Whether you’re exploring the Massapequa, Seaford, and Long Island areas or planning a weekend trip to the mountains, you want a truck that can take your toys along for the ride. Allow Toyota of Massapequa to introduce you to the 2019 Toyota Tacoma: A hardworking pickup truck designed to help you have more fun.
Learn how it achieves that goal in this 2019 Toyota Tacoma review.
Performance & Utility
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has a max towing capacity of 6,800 pounds when equipped with the available 3.5L V6 engine. This powertrain, which can be paired with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, provides 278 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque.
Whether you’re towing your toys or a utility trailer, Trailer Sway Control can help increase your confidence from the highway to the trails. In the event of a wind gust or if your load suddenly shifts, this feature—which is available as part of the Tow Package—can help you maintain control of your trailer.
When it comes to Tacoma dimensions, there are two cab configurations for you to choose from. The Access Cab provides a larger bed, while the Double Cab offers more rear-seat passenger space.
Go ahead and load up that bed: When properly equipped, the Tacoma has a max payload of 1,440 pounds. Plus, its rugged Sheet-Molded Composite surface has a better impact strength than steel, allowing it to resist dents and scratches.
Hill Start Assist comes standard across Tacoma trim levels. When you’re at a full stop on a hill, and you remove your foot from the brake pedal to the gas, this feature helps prevent you from rolling backward.
If you’re planning weekend trips to the Catskills or Poconos, the Tacoma TRD Off-Road is for you. This model was built for difficult terrain. It comes equipped with Multi-Terrain Select, which allows you to choose your drive mode for improved traction across a variety of terrains. Meanwhile, Crawl Control (CRAWL) controls brake and throttle when you’re navigating difficult terrain at low speeds, so you can focus on steering.
In addition to these technological features, the Tacoma also has a body design that makes off-roading easier. For instance, it has a ground clearance of 9.4 inches, so you can maneuver across more obstacles without bottoming out.
You want to have fun in your pickup truck, but you also want it to keep you safe. The 2019 Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), which earned it a Superior rating for front crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This suite of safety technologies includes:
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System
Automatic High Beams
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Additional features are available to further enhance your awareness of the area around your truck. For instance, you can opt for a model with a Blind Spot Monitor for more confidence when merging on the highway, while Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps you back out of parking spaces with ease.
For even more assistance when in reverse, the available rear parking assist sonar works at low speeds to let you know if you’re getting too close to an obstacle behind your truck.
From highway safety to off-road fun, the Toyota Tacoma has a lot to offer drivers near Massapequa, Seaford, and Long Island. Don’t just take our word for it—head to Toyota of Massapequa to experience it for yourself. Contact us today for a test drive!