2024 Tacoma - Next-Gen capability partnered with aftermarket legends.
The all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma has undergone a complete redesign for its fourth generation, focusing on improving its off-road capabilities and overall performance. It is built upon the TNGA-F global truck platform, which it shares with the Tundra and Sequoia models. The new Tacoma features a high-strength boxed, steel-ladder frame and introduces a fully redesigned multi-link coil rear suspension that enhances ride and handling.
One of the highlights of the 2024 Tacoma is the availability of two powerful and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains. The top-of-the-line option is the i-FORCE MAX hybrid, which delivers an impressive 326 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. This hybrid powertrain represents Toyota's commitment to incorporating more sustainable technology into their vehicles.
Additionally, the 2024 Tacoma introduces a new trim level called the Trailhunter grade. This grade is purpose-built for overlanding and was initially showcased as the Trailhunter concept at the 2022 SEMA show. With the Trailhunter grade, customers can get an off-road-ready Tacoma directly from the dealership.
The design and development of the new Tacoma were led by Toyota's North American-based CALTY Design Centre, with inspiration drawn from Toyota's Baja race trucks and the rugged outdoor activities that Tacoma owners engage in. The design team aimed to capture the essence of Tacoma's extreme spirit of off-road adventure, resulting in a truck with a powerful and athletic stance. Signature design elements include a narrow body, wide upper grille, aggressive skid plates, high-mount headlamps, side functional air intakes, hexagonal grille motif, and integrated roof and tailgate spoilers.
The engineering research and development for the 2024 Tacoma took place at Toyota Technical Centers in North America. The engineering teams embraced the concept of "Tacoma-ness" and worked to enhance the truck's off-road capabilities, from severe rock crawling to high-speed desert racing. The goal was to make the Tacoma a highly capable multipurpose vehicle that can excel in various environments.
Toyota is confident that the all-new 2024 Tacoma, with its improved off-road capability, quality, durability, and reliability, along with a range of options for different owners, will continue to be the top choice for mid-size pickup truck buyers. The truck will go on sale later in the year, with the i-FORCE MAX models arriving in early 2024. The specific pricing details will be announced closer to the on-sale dates. Order yours now!
i-FORCE MAX - More POWER!
The new Tacoma offers a range of powerful and efficient powertrain options. In Canada, all grades of the Tacoma will be equipped with a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. When paired with the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission (ECT-i), this engine produces 278 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission also features intelligence (ECT-i) for enhanced performance.
For those who prefer a manual transmission, the Tacoma offers a six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT2) with automatic rev matching and anti-stall technology. The manual transmission models have slightly lower power output, producing 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
A notable addition to the Tacoma lineup is the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain, which is the most powerful powertrain ever offered on a Tacoma. This hybrid powertrain is available on the TRD Off-Road and Limited models, and it comes standard on the TRD Pro and Trailhunter halo models. It combines the 2.4-litre engine with a 48-hp electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission. The electric motor is powered by a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery pack. The i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain delivers a total system output of 326 horsepower and an impressive 465 lb.-ft. of torque, almost doubling the torque output of the current V6 engine in the Tacoma.
In terms of drivetrain, all Tacoma models in Canada come exclusively with four-wheel drive. They feature an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case with high/low range and Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) for improved off-road capability. The TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter grades also come with a standard electronic locking rear differential for enhanced traction in challenging conditions.
The Limited grade now offers a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a centre locking differential on i-FORCE MAX models, adding a luxurious touch to the Tacoma's capabilities.
Fuel economy estimates for the various powertrain options will be announced closer to their on-sale dates, providing more information about the efficiency of each configuration.
Rugged and Purpose Built
The new generation of the Toyota Tacoma is designed to be the ultimate adventure machine, offering enhanced off-road capabilities and a range of features to tackle rugged terrains. Here are the key highlights of the Tacoma's adventure-focused upgrades:
- Front Stabilizer Bar Disconnect: The Tacoma now features an all-new front stabilizer bar disconnect, which can be activated at the push of a button. This feature increases front and rear flex, improving articulation by 10% compared to the previous generation.
- Impressive Off-Road Angles: The Tacoma TRD Pro variant offers up to 33.8-degree approach angle, 23.5-degree breakover angle, and 25.7-degree departure angle (without the tow package). This ensures better clearance on challenging trails. The running ground clearance reaches a maximum of 11.1 inches on the TRD Pro model.
- Multi-Terrain Monitor and Cameras: The Tacoma is equipped with a range of available cameras that provide drivers with a clear view of potential obstacles on the trail. The Multi-Terrain Monitor can display images crisply on the available 14-inch touchscreen, aiding in navigation.
- Trail-Specific Features: The Tacoma offers standard front recovery hooks and optional rear recovery hooks, along with underbody protection, to assist in recovery and protect the vehicle during off-road adventures.
- Enhanced Off-Road Technologies: The Tacoma incorporates features like Multi-Terrain Select, which offers adjustable settings to control wheel spin on different terrains such as mud, dirt, and sand. It also includes CRAWL Control, acting as a low-speed, off-road cruise control that maintains a selectable speed. The available electronically activated locking rear differential helps improve traction in extremely limited traction situations. Downhill Assist Control limits the vehicle's speed during descents.
- Trailhunter Grade: The Tacoma introduces the all-new Trailhunter grade, developed in collaboration with ARB, a renowned Australian-based off-road equipment manufacturer. The Trailhunter model features upgraded components like Old Man Emu (OME) shocks, rear external piggyback style remote reservoirs, a steel rear bumper, rear recovery points, and a bed utility bar with removable MOLLE panels. It also offers options for light- or heavy-duty versions of a full ARB bed rack to support additional gear.
- TRD Pro Grade: The TRD Pro variant of the Tacoma is designed for high-speed off-road performance. It features red aluminum front TRD upper control arms, Fox internal bypass 2.5-inch shocks with adjustable compression damping, FOX Internal Floating Piston (IFP) bump stops, and a multilink rear suspension. The TRD Pro sits higher, wider, and has black flow-formed TRD wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Territory R/T tires. It also includes a TRD performance air intake, TRD cat-back dual tipped exhaust, integrated LED light bar, RIGID white LED fog lamps, high-clearance ARB rear metal bumper, and an aluminum TRD front skid plate.
- IsoDynamic Performance Seat: Exclusive to the TRD Pro model, the IsoDynamic Performance Seat is a segment-first feature designed to provide a smoother and more comfortable ride. It uses an air-over-oil shock absorber system, allowing for vertical and lateral seat movement simultaneously to reduce body movement and stabilize the head and neck. The seat's dampening effect can be adjusted based on occupant preference and body mass.
Overall, the Tacoma's enhancements, including its off-road capabilities, advanced technologies, and specialized grades like Trailhunter and TRD Pro, make it a formidable choice for those seeking thrilling adventures on and off the road. Keep you eye on Toyota.ca for updates.