V6 vs Turbo: Next-Gen 2024 Toyota Tacoma Fans Speak Out

May 19th.

That is the date of the big reveal. The special day when we get to see what Toyota has been building and perfecting these last several years.

The 2024 Tacoma.

2024 Tacoma Release Date

We were given the reveal date of May 19th last week, the latest of several teasers designed by Toyota to help us learn some details up until this point.

May 19th is only 12 days away.

So far we have been teased with the i-FORCE MAX engine, new Trailhunter trim level, TRD Pro and FOX suspension system, JBL Flex portable speaker system, LED headlights and taillights and light bar, potentially two new colors, six-speed manual transmission, and Toyota Audio Multimedia.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Engines

Most Toyota Tacoma trucks are equipped with the trusty 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. torque. This one lasts practically forever and has adequate power.

However, Tacoma fans and enthusiasts seem to be in agreement they would hope for both more power and better gas mileage with this next Tacoma 2024 design.

The question is, how to do that.

Stay with the tried-and-true but underpowered V6, or go with turbo technology?

This is a tough one, and this choice has Toyota Tacoma forums mixed and torn.

Fans Comment on 2024 Toyota Tacoma

I asked the “Toyota Tacoma Enthusiast” Facebook forum (nearly 83,000 members) what their preference would be, and their answers were unsurprisingly scattered on both sides of the argument.

Stay with what has worked for a long time, or go with the more efficient and shinier new toy?

Andrew added. “Turbo 4. V6’s aren’t good at anything, no power, no torque, and no mpgs.”

“V6 turbo duh.” Commented Maxwell.

Tammy and Mike said. “N/A V6 for longevity. Not too sure how long turbos will last and I’m sure it’s very costly to replace.”

Wayne had a good suggestion. “Bring back factory option super chargers.”

“Turbo for sure. Not for the power, for the noises.” Said Jason.

Time for Your Toyota Tacoma Comments

So, what are your feelings on what engine options 2024 Toyota Tacoma should offer?
I am anxious to see a big increase in horsepower, torque, and fuel economy.

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

Jeff Teague – I have been involved in the auto industry for nearly 20 years. I enjoy learning and sharing the most up-to-date news and information. My other talent is creating informative and entertaining automotive videos. I’ve been building and growing my Toyota YouTube channel “Toyotajeff” for the last 5 years. I take pride in delivering informative automotive news, how-to information, and reviews. My background serves me well with my writing. I hope you enjoy the news I bring you. Follow me on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and send me news tips please.

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