Toyota Tacoma Performance Features

Toyot Tacoma driving in the sand

When it comes time to choose your next pickup truck, remember that you don’t always  have to go bigger to get the robust powertrain numbers and sophisticated performance features you’re looking for. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma serves up outstanding V6 power and a towing capacity of up to 6,800 pounds, as well as muscular off-road performance capabilities thanks to technologies like CRAWL Control and an electronically locking rear differential. Find out what the new Tacoma can do for you, and then take the trip from Mt. Holly to visit us at Toyota of Gastonia!

Powertrain Performance

Under the hood of the Toyota Tacoma, you’ll have two different engines to choose from. Both are offered with rear-wheel drive (4×2) and four-wheel drive (4×4) configurations:

  • 2.7L I-4 – Matched to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, the base engine on the Tacoma is a 2.7L inline-four that makes 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L V6 – You’ll also have the option to step up to increased power via a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This setup comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Towing and Payload

Most pickup truck shoppers are looking for a vehicle that is capable of handling a real workload. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma delivers on that front, too, with a max towing capacity of 6,800 pounds and a max payload of 1,620 pounds. If you opt for the available Tow Package, you’ll also get the Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) system, which is able to send braking pressure to individual wheels in order to reduce sway and stabilize your trailer.

Off-Road Capabilities

If you thought that buying a compact or midsize pickup truck meant having to compromise on off-road adventures, then you’ll be excited to see what the 2017 Toyota Tacoma can really do. Opt for the Toyota Tacoma Off-Road in order to get:

  • CRAWL Control
  • Multi-terrain Select
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Electronically Locking Rear Differential
  • Electronic Shift Transfer Case

Find Out if the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is the Right Pickup for You

There are a lot of different pickups out there to choose from, but few offer the level of dependability, off-road performance capabilities, and sheer utility guaranteed by the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. On sale now at Toyota of Gastonia, the Tacoma is certainly worth your attention. Our dealership is located at 4821 Wilkinson Blvd in Gastonia, NC, only 30 minutes east of Shelby via US-74 East and I-85 North. Our sales team is here Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Contact us with questions or to schedule a test drive of the new Tacoma!