The Most Expensive Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Will Cost You Over $86,000

Published on April 23, 2024 in Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid by Guillaume Rivard

The fourth-generation 2024 Toyota Tacoma is much more sophisticated and more capable than its predecessor, which explains the significant price hikes. But that’s just for the gas-only models. As you’ve probably heard, Toyota is also offering a hybrid powertrain now, and we’ve just found out how expensive it will be when it goes on sale later this spring.

Called i-FORCE MAX, the system pairs a turbocharged 2.4-litre engine with an electric motor for a total of 326 horsepower and, more importantly, a whopping 465 lb-ft of torque (available from as low as 1,700 rpm), representing a 75-percent increase in torque compared to the old V6.

A 1.87kWh NiMH battery and eight-speed transmission are also part of the package, resulting in combined fuel consumption of 10-10.3 L/100 km depending on the model.

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Four Models

In Canada, four different models feature the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain, starting with the Limited at an all-inclusive price of $67,021, which is the most fuel-efficient and the only one with a full-time 4WD system instead of part-time 4WD. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a moonroof, power running boards, a power tailgate, as well as heated and ventilated front seats.

A head-up display complements the fully digital gauges and the 14-inch touchscreen. Let’s not forget the JBL audio system with portable speaker, trailer brake controller, digital key, wireless charging dock for smartphones and 2,400W AC power outlet, all of them standard. Ditto for Toyota Safety Sense 3.0.

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Slightly more expensive at $68,481, the TRD Off-Road Premium adds off-road wheels, Bilstein shocks, a locking rear differential, aluminum running board and underbody protection plates. Off-road capability is enhanced with crawl control, a multi-terrain select system and a front sway bar disconnect mechanism.

In order to get to the Tacoma TRD Pro, you’ll need to spend at least $80,621, which is nearly 30 percent above the price of a comparable 2023 model. Of course, performance and equipment are not the same. In addition to all of the above, the TRD Pro boasts unique wheels, a TOYOTA heritage front grille with LED light bar, RIGID Industries LED fog lamps, TRD Performance air intake and exhaust, aluminum front skid plate, rocker protections, ARB steel rear bumper with rear recovery points and TRD-tuned FOX QS3 adjustable shocks with rear remote reservoirs. In the cabin, look for Toyota’s amazing new IsoDynamic Performance front seats, which use their own set of shocks to adjust for body movements and enhance comfort.

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And finally there’s the range-topping, overlanding-focused Tacoma Trailhunter at $86,581. This brand new addition for 2024 happens to be the most expensive midsize pickup on the market—trumping the Ford Ranger Raptor, Jeep Gladiator Rubicon X and GMC Canyon AT4X AEV. Unlike other electrified Tacomas, it offers a six-foot cargo bed instead of the conventional five-foot bed.

Highlights include special 18-inch Trailhunter Pro alloy wheels, a high-mounted air intake, hot stamped steel skid plates, rock rails and Old Man Emu forged monotube shocks with remote reservoirs. The available roof rack and modular sport bar with removeable panels maximize the Tacoma’s versatility.

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We’ll have a review of the Tacoma i-FORCE MAX in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, don’t miss our driving impressions of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma that we posted following our first experience with the truck last fall.

Watch: 2024 Toyota Tacoma Presentation

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