Despite new trucks joining this segment, the tried-and-true Toyota Tacoma once again is tops in resale value in the midsize pickup truck category. Not only that, but this year the Tacoma is the overall Best Resale Value Award winner, projected to retain a higher percentage of its original MSRP than every other vehicle on the market.
The Tacoma has received several updates and changes for 2016, including a new engine that is both more powerful and gets better fuel economy, more convenience features in a completely redesigned interior, and even more off-road, towing and payload hauling capability. The bed is big enough to carry dirt bikes or a motorcycle or ATV, with a handy tie-down system that keeps everything in place. This added level of capability and refinement builds on what Tacoma owners already love about their trucks: toughness and reliability, a true go-anywhere design and the truck's ability to be pushed to the limits (and beyond).
One of the biggest advantages of the 2016 Tacoma is its near-full-size-truck capability in a smaller, easier-to-park package. You can park a Tacoma in a garage, for example. It's also quite versatile, riding comfortably on city streets and freeways, but with available features like a 2-speed transfer case, electronically locking rear differential, Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control, the Toyota Tacoma is well equipped for adventure after the paved roads end.
There are plenty of options, too, between cabs, engines, transmissions, 2- or 4-wheel drive and bed lengths, with a starting price of just over $24,000. It's for these reasons the Toyota Tacoma continues to dominate midsize truck sales, as well as the 2016 Best Resale Value awards.