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The Toyota Tacoma has been dominating the mid-size pickup truck segment for years and doesn’t show any sign of relenting, especially with the 2017 model. It combines an efficient V6 engine with a truck bed full of useful cargo-management features, and though it was no slouch before, a new TRD Pro trim promises to make the 2017 Toyota Tacoma even more of a blast when carving roads in the dirt or sand.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Exterior

What’s New for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma?

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma marks the launch of the a new TRD Off-Road package as well as the new-generation TRD Pro trim, both of which are designed to enhance the Tacoma’s prowess off the beaten path. The Tacoma remains otherwise unchanged save for a few visual tweaks and a few additional comfort features inside.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is offered in six trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. All trims are offered with both access cab and double cab configurations, as well with either rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD).

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Exterior

2017 Toyota Tacoma Exterior

After the big visual change that came with the 2016 model, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is mostly unchanged. Its exterior design is more inspired by Toyota‘s off-road race history than from past trucks and new styling cues like LED daytime running lights help it stand out in the street. Each of the different trim levels get a different front-end styling, the suspension is raised for more ground clearance, and the composite-lined bed can hold a good chunk of cargo thanks to its depth. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma also comes with a standard lockable damped tailgate and available tri-fold hard tonneau cover, making it easier to protect whatever you might be storing in the back—whether it’s from the elements or from ne’er-do-wells.

Color choices include Blazing Blue Pearl, Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black, Barcelona Red Metallic, Quicksand, Inferno, and Cement.

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Exterior available on SR:

  • Projector-beam headlights with turn daytime running lights (DRL); Dark gray grille with black surround; 16-inch styled steel wheels with P245/75R16 tires; Two-speed windshield wipers; Integrated color-keyed tailgate spoiler; Fiber-reinforced sheet-molded composite (SMC) inner bed with steel outer panels, storage compartments and rail caps, with easy lower, lockable and removable tailgate; Deck rail system with four adjustable tie-down cleats and four fixed cargo bed tie-down points

Exterior available on SR5:

  • Projector-beam headlights with turn daytime running lights (DRL) and integrated fog lights; Charcoal grille with chrome surround (V6 adds color-keyed overfenders), color-keyed power outside mirrors, door handles and chrome rear bumper; Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior available on TRD Sport:

  • Projector-beam headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL) and integrated wide-angle fog lights; Gray grille with smoked finish and chrome surround, hood scoop, color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, color-keyed door handles, overfenders and rear bumper; 120V/400W deck-mounted AC power outlet; 17-inch machined alloy wheels with P265/65R17 tires

Exterior available on TRD Off-Road:

  • Gray grille with smoked finish and chrome surround, color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, color-keyed door handles, black overfenders and chrome rear bumper; 16-inch machined contrast alloy wheels with P265/70R16 Goodyear Wrangler® Kevlar®-reinforced tires; Power sliding rear window w/privacy glass (double cab only)

Exterior available on Limited:

  • Projector-beam headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL) and integrated fog lights with chrome bezels; Charcoal grille with polished finish and chrome surround, chrome-accented power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, chrome-accented door handles, color-keyed overfenders and rear bumper; Power tilt/slide moonroof; 18-inch polished alloy wheels with P265/60R18 tires

Exterior available on TRD Pro:

  • Heritage-inspired “TOYOTA” front grille, black badging, overfenders, hood scoop with graphic, and color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, door handles and rear bumper; TRD Pro front skid plate; 16-inch TRD Pro black alloy wheels with P265/70R16 All-Terrain tires; Projector-beam headlights with black sport bezels and LED daytime running lights (DRL), Rigid Industries® LED fog lights, and taillights with black sport bezels

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Performance

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is powered a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is available but only on the four-wheel-drive models. When properly equipped, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Efficiency

