(TORONTO, ON – September 12, 2012) The Toyota Tacoma enjoys sporty performance and surprising versatility – backed by Toyota’s reputation for building trucks that conquer the toughest weather and driving conditions on the planet. And the tradition continues with the 2013 Toyota Tacoma lineup – eight compact pickup trucks that provide Canadian drivers with an impressive choice of engine size, drive train, cab and cargo bed configuration.
 
“Whether it’s work or fun, there’s a Toyota Tacoma for every need, and we’re pleased to offer 2013 models with an upgraded audio system plus an exciting new Limited Package on popular Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab models,” said Tony Wearing, Senior Managing Director, Toyota Canada Inc. “With eight models, Canadian drivers know they can count on Toyota for an authentic, powerful compact pickup truck that delivers quality and dependability, day in and day out.”
 
Choice defines Tacoma – with four-cylinder or V6 engines, manual or automatic transmissions, 4x2 or 4x4 drive trains, Access Cab or Double Cab configurations, and five-foot or six-foot cargo beds.
 
Four-cylinder Tacoma models feature a 2.7 liter engine that develops 159 peak horsepower and up to 180 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a choice of five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic ECT transmission with lockup torque converter. Four-cylinder models feature the four-person Access Cab and a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drive trains.
 
For more power, Tacoma models equipped with Toyota’s 4.0 liter V6 generate 236 peak horsepower and up to 266 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or five-speed Super ECT automatic transmission with lockup torque converter. V6 models feature 4x4 drive trains and a choice of four-person Access Cab or five-passenger Double Cab.
 
All engines feature Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, Sequential Multiport Electronic Fuel Injection, Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence, and other systems to maximize power and efficiency under all load conditions.
 
The Tacoma’s suspension system delivers offroad driving confidence, while providing a surprisingly comfortable ride on the open road. All Tacoma models feature an independent double wishbone front suspension with gas shock absorbers, coil springs and a stabilizer bar, plus a leaf spring rear suspension with gas shocks.
 
Safety is always standard on a Toyota, so every Tacoma features six airbags (dual-stage driver and front passenger, front seat mounted side, and roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain) plus Active Front Headrests with Whiplash Protection, anchor points for child seats and a direct tire pressure monitoring system. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2013 Tacoma is also standard equipped with the six active safety technologies of the Star Safety System: Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control and Smart Stop Technology work together to help drivers avoid potential accident situations.
 
4x2 Tacoma models feature rear-wheel-drive with an auto-limited slip rear differential, while 4x4 models feature on-demand 4WD with an auto-limited slip/auto disconnecting rear differential, two-speed transfer case, and one-touch 4WD control with in-cabin indicator, making it easy to switch between RWD and 4WD, even on the fly.
 
All models are generously equipped with comfort and convenience features, including: air conditioning; power door locks; power windows with driver side auto-down function; a tilting/telescoping steering column; plenty of thoughtful in-cabin storage; a digital clock; 12-volt accessory power outlet; front tow hook; dual exterior mirrors; rear step bumper; removable tailgate; tie-down cleats; a double-wall, composite cargo bed; a 3,500 lb towing capacity; two-speed wipers with mist feature; and more.
 
New for this year, all Tacoma models feature a six-speaker, 6.1” display audio system with integrated Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio and USB inputs.
 
Tacoma 4x2 Access Cab (MSRP starting at $22,335 Manual; $23,435 Automatic)
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x2 Access Cab – with the thrifty yet powerful 4-cylinder engine and a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic – has room for four adults plus a six-foot cargo bed. 15” styled steel wheels include a full-sized spare tire. This fuel efficient model features a combined city/highway rating of just 8.8 L / 100 KM (manual) or 9.4 L / 100 KM (automatic).
The 4x2 Access Cab may be enhanced with a choice of two available options packages:
 
  • The Convenience Package adds: rear privacy glass; sliding rear window; cruise control; keyless entry; power adjustable exterior mirrors; and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  •  The SR5 Power Package builds on the Convenience Package with: LED brake lamps; front passenger seat fold-down seatback; driver’s seat lumbar support; SR5 grade cloth seats; windshield shade band; chrome rear bumper and front grille; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; variable intermittent wipers; leather-wrapped shift knob; metallic dash accents; and a 120v/400w power outlet in the cargo bed.
 
Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab (MSRP starting at $26,360 Manual; $27,460 Automatic)
 
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab features the 2.7 liter four-cylinder engine plus a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. The Access Cab provides comfortable space for four adults while a six-foot bed offers loads of room for gear. 16” styled steel wheels include a full-sized spare tire. This fuel efficient model features a combined city/highway rating of just 10.3 L / 100 KM (manual) or 10.4 L / 100 KM (automatic).
 
