2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5: Review, Engine Specs, Towing Capacity, Release Date, Price

According to multiple sources, the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 will arrive later this year, featuring more blackout look. In case you didn’t know, this model is America’s best-selling mid-size pickup truck, designed in the U.S. The third-generation Tacoma SR5 model inherits its design inspiration from the Toyota’s legendary desert race truck.

For 2023, the popular SR5 grade will offer two new packages including Chrome Package and the new-to-SR5 SX Package. However, beside new packages, Tacoma will continue to offer familiar grades such as the SR, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, TRD Pro, Trail Edition, and the Nightshade Edition as well.

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 side

What Is the SR5 Package on a Toyota Tacoma?

The new 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 looks more attractive compared to the original version. This package brings many modifications, which makes it look more unique. First and foremost, there are many similarities between the latest Toyota SR5 and the Toyota TRD Off-road. Anyway, there are also a number of differences as well.

The SR5 model comes with a longer bed, while the TRD is wider, and it has more room inside. Also, the SR5 offers two package option, while the TRD has four available packages. As we mentioned, the forthcoming SR5 will be for the first time offered with a Chrome Package and the new-to-SR5 SX Package.

Cabin Upgrades

Toyota will also make some changes and upgrades inside the new Tacoma SR5. From what we heard, expect a total makeover. This means Toyota will add more higher quality materials and a large 8-inch infotainment screen. It is worth mentioning that the new infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and onboard Wi-Fi hot spot.

Also, buyers can expect available tech items like wireless smartphone connectivity and wireless charging as well. In terms of room, thanks to a new platform, there’s a hope that two available cabin options will provide more room for passengers, especially on the rear seats.

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 interior

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Engine Specs

Under the hood, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 is available with two power choices. As standard, the manufacturer used a 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of peak torque. However, there is also a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 that comes with the latest Toyota’s VVT-iW technology and Atkinson-cycle combustion.

Thanks to that, the V6 engine is able to produce 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of peak torque. Both engines use a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). However, the V6 can also be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is worth mentioning that some of Tacoma models are able to pull up to 6,800 pounds.

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 rear

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Release Date, Price

The new 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 will go on sale reportedly later this year. Unlike the standard model, the SR5 version offers more off-road equipment, which makes this truck really unique.

The current base model starts at $28,000, while SR5 is around $30k. Moreover, upper trims like TRD Sport costs $35,500, TRD Off-Road $36,800, Limited at $41,300, and the most expensive TRD Pro is $46,900.

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