2019 Toyota Tacoma Review in Boulder, CO

The Toyota Tacoma: Versatility and Affordability

Standing as an icon of Toyota's pickup truck lineup since 1995, the Toyota Tacoma has continually offered drivers dependable performance and a variety of options to suit any driving style and budget. Currently on its third generation, Toyota has refined and redesigned the Tacoma to suit the ever-expanding needs and preferences of drivers across the nation. Whether you're seeking the off-road prowess of a TRD model, or the straightforward and utilitarian base SR trim, the Toyota Tacoma lineup has a model suited to every driver.

The latest iteration of this iconic Toyota pickup, the 2019 Tacoma, comes available in a variety of configurations and options. Its standard features ensure maximal comfort, confidence and capability, while the six available trim levels offer incrementally higher degrees of off-road capability and on-road comfort. The available trim levels are the Tacoma SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD Pro.

Style and Design

Refined yet rugged, the Toyota Tacoma perfectly conveys its comfortable and convenient interior without sacrificing its robust exterior style. With boldly flared fenders and a brawny front grille, the Toyota Tacoma is striking at any angle - tempting its drivers to take advantage of its powerful capabilities. With sixteen-inch wheels sitting standard beneath the body, and larger sizes available at higher trims, the Toyota Tacoma's design is both attractive and functional.

Featuring a color to suit every driver's personal preference, the exterior design of the Toyota Tacoma steps outside the regular color choices drivers anticipate from the mid-size truck segment. The colors include:

  • Cavalry Blue
  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Quicksand
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Cement
  • Vodoo Blue

Powertrain and Performance

With two powerful engines to choose from, the Toyota Tacoma ensures its drivers receive their ideal balance between robust capability, efficiency and durability. A lean 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine exerts 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, while a beefier 3.5-liter V6 cranks out a more formidable 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Alongside an available tow package, drivers receive the ability to tow up to 6,800 pounds and haul 1,440 pounds of payload in the cargo bed. Alongside features like Trailer Sway Control, the Tacoma features ample driver assistance features and drivetrain amenities to make your travels stress-free.

Off-Road Capability and On-Road Confidence

The Toyota Tacoma strives to ensure its drivers receive the versatile capability they seek from a mid-sized truck. Inside the bed, a 120-volt outlet provides easy access for power tools and air compressors while on the trail, while a standard deck rail system with four heavy-duty tie-downs and in-bed storage allow for more versatile cargo configurations.

For off-road enthusiasts, the TRD Off-Road trim features systems like Crawl Control and an electronically locking rear differential for improved performance on tough terrain. Alongside heavy-duty skid plates, a specialized suspension and TRD-exclusive off-road equipment, the TRD Off-Road trim stands as the ideal mid-sized truck for adventurous off-road drivers.

Safety and Technology

Equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P, drivers receive active driver assistance safety systems like Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, automatic high beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control for more relaxed highway driving, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning for improved safety both with and without trailers in tow, and more. An available blind spot detection system comes available alongside rear parking sensors for easy navigation, however the standard Tacoma comes fully equipped to make any driver or passenger completely comfortable and confident throughout their travels.

For connectivity and technological integration, the Tacoma features a 4.2-inch Multi-Information display for driver-focused information, while the Entune™ Audio system allows for impressive mid-travel entertainment with its accompanying 7-inch touchscreen. Further refined with an available Qi Wireless charging system alongside two USB ports for charging and connectivity, the Tacoma makes sure your smartphones stay charged no matter how long the trip. With the numerous technological features packed within the Tacoma making sure drivers and passengers receive their preferred degree of convenience and connectivity, the Tacoma stands as a formidable contender for any modern driver seek a pickup fitted with the latest in technology.

The Toyota Tacoma: Remaining A Viable Contender Since 1995

While the 2019 model year might not boast a massive variety of additional features over the 2018 model year, the Toyota Tacoma equation simply works - why fix something that isn't broken? With dependable, efficient and powerful drivetrains to choose from, an ergonomic and utilitarian interior and a trim level to suit any driving style, it's no wonder the Tacoma remains atop mid-size truck drivers' shopping lists.