I recently drove a 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road pickup for a week and learned why it remains one of the top midsize trucks on the market. It is very good, but I’ll be honest, it’s not great.

3 good things

  • Driver seat position is no longer a big miss
  • Powertrain is so much better than prior generation
  • Feels solid and capable of handling any terrain

3 bad things

  • Back-seat sitting position is tight
  • Infotainment screen dominates interior space
  • Priced too high versus competitors

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road overview

The midsize truck king of sales gets a big redo for the 2024 model year. It has a new interior with more headroom and a much better driver’s seat position. Also, a new infotainment screen with Toyota’s new software makes using the cameras and picking a radio station a lot easier.

The old engine and transmission is gone in favor of a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine in either a gasoline-only or a hybrid option mated to an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 278 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque which varies slightly based on what trim you get.

It is available in a new Xtracab, think extended cab without a seat or a double cab in either a 5-foot or 6-foot bed.

There’s also a new trim called the Trailhunter for customers looking to do more overlanding trips.

2024 Toyota Tacoma specifications

Price range: $31,500 – $65,895
Trims: SR, SR5 XtraCab, TRD PreRunner, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Trailhunter, TRD PRO
Engine(s): 2.7-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine gasoline-only or hybrid
Horsepower: 278 (varies by trim)
Torque: 317 (varies by trim)
MPG: 18/23/20 (TRD Off-Road)
Length: 213.0 (TRD Off-Road)
Width: 77.9 (TRD Off-Road)
Height: 74.7 (TRD Off-Road)
Max towing: 6,400
Max payload: 1,380-1,705

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