2018 Toyota Tacoma: Performance Specs and Features

Few trucks rival the versatile performance of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Whether you’re interested in heading off-road, zipping through the city, carrying heavy loads, or hauling heavy trailers, the Toyota Tacoma complies with:

  • Up to 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 4WDemand 4-wheel drive
  • 6,800-pound maximum tow rating
  • 1,440-pounds maximum payload rating
  • Crawl Control (CRAWL)
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Multi-Terrain Select
  • Trailer Sway Control

It’s a combination able to outclass rivals like the Chevrolet Colorado with measured ease. Let’s take a closer look.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Performance Highlights

3.5L V6

The available V6 direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine uses Variable Valve Timing to achieve up to 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.


Intelligent 4-wheel drive uses an electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) for precision performance across any surface.

Towing Capacity

Properly equipped, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma delivers a maximum payload rating of 6,800 pounds, so even heavy trailers can be hauled with confidence.

Payload Capacity

What’s a pick-up worth without a bed that can take a high payload rating? That’s why the Tacoma handles up to 1,440 pounds.

Exceptional Performance Wherever You Take It

Harnessing up to 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque from the standard 2.7L four-cylinder, or up to 278 hp and 265 lb-ft from the available V6, your new Toyota Tacoma performs with refreshing zeal and spirit. The following off-road features make it as sure-footed in the backcountry as it is across Toledo, Sylvania, and Maumee:

  • Crawl Control (CRAWL): Modules throttle and brake performance across five low-speed settings while you focus on covering challenging terrain.
  • Hill Start Assist Control: Minimizes backwards rolls when you move from brake to gas.
  • Multi-Terrain Select: Cycle between five separate drive modes to cover a multitude of terrain types without breaking a sweat or losing traction.

The following tow features encourage you to draw the most from a generous 6,800-pound maximum rating:

  • Trailer Sway Control: Applies braking pressure and manages torque if trailer sway is detected.
  • Three-Piece Rear Bumper: Designed for exceptional durability and easy maintenance, the bumper conceals an available internal 4-/7-in connector to protect wiring across adverse weather and terrain.
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The New Tacoma’s Performance Will Blow You Away

Whether you want to experience the power of 2018 Toyota Tacoma’s engines or explore its mpg ratings, contact Jim White Toyota for further assistance. You can also apply for financing using our handy online form.

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Phone: (419) 841-6681

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Phone: (419) 841-6681

6123 W Central Ave Toledo, OH
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