Drive the 2018 Toyota Tacoma This Summer
Spring and summer excursions are nothing to take lightly, especially when you’re planning a family trip. You’ve got to get your plans in order, your route set, and your departure time locked in. And then there’s the matter of getting everyone loaded up in the car—along with all their stuff! A camper can come in particularly handy, but you need a vehicle capable of towing it. Enter: the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, which also has enough space inside to seat up to five.
Impressive performance comes standard in this terrific Toyota pickup. The 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with VVT-i puts 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal. Feel free to kick things up a few notches with the segment-first Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine, which features the Toyota brand’s innovative VVT-iW technology, along with the automaker’s D-4S injection system. This system makes use of both direct injection and port fuel injection, for an exhilarating blend of efficiency and power. Altogether, you’ve got 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque to use as you see fit.
So what about towing that camper? The Toyota brand has you covered with the available V6 Tow Package. This package allows you to push towing capacity to a whopping 6,800 pounds. The package also includes a Class IV Towing Receiver Hitch, ATF cooler on automatic models, engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, 4- and 7-pin connector with converter, and Trailer-Sway Control. In short, it’s up to the task of taking your family out for an adventure.
And don’t forget: All Toyota Tacoma 4×4 models are equipped with 4WDemand part-time 4WD, an electronically controlled transfer case, and Automatic Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD). For impressive off-road prowess, there’s the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road, which features an off-road tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks. According to Edmunds, “If excellent utility and off-road ability are priorities for your next vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma should be high on your list.”
The Toyota brand has a long history of reliable trucks. To keep a little extra money in the vacation fund, be sure to check out the great selection of pre-owned Toyota trucks we’ve got here at Toyota of Newnan in Newnan, CA.