The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Already Has 1 Crucial Advantage
The Toyota Tacoma didn’t need any help because it was already the best-selling truck in its class, with an excellent reputation for being reliable. However, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid is making things even better.
Will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid be reliable?
Yes, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid is expected to be a reliable truck. When a new generation of a vehicle is released, the predicted reliability rankings often take a slight dip. This is to account for all the new aspects that haven’t been tested.
However, Toyota hybrids have been around for decades as dependable options. The Toyota Prius came out in 1997, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is very popular, the Toyota Sequoia Hybrid is a powerhouse, and the Toyota Tundra i-FORCE Max Hybrid cranks out results.
So, we can speculate that the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will also be a long-lasting option. Each of the models above have an above-average reliability rating for 2023, and the Tacoma shares things with the new Tundra, like the frame.
It has the same powertrain option as the Lexus RX 500h, which has an above-average reliability ranking, and the Toyota Grand Highlander. So, it’s a trusted engine, and Top Speed agrees that it’s safe to expect the Tacoma Hybrid to be reliable as well.
How much power does the 2024 Tacoma Hybrid have?
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a 1.9-kWh battery back and a 48-hp electric motor to generate 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Ranger Raptor may provide 405 hp but only has 430 lb-ft of torque.
Despite not having a super truck variant, the Tacoma TRD Pro is a serious contender with instant electric power and plenty of torque to make up for the difference in horsepower.
The Tacoma i-Force Max Hybrid can tow up to 6,000 lbs, which is 800 lbs less than the outgoing generation. The gas-powered model tows up to 6,800 lbs. It can carry a payload of up to 1,709 lbs. This is roughly a 25 lb increase. Also, the bed has a 7% increase in usable space.
Rumors suggest that Tacoma Hybrid could get up to 38 mpg, which would put it on par with the Ford Maverick. The Maverick Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.
The Tacoma hasn’t been officially tested, but the 2023 Lexus RX 500h gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway. We don’t see the Tacoma Hybrid improving to 38 mpg.
Can the Tacoma Hybrid go off-roading?
Yes, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid can go off-roading. In fact, the prestigious TRD Pro and Trailhunter trims come standard with the i-Force Max Hybrid powertrain. So the best off-roading options are backed by hybrid power.
The Trailhunter beefs things up for overlanding with a high air take, higher exhaust system, ARB remote reservoir shocks, a steel rear bumper, 33-inch Goodyear Territory R/T tires, skid plates, a triangulated bed liner, and a 2400-watt power inverter.
With the 2024 Tacoma TRD Pro, you get 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Territory tires, an electronically locking rear differential, 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shock absorbers, skid plates, forged aluminum upper control arms, steel bumpers, and the power inverter.
So, the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid brings extra muscle to the table for off-roading and could be incredibly fuel efficient. But the true edge is found in its reputation for reliability. It should be another Toyota model to rely on, but stay tuned for its official ratings.