Pickup truck drivers expect a lot from their vehicle, especially when the roads start to get a little tough to manage. We get a lot of questions about the Tacoma’s performance and capability in slippery or off-road conditions and while the lineup doesn’t offer all-wheel drive it does have multiple drivetrains including a 4WD option that provide premium performance. Learn more about the drivetrain options on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma lineup below.
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2019 Toyota Tacoma Drivetrain Options
The standard drivetrain on base 2019 Toyota Tacoma models is a rear-wheel drive system with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential. With power flowing through the rear wheels and the Limited Slip Differential ensuring that drivers stay in control, the rear-wheel drive system is great for most drivers who don’t plan to battle regular slippery conditions or extreme terrain.
4WDemand Part-Time 4WD
Depending on trim level and configuration, select 2019 Tacoma models are outfitted with an upgraded 4WDemand Part-time 4WD system with an electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential. During normal driving environments, the Tacoma will provide power to two wheels and when necessary drivers can engage the 4WD system when additional traction and control is needed.
Active Traction Control
When slippery or rough conditions that result in wheel slippage are detected, the 2019 Tacoma’s Active Traction Control on equipped models kicks in. When activated, the Active Traction Control system automatically senses when wheels are spinning and can apply the brakes or even suppress power from the engine to keep as much traction as possible on all four wheels.
For more information on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma lineup or the Toyota rear-wheel drive and AWD drivetrains, visit the team at Serra Toyota in Birmingham. Ready to shop for your new Toyota truck? Browse our available models in person at the dealership or online using our updated inventory pages.