2018 Toyota Tacoma Review & Comparison for Sanford, FL Shoppers

18/22  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
60.5-73.7 in. Bed  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma earned the title of best-selling vehicle in its class and the new 2018 model may be positioned for greatness as well. Toyota has taken a stellar model from 2017 and made it even better with a few thoughtful updates. The stylish exterior that many truck buyers loved in the 2017 model has received only modest updates. The current Tacoma model for 2018 continues to have its dominant yet lean appearance that truck buyers are drawn to.

Toyota made few changes to the Tacoma's exterior for 2018, but it made a significant upgrade to the safety features. Truck buyers who are concerned about safety may love the fact that the Tacoma now has the Safety Sense P loaded into all trim levels as a standard feature. Safety Sense P is a robust safety feature that includes innovative technology to help you and your loved ones stay safer on the road. This technology includes a sway warning feature, a pre-collision notification system, radar cruise control, automated high beams, lane departure notification and a pedestrian crossing alert feature. A Toyota salesperson can help you to learn more about each of these safety features as well as other standard and optional features found in each of the trim levels for the Tacoma in 2018.

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Trims & Features

Toyota understands that there is not a one-size-fits all vehicle that mid-size truck buyers are looking for. It has created six distinctive trim levels, and these are available in a total of 30 wonderful configurations. From highest to lowest, the Tacoma trim levels for 2018 are the TRD Pro, the Limited, the TRD Sport, the TRD Off-Road, the SR5 and the SR. Configuration variations are available for your choice of an access cab or a double cab and different engine options to choose from. Your comfort level behind the wheel is impacted by the features in your new Tacoma. You will be pleased to learn that even the base trim level of the Tacoma is well-appointed. Base-level features include turn signals in heated side mirrors, remote keyless power door locks, power windows with a one-touch feature, illuminated vanity mirrors for the driver and front passenger, keyless ignition, a leather-encased steering wheel with power steering, controls for audio and adaptive cruise control on the steering wheel and an excellent sound system for added enjoyment.

2018 Toyota Tacoma


Some mid-size truck buyers intend to use their new vehicle as a commuter vehicle, and others may have big plans to tow a decent-sized payload behind the truck. There are both four-cylinder and six-cylinder engine options available for most of the trim levels. Horsepower for these engines ranges from 159 to 278, and torque ranges from 180 to 278 foot-pounds. Power is not the only factor to consider when you are looking for a mid-size truck with excellent performance capabilities. All 2018 Tacoma trims feature stabilization bars for the front and rear, an automatic transmission with six speeds, four-wheel drive, a front independent suspension system and controls for stability and traction.


2018 Toyota Tacoma InteriorThe new safety features in all 2018 Tacoma trucks are impressive, but these are not the only features available in all trim levels. Additional safety features that can help you to feel more secure and confident on the road are braking assistance, daytime running lamps, multiple airbags with a deactivation feature for the front passenger's airbag, anti-lock brakes, rear drum brakes paired with front disc brakes, headrests and a few other safety features. As you might expect with a mid-size truck that has so many intelligent safety features, the Tacoma for 2018 received high safety scores from U.S. News, NHTSA and IIHS. Specifically, it was given a 9.3 score from U.S. News out of 10 possible points. It was given four out of five stars for overall safety by NHTSA, and it received five out of five stars for each of the IIHS's safety categories.

Tacoma Questions

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