Toyota Debuts SX and Chrome Trims for 2023 Tacoma

The appearance packages spice up base-level SR5 Tacos.

Toyota’s 2023 Tacoma SX and Chrome.Toyota

It feels as if the Toyota Tacoma has been America’s bestselling midsize pickup since roughly the Triassic Period. You’d be forgiven for thinking that; the Taco has topped the sales sheets for 17 years running. Even the latest third-generation truck is starting to show its age, so Toyota recently debuted the SX and Chrome appearance packages for the platform.

Both packages are optional on the base truck. The SX package gets black wheels, blacked-out trim pieces, black badges, and black decals. There’s a trim-specific bed graphic too. The SX package can only be had on two- or four-wheel-drive, V-6-powered trucks. While the SX gets blacked-out trim, Chrome gets exactly what its name implies. The most obvious are 18-inch chrome wheels set off with chrome-finish door handles, exhaust tips, and tailgate emblem. The interior gets a leather-wrapped shift knob. The Chrome trim is exclusive to V-6-powered SR5 Double Cab trucks with the 5-foot bed, and in both 2WD and 4WD configurations.

In other news, the Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in Solar Octane, a color previously exclusive to the Tundra TRD Pro. Toyota’s Smart Key capability is now standard on V-6 SR5 models, too, bringing more tech to the truck as it enters its seventh model year. While we still await a fully refreshed Tacoma, these tidbits should breathe some extra life into a truck that’s coming up on an inevitable overhaul.