(4.9) 17 reviews
MSRP: $3,217$14,277
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 18-23
Engine: 142-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2001 Toyota Tacoma

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Toyota introduces its first pickup with four conventional doors for 2001, the Tacoma Double Cab. The Tacoma is Toyota’s compact pickup, and it previously came only in regular-cab and extended-cab (called Xtracab) models with two front doors.The Double Cab competes with four-door crew cabs f... Read Full Report


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For years, Toyota has prided itself on its tough trucks. Tough enough to tow. Now tough enough so there's room for the family to grow. And just in time for an ever-expanding American family, in steps the sixth-generation Tacoma, labeled the Double Cab. And out goes your spine. Wooden roller coasters, the Nasdaq and Florida ballots are expected to carry some weight of uncertainty. Feel... Read full review for the 2001 Toyota Tacoma

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Excellent Vehicle

by Toyota Truck Guy from Florida on April 15, 2009

I bought this truck new and now have 182,300 miles. I'm getting about 19 mpg overall with the V-6 and automatic. Up to now, normal maintenance except for a intake manifold gasket at 82,000 mi. This tr... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Tacoma Base

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Tacoma Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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