2016 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs and Fuel Economy Numbers
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma officially launched today. The truck has been updated and modernized for the first time in many years. Although we have seen the truck in press releases and at trade shows, until now the engine and transmission specifications along with fuel economy were not known.
2016 Tacoma Engines and Transmissions
The 2016 Tacoma will have two engines for 2016. First up is the all-new 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine. It will produce 278 horsepower. That is 42 more than the previous V6. Torque comes in at 265 ft-lb at 4,600 RPM. This engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual.
The second engine is the 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine. This engine will produce 159 hp and 189 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. The transmission options are a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Fuel Economy
The new V6 Tacoma with 2WD and the automatic transmission will return an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg of 19/24/21. With 4WD and the manual transmission, the engine will return 17/21/19 and with the automatic and 4WD it will return 18/23/20. This represents an approximately 10% improvement in fuel economy for the six-cylinder Tacoma. The combined fuel economy of the V6 automatic Tacoma is now the same at the 2016 Chevy Colorado’s.
The 2016 Tacoma four-cylinder city/highway/combined fuel economy is listed as 19/23/21 for the automatic 2WD truck. The 4WD manual gets a rating of 19/21/20 and the automatic 4WD Tacoma earns a rating of 19/22/20. Here the Tacoma is slightly ahead of the automatic 2016 Chevy Colorado 4-cylinder’s rating.
The final big of number is the V6 Tacoma’s towing rating, which is 6,800 pounds (per the SAE J2807 tow standard). This is an increase of 300 pounds over last year. We will have more details over the coming week.