2014 Toyota Tacoma Overview
What’s New for the 2014 Toyota Tacoma
While the X-Runner and T/X models have been discontinued for the 2014 Toyota Tacoma, a new SR appearance package is now offered. The touchscreen infotainment system has been updated, while the available rearview camera broadcasts to the touchscreen display on all eligible models.
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2014 Toyota Tacoma Exterior
If cars were men, the 2014 Toyota Tacoma would be a ruggedly handsome lumberjack. The masculine front grille adds to this feeling of toughness, showing off its prominent, angular nose that juts out compared to the headlights. Its sheet-molded composite bed provides more strength than steel. With aggressive styling and muscular bodylines, this pickup truck is ready to take you on an off-road adventure.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Performance
There are two different engine choices for the 2014 Tacoma: a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that comes standard on all Tacomas, capable of producing 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, or a 4.0-liter V6, which comes standard with the all-wheel-drive Double Cab and is optional on both the all-wheel-drive Access Cab and PreRunner configurations. The V6 is capable of reaching 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Efficiency
For the four-cylinder, EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg combined with rear-wheel-drive and 19 mpg combined with all-wheel-drive. The V6 is rated at 19 mpg combined with rear-wheel-drive and 18 mpg combined with four-wheel-drive.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Interior
Practicality is key in the dashboard layout of the 2014 Tacoma with a simple three-dial climate knob display that can be turned easily. With a solid build and quality, hard surface materials, the Tacoma is easily cleaned and perfect for those who like to get a little dirty in the outdoors.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Safety
According to government crash testing, the 2014 Tacoma Access Cab received four out of five possible stars, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Tacoma its top rating of “Good.” Antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and front active head restraints are all standard safety features for the 2014 Tacoma, along with an optional rearview camera.
- Dawn CarberryContributor
Dawn Carberry is the digital marketing manager and the head blogger for the Haddad Automotive Group, located in the city of Pittsfield in Western MA. The Haddad Auto Group includes Haddad Toyota, Haddad Subaru, Haddad Hyundai, and Haddad Nissan new car dealerships, and Haddad of South County used cars.