The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the pickup come in 3 cabs: Extended Access Cab and Double Cab. Access Cab comes with 127.8 inches wheelbase and bed-73.7 inches long. Double Cab models are offered short and long wheelbase versions, the former with a 60.5-inch short bed and the last with a long bed. The Tacoma is offered in five trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road and Limited.
The SR model comes with standard 16-inch steel wheels, grain bed rail system and fixed and adjustable tie-downs, a bedliner, a sliding rear window, full power accessories, air-conditioning, telescoping steering wheels audio controls, air GoPro mount, the camera rearview, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, Siri Eyes Free, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface and the six-speaker audio with the player CD, USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
SR Options include SR Convenience package, which includes cruise control and remote keyless entry. If you spring for that package, 16-inch black alloy wheels can be added as well. -Cylinder Four Access Cab models offer a package Utility, remove the rear seat and the rear sliding window, remove the two rear speakers and replaces the standard body-color door handles, bumpers and mirror caps with black plastic pieces.
The SR5 model adds the SR Convenience package plus fog-lights, exterior chrome accents, variable wiper intervals, rear privacy glass, color trip computer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with the phone and controls the audio, satellite radio, and GPS Scout Link navigation app.
The options for SR5 include SR5 Appearance package adds 16-inch silver alloy wheels, body-color over-fenders and an auto-dimming rearview mirror (V6 only). An enlarge model of the Appearance package adds rear parking sensors and an improved infotainment bouquet with the 7-inch screen, the Antun App Suite, HD radio and an integrated navigation system.
TRD Sports options include a Premium and Technology package adds automatic lights, a sunroof (Double Cab only), dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. On Double Cab models with automatic transmission, this package can be ordered in conjunction with an upgraded JBL stereo with a subwoofer.
The following is an example of the TRD Off-Road, which adds to its rugged body color, a special 16-inch alloy wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers and chin-spoiler move. All TRD Off-Road Tacoma to share an electronic locking rear differential and Crawl Control system is further added if you choose the automatic transmission. Options to mirror those of the TRD Sport.
At the top of the line Limited model, which comes only as a Double Cab. It gets eighteen inches alloy wheels, rear color and interior, leather upholstery and content TRD twins elective Premium package and Technology. A lockable hard cover and towing package offered on stand-alone options for all trim levels.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior
After a remarkable 11 years on the market, the Tacoma-old exactly showing its age from driving, so we are happy to see some of the present-day design distinguish the new truck’s dashboard. As expected, it seems that most of these items have been selected and durability in mind, and not a luxury, but there are some inspired choices here and there, including specific trim dash inserts ranging from rubber to simulated leather. We’re also happy that the user-friendly nature of the control layout has not changed. The most responsive touchscreen interface sits front and center, and the glove-friendly climate control knobs and made secondary to the ground.
The seats Tacoma’s distinguished by low mounting position for their lack of height adjust-ability. Even if there were such adjust-ability, it would not be very useful, as it already has limited headroom for taller occupants. One of the Tacoma, unfortunately, is the quality of the range comically short of its wheels and telescoping steering – seems to come out about an inch, which is a couple of inches short of a satisfactory long-legged drivers.
To ask back seat space The Tacoma Access Cab is best for children, but the camp Double Cab’s rear there is an adult-friendly, featuring ample legroom and seat-back as angled. Both CAB includes a folding rear seat and the entry level SR Access Cab can be ordered in a package of utility that completely deletes the back seat. Out back, the Tacoma comes standard with a plastic-lined bed and four fixed four adjustable tie-down cleats, with a bed-mounted power outlet is available in some models. The tailgate is both removable and lockable, and when you open it and let go, it will not slam down; well-damped hinges lower to bumper level.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Engine
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with a 2.7-liter-cylinder engine or a V6 3.5 liter. Both rear-wheel drive (4×2) and four-wheel-drive configurations are available. All Tacoma 4×2 automatic transmission and six-speed, and 4x4s can be automatic or one of two manual transmissions. Tacoma 4x4s have a low-range gearing. Manual-transmission TRD Off-Road models and get a special mode that allows the truck to be started in gear without the stress of capture, thus eliminating slippage clutch rollback while stalled going uphill.
The 2.7-liter-cylinder engine generates 159 horses and 180 pound-feet of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings are 21 mpg combined (19 cities / 23 highway) for the 4×2 automatic, 20 mpg combined (19/21) for the manual 4×4 20 mpg combined (19/22) for the 4×4 automatic.
The V6’s output jumps to 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. EPA ratings for the six-cylinder Tacoma are 21 mpg combined (19/24) for 4x2s and automatic, 19 mpg mixed (17/21) for the manual 4×4 Access Cab, and 18 mpg combined (17/20) for the manual 4×4 Double Cab and 20 mpg combined for 4x4s and automatic.
In performance testing, a TRD Off-Road Double Cab V6 and automatic eloped to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, 0.7 seconds slower than a similar previous-generation Tacoma V6 and a second full four-wheel drive Colorado V6. Four cylinders Tacoma can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds while the V6 can handle between 6,400 and 6,800 pounds, depending Driveline and configuration.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Safety
All 2016 Toyota Tacoma come along with active front headrests, front-seat side airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags, and traction and stability control and greenhouse brakes and brake assist. Unlike most trucks pickup, the Tacoma uses drum brakes at the rear. The blind-spot warning A with the rear cross-traffic alert is optional on TRD models and standard Tacoma Limited. In brake testing, a TRD Off-Road Double Cab V6 required 135 feet to stop 60 mph, a morning setback that may not be representative of the mainstream Tacoma models with different suspension and tire specifications.
Type: Pickup truck
Ratting: 8.5/10 Kelley Blue Book | 7.2/10 The Car Connection
MSRP: From $23,300
MPG: Up to 19 cities, 24 highway
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs
Horsepower: 159 to 278 HP
Engine: 2.7L 4-cylinder, 3.5L V6
2016 Toyota Tacoma Body styles
Toyota Tacoma Access Cab From $23,300
2016 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab From $24,130