2024 Toyota Tacoma: Here’s What We Know So Far

A brand new Toyota Tacoma is coming for 2024, replacing the one that was introduced eight years ago. This fourth generation of the popular Japanese midsize pickup will face stiff competition as the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have just been redesigned and the Ford Ranger will do the same for 2024, too.

The official debut is planned for May 19. Over the past few weeks, the automaker has released a number of teasers revealing key parts of the vehicle and some important bits of information. Here’s what we know about the new Tacoma so far.

Design and Chassis

Earlier this year, black-and-white patent renderings leaked online showing a very familiar silhouette, which makes sense when you think about the success of the current Tacoma. Some of the design cues are borrowed from the larger Tundra, like the way the body panels are sculpted and how the headlights and taillights are arranged.

Meanwhile, images posted by Toyota showed a pseudo spoiler at the top of the tailgate and a huge “TRD PRO” logo stamped in the middle of it. We suspect lesser models will change the latter to read “Tacoma” instead.

The future Tacoma is going to be built on a version of Toyota’s TNGA-F architecture that also underpins the Tundra and Sequoia. Combined with a new rear suspension, the result will be a more comfortable ride and more solid handling.


There’s no doubt the 2024 Tacoma will continue to offer a conventional powertrain, but the return of the 3.5-litre V6 (278 horsepower, 268 lb-ft.) has not been confirmed. One report suggested a turbocharged four-cylinder engine will take its place. Remember, the aforementioned rivals now rely on four cylinders only, except for the new Raptor variant of the upcoming Ranger.

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One thing we know for sure is that an “i-FORCE MAX” hybrid powertrain will be available. This name is used for the optional electrified system in the full-size Tundra, which delivers a combined 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft. of torque. Of course, we don’t expect the midsize Tacoma to be that potent. It’s possible that Toyota will lower these numbers by using a non-turbocharged V6. Another option is a hybrid system based on a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, as seen in the new Toyota Crown (340 horsepower) and Grand Highlander (362 horsepower), though with the “Hybrid MAX” designation.

Toyota has also announced that the six-speed manual transmission will be back, separating the Tacoma from most midsize pickups. As for the six-speed automatic, we believe it will make way for the same 10-speed unit found in the Tundra.

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Features and Equipment

A few weeks ago, Toyota mentioned a new addition to the lineup, namely a Tacoma Trailhunter developed from the ground up for off-road driving and overlanding enthusiasts. Could it possibly be more rugged and more capable than the TRD Pro?

Look for this model to feature exclusive parts and accessories, such as custom ARB bumpers with sturdy recovery points.

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Inside the cabin, technology will be much improved starting with a larger touchscreen and Toyota’s new infotainment system. Music lovers will appreciate the JBL FLEX removable and portable speaker on the dashboard.

Keep following The Car Guide for more details about the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma up until the big reveal.

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