Clues about the new Toyota Tacoma Hybrid should get your motor started. More power and efficiency are on the way to fix a few issues with the outgoing model. Check out what to expect with the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid.
How much power will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid have?
Official specs for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid haven’t been released, but we have a few clues to evaluate. Motor 1 shared that an electric Toyota Tacoma is still on the cards. But it should get a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor.
This setup has been used in other Toyota vehicles. In the Lexus RX, it puts out 366 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Also, in the Toyota Crown, the setup delivers 340 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Rumors suggest that the new Tacoma may get the gas-powered turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for the Toyota Highlander. It delivers 265 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque.
These figures may vary due to the weight and size of the new Toyota Tacoma. Engines can also be tuned differently.
The 2023 Tacoma has a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, which isn’t exactly exciting. This engine is expected to be dropped. You can upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6 engine for 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. So, it is safe to expect more power.
How efficient will the 2024 Tacoma be?
We do not yet have exact fuel economy figures for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid. But it should do a little better than the current gas-powered model. The Tacoma gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and up to 23 mpg on the highway.
The Toyota Crown gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in the city and up to 41 mpg on the highway. But it’s more aerodynamic than a sedan and a midsize truck.
The Lexus RX rings up to an EAP-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. It sounds more reasonable.
We’re hoping for more towing muscle. The 2023 Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds and carry a payload of up to 1,685 pounds. The 2023 Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,500 pounds and carry a payload of up to 1,160 pounds.
The new Tacoma will ride on the new TNGA-F platform that underpins the new Toyota Tundra, Toyota Sequoia, and the upcoming remodeled Toyota 4Runner.
While the Tacoma retains its rugged body-on-frame build, the leaf springs can be replaced by a coil spring setup to improve its ride and handling.
What else do we know about the 2024 Tacoma?
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid is expected to look similar to the new Toyota Tundra and Toyota Sequioa with a large grille framed by LED headlights. It may also have bigger bumpers and new wheel designs.
Also, the interior is expected to be more refined. Hard plastics and other cheap materials can be replaced by high-quality options such as leather and pop of wood trim. We wish there was more passenger space in the back seat.
The 8.0-inch touchscreen can be ditched for the larger 14.0-inch screen found in the Tundra. It’s safe to expect an updated digital gauge cluster, wireless phone charging pad and more camera views. Hopefully, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard.
We’ll know more about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid soon. It could debut as early as 2023. Stay tuned for latest updates.