2016 Toyota Tacoma photos
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2016 Toyota Tacoma Full Photo Gallery and Video

Here is the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

Toyota released full photos of the 2016 Tacoma pickup today. The truck looks very beefy and tough. A quick walk around reveals no bad angles. The front, sides and rear all look well coordinated and of one theme. Even the new alloy wheels seem to augment the look. Toyota's choice of blue for the reveal was a good one.

Please see our updated story with engine details and more here:

2016 Tacoma Front View
In front the grill of the 2016 Tacoma is all new. It is a trapezoid trimmed in chrome with black accent inserts. To each side are new lights which look good. Large, but not overly so. The best addition to the look is likely the lower "Skid-bar" done in body color (blue in the photos). The lower air dam is also well constructed and does not look tacked-on as it does in many vehicles of this type.

New 2016 Tacoma Photos - Rear
The new 2016 Tacoma's rear tailgate is very highly styled. Maybe just a bit too highly. Starting at the top we see a great lip spoiler. There appears to be a lock next to the tailgate handle (yeah!). The word "TACOMA" is then stamped into the tailgate and recessed. Below that is a black, rather than body-color bumper. Surrounding the bumper on each side the rear quarter panel wraps around to hug the bumper. The full size spare is visible and the single exhaust leaves room for Toyota to add twice pipes to uprated trims.

Side View 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Along the sides we can see Toyota has kept the Tacoma's mirrors reasonably small. Great for 95% of owners, maybe a bit too small for those that tow often, though that can be rectified with aftermarket solutions (or by buying a Tundra which has giant mirrors on outboard arms). The best news is that there seems to be no plastic body-cladding. There are fender flares that protrude and seem to be added to the sheetmetal, but that is a practical way to make these parts which are often damaged.

In all Toyota has presented a safe truck. In TRD Pro and other off-road trims the truck will look even better.

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That air dam and grill looks horrible! Not to mention the loss of ground clearance and now NO approach angle The writer of this article needs to look again and realize what a 4x4 truck is actually for. This is a 4x4 truck not a damn minivan! Epic fail on toyotas part.
Your opinion of the looks is valid, and many are saying the same. The approach angle sure looks pretty steep to me.
Toyota spends more on research than any other automaker in the world. I highly doubt they have severely degraded the Tacoma's off road performance in any way. Until figures are released, it's all speculation.
Its NOT speculation. Look.at the damn picture. Then look at the previous tacoma. Which one has more ground clearance!? Which one has a 5" AIRDAM hanging down under it!
If you would read anything before commenting they have already said that the airdam only takes a few bolts to take off and was added to increase MPG which is a big sellingpoint for people who want a truck but arent into offroading
If yoy want good mpg go buy a prius. Im sick of these companies ruining all rhe 4x4s and trucks to cater these candyasses who want mpgs or a nice ride.....you wanna be yuppies go buy your M -class.
Brian, I love your passion. I can't say too much due to a confidentially agreement, but you should check our site tomorrow at 1:15 pm ( 5 minutes after the end of the Tacoma reveal in Detroit). Once the full spread of Tacoma photos and information are released tomorrow I think your concerns will have been somewhat alleviated. Let us know.