38 MPG for the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Sounds Wild
You aren’t alone because we can’t wait to drive the new Toyota Tacoma either. It got one heck of a makeover and looks great. Plus, there are plenty of solid clues about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid have been confirmed, and it could be very efficient.
Updated on 06/06/2023 for freshness.
How much range will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid have?
The official fuel economy rating for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid hasn’t been released. But we do have a few interesting clues to speculate about. For example, it could follow be very fuel efficient or use electric power for a significant performance upgrade, like its larger brother.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra I-FORCE MAX powertrain pairs a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine with an electric motor to crank out 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway.
Pickup Truck Talk speculates that the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid could be more fuel efficient with up to 38 mpg. It could also have an electric range of about 40 miles if it’s a PHEV or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. But the potential EV and PHEV variants are on the back burner for now.
How much power does the Tacoma Hybrid have?
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid pairs a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a battery pack to provide 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. It uses the same powertrain as the Lexus RX 500h. It gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway.
So, the engine would need some work to squeeze out 38 mpg in the Tacoma Hybrid. Plus, if the truck weighs more, then it could receive a lower fuel economy rating.
Either way, this hybrid powertrain is a massive upgrade. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma currently has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. We have been waiting for more power and it has finally been delivered
Also, it gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and up to 23 mpg in the city, so getting up to 27 mpg in the city would be a significant upgrade.
What we can confirm about the new Tacoma
The current Tacoma or the 2023 model only tows up to 6,800 lbs, but the Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,700 lbs. We wanted the new Tacoma to have more power, but it can only tow up to 6,500 lbs now. The Tacoma Hybrid tows up to 6,000 lbs.
The Tacoma could ditched its six-speed automatic transmission for an eight-speed automatic option. But the manual transmission is still available. It rides on the same platform as the Toyota Tundra and grew in size to provide a better ride.
Also, the interior features higher-quality materials and innovative storage solutions. Space under the rear seats increased by three times. Plus, modern tech like the
But unfortunately, we have to wait to learn more. It’s possible that we will get the official EPA rating for the Tacoma Hybrid soon. Official pricing should be released as well.