Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
Tacoma TRD Pro
In addition to Limited standard features...
TRD-tuned off-road suspension with 2.5-in. FOX Internal Bypass shocks
Remote Keyless Entry system with lock, unlock, and panic functions
Active Traction Control
2018 Toyota Tacoma Trim Level Comparison
A fan-favorite with an unparalleled legacy thus far, the Toyota Tacoma is back for the 2018 production year, and it's just as popular as ever! With six trims to choose from—SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD PRO—there's a Tacoma for virtually any set of needs. Across its six trims, one will find an abundant variety of mechanical and technological advancements. As early as the base SR trim, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma comes equipped with state-of-the-art features such as Bluetooth hands-free capability, Entune Audio, a backup camera, and so much more. This, of course, is just the beginning.
Along with those standard features, the base model of the 2018 Tacoma gets things rolling with a 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces up to 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. This modest but mighty engine is also standard in the second trim of the 2018 Tacoma: SR5. Also in the SR5 trim, one will find several upgrades and additions including Entune Audio Plus, a navigation system, and a 4.2-inch multi-information display, which nearly twice the size of the one in the SR trim. Furthermore, the SR5 trim also introduces the second engine of the 2018 Tacoma as an available upgrade.
The SR trim kicks off the 2017 Tacoma lineup with a 2.7-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Other standard features include Entune Audio, Bluetooth capability, a 2.2-inch LCD odometer, a backup camera, an integrated GoPro mount located on the windshield and the Tire Pressure Monitor System.
The second engine option for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma—available on the SR5 trim and standard on all TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro models—is a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 with 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The base 2.7-liter engine is a fine start, but the 3.5-liter V6 is the one that drops jaws. So, how does one choose a 2018 Toyota Tacoma trim level?
Which 2018 Toyota Tacoma Trim Level is Best for You?
We've already outlined the first two trims—SR and SR5—but there are still four more to go! On the third rung up the ladder, the TRD Pro is the first model to make the 3.5-liter V6 standard. In addition to this massive power boost, the TRD Pro is also packing plenty of interior innovations. The long list includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone and mobile device charging, and Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. Next up, the first model in the higher half of the Tacoma lineup, the TRD Off-Road enters the fray with next-level off-road engineering. Its remarkable off-road performance is made possible by its Active Traction Control, Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control, an off-road suspension with Bilstein® shocks, and an electronically controlled locking rear differential. Not a huge off-road enthusiast and want some more technology? The Limited trim may be the one for you. Second from the top of the line, the Limited trim of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma takes the Entune Premium Audio system and adds six JBL speakers and one subwoofer, which culminate to create an unreal listening experience. Far from done there, the 2018 Tacoma Limited also adds a host of driver assistance features including Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Parking Assist Sonar.
Finally, the top-of-the-line TRD Pro trim delivers a state-of-the-art driving experience both on and off the road. In addition to the features from the Limited trim, the TRD Pro adds the off-road engineering advancements of the TRD Sport. Just to refresh your memory, that means the TRD Pro comes with Active Traction Control, Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control, an off-road suspension with Bilstein® shocks, and an electronically controlled locking rear differential. As if that wasn't enough, the TRD Pro also comes with a Remote Keyless Entry system with lock, unlock, and panic functions. Suffice it to say, the TRD Pro is the culmination of everything that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has to offer.
So, which trim would be perfect for you? The top-of-the-line TRD Pro? The base SR? Or perhaps somewhere in the middle? No matter which model you may choose, every trim level of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is an excellent choice.