WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THE 2018 TOYOTA TACOMA FOR YOUR NEXT TRUCKJun 24th, 2018
Toyota has always designed their pick-ups with the every-day person in mind. They were built to work hard. They were built to protect the people who matter most to you. Whether it’s a hauling, towing, or an off-roading adventure, people have always known they could rely on their Toyota truck to get the job done.
For 2018, Toyota has taken that same drive for dependability and infused it into every element of the all-new Tacoma. It wasn’t just about creating a truck you were proud to look at. It was about making a truck you would never doubt. Learn why the 2018 Tacoma is on track to become one of the best pick-ups of its time, and why it might just be the perfect truck for you.
You don’t have to baby the Tacoma. Built with a high-strength, durable, triple tech frame, the Tacoma has improved rigidity and handling even on the most treacherous (and bumpy) surfaces. When you make your way to the pickup bed, you immediately notice the surface has been built to withstand a lot of pressure, weight, and damage thanks to fiber-reinforced sheet composite that is dent-resistant and corrosion-free.
Toss whatever equipment and goods you need in the back and know it was built to look good and last for years to come. Toyota has even made accessing the bed easy with a two-finger tailgate that opens quickly when needed.
The 2018 Tacoma comes equipped with a 3. 5 L Atkinson cycle V6 engine with D-4S Fuel Injection yielding an impressive 278 hp at 6,000 rpm and 265 lb.ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm. This rugged pick-up also features an available 6-speed automatic transmission with an electronic shift if you want the option of a quick upshift. Finally, tow what you need with a capacity of up to 6,500 pounds. That’s heavy-duty power that makes the Tacoma a serious off-roading machine and a top contender for pickup enthusiasts.
The Tacoma TRD Pro comes equipped with 4WD meaning there is no road or path you can’t take. With a blacked-out grille, air scoop, and that extra bit of ground clearance every adventurer needs, the TRD Sport is the perfect blend of power and utility. It’ll make short work of rocky trails and muddy paths and you’ll feel confident knowing you’ve got just the right amount of juice under the hood to power you through.
Toyota is leading the way in terms of autonomous technology, driver-assisted features and safety measures that keep you protected on the road. With road conditions changing as much as they do here in Alberta, you need a truck you can count on to keep you and your passengers safe no matter what.
Standard on the Tacoma
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Technology that gives you support in the event of a frontal collision or helps you avoid one altogether. Depending on the road conditions, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) may also help to detect pedestrians you might not see and help prevent or mitigate a collision.
- Automatic High Beams
Technology designed to detect a vehicles’ lights both oncoming and preceding and switch between high and low beams for you when necessary.
- Lane Departure Alert
Technology that lets you know when you have drifted from your lane.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Technology that uses radar to detect vehicles’ speeds around you and adjust your speed accordingly so you are never too close to someone in front of you.
The Tacoma comes available with either a 4-cylinder or V6 engine. You also have your choice of Access Cab and Double Cab configurations. Combine this with 10 vibrant colour choices and a laundry list of available features, including an integrated GoPro windshield mount, leather interior, heated front bucket seats and dual-zone automatic climate control, and your Tacoma can be whatever type of truck you need it to be.
- Alpine White
- Silver Sky Metallic
- Cement Grey Metallic
- Magnetic Grey Metallic
- Midnight Black Metallic
- Barcelona Red Metallic
- Blazing Blue Metallic
- Cavalry Blue
If you decide to go top-of-the-line, the Limited Trim Tacoma is the model for you. It offers the highest level of luxury including an upscale interior and heated leather seats. Dual climate control, power moon roof, and a premium JBL audio system all come standard. There’s also integrated navigation too.
To truly understand this pick-up and get a feel for the design, power and handling it offers, you need to sit behind the wheel. If you’re shopping for a new truck in Edmonton or surrounding areas and want to take the Tacoma for a test drive, drop by Mayfield Toyota today!