The truck you see before you – a 2016 Toyota Tacoma – is only a few months old, and it’s already a legend in its own time.
If you need a vehicle that you can depend on running, regardless of how badly you mistreat it for decades to come, it’s likely you need a Toyota truck.
Toyota’s reputation for building long-lasting and nearly indest
BLUE MOUNTAIN, Ontario – The packed, wet sand, and uphill climb may have finally proven too much for Toyota’s Tacoma TRD Pro. And what a time for the seemingly unstoppable little off-roader to get its comeuppance – at a launch event in front of a few dozen assembled automotive media. We’d all heard, and seen, the videos of the Tacoma’s Crawl Contro
Toyota's truck division is largely a tale of two very different destinies. First, there's the Tundra, the brand's full-size option that for a brief shining moment seemed poised for relevancy amongst the domestic workhorses that dominate the Canadian pickup market, only to fizzle and fade, a victim of the indifference of its corporate masters and pr
“You’re going to have taco trucks on every corner!” Well, in Western Canada, we already do. Relax, this ain’t about to get political. That’s capital-T Taco: the ubiquitous Toyota Tacoma. Clustering together everywhere people meet up to get scabby shins and mud spatters, the mid-sized Tacoma is a West Coast way of life. Now, there’s a new king.
Great Scott! Is it 2015 already? Well, let's take a quick look-see at how accurate Back to the Future II was.
• Still need roads.
When Marty McFly successfully navigated the trials and tribulations of time travel, his reward wasn't a stainless-steel super(ish) car, it was a truck.
• Nikes don't tie themselves. • Hoverboard not avail
For those unfamiliar with the Toyota TRD Pro Series, it is a series of off-roading packages offered on the manufacturer's most capable vehicles. So far, the Toyota Tundra and 4Runner have received the TRD treatment, and the time has now come for the Tacoma to get its mud-slinging makeover.
For the 2017 model year, the Tacoma TRD Pro is bas
Toyota has revealed pricing for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma . The TRD Pro packages offer some cool new off-road features plus all trims get a pair of USB inputs. Pricing gets an increase too, up $435 on the base truck.
The long-lived and long-popular Tacoma continues for 2019 with two cab choices and two engine options. The base engine is a big 2.4L
This wasn’t supposed to be a comparison test. But I had booked the Tacoma TRD Pro, and we just happened to have access to the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 at the exact same moment.
For those who wish for a simpler time, the Tacoma will delight. It drives more like a truck, but in a genuinely charming way. Of the two, the Chev drives much more
Nothing else in the automotive realm has quite the reputation for indestructible durability as Toyota’s trucks.
Don’t mess with success
In the most inhospitable places on the planet (geographically or politically), you’ll find Toyota trucks, dutifully going about their business. Whether jungle or dustbowl, disaster relief or war-torn protec
In Greater Sudbury, the launch of the latest new pickup is a joyous and celebrated occasion. In your writer’s locale, disposable income is spent less on hot cars, and more on cottages, boats, hunting and fishing gear, power toys, and the pickup trucks that support all of the above.
Updates, changes and enhancements abound throughout this virt
The compact and mid-size light truck segment in North America is the redheaded stepchild of automotive marketing. Once a bastion for solid profits and equally solid demand, a roaring economy and clever automaker doublespeak created a desire for larger trucks and SUVs, even for those who didn't need them.
But with tighter CAFE fuel economy target
A few years ago, it wouldn't even have occurred to us to do a comparo like this one. Not only were there very few compact trucks left on the market, what was out there was sadly in need of updating.
A few years ago, it wouldn't even have occurred to us to do a comparo like this one.
It wasn't always so. Thirty years ago, small trucks re
Toyota is continuing their crusade to add active safety to their entire lineup. This time it's the Tacoma pickup and Sequoia SUV getting the Safety Sense P treatment. The Tacoma adds a new 4x4 double cab trim for 2018, while the Sequoia gets a new nose and a new TRD trim.
Toyota's Safety Sense P package adds automatic headlights, lane depart
Small trucks have scored poorly in the latest round of IIHS testing. Their latest look at four compact pickups gave only four of the eight trucks tested a top grade of good in crash testing. And none qualified for a Top Safety Pick award.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent group that is responsible for much of th
Volkswagen will reveal a pickup truck concept at this week's New York auto show, signalling the brand's desire to get back into a North American segment in which it last competed with a Rabbit-based pickup in the 1980s.
According to Automotive News , the new concept will preview a mid-size model that would compete with the likes of the Chevrol