high-strength steel to enhance rigidity and help protect passengers.

2015 GMC Canyon

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Key Takeaways

Off-Road Capability: Tacoma PreRunner and 4WD models feature engine and front suspension skid plates and have higher approach (35-in. vs. 17.3-in.) and departure (26-in. vs. 22.1-in.) angles than Canyon. Plus, with the TRD Off-Road Package, Tacoma features an off-road suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers.

Utility: A standard Deck Rail System including four tie-down cleats and a fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite inner bed with storage compartments and rail caps give Tacoma added utility. Canyon's deck rail system is offered for an extra cost.

Comfortable Cabin: Tacoma has more shoulder room and more rear head and hip room than Canyon

Connectivity: Tacoma's available Entune App Suite offers added functionality with the ability to purchase movie tickets, make dinner reservations and much more all from the head unit. For Canyon, the only app it features is standard Pandora internet radio on SLE and SLT grades.

Safety: Tacoma has 8 standard airbags-the most in the segment-and uses ultra-high-strength steel to enhance rigidity and help protect passengers.