Changes on the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will be modest. A complete redesign and the new generation won’t happen before 2024. This is one of the youngest vehicles in the lineup and older models will have a priority. Unchanged, it will be harder for the best-selling mid-size pickup to cope with the competition. One thing could draw the attention – the new TRD Pro package. This kit debuted with the latest generation of Tacoma and we saw only minor and not so important updates over the years.
Fans trust Toyota and Tacoma for reasons. Its reliability and durability are hard to match. Although the company wrote off a diesel engine, the petrol unit is still capable to tow a lot. In the future, we will definitely see changes under the hood. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid seems to be more likely than ever, at least as the concept.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Specs
Toyota relies to an old and proven unit, a 3.5-liter V6 engine. It is creating 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, which are being sent to rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. In some cases, you will be eligible to pick up the manual gearbox. All-wheel drive is also an option. Basic equipment provides a configuration that can haul 3,500 pounds. Extra features raise the towing capacity to 6,500 pounds. The class-leading potential comes with Chevrolet Colorado diesel and its 7,700 pounds.
We believe the company is going to drop a 2.5-liter four-pot engine. 160 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque is just not enough for a serious hauling. Since the truck is pretty heavy, a small displacement is not going to save on fuel.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Diesel – Still an Option
Fans are just not giving up. Although the Japanese company wrote off an oil burner for the Tundra, they still believe that a smaller truck could get this kind of an engine. Since there are no denials, we won’t write it off completely. Still, that would be a big project, either if the 2023 Toyota Tacoma diesel is going to use some of the existing oil burners available outside the US, or to get an all-new drivetrain. At this moment, it is better to speak about a hybrid truck. First company that delivers such a model will be in a huge advantage over the competition. Fans believe it will be Toyota, since all other truckmakers are more focused on the fully electric drivetrains.
More about the 2023 Toyota Tacoma we will know once the company makes the first statement. But, do not expect big things. Even the new TRD Pro package might be delayed for the next-gen model in 2024. The price also stays at the same level. You will still have a lot of options for different configurations, starting from cabs and beds. SR, SR5, and Limited are the standard packages. There are also three TRD-based models – Sport, Off-Road, and Pro, each delivering a higher dose of all-terrain equipment. The 2023 Tacoma TRD Pro is the most expensive configuration.