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2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

As you might imagine, there are some differences between the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and its 2017 predecessor. But, what are they, exactly? We are here to find out. To do so, we will be taking some features of the 2018 Tacoma and comparing it to the 2017 Tacoma in an effort to see which version comes out on top. We’ll give you a hint; it’s not the 2017 Tacoma.

As you might imagine, the 2018 Tacoma has updated features that come from being a newer vehicle. This increases the likelihood that the 2018 Tacoma has more updated features than its 2017 version. Let’s figure out just how the 2018 Tacoma outstrips its 2017 version. We’ll do this by looking at standard features, as well as what trim levels and color options are available on these 2 vehicles.

2018 Toyota Tacoma


2017 Toyota Tacoma

Standard Lane Departure Warning Not available
6 Trim levels 6
10 Color options 9
Standard Toyota Safety Sense® Not available

Advantages of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

As you can see in the table above, there are a fair amount of differences between the 2018 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma. We’ll start with the biggest one first. As you know, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has the Lane Departure Warning system, while the 2017 Tacoma does not. That is because the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has what is called the Toyota Safety Sense® that comes standard. This means that you will get a variety of standard safety and driver-assist features that you wouldn’t get on the 2017 version. For anyone who is concerned over their safety and the safety of their vehicle, the 2018 Tacoma has a huge advantage over the 2017 Tacoma.

Of course, there are other little things that the 2018 Tacoma has that the 2017 doesn’t, like an extra color option for added aesthetics, though both have 6 trims to choose from. While the 2017 Tacoma isn’t at all a bad vehicle, the 2018 definitely has its advantages over the other.

Interested in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma? Then feel free to contact us here at Roberts Toyota. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about this, or any other Toyota model.

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