The current Toyota Tacoma continues to dominate midsize pickup truck sales in the United States. GM, Ford, and other manufacturers are turning up the heat with fully redesigned or refreshed models. Toyota is not resting. It introduced its all-new 2024 Tacoma lineup that offers more choices than ever before.
The new truck grows in wheelbase and track width, but it retains its overall length and cabin width. It’s very important for a midsize pickup truck to keep its midsize proportions for the sake of “garage-ability”. Consumers complained about the seating position, a perceived lack of power, and the lack of rear disc brakes. Toyota has addressed all of this and more. They introduce a Tacoma Hybrid that combined its new 2.4-liter turbocharged I4 engine with an electric motor for a combined 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.
Here is a more detailed look at how the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma compares to its predecessor.
|New 2024 Toyota Tacoma||Old 2023 Toyota Tacoma|
|Cabs||Two-door XtraCab & Crew Cabs (short & long bed)||Extended & Crew Cabs (short & long bed)|
|Trims||(8) SR, SR5, TRD PreRunner, TRD Sport, TRD Off-road, Limited, TRD Pro, Trailhunter||(7) SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, Trail SE, TRD Pro|
|Wheelbase||132 in (+4.5 in) or n/a||127.5 or 140.6 in|
|Overall Length||same!||212.3 or 225.5 in|
|Track Width||(+2 in)||63.0-63.2 or 64-64.2 (TRD Pro) in|
|Engines||Four Powertrains (+1)||Three Powertrains|
|Transmissions||8-speed Auto or 6-speed Man.||6-speed Auto or 6-speed Man.|
|Ground Clearance||9.5 in (11-in running clearance)||9.4 in|
|Max Payload||1,709 lbs||1,685 -> 1,135 lbs|
|Max Towing||6,500 – 6,000 lbs (-300)||6,800 lbs|
|Curb Weight||n/a||3,915 -> 4,550 lbs|
|Turning Circle||n/a (a little worse)||40.6, 40.8, 44.1 ft|
|Approach Ang.||33.8 deg (-2.6)||29, 32, 36.4 deg|
|Departure Ang.||25.7 deg (+1.0)||23.1, 23.5, 23.6, 24.7 deg|
|Breakover Ang.||23.5 deg (-3.1)||21.0, 26.4, 26.6 deg|
We still do not know the new Tacoma’s price or fuel economy estimates. We do not know many other specifications.
Still, we can put the two trucks together for comparison. Take a look as Roman and I go point by point between a current-generation Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 and an all-new 2024 model.