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Minor ones, if any, given this truck’s relative newness. Toyota redesigned America’s best-selling compact pickup for model-year 2016, giving it updated styling and a new engine. For model-year ’17, it shuffled feature availability and added a hardcore off-road model. For ’18, we’d advocate it add new safety features to improve Tacoma’s crash-test ratings, but we all may have to settle for some new paint colors and likely higher prices.
Compact pickups are experiencing a renaissance. Sales are up more than 25 percent through the first 11 months of 2016. Tacoma remains the most popular by far, and its sales are up more than 7 percent. Demand for both the second-place Chevrolet Colorado and third-place Nissan Frontier is up more than 29 percent, although their combined sales total only about 6,000 units more than the Toyota’s. Attribute part of Tacoma’s success to fierce owner loyalty. There are good reasons for it, among them solid engineering, stellar off-road prowess, and benchmark reliability and resale value.
Why should I wait for the 2018?
To see if Toyota adds its Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) suite. This bundle of driver aids includes lane-departure warning with automatic steering correction, adaptive cruise control to maintain a set distance from traffic ahead, and automatic high-beam headlight control. Most significant, it includes autonomous emergency braking that can stop the vehicle to mitigate a frontal collision with another car or a pedestrian. Autonomous braking is a prerequisite for the industry’s most coveted safety rating, Top Safety Pick+ status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Currently, the only pickup to earn the award is the 2017 Honda Ridgeline in its top-trim RTL-E and Black Edition models, which come with the automaker’s Honda Sensing safety suite.
To its credit, Toyota has been integrating TSS-P as standard equipment on all trim levels of many of its vehicles, including the Corolla compact car, RAV4 compact crossover, Highlander midsize crossover, and Prius hybrid. Expect TSS-P to expand to more 2018 Toyotas, including the redesigned Camry midsize sedan – and perhaps the Tacoma. Blind-spot alert with rear cross-traffic detection is already available on several Tacoma trims.
Barring introduction of another specialty trim level like last year’s TRD Pro model, expect the 2018 Tacoma lineup to repeat 2017’s. That means it would again consist of the base SR, volume-selling SR5, street-themed TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, luxury-oriented Limited, and flagship TRD Pro. The latter is an even more hardcore version of the TRD Off-Road, sporting standard 4-wheel drive (4WD); a high-riding suspension; Kevlar-reinforced tires; heavy-duty underbody skid plates; a driver-selectable terrain sensor that adjusts the drivetrain to suit various conditions, such as snow, sand, mud, and rocks; and Toyota’s CRAWL Control, a sort of cruise control that regulates the vehicle’s speed in challenging off-road conditions.