2017 Toyota Tacoma Near Boise
It wasn't so long ago the midsize truck segment was a pretty niche area of the market, so competition was fairly minimal. That's not the case anymore as many manufacturers now see midsize trucks as an opportunity for growth. Despite there being greater rivalry in the segment today than there has been for some time, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma remains very much a benchmark for this type of vehicle.
The Tacoma was redesigned last year, and although it might not have represented a completely new vehicle from the ground up, the changes were everything enthusiasts could have asked for. It's entirely understandable Toyota didn't throw the baby out with the bathwater with the redesign though, as this is a vehicle with a formidable reputation for flexibility and durability, so the 2017 Toyota Tacoma continues to build on that status.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is the perfect vehicle for anyone who wants the versatility and flexibility of a truck but without the bulk and power of a full-size model. The Tacoma can seat up to five people while at the same time transporting bikes, surfboards or other kit for a fun weekend in the wilderness. There are now six different trim levels with two available engines, and every model is available with a choice of rear or 4WDemand drivetrains, apart from the off-road focused TRD-Pro that isn't available with rear-wheel drive.
The base engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that's available in the first two trims of SR and SR5. This unit is capable of producing 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, and can be mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission in the SR trim, but only with the auto in SR5 models. The other engine in the 2017 Toyota Tacoma lineup is a 3.5-liter V-6 that puts 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal. The V-6 is available with all trim levels, but it's the standard units in TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD-Pro trims.
Because a midsize truck like the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is probably aimed more towards retail buyers than commercial customers, there isn't really a Spartan, relatively utilitarian workhorse in the lineup. Instead, all models come generously equipped and the higher trims really do deliver everything you'd expect from a high quality family sedan but with the added flexibility and capability of a pickup.
Even the SR comes standard with intermittent wipers, sliding rear glass, air conditioning, a tilt/telescopically adjustable steering wheel, and power windows, while the SR5 then gets you Bluetooth hands-free calling and streaming audio, variable intermittent wipers, and a 4.2-inch multi-information display.