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma’s efficiency varies in small degrees depending on your configuration. At the lowest end, the 3.5-liter V6 4WD manual gets 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Surprisingly, the 2.7-liter four-cylinder doesn’t claim the best efficiency numbers with any combination of power delivery and transmission—that claim goes to the 3.5-liter RWD automatic, which gets 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Interior

2017 Toyota Tacoma Interior

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma boasts a modern and refined interior packed with high-quality materials and cool available features, like the multi-information display and moonroof. In fact, the Toyota Tacoma is notable for offering a good deal of standard equipment that you might not find even on comparatively-priced sedans, and would certainly not expect in an off-road-focused pickup truck. The overall design is simple but useful, thanks to features like the GoPro camera mount that is standard on all trims, making it possible to record and share all of your adventures.

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Interior available on SR:

  • Features: Analog instrumentation with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel gauges; 4.2-inch color multi-information display (MID) with outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters and average fuel economy; Air conditioning; Fabric-trimmed seats, 4-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat; Urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls; Manual day/night rearview mirror
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ Audio — includes Entune™ multimedia bundle (6.1-inch touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology), Siri® Eyes Free, and integrated backup camera display

Interior available on SR5:

  • Features: Analog instrumentation with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel gauges; 4.2-inch color multi-information display (MID) with outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters and average fuel economy; Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App — includes Entune™ Multimedia Bundle (6.1-inch high-resolution touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology), Connected Navigation Scout® GPS Link App, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial, HD Radio™ Traffic and Weather in major metro areas, and integrated backup camera display; Cruise control; Remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock and panic functions

Interior available on TRD Sport:

  • Features: Leather-trimmed shift lever, Smart Key System on driver’s door with push button start (not available on M/T), Auto-dimming day/night rearview mirror with compass
  • Radio and Technology: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone and mobile device charging; Entune™ premium audio with integrated navigation and app suite — includes Entune™ multimedia bundle (7-inch high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology), Siri® Eyes Free, Entune® App Suite, HD Radio™ technology, HD Radio™ Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial, Gracenote® album cover art, and integrated backup camera display

Interior available on TRD Off-Road:

  • Features: Analog instrumentation with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel gauges; 4.2-inch color multi-information display (MID) with outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters, average fuel economy and inclinometer with roll/pitch displays
  • Radio and Technology: Same as TRD Sport

Interior available on Limited:

  • Features: Front dual zone automatic climate control with air filter and individual temperature settings for driver and front passenger; Leather-trimmed seats; 4-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat; Auto-dimming day/night rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ Premium JBL® audio with integrated navigation and app suite — includes Entune™ multimedia bundle (7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with split-screen display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, six JBL®speakers and one subwoofer, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology), Siri® Eyes Free, Entune® App Suite, HD Radio™ Technology, HD Radio™ Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial, Gracenote® album cover art, and integrated backup camera display

Interior available on TRD Pro:

  • Features: Black TRD Pro leather-trimmed heated front seats; 4-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat; TRD Pro shift knob; TRD Pro floor mats; Remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock and panic functions
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ Premium audio with integrated navigation and app suite — includes Entune™ multimedia bundle (7-inch high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology), Siri® Eyes Free, Entune® App Suite, HD Radio™ Technology, HD Radio™ Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial, Gracenote® album cover art, and integrated backup camera display

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Safety

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma comes standard with various front, knee, and side-curtain airbags to keep its occupants safe in the event of a crash. To help prevent the latter from happening, it is also equipped with traction and stability control as well as antilock brakes with brake assist, though curiously the Tacoma still uses drum brakes at the rear rather than discs. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma received a four-star rating for overall safety in the NHTSA’s crash tests and the 2016 model earned the highest rating of “Good” in both the IIHS’s side and moderate overlap front crash tests.

Standard Safety Features

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front passenger seat-mounted airbags and knee airbags
  • Front and rear Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA)
  • Driver and front passenger active headrests
  • Three-point seatbelt for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors for front passenger seat on Access Cab and outboard rear seats on double cab
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

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