2011 Toyota Tacoma Gets New Front Grill, Pricing Starts at $16,365 for 4x2 Regular Cab Models
Pricing was just released for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma, and based on the increase, we believe there's still quite a demand for small trucks.
Toyota closely examined the interest in its Tacoma models, and has discontinued three low-volume manual transmission models based on sales results. However, it has added five four-cylinder, four-speed automatic models to its lineup: 4x2 versions of the Access Cab PreRunner, Double Cab, Double Cab PreRunner; and 4x4 Regular Cab and Access Cab.
All standard cab 4x2 models will receive new styled 15-inch steel wheels, and air conditioning is now a standard feature on all two-door models. Base, SR5, TRD Off-Road, TRD Sport, and X-Runner models all get a new front grille design for 2011. Models packaged with a six-disc CD changer get satellite radio installed at no extra charge. Customers opting for the Double Cab model now have the choice to add the new Convenience Extra Value Package, which includes cruise control, a sliding rear window with privacy glass, steering wheel controls, and remote keyless entry.
Powertrain options remain the same, so for fuel conscious shoppers, consider the 2.7-liter I-4 that produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. If you're looking to do some towing, you might look at the 4.0-liter V-6 with 236 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque on tap.
Pricing, for the most part, hasn't been raised by more than $275 per vehicle, which equates to roughly a 1 percent hike. However, entry-level shoppers will see the most dramatic increase, as 4x2 Regular Cab models now start at $16,365 for a manual transmission, and $17,265 for one equipped with an automatic transmission - an increase of $1020. The 4x4 Regular Cab manual transmission now retails for $20,220 - a $950 jump - whereas pricing for the automatic transmission hold steady at $21,350.
We suspect the increases are due to the returning demand of the small truck segment. Expect 2011 Tacomas to hit dealer lots sometime next month.
Photos of a 2010 Toyota Tacoma Shown