The 2024 Toyota Tacoma was revealed today at the Toyota booth at the Overland Expo West event, being held in Flagstaff, Arizona. This unveiling follows the vehicle’s official world premiere last night in Pauko, Hawaii. The Trailhunter grade, explicitly designed for overlanding, comes equipped with various features such as specialized shocks, rock rails, high-strength steel skid plates, and a bed utility bar with removable MOLLE panels.
The all-new 2024 Tacoma is built on the TNGA-F global truck platform, which it shares with the Tundra and Sequoia models. Developed specifically for the U.S. market, this fourth-generation Tacoma features a new high-strength boxed, steel-ladder frame, offering increased strength and durability. It also incorporates numerous features to enhance off-road capabilities, including a fully redesigned multi-link coil rear suspension for improved ride and handling. The Tacoma will be available with two powerful and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains, including the top-of-the-line i-FORCE MAX hybrid, which generates an impressive 326 horsepower and 465 pound-per-foot of torque.
Toyota’s group vice president and general manager, Dave Christ, expressed confidence that the 2024 Tacoma will continue to be the top choice for mid-size pickup buyers, citing its increased off-road capability and the brand’s commitment to quality and reliability.
The design and development of the 2024 Tacoma were driven by the concept of “Tacoma-ness.” Toyota’s North American-based CALTY Design Center led the design efforts, aiming to capture the rugged outdoor spirit and off-road adventure capabilities that define the Tacoma. The design team drew inspiration from Toyota’s Baja race trucks and incorporated signature design elements such as high-mount headlamps, aggressive skid plates, and an athletic stance. Engineering research and development took place at Toyota Technical Centers across the United States, focusing on enhancing the Tacoma’s off-road capabilities. The team worked to provide greater differentiation between grades, tailoring each grade to deliver a unique driving experience.
The redesigned Tacoma is claimed to boast rugged construction and enhanced capability by employing high-strength steel and aluminum to increase rigidity and reduce weight. The inclusion of a multi-link rear suspension improves ride and handling, while four-wheel disc brakes enhance braking performance. The Tacoma offers a range of features to support towing, including a trailer brake controller, trailer backup guide, and digital display mirror. The bed volume has been increased by 7%, providing more space for loading gear, and the tailgate features a power open and close function. The Tacoma is also equipped with various power outlets and an integrated high-output air compressor for quick tire inflation.
The 2024 Tacoma will be available with two powerful and efficient powertrains utilizing a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The entry-level SR grades will produce 228 horsepower and 243 pound-per-foot of torque, while all other grades will deliver 278 horsepower and 317 pound-per-foot of torque when paired with the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. Enthusiasts can opt for a six-speed intelligent manual transmission, which produces 270 horsepower and 310 pound-per-foot of torque.
The truck features an all-new front stabilizer bar disconnect system, allowing for increased articulation and improved off-road performance. Multi-Terrain Select, CRAWL Control, and an electronically activated locking rear differential further enhance the Tacoma’s off-road prowess.
The new Tacoma offers a range of advanced technology features. It comes with an 8-inch or available 14-inch multimedia touchscreen display, compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The truck also includes a Smart Key System, a digital gauge cluster, and various storage options throughout the cabin. The top-tier limited grade boasts luxurious features such as power retractable sidesteps, a head-up display, and a power moonroof. The Tacoma will be available in different grades and configurations, including the XtraCab, a two-door version with additional storage options.
Toyota has ensured that customers can personalize their Tacomas according to their preferences. A wide selection of Genuine Toyota parts and accessories will be available, and additional accessories can be obtained through the Associated Accessory Products program, offering over 100 options, such as off-road recovery gear and equipment carriers. Toyota plans to expand the AAP ecosystem over time, giving customers more choices to customize their Tacoma directly from participating dealerships.
As one of the most highly anticipated trucks of the year, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is set to continue its reign as the go-to choice for mid-size pickup buyers. With its enhanced off-road capabilities, advanced technology features, and range of customization options, the new Tacoma aims to deliver an unmatched driving experience for adventure seekers.
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is expected to hit the market later this year, with i-FORCE MAX models arriving in early 2024. Pricing details will be announced closer to the on-sale dates.
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