2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in the desert

What are your engine options for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?

2018 Toyota Tacoma available engine options and performance capabilities 

In the light-duty pickup market and across the automotive landscape, the Toyota Tacoma nameplate has routinely been a favored choice. Its ability to blend smart performance and endless amounts of adrenaline combine to make it a top option here at Salinas Toyota, and it’s back for the current model year with all the punch you need to get the job done. Come with our sales team today as we check out the 2018 Toyota Tacoma available engine options and performance capabilities! 

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro tailpipe

Toyota Tacoma 2.7-liter DOHC Inline 4 

If you’re looking for precision and efficiency in the same package, look no further than the Tacoma’s base engine, which is a 2.7-liter Inline 4 with Variable Valve Timing. This motor can produce up to 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, all while being able to haul as much as 3,500 pounds!

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Shocks

Toyota Tacoma 3.5-liter V6 w/VVT 

In search for a little more juice? Check out the Tacoma’s top-tier upgrade, which comes in the form of an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6. Capable of churning out 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, and with its V6 Tow Package installed you can tow 6,800 pounds wherever you’re headed.


2018 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain features 

There’s a lot more to love in how the 2018 Tacoma handles itself on the road. You can expect to shift gears through a six-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission (ECT-I), or a manual – on V6 models – if you’re so inclined.  

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In addition, the Tacoma is more than capable of accommodating your drive if it’s about to take you off the beaten path. A Locking Rear Differential, Hill Start Assist Control and Active Traction Control are all standard, and each helps to monitor your drive and send power to whichever component of your truck needs it the most!  

Get more information about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma at Salinas Toyota 

If you’re convinced that the 2018 Tacoma might be right for you, feel free to contact our sales team at Salinas Toyota today! We’re always happy to take you through the ins and outs of this pickup icon so you have a better idea of what it’s capable of. Stop in and see us at your convenience!