2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Drivers in the market for a midsize pickup truck that does more than get you from Point A to Point B on a paved road need to check out the Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma has been known for its useful off-road abilities and high towing capacity since its introduction in 1995, and the truck just keeps getting better, trust us.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma both offer a huge level of dependability, efficient and powerful engine options and variety of cab configurations. Both model years of the Tacoma also have features designed specifically to increase the off-roading experience, simple-to-use advanced technology features and useful cargo management features. So what are the key differences between the two model years? Read on for a detailed comparison!

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2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Six Trim Levels Five
2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine Size 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine
$25,060 MSRP $24,600
159 horsepower; 180 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 159 horsepower; 180 pound-feet of torque

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes in five trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited. Each trim has a variety of cab configurations, and most have multiple engine options as well. Drivers can choose between a 2.7-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with VVT-iW that generates 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Both engine options have an impressive fuel economy rating considering the truck’s size with an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 19/22/20 mpg city/highway/combined for the 2.7-liter engine and 18/23/20 mpg for the 3.5-liter V6. Performance features include Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, Hill Start Assist Control, an electronically locking rear differential and an electronic shift transfer case.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma comes in six trims levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD Pro. These trims also come in multiple cab configurations with the same two engines as the 2016 model year. The 2017 Tacoma can haul some serious cargo with the 3.5-liter V6 and available Tow Package. When these two are combined, the 2017 Tacoma can tow up to 6800 pounds and carry a payload of up to 1440 pounds. Performance features again include Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, Hill Start Assist Control, an electronically locking rear differential and electronic shift transfer case. All trims come standard with a backup camera and an integrated GoPro mount on the windshield to capture all of your off-roading adventures, and available technology features include qi-compatible wireless charging, Smart Key with Push Button Start, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

When you get a Toyota Tacoma, you can be assured you are getting a great truck, regardless of what model year you choose. Both the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma are more than capable to handle whatever situation you need it to, and they both offer a perfect blend of performance and style.

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