Does the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Have Locking Rear Differential?

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Tacoma on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 5:27 pm
gray 2018 toyota tacoma ascending desert hill with dirtbike in cargo bed

Are you looking for a new pickup truck but want to be sure you’re getting one that can handle it when things go off-road and on treacherous terrain? Then you better get a truck with a locking rear differential! The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is known for being very capable when it comes to off-road, but does it have a locking rear differential? 

Put your mind at ease because the 2018 Toyota Tacoma does, in fact, have an electronically locking rear differential! If you’re unfamiliar with what a locking rear differential means and what it does, allow us to explain. Essentially, it gives the Toyota Tacoma better traction and control on hazardous terrain. 

gray 2018 toyota tacoma towing trailer on desert cliff road[Read More: How Much Can the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Tow?] 

See, a locking rear differential will “lock” both wheels on an axle, forcing both wheels to turn in unison. This helps vehicles from getting stuck in the mud with one wheel spinning and one doing nothing. The electronically locks and distributes engine power evenly to both rear wheels so they move at the same speed and give much better grip and traction. 

Other Off-Road Capability Features in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma 

That’s not the only features, though, of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma that makes it so capable when it comes to the off-road. It also features Crawl Control, which helps slow everything down and take it easy on difficult terrain, and Hill Start Assist Control which minimizes rolling backward when switching from acceleration to braking. 

Also, if you choose the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, you get even more off-road features like TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks, Rigid Industries LED fog lights, TRD Pro cat-back exhaust and more! 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota in Janesville, Wisconsin, for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

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