Toyota has revealed the new 2024 Tacoma truck, which prioritizes durability while offering a suite of enhanced technologies. Leveraging the TNGA-F global truck platform shared with the OEM’s Tundra and Sequoia models, it says that the new Tacoma has been designed and engineered for the U.S. market.
The new Tacoma will offer two powertrains that share a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. For the model’s entry-level SR grades, this engine produces 228 hp (170 kW) and 243 lb-ft. (329 Nm) of torque. For all its other grades, the vehicle output increases to 278 hp (204 kW) and 317 lb-ft (429 Nm) of torque when paired with the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Manual transmission models produce 270 horsepower (201 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque.
The Tacoma’s i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain is available for the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited versions, while coming as standard on the TRD Pro and Trailhunter halo models. It pairs the 2.4-liter engine with a 48-hp (35-kW) electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission, which sources its power from a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery pack. This battery enables a total system output of 326 horsepower (239 kW) and 465 lb-ft (342 lb-ft) of torque.
Inside the truck, a new 8-inch or available 14-inch multimedia touchscreen hosts the latest version of Toyota’s Audio Multimedia system that debuted on the 2022 Tundra pickup. The system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and an available Qi wireless charging pad. A USB-C data and charging port is integrated on the right side of the display, while dual USB-C charging ports can be found in the front row and are available for the rear passengers.
A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with four different styles comes as standard on higher grades, while a 7-inch gauge cluster is fitted as standard on the lower grades. A premium ten speaker audio upgrade featuring JBL speakers is available, which features an externally coupled subwoofer and a JBL Flex portable speaker. When docked on the dash, it charges and operates as the vehicle’s center channel speaker. When undocked, it acts a portable Bluetooth speaker.
Offered as standard across all grades is a Smart Key System with a push-button start function. With an active Remote Connect trial or subscription, an available Digital Key systems connects with compatible smartphones and enables them to support vehicle entry, tailgate access, and vehicle starting (4G network dependent).
The Digital Key can also be remotely shared with others to give more control over vehicle access, rather than giving someone a physical key. A Smart Card key is also available as a credit card-sized smart key that allows the driver to physically carry their key with them.
The new 2024 Tacoma will go on sale later in 2023, with its i-FORCE MAX models arriving in early 2024. Toyota has confirmed that pricing for the range will be announced closer to its on-sale dates.