Toyota has released its 2024 Tacoma releases and is primarily highlighting its bigger, more elaborate varieties. The headliners of the announcement have been the TRD Pro and Trailhunter trim levels, but also a part of this release are some new versions of their cheaper, popular trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma currently ranks number one in the sales for midsize trucks, and a lot of that has to do with the cheaper models, like the SR trim. Despite this, the SR trim is not getting the same amount of advertising and publicity as the other more refined versions. The only place housing a peak at the new basic level Tacoma is the Toyota website itself. Even here, the truck is only shown in a picture showing their complete lineup.
From the limited information we have, it looks like the new Toyota Tacoma SR will be relatively the same. However, the steel wheels are getting a change.
The wheels are going from five-spoke, star-like steelies, to 17-inch stamped steel wheels.
The 2024 model’s wheels have little holes around their circumference. For now, the wheel change is all we know about, but we anticipate more information to slowly start rolling out about each new model. It does appear that the SR and other lower-level models will ride as a leaf-spring rear suspension, rather than the new coil-spring system.
We do also know that the SR is one of the only Tacoma trims that offers a six-speed manual transmission. The SR is accompanied by the TRD Sport and TRD Off Road as the only three models with this feature. This does only come on crew-cab varieties of the models, but buyers can also opt for rear- or four-wheel drive.
It appears that all of the 2024 Tacoma trims are getting an upgraded safety system, with the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. This will feature lane-departure warnings, an automated emergency braking system that includes pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, auto high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The Tacomas will also have LED exterior lighting, proximity key entry, and a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display accompanied by an 8.0-inch central touchscreen.
We still have to wait for more information about the individual models of the Tacoma, but we can expect a reasonable price point for a solid truck with the Tacoma SR.