The 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport is a mid-size pickup truck that does it all as far as off-road ventures go. The latest TRD Sport is a go-anywhere pickup that comes with a powerful V-8 motor and a truck bed loaded with intelligent cargo management features. A lot of buyers are inclined to the TRD Off-Road model because of its excellent off-highway capability.
Its efficient V-8 powertrain has what it takes to tow up to 6,800 pounds. Apparently, the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport becomes more off-road-capable truck than many other mid-size pickups in the same segment.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport – Design and Safety
The upcoming 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport is largely a carry-over from last year’s model, except that the TRD Sport trim level and minor changes are evident. This mid-size pickup truck comes with cabs, including the extended Access Cab and the Double Cab. The Access Cab versions get small, rear-hinged doors while their Double Cab equivalents receive a larger crew cab. Also, a 73.7-inch long bed is exclusive to Access Cab models. Double Cab models come with either an extended bed/long wheelbase or a 60.5-inch short bed.
The redesigned Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport comes complete with standard 16-inch wheels. It also receives a cargo-bed rail system with fixed and adjustable tie-downs. Some of its features are a bed-liner, power windows and locks, a sliding rear window, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning and GoPro windshield mount.
Additional features include a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity alongside a six-speaker audio system. We also are likely to see a CD player, USB port as well as an auxiliary audio jack in this model. Safety features comprise the cruise control and remote keyless entry among others.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport – Engine and EPA Rating
The new Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport gets the 5.7-liter/381-horsepower i-Force V8. It will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 CrewMax and Double Cab configurations.
The Tacoma four-wheel-drive models have low-range gearing. The manual transmission TRD Sport off-road model also get a special mode that enables the truck to be started in gear without the need of depressing the clutch. It eliminates clutch slippage or rollback while going uphill.
When it comes to EPA ratings, the Crew Cab with Rear-Wheel Drive records an estimated EPA rating of 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The combined EPA stands at 15 miles per gallon.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport – Debut Time and Cost
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport is likely to arrive at the auto showrooms in the early stages of 2018. The basic model will start at $36,317. More updates will come soon. So, stay tuned.