The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Has Arrived

Toyota has weighed in on whether it will offer a stick shift.

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The new 2024 Toyota Tacoma may be the most eagerly anticipated new truck arriving in the next few years. A lot of people love the Tacoma — sales have always been strong, and the midsize truck is more popular now than ever. Tacoma build quality is formidable, and resale values have remained absurd.

But nearly everyone who loves the Tacoma wants something more from it, whether that's better performance to challenge rivals like the Colorado ZR2 and Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, a more spacious and family-friendly cabin or better fuel economy with a hybrid or even electric powertrain. Toyota, then, is under an awful lot of pressure to make sure the 2024 Tacoma has more of what buyers want — without compromising on the things that made the Taco so great today.

Here's what we know right now about what the fourth-generation 2024 Toyota Tacoma will look like.

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The 2024 Toyota Tacoma has arrived
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Toyota has finally unveiled the 2024 Tacoma. Learn the full details here.

When will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma arrive?
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Toyota has confirmed that the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will debut on May 19, 2023 for the 2024 model year. That timeline suggests we could see the new Tacoma arrive at dealers before the end of 2023.

Will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma still have a manual transmission option?

Yes. Toyota dropped another teaser for the 2024 Tacoma. It shows a three-pedal alignment, confirming that the Tacoma will keep its manual transmission option in the next generation.

It's not clear how the manual will fit into the new lineup yet. Toyota has reportedly been working on a manual transmission for hybrid performance vehicles. But we expect the stick shift will be limited to gas options. Currently, the Tacoma offers a manual on the TRD Pro, TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road grades.

The Tacoma will get a Trailhunter version

Toyota previewed their new overlanding-ready Trailhunter grade for trucks and SUVs at the 2022 SEMA Show with a Tundra concept. Trailhunter will be a new top-of-the-line edition that slots above the TRD Pro.

Toyota confirmed that the 2024 Tacoma — as most anticipated — will get a Trailhunter model. ARB 4x4 offered a preview of some of their factory-added accessories that will feature on the truck. We can also expect an additional suspension lift among other features.

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma will get the i-Force Max hybrid V6

Toyota offered up its first teaser image of the new 2024 Tacoma. The teaser confirmed that at least the TRD Pro version will be offered with the 3.5-liter (technically 3.4-liter) i-Force Max V6 hybrid engine used in the Tundra and Sequoia.

With the Tundra, the i-Force Max puts out 437 horsepower and a mammoth 583 lb-ft of torque. It's possible the Tacoma version will be detuned a bit to slot below the Tundra.

The 2024 Tacoma will get Fox shocks and rear disc brakes

Toyota previewed some features from the Tacoma TRD Pro, including Fox shock absorbers and rear disc brakes (the current model still has drum brakes).

What other engines will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma offer?
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We now know the top engine will be the i-Force Max V6. That's a pleasant surprise. Previous reporting from The Fast Lane Truck had the Tacoma offering two additional engine options.

The first should is a base gas engine, likely to be the new turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four that Toyota used in the Highlander. That engine puts out 265 hp and 309 lb-ft in the Highlander. Tacoma tuning could put it closer to the Lexus NX's 275 hp and 317 lb-ft.

Another engine possibility named is the Hybrid Max engine Toyota used in the new Toyota Crown. That engine puts out 340 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and would be competitive with the 2.7-liter inline-four GM is putting in the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.

This may be our first complete look at the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma?
patent image of toyota tacoma on a blank background

Motor 1 and a poster on Expedition Portal uncovered Brazilian patent photos of what may be the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The images were published on January 24, 2023.

The photos look like what we expected the Tacoma to look like: a smaller version of the new Tundra. They also resemble the Pickup EV concept, which may have previewed the 2024 Tacoma's design.

Here's our first look at the 2024 Toyota Tacoma interior
GM Authority

GM Authority and several other automotive outlets received what appear to be spy shots of the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma interior. It's under a lot of camouflage. But it looks like what we anticipated with modernization and substantial influences from the new Tundra.

The screen is running Toyota's new infotainment system but is smaller than the massive 14-inch screen available on the Tundra.

What platform will the 2024 Tacoma use?
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Toyota is updating its trucks to the new body-on-frame TNGA-F truck platform, which is underpinning the new J300 Land Cruiser, the new Toyota Tundra, the new Toyota Sequoia and the Lexus LX 600. The new 4Runner and the new Tacoma are expected to get a smaller version of that for mid-size vehicles.

Will the 2024 Toyota Tacoma get a coil-sprung rear suspension?
spy shot of the toyota tacoma testing on a suburban road in full camouflage

The folks at TFL caught what appears to be the next-generation Tacoma testing in Colorado. The Texas plate — where Toyota is headquartered — and the heavy camouflage support that presumption.

Toyota seems particularly concerned with masking the rear of the truck, which suggests that the Tacoma will follow the Tundra's lead with a coil-sprung rear suspension — dramatically improving handling and ride quality.

Will Toyota build an electric Tacoma?
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Toyota announced some ambitious EV plans in December. Those plans included an electric pickup concept, which should be hitting the road in the next few years. Toyota hasn't confirmed that this concept is an electric Tacoma. But it looks a lot like an electric Tacoma. Motortrend expects the electric Tacoma to arrive in Q3 2024.

Will the Toyota Tacoma get a new automatic transmission?
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Yes. A major criticism of the current model is its dated six-speed automatic. Tacoma competitors all feature eight-, nine-, or 10-speed units. The transmission will receive an upgrade along with the engines.

Toyota pairs an eight-speed transmission with the turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four, which should be a good bet for the base model. Toyota uses a six-speed for the Hybrid Max in both the Crown and the new Lexus RX, which may make it to the Tacoma in that engine. And the i-Force Max employs a 10-speed automatic.

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma will have a removable speaker
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Toyota confirmed that the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will have an available JBL Flex speaker that is portable and removable.

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