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Tacoma Specials in Houston, TX

Capability and Style in the Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is the perfect truck for people in Texas who want the capabilities of a pickup truck but without sacrificing on maneuverability or the ability to fit into a parking space. With six models to choose from, you will find numerous configurations, including those that emphasize off-roading or luxury, as well as those that aim to provide pickup truck capabilities on a budget by limiting extra features. The Toyota name means that the Tacoma is truck that will last you a long time, making it an excellent investment for your future.

The interior of the Toyota Tacoma has available luxuries features like leather-trimmed seats, a multi-information display, and dual-zone automatic climate control. You can even add a moonroof to let in some sunshine or fresh air from the outside. The Tacoma is always bold and easy on the eyes because of features like the large truck bed and attachments that make it easy to keep your cargo in place. On certain trims, features like Crawl Control and Multi-terrain Select let you conquer uneven and rocky terrain with ease.

Changes for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Compare the 2017 Toyota Tacoma to the 2016 model and you will see a range of changes, most notably the new TRD Pro model. It sits at the top of the lineup, and has more off-roading features than the TRD Sport and the TRD Off-Road. This new TRD Pro model is the best choice for people who want to take their pickup off road. It comes with a short truck bed and double cab, while running on a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 4-wheel drive.

The TRD Pro model trim also includes Kevlar-reinforced off-road tires, 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded shocks and springs in the front and rear, LED running lights, LED fog lights, an aluminum skid plate in front, and projector beam headlights. Inside, it has leather seats, heated front seats, a power sliding rear window, and heated seats along with blind spot warning. Other features include cross traffic alert and rear parking sensors. You can choose from a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to the new 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro, this latest model year adds a new SR5 Appearance Package. This option group is available on the SR5 trim, as its name implies. It gives you a color-coordinated fender trim and 16-inch alloy wheels. Double cab models also get a power sliding rear window.
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Exploring the Toyota Tacoma History

The Toyota Tacoma's history in some ways dates all the way back to the 1964 Stout, which was Toyota's first pickup sold in the American market. It was followed by the 1969 Hi-Lux, a compact truck that lasted through many generations in the United States. However, the Tacoma name did not arrive until the 1995 model year or the seventh generation of this pickup, which retained its name in other markets.

When Toyota introduced the Tacoma, it had new sheet metal, suspension, and frame, as well as three new engines. Even the front suspension had been redesigned. The 4x2 models ran on a 142-horsepower 2.4-liter engine while the 4x4s had a 150-horsepower 2.7-liter engine, although a 190-horsepower 3.4-liter was available.

Toyota introduced the PreRunner Xtracab model in 1998 with the tires and suspension of a 4x4 but a 4x2 drivetrain. It became available on regular cabs the following year. The StepSide model arrived in 2000 and then the 2001 Tacoma saw mild restyling, including a new grille in a trapezoidal shape and new dashboard with rotary ventilation controls. This was also the year that the S-Runner and Double Cab appeared. The next generation arrived as a 2005 Tacoma with a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder or 4.0-liter V6 engine, and a total of 18 configurations.

Explore Your Tacoma Options with Mike Calvert Toyota

Drivers love how capable the Tacoma is while still being easy to handle. To get a look at a wide range of different new and used models, visit Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, TX. Our trained professionals have experience helping people find the car that best suits their needs. We are happy to answer any of your questions and help you get acquainted with your favorite model. To learn more about our financing options and other services, call our offices or come see us today in Houston Texas, near Sugar Land!

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