4th Gen Tacoma Features, Pricing, MPG and Reliability

Toyota Tacoma is a popular midsize pickup truck in the United States. The truck was introduced in February 1995 in the US automotive market.

At present, Toyota Tacoma has total 4 generations:

  • First Generation: 1995-2004 Tacoma
  • Second Generation: 2005-2015 Tacoma
  • Third Generation: 2016-2023 Tacoma
  • Fourth Generation: 2024-Present

The first generation (1995-2004) Toyota Tacomas are compact pickups, while others are mid-sized pickups. 2024 Toyota Tacoma is the first and freshest model year of the 4th generation. This model year comes with 8 different trim options.

2024 Tacoma is the only model year for the 4th generation. So, discussing Tacoma’s fourth generation means discussing the 2024 Tacoma. Toyota has added some extra features and technology to this new generation.

I have discussed all the advantages and disadvantages of the fourth-generation Toyota Tacoma in this article.

Here is a short table of 2024 Tacoma’s overall dimensions:

Length

213 inches

Height

73.8 inches

Width without mirrors

76.8 inches

Bed length

60.3 inches

Wheelbase

131.9 inches

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2024 Toyota Tacoma Colors

The latest Tacoma comes with many exciting updates. One of the most attractive parts of the 2024 Tacoma is the variety of exterior colors.

4th generation Tacoma is available in 12 different exterior colors, including:

  1. Terra with black roof
  2. Underground with black roof
  3. Icecap with black roof
  4. Solar octane
  5. Only ice cap
  6. Bronze oxide
  7. Celestial silver metallic
  8. Underground
  9. Blue crush metallic
  10. Black
  11. Wind chill pearl
  12. Supersonic red

These exterior color variations of Tacoma give users a lot of options to choose from.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Price

The starting price of the fourth-generation Toyota Tacoma is $31,500. However, there are 8 different trim levels available with the 2024 Tacoma, which have additional features and technologies. So, their price range is also different.

Here are the Tacoma trim levels starting prices:

  • Tacoma SR: $31,500
  • Tacoma SR5: $36,200
  • Tacoma TRD Sport: $39,400
  • Tacoma TRD PreRunner: $38,100
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road: $41,800
  • Tacoma Limited: $52,100
  • Tacoma Trailhunter: Coming Soon
  • Tacoma TRD Pro: Coming Soon

The price range varies depending on the particular demands and packages.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Engine Options and Performance

The latest Tacoma comes with a 2.4L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. This engine comes in two different forms: 4-cylinder gas and iForce variants.

The base trim SR is available with a 4-cylinder gas engine that provides 228 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel and four-wheel drive options are available in all trim levels.

The Mightier iForce Max Hybrid Powertrain, combined with a 48-horsepower electric motor, provides around 326 horsepower and 466 lb-ft of torque.

Although the body frame of all Tacoma trims is similar, the rear suspensions are different. Most of the trim’s rear suspensions are coil springs, but the SR5, SR, and TRD PreRunner have old-school leaf springs.

The new coil spring suspensions improve the ride quality very much. I tested the Tacoma 2024, and it achieved 60 mph in just 7.0 seconds.

2024 Tacoma Towing Capacity

The latest Toyota Tacoma with the i-Force powertrain can tow up to 6,500 pounds. Toyota mentioned this towing capacity on paper.

Therefore, the towing capacity may increase or decrease slightly in practice.

The latest Tacoma’s maximum payload capacity is around 1705 pounds with an i-Force Max Hybrid engine.

2024 Toyota Tacoma MPG

The EPA has not rated the 2024 Tacoma’s fuel efficiency yet. However, I have tested the new Tacoma TRD Off-Road model, and it gets approximately 18 mpg in the city and around 22 mpg on the highway.

The fuel economy of the fourth-generation Tacoma is almost similar to that of previous generations. Driving the 2024 Tacoma costs approximately $230/month in North Dakota.

For everyday driving, this is the identical cost for most mid-size pickup trucks.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Safety Features

The new Tacoma comes with many safety features. 2024 Tacoma received 7.8 out of 10 safety ratings, which ranks 3 out of 6 midsize pickup trucks.

The noticeable safety features of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma are:

  • Toyota Safety Sense 3.0
  • 2400W/120V AC power supply
  • Blind Spot Monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Backup guide monitor
  • 3D Panoramic view monitor, including front, side, and rear views
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • 3D multi-terrain monitor
  • Electric power steering system
  • Stability control
  • Passenger airbag
  • Driver airbag
  • Stability control
  • Front head curtain airbag
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Rearview camera
  • Traction control
  • LED headlamp

The new Toyota Tacoma also offers hands-free entry and heated mirrors.

New Toyota Tacoma Key Features

Tacoma’s third and fourth-generation key features are almost similar.

2024 Toyota Tacoma’s key features are:

  • 8-inch infotainment system
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Satellite Radio
  • Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Keyless ignition
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Overhead console with storage
  • Single zone front air conditioning
  • Electric power steering
  • Tachometer

2024 Toyota Tacoma Warranty

New Tacoma provides the best warranty coverage in its class.

Here are some basic warranties for the 2024 Tacoma:

  • Basic Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles.
  • Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles.
  • Complimentary maintenance Coverage: 2 years or 25,000 miles.

FAQs

What year is a 4th generation Tacoma?

2024 Toyota Tacoma is a 4th generation Tacoma model year. Tacoma was introduced in 1995 as a first-generation model year.

With time, more advanced and modified Tacoma came into the market, which upgraded its generations.

In 2024, Toyota finally launched its 4th generation Tacoma with a lot of advanced features.

How much will 2024 Tacoma cost?

Starting price of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is $31,500. The base trim Tacoma SR comes with this price value.

However, the price range increases with the trim level. The most advanced trim Toyota Limited base MSRP is $52,100.

Do Tacomas come in V8?

No, Tacomas do not come with a V8 engine as standard. But it is possible to swap the V8 engine into a Toyota Tacoma with some modifications.

The driveline angles need to be adjusted appropriately to accommodate the V8 engine in Tacoma.

Are Toyota Tacomas reliable?

The fourth-generation Toyota Tacoma is considered to be more reliable than its previous generations.

The new Tacoma comes with many upgrades and is free from some common issues that plagued the third generation.

2024 Tacoma received a 3.5 out of 5 reliability rating from RepairPal and 7.8 out of 10 from Edmunds.

However, the fourth-generation Tacomas are still new on the road, so they require time to prove themselves.

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