The Toyota Tacoma has long had a comfortable lead over the rest of the midsize pickup truck segment of the automotive industry. Some competitors have recently emerged to challenge the popular Toyota pickup but the automaker is more than ready to hold its ground. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma in South Burlington, VT is available with several important upgrades spread across each of its highly capable trims grades. At the top of the new list of standard equipment for the 2018 Tacoma is the inclusion of the Toyota Safety Sense P active safety measures suite. Any version of the truck a Heritage Toyota buyer were to choose, the manufacturer has included cutting-edge systems like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alerts and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to give drivers extra peace of mind.
Always more than a bit of a head-turner, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma picks up some new aesthetic qualities for the new model year. The SR and SR5 trims have revised grille design as does the TRD-branded models and the premium Limited trim. Also making news for the 2018 Tacoma is Toyota's decision to no longer produce the truck with the old five-speed manual transmission. However, a newer and more efficient six-speed manual can be added on selected versions.
Depending on which version of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in South Burlington, VT a customer chooses, they will have one of two very capable and efficient engines to work with as well as a choice between rear- and four-wheel-drive. The naturally aspirated 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and will make 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Shoppers needing more power and performance can opt for a 3.5-liter, V-6 with the same two transmission options and get 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
When equipped with the optional towing prep package, the 2018 Tacoma with the V-6 engine can tow up to 6,800 pounds. Models with the base four-cylinder engine can pull up to 3,500 pounds.