The 2023 Toyota Tacoma Midsize Truck Will Remain Highly Configurable With Lots of Options

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma soldiers on as one of the most popular midsize pickup trucks in the market. The various configurations mean there’s a Toyota truck for everyone to drive. This truck is tough, well-built, and reliable, making it, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, “an unkillable truck.”

Will there be a new Tacoma for 2023?

A pair of 2023 Toyota Tacoma midsize trucks showing off some new exterior packages
2023 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

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No, Toyota tells us a new generation of the Toyota Tacoma will not arrive until the 2024 model year. Until that time, we can continue to enjoy this midsize truck which is:

  • Reliable
  • Durable
  • Packed with safety features
  • Holds incredible resale value

These basic qualities make the Tacoma the best-selling midsize truck, which it has been for several years.

What should you expect to find in the 2023 Tacoma?

Red 2023 Toyota Tacoma, the best pickup truck for low depreciation, towing motorbikes
2023 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

The trim levels and engines remain the same as the 2022 version. From the no-frills SR model up to the classy Limited trim, the Tacoma offers several packages for you. There are two cab sizes, two powertrains, and several trims. Those trims and some of their features are:

SR Trim

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Manual front seats
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Three USB ports
  • Satellite radio
  •  Bluetooth
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Automatic high beams
  •  Adaptive cruise control
  • Optional 4WD and V6 engine

SR5 Trim

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch infotainment screen
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Navigation system
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Trail Edition package
    • Raised suspension
    • Skid plates
    • Goodyear all-terrain tires
    • Locking rear differential
  • SX Package
    • Black body cladding
    • Black side mirror housing
    • Alloy wheels finished in black
    • Black badges
  • Chrome Package
    • 18-inch alloy wheels that are chrome finished
    • Chrome-finished exhaust pipe
    • Exterior door handles finished in chrome

TRD Sport Trim

  • Standard V6 engine
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button starting
  • Wireless device charging
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 120-volt outlet in the bed
  • Optional Electric Lime paint

TRD Off-Road Trim

  • Multi-Terrain Monitor

TRD Pro Trim

  • Off-road suspension with Fox components
  • Powered moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls
  • Heated/leather-covered front seats
  • Upgraded audio system
  • Exclusive Solar Octane color offered

Limited Trim

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic View Monitor

All models except the TRD Pro are eligible for a lockable, water-resistant tonneau cover.

Is Toyota redesigning the Tacoma?

2023 Toyota Tacoma in Electric Lime Paint
2023 Toyota Tacoma in Electric Lime Paint | Toyota

The only true disappointment for the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is the delay in the new generation for this midsize truck. The exterior appearance items might change a little this year, but a complete redesign won’t arrive until the 2024 model year.

Will the 2023 Tacoma be a hybrid?

Some rumors point to a hybrid engine sourced from the Lexus NX for 2023, but that might not happen until the new generation arrives in 2024. Until then, the 2023 Tacoma midsize truck uses the same two powertrains. These are:

2.7-liter four-cylinder engine plus six-speed automatic transmission

159 horsepower, 180 lb-ft of torque

20 city/23 hwy mpg (RWD), 19 city/22 hwy mpg (4WD)

3.5-liter V6 engine plus six-speed manual or automatic transmission

278 horsepower, 265 lb-ft of torque

19 city/24 hwy mpg (RWD) 18 city/22 hwy mpg (4WD)

The TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro models are the only trims with the six-speed manual transmission. The maximum payload for the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is 1,685 pounds, and towing numbers top out at 6,800 pounds.

Overall, the Toyota Tacoma is said to have up to 30 different configurations, making it a truck that’s useful to many consumers.

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