When Toyota's iconic Tacoma pick-up truck goes through a major facelift and significant structural upgrades, it is very big news. More than any other truck, the Toyota Tacoma, has a cult-like following of die-hard fans who herald its every grille change and new accessory. No kidding, they have clubs and newsletters to stay in touch, and this has boosted the Tacoma's resale value to eyebrow-raising status. No one will be disappointed with the 2016 Tacoma's retuned suspension, new powertrain, and snappier cabin structure. Longtime fans of the rugged Tacoma will love the new quieter ride, thanks to advanced aerodynamic and acoustic technology. If you live in or near Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans, Covington, Lacombe, Pearl River, and Slidell you have an opportunity to see the re-imagined Toyota Tacoma in all its glory at Toyota of Slidell before anyone else. We are centrally located at 300 E. Howze Beach Rd in Slidell, LA, and we have a huge inventory of 2016 Toyota Tacomas just waiting for a test drive. We welcome repeat Tacoma buyers, rabid fans, and just the mildly curious. There is something for everyone in the sleek new Tacoma Ð hard-hat Dads, busy Moms, and even garage band superstars. The 2016 Toyota is no ordinary truck!
The interior of the has been completely revamped, obviously by a very talented designer, and everything you like about the Tacoma's utility and versatility now has a more attractive face. Everywhere you look, they are new accents, bezels and finishes, and a more horizontal layout that would give any luxury sedan a run for its money. Your first impression will be, ÒOh my, this must be the deluxe model,Ó but you would be wrong. Every 2016 Toyota is a deluxe model. Quality workmanship and luxury appointments now come standard in the Tacoma, as do durable materials and soft-touch surfaces. An available front dual zone automatic climate control system lets you and your front passenger enjoy customized temperature and vent settings. For a cool breeze in the summer, you can get an amazing power moonroof that opens up wide to let in the stars and the wind Ð but watch out for diving drones! Also available is a state-of-the-art 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) that keeps track of the information you need in brilliant color. You can customize it to display your mpg, individual tire pressure, current song selection, all-wheel-drive mode and anything else you program. As such, the 2016 Tacoma was designed with the future in mind because there is plenty of room for tomorrow's technology and connectivity. Here is just a sample of what the latest Tacoma offers:
The biggest change to this year's Tacoma (and the really exciting news) is what's under the hood. The new engine, a 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6 model, is smaller than last year's engine, yet it boasts significantly better passing power and regal smoothness, as well as an astonishing 278 hp and 265 pound-feet of torque. You get a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and you cannot go wrong either way. The manual transmission is quick and responsive, but the six-speed automatic is more popular among younger customers now because it upshifts and downshifts like a dream.
The Toyota Tacoma has been outselling its nearest competitor by TWICE, and while it didn't need any new bells and whistles, you get the feeling they were added this year just for the ooohs and aaahs. Befitting the Tacoma's newfound V6 strength are an available scoop and meaty grille, which help showcase the new chiseled character lines and muscular fenders. At night, your tough-as-nails Tacoma looks like a million dollars with standard projector-beam headlights that pierce the darkness brightly, and dramatic C-shaped taillights that leave a futuristic trail as you drive off. Coming or going, Tacoma turns heads and raises eyebrows everywhere.