2018 Toyota Tacoma Review
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San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon have many places to explore. Still, a lot of them aren’t on the smooth city streets. In fact, to explore these areas better, you’ll need to go off the beaten path. One way to do that is in the Toyota Tacoma. However, you’ll need more information to help decide if this truck is right for you, and that’s why our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego created this 2018 Toyota Tacoma review.
We’ll go over the features that make this truck capable and safe for all your voyages. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Toyota Tacoma Off-Road Capability
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma has two engine options with the power you need to roam on- and off-road. It comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that delivers 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. It also has an optional 2.7L 4-cylinder with 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.
In addition, this truck offers many ways to make off-road wandering even easier. When traveling from the level, paved roads to the rockiest terrain, the Tacoma can handle the change with ease with the Multi-terrain Select system. This feature has several modes to choose from, including Sand, Rock, Loose Rock, and Mud. Depending on which you choose, the system will regulate wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and traction control.
The 2018 Tacoma also has the available Crawl Control system, which automatically controls the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings to handle those rocky hills. When you want to climb those high grounds, Hill Start Assist Control helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when you move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal.
Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity
The new Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds when equipped with the powerful 3.5L V6 and the available Tow Package. This way, you can take your camper or ATV out for a weekend getaway with friends or family. The truck can also carry a payload of up to 1,440 pounds, so you can carry all the equipment you need for work or play.
Whenever you’re towing something, you’re exposing it to outside elements, like wind kicking up or a load shifting. This could cause the trailer to sway. However, it’s kept to a minimum with the Trailer-Sway Control system (included in the available Tow Package). This system applies brake pressure to individual wheels and manages engine torque to help maintain control of whatever’s trailering behind the truck.
To help keep you safer on your daily excursions, the 2018 Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P. This suite of driver-assisting technologies helps prevent accidents from occurring by monitoring what’s going on around you when you’re driving. Some of the features included in this suite are…
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Uses audio and visual warnings when it detects a likely collision with a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you. If you don’t react in time, the system can apply the brakes for you.
- Lane Departure Alert: Detects lane markings on the road, and will send a visual and audible alert when you’re drifting from your lane without using a turn signal.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: This system lets you drive at a pre-set speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. Even if traffic ahead begins to slow down, the vehicle will maintain that set distance.
Check Out the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Today
When you’re ready to take on the city streets and rockier need to check it out in person. terrain of San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma may be the vehicle for you. However, to know for sure, you’ll need to get behind the steering wheel yourself.
Schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego today, and get ready for your soon-to-be next adventure.