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25 Need-to-Know Upgrades on the 2024 Tacoma

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The 2024 Toyota Tacoma has arrived, and it's ready to take on any adventure with its impressive list of upgrades and enhancements. As the ultimate adventure machine, the new Tacoma builds upon its legacy as a champion in the mid-size pickup truck market, offering improved performance, off-road capabilities, and advanced features. Whether you're a seasoned off-road enthusiast or someone looking for a reliable and capable truck, the 2024 Tacoma has something for everyone. Here are 25 need-to-know upgrades for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma:

  1. Powerful Engines: The Tacoma offers two turbocharged four-cylinder engine options. The standard i-FORCE turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces up to 278 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. The available i-FORCE MAX turbocharged 4-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain delivers an impressive 326 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
  2. All-New Trailhunter Grade: The 2024 Tacoma introduces the all-new Trailhunter grade, a factory-developed overlanding rig built with the latest integrated off-road equipment from ARB, Old Man Emu, and RIGID. This purpose-built overlander is ready to hit the trails straight from the dealer lot.
  3. Baja-Inspired TRD Pro: The TRD Pro trim, inspired by the Baja race trucks, debuts the segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seat for enhanced off-road driving control and comfort. This innovative seat helps stabilize the driver's field of vision, reducing fatigue on rugged trails.
  4. XtraCab Long Bed Configuration: The Tacoma now offers a new XtraCab long bed configuration, providing enhanced interior functionality and increased cargo capacity.
  5. Advanced Multimedia System: The 2024 Tacoma features an available 14-inch touchscreen display, showcasing the latest Toyota Audio Multimedia system. It supports wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, ensuring seamless connectivity.
  6. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0: All 2024 Tacoma models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, a suite of advanced safety and convenience features. This includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Proactive Driving Assist.
  7. North American Design and Engineering: The Tacoma was designed, engineered, and assembled specifically for the North American market. Toyota's CALTY Design Center in California and Michigan led the design efforts, capturing the rugged spirit of outdoor adventure.
  8. Rugged Construction: The new Tacoma is built upon the TNGA-F global truck platform, shared with the Tundra and Sequoia. It features a high-strength boxed, steel-ladder frame, enhancing rigidity and durability. The upper body incorporates aluminum to reduce weight.
  9. Improved Suspension: The 2024 Tacoma offers a newly available multi-link coil rear suspension, replacing the leaf springs in select models. This enhances ride quality and handling, providing a smoother and more controlled off-road experience.
  10. Increased Towing and Payload Capacity: The Tacoma boasts a maximum towing capacity of 6,500 lbs. and a maximum payload capacity of 1,709 lbs., depending on the trim level and configuration.
  11. Enhanced Off-Road Capability: The new Tacoma takes its legendary off-road capability to the next level. It features an all-new front stabilizer bar disconnect, increasing articulation by 10 percent. Multi-Terrain Select and CRAWL Control provide advanced off-road control and assistance in various terrains.
  12. Advanced Safety Features: The Tacoma offers additional safety features, such as Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and an available 360-degree camera system for improved visibility.
  13. Increased Bed Volume: The 2024 Tacoma provides a 7-percent increase in bed volume, offering more space for loading gear. The aluminum tailgate features a power open and close function with jam protection.
  14. Integrated Roof Rack Rails: All Tacoma models come with integrated attachment holes on the roof, allowing for easy installation of roof rack rails. This enables owners to carry additional gear, such as rooftop tents or canopies.
  15. Power Outlets: The Tacoma offers convenient power outlets, including a 400W AC inverter outlet in the bed and on the rear of the center console for gas models. i-FORCE MAX grades come standard with a 2400W AC inverter. 12V DC power access is also available in the bed and cabin.
  16. i-FORCE MAX Hybrid Powertrain: The Tacoma introduces the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain, the most powerful powertrain ever offered on a Tacoma. It combines a 2.4-liter engine with a 48-hp electric motor and a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery pack, delivering a total system output of 326 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
  17. Dynamic Exterior Design: The Tacoma's design captures the spirit of adventure, featuring a powerful athletic stance, aggressive skid plates, high-mount headlamps, hexagonal grille motif, and integrated roof and tailgate spoilers. Signature design elements pay homage to the original HiLux.
  18. Suspension Tuned for Each Grade: Each Tacoma grade features suspensions tuned specifically to optimize its off-road capabilities and performance. From red TRD sport-tuned shocks to monotube Bilstein remote reservoir shocks and FOX QS3 three-way adjustable internal bypass shocks, each grade delivers a unique off-road experience.
  19. Increased Ground Clearance: The TRD Pro model offers impressive ground clearance of up to 11 inches, allowing it to tackle rugged terrains with ease.
  20. TRD Pro Exclusive Upgrades: The TRD Pro trim stands out with its exclusive upgrades, including red aluminum front TRD upper control arms, FOX Internal Floating Piston (IFP) bump stops, and a high-clearance ARB rear metal bumper with red recovery hooks.
  21. All-New Trailhunter Accessories: The Trailhunter grade offers a range of accessories co-developed with ARB, including Old Man Emu (OME) 4x4 Suspension, a steel rear bumper, rear recovery points, a bed utility bar with removeable MOLLE panels, and more. Additional accessories are available through the Associated Accessory Products program for further customization.
  22. Advanced Cabin Technology: The 2024 Tacoma is equipped with the latest cabin technology, including an 8-inch or available 14-inch multimedia touchscreen display, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster (higher grades), a Smart Key System with push-button start, and a JBL premium audio system with a FLEX portable speaker.
  23. XtraCab Storage Solutions: The XtraCab configuration offers maximum utility with clever storage features, such as lockable storage on the rear floor and back panel. The passenger seat can fold flat, providing a workspace and additional storage options.
  24. Diverse Trim Levels: The Tacoma is available in a range of trim levels, including SR, SR5, TRD PreRunner, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, Limited, TRD Pro, and the all-new Trailhunter. Each trim level offers unique features and capabilities to cater to different preferences.
  25. Toyota's Commitment to Sustainability: The Tacoma i-FORCE MAX hybrid is part of Toyota's commitment to a carbon-neutral future. With a diverse lineup of electrified vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery electric vehicles, Toyota provides customers with options to reduce their carbon footprint.
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is set to continue its legacy as a go-anywhere truck, combining legendary off-road capability, advanced technology, and a range of powerful and efficient powertrain options. Whether tackling rugged terrains, embarking on overlanding adventures, or simply enjoying everyday drives, the Tacoma is designed to deliver an exceptional driving experience. With its impressive array of upgrades and enhancements, the 2024 Tacoma is poised to maintain its position as the ultimate adventure machine in the mid-size pickup truck segment.
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Having "a total system output of 326 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque" from that hybrid powertrain is quite the punch for the Tacoma to pack!
I don't know if I really need that much power, but I sure do want it.
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