Tan Toyota Tacoma driving on desert road

Features and Specifications of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

There is much to consider when you are looking for a pickup truck that’s able to suit your needs. For starters, you’ll want to decide whether you’re looking for the kind of brute strength you want to get the job done, or if you decide on a lighter, punchier pickup that offers maximum amounts of fun without sacrificing the relentless performance that trucks are famous for. If you’ve decided upon the latter, we want to introduce you to the features and specifications of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, a light-duty pickup with a heavy dosage of great times onboard!  

Engine Options and Performance of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma 

The 2018 Tacoma brings two highly capable engines into the fold, first in the form of a 2.7-Liter Inline 4 (able to produce 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque), and also a 3.5-liter V6, which not only is more powerful (278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque) but more widespread as well. In addition, the Tacoma offers Trailer Sway Control, Crawl Control, and Hill Start Assist Control to give you full access and handling over any stretch of terrain you come across!

Front view of 2018 Toyota Tacoma driving over hill

Profile view of 2018 Toyota Tacoma driving on rocky terrain


Towing and Payload Capacities of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma 

Speaking of the aforementioned Trailer Sway Control, equipping your Tacoma with said technology allows you to handle a maximum tow rating of 6,800 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,440 pounds. That means that whether you’re heading for the campsite or the job site, you’ll never have to worry about what you can and can’t bring along.  

Storage and Cargo of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma 

A big component of being a truck owner is being able to store all the miscellaneous items you need comfortably throughout the 2018 Tacoma. With a Deck Rail System that lets you keep your bed belongings secure, and in-bed storage areas to house your tools and other necessities, the Tacoma operates like a garage/workbench with wheels. That’s not even including its 120V power outlet, that lets you keep all your electronics juiced!  

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Test drive the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in Palo Alto CA 

There’s so much more about the 2018 Tacoma that we didn’t cover, and if you’d like to see all that it can do, we encourage you to come see us today and schedule a test drive. We’re happy to help you learn all about the Tacoma’s capabilities and get you set up with a payment plan should you be ready to sign and drive!