2014 Toyota Tacoma debuts with new SR package and Entune audio image

After discontinuing the Tacoma X-Runner sport truck for the 2014 model line, Toyota wants to bolster the Tacuma with new features and options, in order to remain the best-selling compact pickup truck in the U.S. market.

The new SR Package, available for the Tacoma PreRunner and 4×4 Access Cab and Double Cab base grade models, lends a sporty new look with a color-keyed exterior appearance upgrade, including overfenders, door handles, bumpers, grille surround and mirrors with turn signals, plus smoked headlight lenses and a black finish 16-inch Baja wheel style. Models with the V6 engine also get fog lights with the SR package.

The 2014 Tacoma configurations are based on three cab types: Regular Cab, Access Cab with rear seating, and the four-door Double Cab. Two engines are offered for the 2014 model: a 2.7-liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) four-cylinder that produces 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 that provides 236 horsepower with 266 lb.-ft. of torque. The V6 can be teamed with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Four-cylinder models offer a choice between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission.

The Entune Audio leverages the user’s mobile smartphone to provide a richer in-vehicle experience with fully integrated access to navigation, entertainment and information services. The base system uses a 6.1-inch touch-screen display with a rear-view camera, AM/FM, CD player, MP3/WMA, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology for audio streaming, hands-free phone use and phone book access. There are also two additional higher levels, Plus and JBL.