Seven Toyota Tacoma variants are available for the 2023 model year: SR, SR5, Trail Edition, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. Various configurations are available as shoppers can choose between the two-door Access Cab or the four-door Double Cab, along with a five- or six-foot cargo bed. Similarly, all but the TRD Pro and Trail Edition allow for a choice of rear- or four-wheel-drive, as these two trims are exclusively available with 4WD. A 159-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder is the standard engine in the SR and SR5 trims, though these variants can be optioned with the 278-hp V6 that comes standard on the rest of the range. Only the TRD models and Trail Edition are available with a six-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic is standard fare for the rest of the range.
The entry-level SR trim rides on 16-inch steel wheels and is the only trim that lacks foglights. The cabin is dressed in cloth upholstery and basic air-conditioning keeps the cabin cool. A driver-information display is standard, along with power locks, windows, and mirrors. The seven-inch touchscreen grants access to Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM, all channeled through a six-speaker sound system. Wi-Fi and Amazon Alexa are included, too, along with the Toyota Safety Sense P and Star Safety systems.
Moving up through the trim levels adds LED headlights, daytime running lights, and foglights, different wheel designs, and alloy wheels up 18 inches in size, as well as dual-zone climate control, a ten-way power driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a moonroof, a larger touchscreen with navigation, and a premium sound system. Additional safety features like blind-spot monitoring are added, too.
If picking between seven trim levels isn't enough for you, then there are several ways to further customize your Tacoma. Most trims offer a choice of several packages and a host of smaller stand-alone accessories.
Starting with the base-model SR in Access Cab guise, the SR Convenience Package ($230) adds only remote keyless entry. The Utility Package will lower your bill by $1,715 since it deletes the rear speakers and seats to make space for additional cargo such as tools. However, it is limited to the Access Cab. The SR5 four-cylinder has the option of the SR5 Appearance package that includes dark-gray 16-inch alloy wheels and body-color overfenders for $685. For an extra $650, you can also add a tonneau cover to this package. Opting for the six-cylinder SR5 adds a host of other packages instead, affording you various combinations of features including a tonneau cover, parking sensors, black 16-inch alloys, overfenders, and mirrors, the premium audio system, and navigation - or the whole lot for $2,860.
The TRD Sport gets access to similar packages as the SR5 V6 but gives access to even more features, such various combinations of features such as LED headlights, daytime running lights, and foglights, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and/or various combinations of the SR5 V6's packages and features, or the whole lot bundled together for $3,880. One step below the Limited, the TRD Off-Road can add some of the more premium features with the $5,720 Premium Off-Road Package, which comprises rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, LED exterior lighting, leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a moonroof, a tonneau cover, and a JBL sound system. The only extras offered on the Limited are a standalone tonneau cover ($650) or the Nightshade Special Edition Package with bespoke blacked-out exterior styling and wheels ($1,000). The full-house TRD Pro comes with everything fitted as standard and has access to no packages, just a list of accessories.