Using the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Crawl Control feature is as easy as “point and go!” The Crawl Control features isn’t found on every Tacoma model, it’s for those of us who like to venture off the beaten path for extreme off-roading. We’ll show how to use Tacoma Crawl Control in the new 2016 model.
Crawl Control is a driver assistance system for extreme off-roading. It determines the optimal combination of low-speed traction by controlling the power and braking of each individual wheel. Engaging the Crawl Control lets the driver to maintain focus on steering while the truck maintains a constant speed over the off-road terrain.
Using your Toyota Tacoma Crawl Control
Assuming you’re Tacoma is already off-road and in 4W Low, engage the brake. Shift the Tacoma into drive and press the CRAWL button located directly above the center console on the ceiling.
You’ll see that there are 5 different stages or speeds of the Crawl Control. If you’ve never used it before, you can start in the lowest setting to get a feel for what it’s like.
When Crawl Control is engaged, let your foot off the brake. You should feel the Tacoma slowly moving forward. If the ride is jerky, that’s ok. You don’t need to be concerned with feathering the gas pedal, the Tacoma will take care of that for you — just concern yourself with steering through the rough terrain.
If you apply the brake during Crawl Control, it will be disabled. Removing your foot from the brake will once again apply the Crawl Control.
Can you use Tacoma Crawl Control in reverse?
You can also use the Tacoma Crawl Control feature in reverse as well. If you’ve crawled to the top of an incline, hit the brakes and shift into reverse. You’re Tacoma will slowly back down the hill the same way it crawled to the top.