This is another area where we are hoping that the new Tacoma is an improvement. The current Toyota Tacoma’s interior suffers from poor space utilization (especially for those in the second row) and tough but uninspiring materials, and the design itself is quite drab.
Based on the big step up from the previous Tundra to the new one, the smaller Tacoma should follow suit. While it won’t be quite as luxurious as the Tundra, the new Tacoma should have classier materials, a new multimedia system (possibly with the Tundra’s available 14-inch touchscreen), and smarter storage solutions.
Base Toyota Tacoma models will have seats finished in fabric, likely making way for the brand’s SofTex upholstery on upper trims. Amenities like heated seats and a nicer sound system should be available, too.
As with the Tundra, we hope to see the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite come as standard with its pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, and lane departure alert.
Cargo space in the new Toyota Tacoma will likely increase if the truck grows larger, but that’s yet to be confirmed. The current model has both five- and six-foot beds.