The 2016 Toyota Tacoma managed to take the third highest spot in the most ‘Googled’ cars of 2015 for good reason. The Toyota Tacoma managed to outperform many of it’s rivals in an off-road competition, according to the Daily Sun Knoxville.
The Toyota Tacoma fought against its off-road rivals in a competition to take the cake as one of the best trucks available. Could this be the only reason why it is so popular online? The answer is probably no. With new tech and a comfortable interior, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is much more than just a run-of-the-mill truck, even winning the AJAC Technology Award according to a an article published by Autosphere on Thursday.
The Toyota Tacoma appears only after the Chevrolet Malibu and Silverado in the most researched models on Google this past year. It is no surprise that the Toyota Tacoma commands so much attention, as Toyota brands it as a truck built for an endless weekend. Ready for fun, work or anything in-between, the Toyota Tacoma as a force to be reckoned with in the truck segment. The truck boasts many features that help it rise to the top.
A 2.7 liter four cylinder engine comes standard on the Toyota Tacoma. The standard powerhouse produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound feet of torque in the base SR5 model. Higher trim models employ the 3.5 liter V6 powerhouse which produces a whopping 278 horsepower with 265 pound feet of torque. A six-speed transmission comes paired with the engine options. Rear-wheel drive with automatic limited slip differential comes standard on all models but buyers can opt to choose the AWD package.
On the inside, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma offers a rugged yet refined interior. Leather-trimmed seats add a bit of sophistication while the cloth provides durability. Added tech comes with a bit of flair. When an owner approaches the Tacoma but their key is buried at the bottom of the bag it isn’t a problem. With the available Smart Key fob the Toyota Tacoma recognizes the signal from the fob and automatically unlocks with a simple touch to the driver’s side door handle. Even more, the Toyota Tacoma features Qi-compatible wireless cellphone charging. As long as a phone is on the no-slide surface, it charges without wires. Witchcraft, but it’s a great feature to have.
In regards to safety, the Toyota Tacoma offers a lot. Blindspot monitoring illuminates a figure on the mirrors if a vehicle is in the truck’s blind spot. An audible indicator as part of the rear-cross traffic alert system warns drivers of approaching cars that they may not see as they are backing out of a parking spot or driveway. Although the Toyota Tacoma boasts a lot of new tech, it does not come at the expensive of performance.
The rugged Toyota Tacoma is built from high-strength steel which is stronger and lighter than other car building materials out there. The end result is a nimble and performance-ready Tacoma that is ready for anything. With a towing capacity of 6,800 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,440, the Toyota Tacoma can carry anything from lumber, to masonry to motorcycles. Add the crawl-control technology which allows the truck to automatically modulate the throttle and brakes which means the driver has much less work to do when going over tricky terrain.
Theres a litany of reasons to choose this truck over the lot. Tech does not give way to a lack of performance which is probably why so many people on research sites choose to look into the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.