VEHICLE PROFILE: 2023 TOYOTA TACOMA
Pickup trucks are useful, but they have a large footprint — both in terms of emissions and their sheer size. Midsize trucks like the Toyota Tacoma provide a nice compromise. It’s smaller, more efficient, and more maneuverable than a full-size pickup, giving you extra daily usability and convenience. Yet it still provides up to 6,800 pounds of towing power, a spacious bed to haul your gear, plenty of off-roading capability, a family-friendly double cab, and all the latest multimedia and safety tech.
Models and sizes
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is available at seven trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, Trail Special Edition, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and Limited. The popular SR5 trim level now comes with two new appearance packages: SX and Chrome. The Tacoma is offered with a 5-foot or 6-foot bed, featuring a durable composite lining, multiple tie-down points, and an optional removable tailgate. Most models include a 120-volt outlet for charging power tools. Access Cab and Double Cab options are available, with the latter seating up to five passengers and providing four full-sized doors, making it ideal for larger families.
Premium comfort and convenience
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma boasts an impressive range of standard and optional comfort and convenience features that enhance its driving experience. It features a Smart Key System with Push Button Start, allowing drivers to lock, unlock, and start the truck without removing the key fob from their pocket. V6 models also come equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adding a touch of luxury. Meanwhile, the Tacoma Limited model offers an even more premium experience with its 10-way power-adjustable leather-trimmed seats and high-fidelity JBL® sound system. However, even the base models are not lacking in comfort features. All Tacoma trucks come equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control and a one-touch power-opening rear window, making it easier to access items in the back of the bed.
Rugged performance and capability
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma offers a choice of two engines: a standard 159-horsepower four-cylinder or an optional 278-horsepower V6. With the tow package, V6-equipped Tacomas can tow up to 6,800 pounds. All-wheel drive is optional on the Tacoma Limited and standard on all TRD trim levels. These TRD models, which include the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and TRD Pro, are specifically engineered to deliver exceptional off-road performance. The top-of-the-line TRD Pro comes with FOX® internal bypass shocks, a factory lift kit, aluminum skid plate, and all-terrain tires. Additionally, it features advanced navigation features like Crawl Control and a Multi-Terrain Monitor, which help drivers confidently navigate obstacles without causing damage to their vehicle.
Advanced safety and multimedia
With standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma has more standard smart safety technologies than any other pickup truck in its class. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane departure alert. Additional safety features are blind spot monitoring and a rear parking assistance system powered by sonar technology. In terms of connectivity, every Tacoma is outfitted with a snappy multimedia system featuring hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility. The system is displayed on a 7-inch touch screen on the base model and an 8-inch touch screen on all other trim levels, and is accompanied by several USB ports and optional wireless device charging.
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma offers a wide range of features and capabilities that make it a versatile pickup truck for a variety of needs. From its off-road prowess and towing capacity to its advanced driver assistance technologies and comfortable interior, the Tacoma is a well-rounded ride that can suit many different lifestyles.