Ask your Toyota dealer: What is the Toyota Tacoma ECT PWR button?

April 28th, 2016 by

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You’ll find the ECT PWR button below the Entune System on the center stack, it is an important component of the Tacoma six-speed electronically controlled transmission. It works like the TOW/HAUL Mode on the 2016 Toyota Tundra, and offers a quick burst of power during times when additional strength is needed during certain driving situations.

Controlled by an electronic solenoid in the Tacoma transmission, the Toyota ECT button uses a series of hydraulics that operate clutches and bands to help drivers achieve greater control over throttle position and vehicle speed. This button helps the vehicle reach higher RPM levels before a gear change.

When to press the ECT PWR button

The ECT PWR button offers the perfect burst of additional power when pulling a heavy load or in a situation when you need to pass another vehicle on the highway. Climbing a steep hill with a trailer or merging into heavy traffic are two other situations when the ECT PWR button offers a welcome power burst.

Your Toyota dealer in Homestead is ready to help you understand all of the new and exciting features offered by the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. There are many toggles and buttons on this redesigned vehicle, and understanding how they work and when to use them is an important part of getting the most out of your driving experience.

Go ahead and contact us today to learn more about the new Toyota Tacoma’s improved fuel economy, towing capacity, and power.