  • The 4x4 Access Cab may be enhanced with the SR5 Power Package, which adds: 16” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; cruise control; keyless entry; power adjustable exterior mirrors; LED brake lamps; front passenger seat fold-down seatback; driver’s seat lumbar support; SR5 grade cloth seats; windshield shade band; rear privacy glass; sliding rear window; chrome rear bumper and front grille; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; variable intermittent wipers; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; and metallic dash accents.
 
Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab V6 (MSRP starting at $27,125 Manual; $28,275 Automatic)
 
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab V6 features the 4.0 liter V6 engine plus a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. The Access Cab provides comfortable space for four adults while a six-foot bed offers loads of room for gear. 16” styled steel wheels include a full-sized spare tire. This powerful model features a combined city/highway rating of 12.1 L / 100 KM. Additional standard convenience and comfort features include: a sliding rear window; rear privacy glass; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; keyless entry; cruise control; and power adjustable exterior mirrors.
 
The 4x4 Access Cab V6 may be enhanced with a choice of three available options packages:
  • The SR5 Power Package adds: 6,500 lb towing capacity plus trailer sway control system, 7-pin trailer wire harness and Class IV weight distribution hitch; an engine oil cooler; a transmission cooler (automatic models); upgraded alternator; 16” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; LED brake lamps; driver’s seat lumbar support; front passenger seat fold-down seatback; SR5 grade cloth seats; back-up camera; digital compass; outside temperature gauge; chrome grille and rear bumper; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; auto-dimming rear view mirror; variable intermittent wipers; leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; metallic dash accents; illuminated entry, and more.
  •  The TRD Offroad Package builds on the SR5 Power Package, adding: Active Traction Control system; rear differential lock; a front skid plate plus fuel tank and transfer case protector plates; Bilstein shock absorbers; unique raised white letter 16” all-terrain tires; front sport seats with water-repellant fabric; TRD decals; a garage door opener; 120v/400w power outlet in the cargo bed; fog lamps; and more. Models with the automatic transmission also receive Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control systems.
  • The Trail Teams Pro Package enhances the TRD OffRoad Package, adding: unique 16” black TRD beadlock style alloy wheels;  unique black side-step bars; TRD exhaust system; and Trail Teams Pro decals.
 
Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 (MSRP starting at $28,615 Manual; $30,165 Automatic)
 
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 features the 4.0 liter V6 engine plus a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. The Double Cab accommodates five adults. The automatic features a six-foot bed, while manual models come with a five-foot bed. 16” styled steel wheels include a full-sized spare tire. This powerful model features a combined city/highway rating of 12.1 L / 100 KM (manual) or 11.4 L / 100 KM (automatic). Additional standard convenience and comfort features include: rear seat heater ducts; driver’s seat lumbar support; front passenger seat fold-down seatback; a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with under seat compartment; a sliding rear window; rear privacy glass; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; keyless entry; cruise control; and power adjustable exterior mirrors.
 
The 4x4 Double Cab V6 may be enhanced with a choice of five available options packages:
 
  • The SR5 Power Package adds: 6,500 lb towing capacity on manual transmission models (6,400 lb on automatics) plus trailer sway control system, 7-pin trailer wire harness and Class IV weight distribution hitch; an engine oil cooler; a transmission cooler (automatic models); upgraded alternator; 16” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; LED brake lamps; SR5 grade cloth seats; back-up camera; digital compass; outside temperature gauge; chrome grille and rear bumper; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; auto-dimming rear view mirror; variable intermittent wipers; leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; metallic dash accents; illuminated entry, and more.
  •  The TRD Sport Package builds on the SR5 Power Package, adding: Bilstein shock absorbers; 17” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; heated front sport seats with water-repellant fabric; a garage door opener; hood scoop; TRD decals; signal lamps integrated into the exterior mirrors; 120v/400w power outlet in the cargo bed; fog lamps; front seat back pockets; and more.
  •  The TRD Sport and Leather Package features all the items in the TRD Sport Pacakage, plus enhanced leather seat surfaces.
  • The Limited Package – new for 2013 – builds on the SR5 Power Package with the following enhancements: 18” chrome wheels; a premium JBL Audio system with subwoofer, extension audio with navigation and enhanced voice recognition, SMS-to-speech and email-to-speech capabilities, access to phonebook and streaming audio via Bluetooth, and display of artist, song and album art from connected iPods; heated front sport seats with front seat back pockets; Softex trimmed seating; garage door opener; chrome mirrors with integrated signal lamps; fog lamps with chrome surround; chrome finished door handles, and Limited badging.
     
  • The Trail Teams Sport Package enhances the TRD Sport Package, adding: unique black side-step bars; TRD exhaust system; roof rack with cross bars; front skid plate; and Trail Teams Sport decals.
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/tacoma
 
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.