The current generation of the Tacoma has been around since 2015 and many believed that the redesign is near. However, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign won’t happen, as the Japanese manufacture plans to keep the current generation active for a few more years. The reason is obvious – we are talking about the best-selling model in the class, by a really big margin. Also, the new Tundra is a top priority at the moment. That’s why the next year’s model comes with just a few updates.
Still, these updates are really nice, especially if we look at the new version of the Trail Edition, which gets new styling details and few mechanical upgrades. The range-topping TRD Pro model also comes with few novelties, including suspension lift and new color options.
All in all, the Tacoma will continue to deliver what it delivers best – a well-rounded design that doesn’t impress in aspect, but which doesn’t have weak spots either. This is a quintessential pickup truck and we expect that the next year’s model will hit the market sometime late this year.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign – TRD Pro and Trail Edition
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign won’t happen. Instead, the current generation will carry on in the same way, featuring a familiar layout. The only novelties that we are about to see are those regarding off-road versions – Trail Edition and TRD Pro.
The new 2022 Trail Edition will come with a couple of notable novelties. The first one is the standard four-wheel drive, which isn’t the case with the current model. Also, there is a notable suspension lift, with 1.1 inches at the front and 0.5 inches on the rear end. Finally, there are few novelties regarding styling, starting from a new grille design, new bronze wheels and lots of other details painted in the same color.
When it comes to the super-capable TRD Pro model, there is also a nice suspension lift – 1.5 inches at the front and 0.5 inches on the rear end. Such an increase improves approach and departure angles, as well as the overall off-road potential. The base suspension setup remains the same but there are new Fox internal bypass shocks.
Since there is no such thing as the 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign, the cabin continues in the same way. This isn’t a bad thing at all, considering that the current model looks nice from the inside. Yes, most materials are hard to touch, but they also promise years of exploitation. Also, the dashboard looks very car-like, which is nice.
Furthermore, this cabin comes equipped with a lot of nice things, starting from a power-adjustable driver’s seat and lots of available off-road aids. On the other hand, the cabin would use more headroom and that’s probably the biggest drawback of this pickup truck.
We expect that most of the things will remain unchanged for the next year. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, three USB ports, satellite radio, and voice recognition. Additionally, you can get upgrades like an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, six-speaker JBL premium stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof.
When it comes to safety and driver-assist features, the list of standard equipment should include goodies like forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control. Additionally, there are upgrades like rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign – Engines
The engine lineup will also remain the same. There are two familiar options on the offer, starting from the reliable but lethargic 2.7-liter four-cylinder. It puts out just around 160 horsepower. Versions with a 3.5-liter V6 are a much better choice, with a max output of 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Both models come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but some versions are available with a manual gearbox too.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the V6 returns around 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Release Date and Price
We expect that the next year’s model will hit the market sometime late in the year. As there is no 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign on the way, the price will remain pretty much the same. So, base versions should be available at around 27.000 dollars.