A green 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter and white TRD Pro are shown on a cloudy day.

The 2024 Tacoma: Even the Best Can Get Better

The Toyota Tacoma is a well-known staple of the truck world. Even with a brand as synonymous with great trucks as Toyota, the Tacoma has distinguished itself as one of the best options available. It’s garnered a reputation common for Toyota as a dependable, durable, and adaptable truck that excels despite any challenges. The Tacoma has become an embodiment of Toyota’s commitment to delivering reliable and rugged performance. But even the best things in life can get better. The 2024 Toyota Tacoma promises to improve upon the already strong foundation its predecessors left for it. Toyota advertises that the 2024 Tacoma is “more powerful, more capable, and more connected to you than ever before.” Combining incredible engine performance with modern style and cutting-edge technology, the 2024 Tacoma promises to be the best version of this popular truck.

Rough and Tumble

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma’s exterior design boasts a bold and commanding presence. It’s designed to turn heads and draw attention, but more than that, the 2024 Tacoma is built for power and durability. The Tacoma’s muscular body and firm foundation are guaranteed to withstand tough terrains and challenging conditions, whether it be sludge and mud or dirt and debris.

It’s more than just the exterior that makes the 2024 Tacoma an off-road powerhouse. Available features optimized for all-terrain challenges enhance the Tacoma’s capabilities when going off the beaten track, making it the ideal choice for off-road enthusiasts. An available multi-link rear suspension is perfect for overcoming obstacles, and an electronic stabilizer bar disconnect increases articulation by 10 percent at the touch of a button. Multi-Terrain Select with Crawl Control is the crowning upgrade to the 2024 Tacoma, allowing drivers to personally select the ideal choice for whatever particular challenge they’re facing. That way, you can optimize your entire truck so that the Tacoma is prepared to overcome any terrain you find yourself in––snow, mud, sand, or anything else you can think of.

For those drivers who want to take their Tacoma off the highway but still like to crank their engines up to eleven, there are further advancements for the 2024 Tacoma. The all-new i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain improves both the horsepower and torque rating of the truck, reaching 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. The speed and strength of the Tacoma aren’t hampered even when taking it through the toughest of circumstances. Drivers and passengers alike will also not have to sacrifice any comfort due to the segment-first hydraulically-dampened IsoDynamic Performance Seats and adjustable FOX QS3 three-way adjustable internal bypass shocks. These features make sure that the 2024 Tacoma TRD Pro is the ultimate off-road truck, even if it will feel like a luxury limo on the inside!

The red and black interior is shown in a 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

Power, From the Source

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma provides a choice between three all-new engine options so that you can strike the perfect balance between power and efficiency. While all three engines come standard with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, Toyota made sure to keep the traditional six-speed manual as an option. Whether you prefer the new kind of easy gear-shifting or the classic stick shifts of days past, you’ll be satisfied with the versatility of the 2024 Tacoma.

With their advanced technologies and transmission options, these engines offer a combination of performance, capability, and versatility to suit different driving preferences and demands. The standard 2.4L turbocharged engine in the base SR trim delivers trademark Toyota performance, generating plenty of power for city-cruising acceleration and off-road adventures. With 228 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, this engine offers a smooth and responsive driving experience, whether you’re navigating city streets or conquering challenging terrain.

The higher trims offer an upgraded version of the 2.4L turbocharged engine, providing more power for your adventures. This engine option is available with the six-speed manual transmission, delivering 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. However, if you opt to stick with the standard eight-speed automatic, you will enjoy a slightly higher output of 278 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Either way, you are getting roughly the same horsepower and considerably more torque than the old 3.5L V6 engine.

Another kind of power the Tacoma can produce comes from its available i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain. For those who want to make their 2024 Tacoma as green as possible, this hybrid power option combines electric efficiency and classic gasoline reliability. With 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, this powertrain has more torque than the 6.2L V8 in the Chevy Silverado. While it’s becoming more and more common to see hybrid trucks from major brands, we’re happy to see Toyota add the efficiency and sustainability of an electric motor to the Tacoma lineup.

The Different Trims of the 2024 Tacoma

In today’s day and age, we want our trucks to work for us as much as possible. The more you can customize and personalize your truck, the better it is for its drivers. Luckily, Toyota recognizes this and offers up eight different trims for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. You can find the best of whatever you’re looking for, whether that is off-roading, trailering, or whatever you prefer. The 2024 Tacoma’s different trims provide the best possible experience for you individually, and we’ll look at the most popular choices.

We’ve already briefly discussed the Tacoma TRD Pro, the off-road king of the Toyota Tacoma family. It’s worth reiterating how much of a difference its TRD-tuned FOX suspension makes, letting the average Tacoma driver feel like a racing champion even on the roughest roads. Beyond the TRD Pro, there are more options for off-road drivers. The all-new 2024 Tacoma Trailhunter is another excellent choice for those of us who want to discover new terrain and not be afraid of any hazards. Toyota describes it as being “Built from the ground up to tackle practically any adventure you can dream up,” and there’s enough integrated tech to back that statement up. The Trailhunter comes equipped with an ARB steel bumper, underbody protection from Old Man Emu, and an included JBL portable speaker for traveling tunes. Between the TRD Pro and the Trailhunter, there are plenty of options for off-road Tacoma fans.

But even if you aren’t looking for some all-terrain ramblings, there are 2024 Tacoma trims for all kinds of drivers. Drivers who enjoy the rugged nature and efficient powertrain of the standard Tacoma will gravitate to the new TRD PreRunner, which is more compact in size and uses the well-rounded 2.4L turbocharged engine. Versatile as it is efficient, the TRD PreRunner has a six-foot bed and XtraCab for increased flexibility and storage capacity. We’re also great fans of trims like the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, though if we stopped to talk about each and every trim and how much we like them, we’d be here all day!

A green 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter is shown crawling over rocks.

The Most Improved for 2024

We find that the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is one of the most improved new releases in the trucking world. What stands out to us is just how versatile the Tacoma is. Of course, it excels as an off-road vehicle, but even for those of us who stick mostly to the city streets, there are plenty of great options included. Choose a trim that suits you and your needs best, or enjoy the many great features of the base model, like its easy-to-use Audio Multimedia system or highly-adjustable internal climate control. The cherry on top for us is that the Tacoma is very efficient and eco-friendly for a truck of its caliber, though we’d expect nothing less from a brand as innovative and respected as Toyota. The 2024 Tacoma is shaping up to be one of the best trucks in a long time, and we’re excited to see all of the exciting trims out on the roads soon.