2024 Toyota Tacoma:
The Land Report Review

2024 Toyota Tacoma:
The Land Report Review

By Sue Mead

Sponsored by Hall and Hall


Introducing the 2024 Toyota Tacoma: Elevating Midsize Pickup Excellence

Toyota’s Tacoma has been the benchmark in the midsize pickup truck category since 1995 while legions of loyal Tacoma fans have helped it remain best-selling in its class for close to two decades. So, why bring an all-new version to market, I wondered? After trying out the 2024 Toyota Tacoma, it’s clear Tacoma’s legacy will stay intact in a segment of the pickup world that has grown ever-more popular, has an ever-growing cache of new and updated entries, and has customers who demand more from their truck than ever before. Toyota has moved the needle again.

Bold Exterior Styling and Modern Interior Upgrades

The easiest thing to like about the fourth-generation ‘Taco’ is the edgy and more aggressive exterior styling, the impressive interior makeover with a host of appealing trim elements, and the comprehensive list of technology upgrades– the hardest thing for buyers will be to decide which model fits their needs.

Enhanced Platform and Versatile Configurations

Tacoma is built on a high-strength boxed, steel-ladder frame that is a shared platform with the recently-redesigned full-sized Toyota Tundra. The new midsizer is the same height, but 4 inches wider and 4 inches longer, although the wheelbase remains the same, giving a nod to garagability. It’s available in an impressive lineup of models (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, TRD Pro and Trailhunter); in RWD and 4WD versions; and with a 5-ft.-or 6-ft-long bed. It can seat two or up to 5 passengers with XtraCab or DoubleCab versions, plus there are two different suspension set-ups. It starts at a base price of $31,500 and will likely top out above $65,000 for high-end versions. Numerous options and accessories are available.

Powerful and Efficient Performance

All Tacomas are powered by a new 2.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that comes in many forms and pairs with either an 8-speed auto transmission or 6-speed manual. The headliner is the i-Force Max hybrid that runs the road with 325 horsepower/465 lb.-ft. of torque; it’s set up with an electric motor between the engine and transmission and a small nickel metal hybrid battery. The top tow rating is 6,500 lbs. and it can haul up to 705 lbs. of payload.

On-Road Refinement and Off-Road Prowess

On our test drive, we noted the new pickup is improved and modernized in every way with more on-road refinement and smoother chops on pavement and also ideal for ranches and the range. A number of models have the engineering and hardware for rough and tumble off-road duty with fortified underbody protection, knobby 33-inch tires, exclusive suspension components, as well as a standard disconnecting front anti-roll bar and unique dampers. The new Trailhunter version is geared toward buyers who enjoy overlanding and rugged exploration and is equipped with special equipment and technology for adventuring.


Hall and Hall, Jay Leyendecker

Jay Leyendecker


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Jay’s family has called South Texas home for more than 150 years. It’s where he was born, and it’s where he is based today. The wildlife enthusiast brings more than two decades of experience in game capture, habitat management, wildlife breeding, and hunting operations to his clients, as well as to existing landowners. No matter if he’s touring a Sand Sheet ranch or checking a feeder, he relies on his 2013 Toyota Tacoma.

“My little Tacoma has more than 143,000 miles on it, and I have all the confidence in the world that it’ll take me from South Texas to Montana. Reliability — it’s what Toyota is famous for. Not to mention they last forever. You can’t beat it.”

Luxurious Interior and Advanced Technology

Upgrades to materials bring premium trims, high resolution screens and traditional switch gear; most have a 7.0 inch digital gauge cluster, while TRD off-road models and up feature a 12.3 inch all-digital unit, heated seats and other appealing features. The TRD PRO gets an IsoDynamic Performance seat with an “air-over-oil” shock absorbing system that helps control body movements on uneven surfaces.

Toyota’s Manufacturing Legacy

The Toyota Tacoma has been manufactured by Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota since 1995. Toyota Motor North America is headquartered in Plano, Texas and has an assembly plant on San Antonio, TX.

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