2017 Toyota Tacoma Review

One of the best things about choosing the 2017 Toyota Tacoma as your next truck is how well-rounded it is. Where some trucks eschew safety for sheer power, the Tacoma manages to deftly blend the two.

In this review, our team at Ira Toyota of Danvers will show Danvers, Peabody, and Salem drivers the many ways in which the 2017 Toyota Tacoma achieves this feat.

2017 Toyota Tacoma: Towing & Off-Road Capabilities

When it comes to heading off-road, trucks certainly seem to have the edge over other classes of vehicles. With their excellent handling abilities and many structural reinforcements, trucks can handle all sorts of road hazards.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is built with a unitized body and eight sturdy cross-members, giving it a rigid underbelly. It then comes bolstered with a stabilizer bar and gas shock absorbers.

The 4WDemand Part-Time all-wheel drive system with an automatic limited slip differential gives the Tacoma the extra maneuverability it needs to navigate loose or slippery roads.

You can then add the available towing features to ensure that your truck powers through the heaviest of hauls. With the Class IV receiver hitch, 4- and 7-pin wiring connectors, and trailer sway control, your Tacoma can tow up to 6,400 pounds.

Tacoma Performance Specs

A strong structure and towing accessories aren't the only necessities on those heavy hauls. You still need plenty of power to get through. Fortunately, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma comes equipped with a standard 3.5L V6 engine capable of producing 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

Power isn't this engine's only priority, though. The Tacoma powertrain comes with plenty of enhancements to ensure that you don't guzzle gas, such as the variable valve timing and 6-speed electronically controlled transmission, both built with intelligence. Thanks to these features, you Tacoma can maintain 23 MPG highway and 18 MPG city.1

Staying Safe in the 2017 Toyota Tacoma

If you intend to head off-road or drive your truck through some harsh weather, then you're going to need plenty of safety features to back you up, too. That's why the Tacoma comes with the Star Safety System™.

Star Safety is a suite of features meant to improve performance and prevent accidents from occurring. Included features like stability and traction controls really augment handling, while smart stop technology optimizes your stopping power.

Of course, the Toyota Tacoma already comes equipped with power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes and rear drums with tandem boosters. With brakes like those on your side, you shouldn't have any problem stopping, even on slick road surfaces.

Experience the 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Reading about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is one way to learn about it. However, Danvers, Peabody, and Salem drivers can also experience this truck firsthand by visiting our team at Ira Toyota of Danvers.

We're more than happy to help drivers get behind the wheel before making their decision. After feeling how this truck drives, it shouldn't be hard to make up your mind. Contact us today to schedule your test drive.

1 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage may vary.

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