2022 Toyota Tacoma Expectations: Changes and Features

The most popular mid-size pickup truck has been around for nearly five years and it is expected that the current generation will remain in production for a few more years. This indicates that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma will probably come without more important changes. We expect to see a familiar design approach, though smaller updates are always possible. This refers to things like new special editions, new color options and features. Other than that, things are about to remain the same.

Therefore, you may count on familiar design characteristics, which make this model a quintessential pickup truck. It is durable, rugged, capable and extremely reliable. In addition, it offers pretty strong off-road performances already in base versions. We expect that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma will hit the market sometime late in the next year.

2022 Toyota Tacoma

2022 Toyota Tacoma Design

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma definitely won’t change. We didn’t even see bigger changes with the last-year refresh, so it’s hard to expect anything particular before the complete overhaul. As the redesign is still far away, we presume that the best 2022 Toyota Tacoma could bring are novelties in terms of new color options and similar things. There is always a chance to see some special editions in the offer, just like it’s the case with the 2021 model year, which has brought a special and limited edition, called Trail Edition. This model will be sold in just 7.000 copies.

On the other side, the overall layout is about to remain the same, so you may count on the same mechanics and styling, which hasn’t been updated too much since the initial launch five years ago.


Bigger changes won’t happen on the inside either, as this will be a typical carryover model. Still, you may count on the updates that arrived with the mid-cycle update, which include things like a new infotainment screen, power-adjustable driver’s seat and similar things. Therefore, the only thing we could see is some smaller reorganization in terms of standard features.

2022 Toyota Tacoma interior

On the other side, the overall layout will certainly remain the same. You may count on the same cabin design, which mostly utilizes hard but durable plastics and similar materials. The dashboard aesthetics aren’t particularly attractive either, but everything seems in its place and feels simple and easy to use. You may count on two cab layouts in the offer. A double-cab model is also in the offer, though we have to say that it isn’t particularly generous with space in the second row.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Engines

The engine lineup will certainly remain the same. Therefore, you may count on two familiar engine options. Base models will come with a familiar 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit, which puts out around 160 horsepower. That seems okay for daily commuting, while those who are looking for something peppier should consider the optional V6. We are talking about a well-known, Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are available with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual gearbox.

When it comes to fuel economy, neither of these two is particularly amazing, though ratings are pretty decent. The base engine returns around 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. On the other side, the optional V6 is good for about 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Max towing capacity goes around 6.800 pounds.

2022 Toyota Tacoma preview

2022 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price

We expect to see the 2022 Toyota Tacoma sometime in the last quarter of 2021. Base models should go around 27.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the key rivals are models like Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator etc.

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