The myths surrounding that the Tacoma is a truck that can last forever have been around for some time. With proper maintenance, and with over 200,000 miles on the clock it’s no surprise. This midsize truck has a reputation for longevity, and it seems that its owners also keep their Tacos longer than other trucks.
Why does Tacomas last so long?
Toyota Tacomas tend to be mid-sizes that last a long time because Toyota doesn’t change what’s broken. This truck is certainly not perfect, and without proper maintenance and repair, it is not likely to last longer than a truck of a different brand. But when meeting the needs, it seems that 200,000 miles can easily be reached.
, 21.4% of Toyota Tacoma owners have kept their vehicles for more than 10 years. That is even with issues like frame rot that seem to plague this truck. But in all fairness, Toyota took responsibility for this problem and tried to rectify it.
Will there be a redesigned Tacoma?
Toyota is notorious for taking a long time to redesign its cars, but the 2024 Tacoma may finally be a redesigned model. And maybe that’s a good thing. Other brands like Ford and Chevy have plans or have created plans to update their midsize trucks. He is definitely starting to show his age when compared to these.
Much of what we know is still speculation, but there are likely to be a few things that will be different about it. It will ride on a TNGA-F chassis, which Tundra also uses. And it likely takes a lot of design cues from the new Tundra, which helps it line up with other Toyota products.
The current Tacoma is one of two midsize trucks that you can get with a manual transmission. It would be nice if Toyota decided to keep it that way. But with more and more new cars ditching the option of manual shifts, I’m not holding my breath.
This pickup truck will likely boast some new powertrain options. You can get the turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in other Toyota products. This engine produces 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. It would also be nice to see a 3.4-liter V6 in the Tundra. As it is, the Tacoma’s V6 is less powerful than its competitors. So it’s time for a change there.