2024 Toyota Tacoma: Everything We Know so Far About the Midsize Truck
The Toyota Tacoma is one of the most popular midsize pickup trucks and has legions of passionate followers. However, the Tacoma is outdated and in desperate need of a redesign. Fortunately, though, the Tacoma will likely get a significant overhaul for the 2024 model year.
When can we expect the 2024 Toyota Tacoma to be available?
While Toyota has not announced when the 2024 Tacoma will be available, we suspect it will be late Summer 2023. As Road & Track stated, the latest incarnation of the midsize truck “is due sometime during 2023 and is likely to marketed as a 2024 model.”
How much will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma cost?
At this time, the official information is not out. However, given the suspected redesign (more on this below) and significant feature upgrades, we expect the 2024 Tacoma will probably be slightly more than the 2022 Tacoma. The 2022 Tacoma ranges from $26,700 MSRP for the SR Access Cab trim up to $46,135 MSRP for the TRD Pro Double Cab trim.
2024 Toyota Tacoma specs: New engine options
The engines offered for the 2022 Tacoma — the base-level 2.7-liter four-cylinder and available 3.5-liter V6 — are the greatest weakness of the midsize truck. In particular, the V-6 in the 2022 Tacoma has a lower output than all of its competitors that offer a V-6.
Car and Driver indicated that the new Tacoma might offer a turbocharged four-cylinder that’s similar to the 2.4-liter version from the Lexus NX350, which generates 275 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Also, like the redesigned 2022 Tundra, the 2024 Tacoma might offer a powerful hybrid version of its V-6 engine. Toyota may eventually release an electric version of the Tacoma as well, but that probably won’t happen until at least the 2025 model year.
Like the 2022 model, the 2024 Tacoma will have a body-on-frame construction. However, the midsize truck will probably ditch the leaf-spring suspension and replace it with a coil-spring suspension, which provides better handling and a smoother ride.
The 2024 Tacoma will probably offer an upgraded version of its automatic transmission, which is another weakness of the 2022 Tacoma. Given the popularity of the manual for Tacoma enthusiasts, the Tacoma will likely still offer a manual for the 2024 model year.
2024 Toyota Tacoma redesign: What does it look like?
Toyota did not yet release any images or videos of the 2024 Tacoma. However, we expected the 2024 Tacoma to share some of the design elements of the 2022 Tundra. This includes a similar grille, fender bulges, and lighting. Motor1‘s spy photos show that, despite the camouflage, the truck seems to be sporting a Tundra body. Based on this, the Tacoma will have the “Tundra’s grille, mirrors, and double-cab configuration.”
Although the spy photos did not capture the interior, the 2024 Tacoma will probably have similar upgrades as the 2022 Tundra. This includes higher quality materials and more modern features, such as the possibility of a larger 14.0-inch touchscreen.
This article was updated on 07/27/22 with the latest information on release date and design elements. Updated the headline for clarity.