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It might be a hybrid powertrain, but it’s not a boring fuel-sipper. The new 2024 Toyota Tacoma benefits from Toyota’s push toward hybridization for nearly every model. This popular midsize pickup truck receives the power and performance of an impressive i-Force Max hybrid powertrain on some trims. This new powertrain could maximize your fun in this midsize truck.

What are the power figures for the i-Force Max Tacoma?

Some might be able to recite the figures from memory, that’s how much this new Tacoma powertrain has been covered. Still, for those unfamiliar, the new i-Force Max powertrain uses a 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylindeer engine and a 48-horsepower electric motor. This motor is integrated into the 8-speed automatic transmission to boost the entire system’s power.

This setup gives the Toyota Tacoma 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. If that doesn’t impress you, this might. The torque figure is 75% greater than the torque produced by the previous Tacoma’s V6 engine. That’s an impressive increase.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro powered by the i-Force Max hybrid powertrain, posed.
2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro | Toyota

Is this powertrain reserved for only one trim?

Thankfully, Toyota doesn’t reserve the i-Force Max powertrain for the top Tacoma trims. It’s standard on the Trailhunter and TRD Pro models, which are the top two trims, but that’s not the end. This incredible new powertrain is also available for the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited models. This gives you five trims to choose from for this incredible new hybrid powertrain.

An amazing trail-focused powertrain

Experienced off-roaders often search for as much torque as possible in their vehicles. This power item is ideal for slow-going mud crawling or hill climbing. The Toyota Tacoma was already an impressive off-road truck, especially at the TRD Pro trim, but the i-Force Max torque takes things to a new level.

In addition to the impressive, torque-rich powertrain, The Tacoma brings several features that make it more enjoyable on the trails. Some of these are:

  • Robust 4WD system – full-time on Limited models but part-time for TRD Pro and Trailhunter
  • Electronically controlled 2-speed transfer case
  • Stabilizer Disconnect Mechanism
  • Specific trim suspension settings
  • IsoDynamic Performance Front Seats – TRD Pro

The right angles for your off-road adventures

The Toyota Tacoma brings impressive off-road angles to the TRD Pro trim. This is the most hardcore off-roader of the Tacoma lineup, and it gives you:

  • 35.7 degree approach angle
  • 24.6 degree breakover angle
  • 22.6 degree departure angle
  • 11.5 inches of ground clearance

Is the i-Force Max powertrain efficient?

Compared to ICE powertrains from other midsize pickups, this new i-Force Max powertrain is efficient. It gives the Toyota Tacoma up to 24 mpg combined. This new powertrain takes midsize truck driving to new levels and throws down the gauntlet, challenging other automakers.

Source: Expedition Portal