How Does the Toyota ECT Button Work? at J. Pauley Toyota-Fort Smith AR-2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior Center Console ECT PWR Button

What is the Toyota Tacoma ECT PWR Button and What Does it Do?

How Does the Toyota ECT Button Work?

A lot of characteristics have made the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma a fan favorite, and elite performance is chief among them. With a refined powertrain under the hood, the Toyota Tacoma will improve power, fuel economy and towing capacity. Working in tandem with an innovative electronically controlled transmission, the Toyota Tacoma adds an ECT PWR button for short bursts of explosive power. Take a closer look at this innovative feature as we answer the question — how does the Toyota ECT button work?

What Does the Toyota ECT PWR Button Do?

A component of the new Toyota Tacoma six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, the ECT PWR button will refine the transmission shift points and allow you to reach higher RPM levels before changing gears. Located just below the Toyota Entune system on the center stack, the ECT PWR button delivers a short burst of power in specific driving situations.

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How Does the Toyota ECT Button Work? at J. Pauley Toyota-Fort Smith AR-2016 Toyota Tacoma Owners Manual Diagram of ECT PWR Button Use
The Toyota ECT button functions by a series of hydraulics that operate clutches and bands that are controlled by an electronic solenoid in the transmission. Together these elements provide greater control over vehicle speed and throttle position. Simply press the button to receive a boost of power and press the button a second time to cancel.

When and Where Should You Use the Toyota ECT PWR Button?

If you are looking for a “Turbo Button” like you see in the movies, the Toyota ECT PWR button is not what you are looking for. Performing more like the TOW/HAUL Mode of the 2016 Toyota Tundra, the ECT button will sharpen throttle response in short bursts. With that being said, many drivers still don’t know where and when to use the ECT PWR button.

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The Toyota Tacoma ECT PWR button is best suited for when you are pulling a trailer and need a little extra punch. Additional driving situations that may call for you to use the ECT button include passing on the highway, merging onto the freeway or climbing a steep incline. Be aware that extensive use of the Toyota ECT button will have a negative impact on fuel-economy ratings.

When you get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma, there are a lot of new features, toggles and buttons that may be overwhelming. If you are looking for a quick answer about these new features, you have come to the right place at J. Pauley Toyota. We hope that we have answered your question about how the Toyota ECT button works and how it can improve your driving experience. Stop in today and explore the J. Pauley Toyota inventory and get behind the wheel of a new Toyota Tacoma to see what the Toyota ECT button can do.