2017 Toyota Tacoma Overview
The midsize 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers the capabilities of a pickup truck in a size that makes it possible to use it on a daily basis. Because of its maneuverability, the Tacoma can be a family vehicle or part of your daily commute. At the same time, its tough towing, hauling, and off-road capabilities make it an excellent work truck. Best of all, there are six trim levels, two engines, two drivetrains, and two cabin sizes. There is a configuration for everyone regardless of budget and needs.
Performance and Capabilities
The base engine in the Tacoma is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder with 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet while those in search of a serious work truck will appreciate the 3.5-liter V6 with its direct injection, Variable Valve Timing with intelligence exhaust, and wide intake. This engine delivers 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet. Choose from a 6-speed automatic transmission with smooth shifts or the 6-speed manual to stay in control. The electronic shift transfer case on the 4x4 grades makes it easy to switch between high-range 2WD, low-range 4WD, and high-range 4WD in seconds. Part of the reason the Tacoma is able to deliver such excellent towing is its high-strength-steel construction. When you opt for the V6 with the Tow Package, you can handle 6,800 pounds for towing or a payload of 1,440 pounds. Trailer Sway Control helps you take advantage of this capacity without worrying about your trailer moving too much.
Off-roading in the Toyota Tacoma is a dream thanks to its impressive range of features like Crawl Control to modulate the brakes and throttle among five low-speed settings. Hill Start Assist Control lets you go up hills with confidence, and an electronically locking rear differential distributes the engine power so your rear wheels move at identical speeds so you get maximum grip in low-traction situations. The Multi-Terrain Select system lets you choose one of five modes to adjust the traction control and engine throttle and regulate wheel spin. For even better performance, take advantage of the TRD-tuned FOX Internal Bypass shocks that have 2.5-inch aluminum housings, remote reservoirs, and oversize hardened shock shafts to improve ground clearance, damping, and travel. The TRD Pro model also comes with its own skid plate made from ¼-inch-thick aluminum to protect the most important mechanical components of the Tacoma. The TRD Off-Road even comes with Goodyear Wrangler tires made from tough Kevlar for durability.
The 2017 Tacoma makes an impression with its muscular fenders and chiseled character lines. Take it a step further with the aggressive grille and available hood scoop. Enhance your visibility with the available LED daytime running lights for extra safety and style. These complement the standard projector-beam headlights, which also shine brightly for a nighttime view that keeps you safe. To help reduce wind noise and smooth airflow, the Tacoma has an advanced cab-to-bed seal and a front chin spoiler. On the other hand, you can let the wind into the cabin on purpose by opening the available moonroof and looking at the stars. The truck bed of the Tacoma is made from a Sheet-Molded Composite surface that is reinforced by fiber and is ultra-durable to handle impacts. You can add a 120-volt/400-watt outlet for power on the go, as well. The deck rail system is standard. It has four heavy-duty tie-down cleats that are adjustable to secure your cargo. There is even a small in-bed storage compartment for whatever you need secured.
TRD also engineered intense Rigid Industries LED fog lights with an exceptional amount of brightness in aluminum housings and a rugged construction that can handle any environment. The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro also adds style from the cat-back exhaust with its raspy note and stainless steel construction. The tailgate has a standard locking handle, and you can even add a locking hard tri-fold Tonneau cover. The easy-lower tailgate on the Tacoma is embossed with the “Tacoma” logo, and each grade actually gets its own taillights to complement it. You can get smoked-black housings or clear lenses, among other options. You will notice that the bumper has a three-piece design, something that helps with maintenance and durability. If you opt for the 4-/7-pin connector, it will be inside the bumper to prevent damage to it.
The interior of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma can be as refined or tough as you want it to be, even combining the two. You always get soft-touch materials for comfort, and higher trims even have leather-trimmed seating for a more sophisticated experience. The interior is always nice and quiet thanks to smart engineering and a reduction in wind noise. Everyone can find his or her ideal temperature with the available dual-zone automatic climate control. Interior convenience comes from the Smart Key and Push-Button Start, an available feature that lets you leave your key fob in your pocket. The standard GoPro mount is also convenient, letting you easily record your adventures.
Your 2017 Tacoma will always have a 6.1-inch touchscreen or larger as part of the Entune Audio system. Listen to music via Bluetooth, the CD player, the radio, auxiliary audio jack, USB input, or Siri Eyes Free on your six speakers. There is also standard advanced voice recognition and Bluetooth for phone. Add the 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display in color between the Tacoma’s gauge clusters to show you the information you choose, such as individual tire pressure, the Multi-Terrain Select setting, the song you are listening to, and your efficiency.
Take your Tacoma’s technology to the next level with available Qi wireless charging that takes away the need for wires. You can also upgrade to a 7-inch touchscreen, listen to music on JBL premium speakers and an amplifier, or find your way with available Integrated Navigation.
To make life easier, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma comes with a backup camera that sits on the tailgate and displays an image right on your touchscreen. You can also add a Blind Spot Monitor, rear parking assist sonar, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to further reduce your risk of collisions. The Tacoma also has the Star Safety System as standard, an innovative door structure that is stiff and strong to protect you, and an advanced Tire Pressure Monitor System.
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