Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select System Improves Off-Road Performance

How to Use the Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select Feature

Designed and built to deliver miles and miles of thrills when faced with extreme terrain, the four-wheel drive 2016 Toyota Tacoma is a force to be reckoned with on the trail. Loaded with an arsenal of off-road systems and features, there is no terrain the redesigned Toyota Tacoma cannot conquer. Take a closer look at the Multi-Terrain Select system here at Downeast Toyota and learn how to use the Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select feature before you embark on your next adventure.

How Does the Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select System Work?

Previous generations of the Toyota Tacoma employed a more conventional four-wheel drive system that was not as dynamic as the current 4WDemand part-time system. Teamed up with an electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited Slip Differential, current Toyota Tacoma models provide more options than simply 4-High and 4-Low when it comes to off-road performance. With the Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select system in place, you will have the ability to choose from five distinct, driver-selectable terrain modes that will tailor performance to your environment.

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A dial located above the rearview mirror in your Toyota Tacoma will allow you to select from five terrain modes — Mud and Sand, Loose Rock, Rock and Dirt, Mogul and Rock — at the turn of a dial. Put your Tacoma in Neutral, select 4-Low and press the Multi-Terrain Select feature button to enable the system and select the terrain mode that applies to your surroundings. Your current terrain mode will appear on the Multi-Information Display screen. Take a look at the modes below and the road conditions that coincide with each mode.

  • Mud and Sand – Muddy, sandy and snow-covered roads with slippery conditions.
  • Loose Rock – Slippery conditions that consist of loose rock or gravel.
  • Rock and Dirt – Suitable for bumpy and rocky road conditions.
  • Mogul – Suitable for very bumpy roads and moguls.
  • Rock – Best suited for rocky terrain and crawling.

This innovative off-road system operates by regulating and controlling wheel spin to regain traction in extreme terrain. Adjusting throttle and brake pressure allows the system to maximize traction and give you more control. When you select Mud and Sand Mode, the Multi-Terrain Select system will allow for additional wheel slip in an effort to navigate obstacles and regain traction. Should you find yourself in rocky, mountainous terrain, Rock Mode will apply more brake pressure to minimize wheel slip and provide constant traction.

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We hope that this post has helped you understand how to use the Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select feature and how it can enhance your off-road adventures. Get behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma today at Downeast Toyota and experience unrivaled performance first hand. Take a moment to explore the Downeast Toyota inventory to find a model that will deliver explosive performance, to include the trail-ready 2016 Toyota 4Runner available with the Multi-Terrain Select system.

June 21, 2016
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