Considering that 2016 Toyota Tacoma was totally redesigned, we can expect minor tweaks, if any, for the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma Diesel. This mid-size pickup truck, now in its third generation, is a favored choice for folks who need a workhorse compact pickup, but don’t want to break the bank. Other goodies this model offers are excellent off-road ability, new and improved interior and numerous option packages. The Toyota Tacoma comes in five trims SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road and Limited, and offers two types of cabs: the extended Access Cab and the Double Cab. The vehicles main competitors are Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and GMC Canyon.
Exterior and Interior
The new 2017 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will boast more masculine look with a huge chrome-outlined grill, new projector beam headlamps, redesigned tailgate and indented spoiler. Depending on a trim, the vehicle is offered with several wheel choices: 16-inch steel, 16-inch silver alloy, 17-inch alloy and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The updated interior has a modern dashboard, easy-to use controls and user-friendly touchscreen interface.
The buyers of the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma Diesel have lot of choices. The Toyota offers several engine options for Tacoma and all of them can be matched up to a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The two-wheel drive is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel drive is offered with the automatic or either five-speed or six-speed manual transmissions.
The lower trims, SR and SR5, are available with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. It produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The estimated fuel economy stands at 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway) for the rear-wheel automatic, 20 mpg combined (19 city/21 highway) for the four-wheel manual and 20 mpg combined (19 city /22 highway) for the four-wheel automatic.The higher trims get a 3.5 liter V6 which pumps out 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The fuel consumption numbers are 21 mpg combined (19 city/24 highway) for six-cylinder with rear-wheel drive and the automatic, 19 mpg combined (17 city/21 highway) for the four-wheel manual Access Cab, 18 mpg combined (17 city/20 highway) for the Double Cab with four-wheel and the manual and 20 mpg combined for 4-wheel with the automatic.Finally, the Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel V8 engine is offered which can produce up to 300 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. The estimated fuel economy ratings are 30 mpg combined.
2017 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Price and Release Date
The starting price for the base Toyota Tacoma Diesel starts at $24,200. Additional trim packages and options will likely push the price into the low $28,550 range.