2018 Toyota Tacoma
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2018 Toyota Tacoma at Lustine Toyota

Whether you're looking for a hard-working pickup to help you tackle home-improvement projects or a rugged off-road machine that you can take anywhere and everywhere, there's one midsize truck that can do it all: the Toyota Tacoma. In 2018, this tried-and-true model gets outfitted with Toyota Safety Sense P as part of its standard safety equipment, with advanced features like Lane Departure Alert and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Read on to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, and find out why this might just be the perfect pickup for you!

Engine Performance

  • Available 3.5-liter V6 engine
  • Tow capacity up to 6800 lbs
  • Automatic and manual transmission options

Safety Features

  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense P
  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Available blind spot monitoring

Vehicle Design

  • Available wireless charging pad
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen interface
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control

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What kind of power and handling can I expect from the 2018 Tacoma?

In 2018, two engines are available for the Toyota Tacoma. First up is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder, which puts out 169 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a 3.5-liter V6, with variable valve timing and direct fuel injection. The V6 puts out 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Two transmission options are also available. Buyers have the choice between a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic with intelligence. Depending on the grade and trim, your Tacoma may come equipped with rear-wheel drive with automatic limited-slip differential or 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive with an electronically controlled transfer case and automatic limited-slip differential. Steering is enhanced by variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering, and overall drive is improved by your choice of several available suspension systems, including a TRD-tuned off-road suspension with Bilstein shocks or a TRD sport-tuned suspension. Overall, the 2018 Tacoma offers a powerful drive, and a maximum tow capacity of 6800 pounds.

Can I take the 2018 Toyota Tacoma off road?

If you're on the lookout for a truck that you can take off the beaten path, look no further than the Tacoma. Several off-road-ready models fill out the 2018 Tacoma lineup. The TRD Off-Road features 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, a locking rear differential, Bilstein shocks, and an off-road traction control system with crawl control and multiple terrain settings. With all of these mechanisms, as well as Hill Start Assist Control, the TRD Off-Road can expertly navigate the toughest of terrain. For the ultimate experience in Tacoma off-road excellence, the TRD Pro is the way to go. This top-of-the-line trim offers an exclusive ¼-inch-thick aluminum TRD Pro skid plate, aluminum-housed Rigid Industries LED fog lights, TRD-tuned FOX internal Bypass shocks, TRD Pro cat-back exhaust, and more. With a mix of some of the best features of all of the other 2018 models, as well as it's own unique equipment, the TRD Pro provides not only off-road excellence, but also a luxurious interior and all-around bold style.

What safety and security features are available for the Toyota Tacoma?

In 2018, the Tacoma is outfitted with an impressive lineup of safety and security features. Among the standard features is a suite of advanced airbags, a 2-year subscription to ToyotaCare, a tire pressure monitoring system, Toyota's Star Safety System, and Toyota Safety Sense P. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. Toyota Safety Sense p, meanwhile, comes with a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control, which monitors the distance between you and other vehicles and adjusts your speed to maintain safe distances. Blind spot monitoring and rear sonar parking assistance are available on some trims.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

A serious contender in the midsize pickup segment, the 2018 Tacoma has something to offer for everyone. With rugged off-road utility, advanced safety, and plenty of trim levels and features to choose from, we're certain that there's a Tacoma in the lineup for you, but don't take it from us! Come on down to our lot today and check one out for yourself, and get ready to be wowed by the latest in Toyota's pickup lineup.

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