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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2024 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is one of the best-regarded trucks on the market. Now that the 2024 model is on the horizon, people have much to anticipate, and Toyota dealers are going to be packed to the brim with orders.

Of course, this truck comes with the level of capability that people would expect, but there are a host of options that make this a top-choice vehicle; not only are there numerous trims to choose from, but the new Tacoma has several features that’ll help make tough work easier. For those who want help finding the perfect 2024 Toyota Tacoma, here’s a buyer’s guide to outline everything you need to know…

The Trims of the Toyota Tacoma

One of the things that makes the 2024 Toyota Tacoma so special is its breadth of options. In fact, this midsize pickup truck comes in eight different trims. Additionally, it has three different levels of power to suit practically every need; if you want a faster truck that can keep up with some sports cars, you’re covered, but if you need more stable performance that works well for all terrains, there’s something for you, too.

The other great thing about all these trims is that they cost similar prices; this means buyers don’t have to sacrifice what they need because of an exorbitant price tag. Of course, most modern trucks offer various trims, but the Toyota Tacoma’s options actually make a difference.

The SR is the base trim for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. It uses a 2.4L inline-four with a maximum output of 228 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The SR trim is the only version of the new Toyota Tacoma that features this powertrain. According to Car and Driver, this is an increase of 69 hp from the previous model. Regarding price, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma SR starts at $29,000.

Instead of a V6, the new Tacoma has a turbocharged i-FORCE four-cylinder. This engine setup powers the SR5, TRD PreRunner, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited trims. This powertrain has a maximum output of 278 hp, and its 317 lb-ft of torque is 20% more than that of the outgoing Toyota Tacoma. The i-FORCE four-cylinder engine gets a decreased maximum output of 270 hp if buyers choose the manual transmission for the TRD Sport and the TRD Off-Road trims.

The i-FORCE MAX is the most potent engine of the 2024 Tacoma. It uses a hybrid setup with a maximum output of 326 hp and a torque of 465 lb-ft. This trim also has a 2400-watt AC converter instead of last model year’s 300-watt version. The i-FORCE MAX comes standard in the TRD Pro and the Trailhunter, the latter of which is new. People can also get the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain in the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited trims.

TRD Off-Road

The TRD Off-Road is one of the most popular trims of the Toyota Tacoma; this is especially true for people who’ll need their truck for special purposes. One of the highlights is that the tires are now 33 inches high, making it perfect for off-road activities. The suspension for this midsize pickup truck is also better than the outgoing model; this truck has a push-button rear-differential lock, high-level terrain management, and off-roading tuned suspension. The new Tacoma also includes a new disconnecting front anti-roll bar, which should grant more suspension articulation.

A white 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is shown from the front at an angle.


The TRD Pro trim of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is the version you want if you crave speed and off-road capabilities. Additionally, not only does it compete with the Ranger Raptor and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, but it has better torque than either. In terms of size, the TRD Pro is three inches wider than the SR trim, and it’s also taller.

Regarding damping, the TRD Pro has 2.5-inch Fox QS3 adjustable dampers. It also has Fox IFP hydraulic bump stops. This one also has a standard disconnecting front anti-roll bar. Overall, this is one of the most well-balanced versions of the truck.

TRD Sport

The TRD Sport trim is the perfect middle-ground for those who need off-roading capabilities but still want a smooth ride. It may not be as smooth as the Limited, but buyers can expect this from an off-roading-focused version. It includes sport-tuned shocks and tires created for the pavement, as opposed to the monsters the TRD Off-Road has. This is the only trim that uses a full-time four-wheel drive system that behaves like an AWD option; however, locking the center differential allows for better off-roading traction.


The Trailhunter is the brand-new trim of the Toyota Tacoma. Similar to the TRD Pro, it has the i-FORCE four-cylinder powertrain as well as the front anti-roll bar, the wide-track suspension, and—of course—it rides high. One of the biggest differences is that the Trailhunter features Old Man Emu position-sensitive remote reservoir shocks; not only are they tuned for roading, but they can carry large loads such as big tents.

This trim also comes with an onboard compressor and a 2400-watt AC inverter. Luckily, this version of the truck also makes it easy to add extra lighting with its inclusion of up-fitter switches.

The interior of a 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is shown from above the center console.

Interior Features

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is a solid midsize truck for its interior technology. The base trim has an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, but some of the upgraded trims have a 14.0-inch unit. Its operating system is Toyota’s Audio Media, which supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Buyers can add a wireless Qi charging pad to their 2024 Tacoma to eliminate cord clutter; otherwise, this truck does come with multiple USB-C ports throughout.

Regarding gauge clusters, the lower trims of the truck have a 7.0-inch unit, while the higher trims have a 12.0-inch option. The Tacoma has a pretty great sound system, but buyers can upgrade it to a ten-speaker JBL premium system. This system includes an externally coupled subwoofer and a portable speaker. Drivers can charge the portable speaker in the truck and use it for the center speaker; it can last up to six hours when not docked. This speaker can also survive in up to three feet of water.

All trims of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma come with the Smart Key System, which includes a push-button start. People with a trial or full subscription to Remote Connect can also use their smartphones to control their trucks. Additionally, the Smart Key System allows owners to give others access to their trucks instead of giving them the tangible key.

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma interior is incredibly spacious. This is especially the case for the fully gas-powered versions; in fact, they have about three times more storage space than the outgoing model. Additionally, the rear seats fold back, allowing for even more storage space. There is also room for storage up front with MOLLE panels on the doors and the center console.

Final Thoughts

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck that has much to offer. It delivers solid performance, has numerous trims, and makes excellent use of its interior technology. There is a Tacoma for everyone in this 2024 model. As this is still a new truck, there are more details to come, such as the fuel economy ratings. Nevertheless, we’re excited.