One of the factors that determine the efficiency of a car is its fuel economy. Tacoma has an immensely colossal tank capacity of 21.1 gallons (80 litres). The V-6 Tacoma’s EPA-rated fuel economy lies in the middle of the pack whose gas mileage is found to be 18.1 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on highways. For the purpose of being utilized convivial and more along with the authoritative ordinance of time, Tacoma has manufactured sundry segments like ‘FRD Pro’ fundamentally for Off-roading, ‘Limited’ for luxury, and ‘TRD’ for Off-roading as well. Its competitors are Ranger, Canyon, and Gladiator. Albeit its competitors have the high towing capacity, better fuel economy, and low starting price but still Tacoma has some eminent advantages over them, including better off-road capabilities and a longer list of standard features.Apart from this, Tacoma is found to be environmentally friendly as well, the most efficient Tacoma emits 262g/kg of C02, while its competitors ranger,canyon and gladiator is 233g/kg, 279g/kg and 256g/kg respectively.
Comparing the off-roading machine Tacoma with its competitors, following table shows the brief variations among its competitors:
|Engine||3.5ltr 6 cylinder||2.3 ltr 4 cylinder||2.5 ltr 4 cylinder||3.3ltr 4 cylinder|
|Fuel capacity (gallons)||21.1||18||21||22|
|Aggregate Gas Mileage||20 mpg||20 mpg||19 mpg||17 mpg|
Toyota, an automobile company that has been ruling the world since 1937 is on the top of the market with a 12.6% market share and 2.3 million sales Years to date( +7.9%), up to March 2021. The word Toyota approaches accompanying the words, Quality, Dependability, Reliability, and Durability. Among the many segments engendered by Toyota, Tacoma – a good build pick-up truck is foreground. Toyota’s Tacoma is available in six divergent: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro, price stretching from $26,150, $27,940, $33060, $34315, $38905, $44075 consecutively, as per the price of early 2021. In retrospect, the first Tacoma was manufactured in Mexico and the US by Toyota in 1995. Second from 2005 to 2013 and the third generation from 2015 and still onwards. Moreover, Tacoma became the motor trends truck of the year 2005.
Specifications and features of Toyota Tacoma
With Tacoma, one gets the option between either a five-foot bed or six-foot bead, a more minuscule access cab or a full double cab configuration, and a cull between rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.Under the hood of Tacoma, it has a genuinely aspirated 3.5 litre V6 that goes through a six-speed auto/manual transmission pumping out 278 HorsePower and 265 pound-feet of torque, providing decent performance. It can tow up to 6800 pounds with rear-wheel drive, the full-wheel version can drive up to 6500 pounds. On the hood, it has got a cool venting at the center. The upgradement in the LED light has got a nice futuristic look, where TRD is insisted, which is followed by the fog light. The immensely colossal grill is visually perceived by lettering TOYOTA in it and a camera with a grille design insisting on the radar sensor. On the bottom part, a skid plate is optically discerned that comes with the fox suspension. Talking about the wheel, it has 265mm tires wrapped around and mud flaps are found.
Some of the salient specifications of mighty Tacoma line-ups are tabulated below:
|SR||SR5||TRD Sport||TRD off-road||Limited||TRD pro|
|Engine||159-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)||159-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)||278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)||278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)||278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)||278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic w/OD||6-speed automatic w/OD||6-speed automatic w/OD||6-speed automatic w/OD||6-speed automatic w/OD||6-speed automatic w/OD|
|Torque||180 lbs.-ft. @ 3,800 rpm||180 lbs.-ft. @ 3,800 rpm||265 lbs.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm||265 lbs.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm||265 lbs.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm||265 lbs.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm|
|Towing capacity||3,500 lbs||3,500 lbs||6,400 lbs||6,400 lbs||6,400 lbs||6,400 lbs|
|Payload capacity||1,445 lbs||1,445 lbs||1,445 lbs||1,155 lbs||1,155 lbs||1,155 lbs|
Safety and comfort are the factors that made Toyota at the pinnacle. It is accoutered with 4-Wheel ABS, engine immobilizer, Rear door child safety locks. As it is equipped with a rear camera and radar that sanctions the conveyance to keep in a safe distance, availing in lane departure warning contingency avoidance system. Moreover, stability control is well in it along with the emergency braking system and passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation. In the regiment sector, a 7″ touch-screen exhibit is found where both android and apple have excess in it. Adscititious, AM/FM stereo, Satellite radio, and other excesses like USB connections are found. For further sophistication, audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel are provided, keyless ignition, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone front climate control, and so on. Tacoma is facilitated with an anti glare rear view mirror with blind spot detection. Moreover, Toyota has provided various other safety features like pre collision systems with pedestrian detection, traction control, multi terrain select and many more. Similarly, for off-road capabilities, Tacoma consists of double wishbone with coil springs where both the suspensions are fortified with gas type shock absorbers. And besides these things, Toyota holds the title for the vehicles with least maintenance expenses.
With a sempiternal fixate on quality, durability, reliability, as well as a legendary reputation for performance and capability, Tacoma is here to serve you. Having the fox trd suspension and 2.5inch reservoir let this go over bumps and the intricate terrains. As Tacoma says, ‘Where others see an obstacle, we see potential for fun’ which is incontrovertibly true, having the approach angle of 32 degrees with departure sanctions this car to pass any perplexed terrains conventionally.
This review on Toyota Tacoma mpg, gas mileage or fuel economy along with specifications and rivals was submitted by Yogesh D. on May 2021.