Taking Tacoma to the MAX: Power and Performance
Part 3 in Series: All New 2024 Tacoma
Toyota’s iconic mid-size pickup truck, the Tacoma, is back with even more power and performance for adventure enthusiasts and truck lovers alike. The 2024 Tacoma offers two robust and efficient powertrains, including an exciting hybrid option, along with impressive off-road capabilities and advanced features. Let’s dive into the details of how the Tacoma takes its performance to the maximum level.
Under the hood of the 2024 Tacoma, you’ll find two potent powertrain options that deliver a thrilling driving experience. The entry-level SR grades come equipped with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, generating 228 horsepower and 243 lb.-ft. of torque. For all other grades, the power is amped up with an output of 278 horsepower and an impressive 317 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to the pairing with the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). And for manual transmission enthusiasts, rejoice! The Tacoma offers a six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT2) with automatic rev matching and anti-stall technology, delivering 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Hybrid Powerhouse
Setting new benchmarks in the mid-size pickup truck segment, the 2024 Tacoma introduces the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain. Available on TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and standard on the TRD Pro and Trailhunter halo models, the i-FORCE MAX system combines the 2.4-liter engine with a 48-hp electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission. Drawing power from a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery pack, this hybrid setup unleashes a staggering total system output of 326 horsepower and an incredible 465 lb.-ft. of torque. With the i-FORCE MAX, the Tacoma conquers steep inclines without the need to downshift, making long road trips smoother and more enjoyable than ever. Stay tuned for fuel economy estimates closer to the on-sale dates.
The 2024 Tacoma is built to excel both on and off the beaten path. Rear-wheel-drive models come with an automatic limited-slip differential (Auto LSD), while four-wheel-drive models feature an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case with high/low range, along with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and an automatic limited-slip differential (Auto LSD). Moreover, TRD PreRunner, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter grades come standard with an electronic locking rear differential, ensuring maximum traction in challenging terrains. The luxurious Limited grade now boasts a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a center locking differential on i-FORCE MAX models, adding to the vehicle’s versatility.
The 2024 Tacoma takes performance to the MAX with its powerful and efficient powertrain options, including the groundbreaking i-FORCE MAX hybrid system. Whether you opt for the turbocharged engine or the hybrid powerhouse, the Tacoma delivers the raw power and torque needed for any adventure. Combined with its impressive off-road capabilities and advanced features, the Tacoma continues to be the go-to choice for those seeking excitement and reliability in a mid-size pickup truck. Get ready to unleash the full potential of the Tacoma and elevate your driving experience to new heights.