The current generation of Tacoma has been around since 2015. However, the fact that it still marks impressive sales numbers and that it is the absolute class leader clearly indicates that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign won’t happen, even though some sources were suggesting such a thing. Instead, you may count on a familiar design, though it definitely won’t come without novelties. The biggest updates will come for TRD Pro and Trail Edition models.
The two off-roaders will get additional enhancements, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. Both models will come with new color options in the offer, while we are also about to see some suspension upgrades, which will make them even more capable. The two models will come with improved ground clearance, which means even more off-road potential. On the other hand, standard models will continue in the same way.
Despite the updates, we don’t expect to see 2022 Tacoma much earlier than usual.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign – Changes
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign won’t happen, despite the rumors, the current generation still has a lot of things to show and we are pretty sure that Japanese engineers are currently busy with the new Tundra, which is about to arrive later in the year.
Still, some updates will come, particularly in terms of TRD Pro and Trail Edition models. These two will come with a couple of interesting upgrades. First of all, we will see a suspension upgrade. The Trail Edition, which is based on the SR5 model, will continue with exclusive styling details like the unique grille, lettering and wheels, but it will also come with higher ground clearance. You may count on additional 1.1 inches at the front and 0.5 inches at the rear end.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will also sit higher from the ground, by 1.5 inches at the front and 0.5 inches on the rear end. This model already featured upgraded TRD Pro shocks and now we are about to see another upgrade, in the form of new TRD-engineered forged aluminum upper control arms. The raised suspension will also improve approach, break-over and departure angles.
Bigger changes on the inside won’t happen. Since the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign won’t happen, we are about to see a familiar cabin layout, which has both good and bad things to offer. When it comes to good things, we like all the goodies that came with the 2020 update. For that update, Toyota introduced a lot of new tech goodies, including smartphone integration. Also, this truck now offers an adjustable front seat.
On the other side, the biggest complaint goes to the passenger room. Taller drivers may have trouble with headroom, while the second row isn’t particularly generous with legroom either, no matter if you choose double or extended cab model.
We might see a couple of new things on the list of standard equipment but since the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign won’t happen, we presume that the vast majority of things will remain the same. Therefore, the base SR model will already come equipped fairly well. The current version comes standard with goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, three USB ports, satellite radio, and voice recognition. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.
Of course, higher trim levels will gradually add more and more standard features. You may count on options like an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, six-speaker JBL premium stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof. Also, there are optional driver aids like rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign – Engines
No 2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign means no engine changes. The next year will bring two familiar engine options for this pickup truck. Base models will continue with a reliable but way underpowered 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 159 horsepower. It isn’t particularly fun to drive, nor capable. Still, it may serve as a good daily commuter.
The optional 3.5-liter V6 is a much better choice. It offers a max output of 278 horsepower and offers notably better driving dynamics. Both engines come in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which often struggles to find the right gear.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The optional V6 is good for about 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign Release Date and Price
As the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign won’t happen, we expect that the launch will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 27.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger etc.