(4.6) 21 reviews
MSRP: $4,086$15,210
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 18-24
Engine: 142-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2002 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take on the 2002 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take

All Tacomas get a new A-pillar assist grip for 2002. A moonroof will not be available on PreRunners, and the S-Runner’s side door badging is color-keyed.The Tacoma’s front end was restyled with a raised hood and multireflector headlights last year. Toyota also launched its first pickup... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

It was an ordinary truck, a rear-wheel-drive compact pickup with an extended cab, a short cargo bed and a six-cylinder engine. Its maker, Toyota Motor Corp., called it "affordable," and after weeks of driving vehicles priced from $28,000 to $75,000, I looked at the $18,000 base sticker price on the Toyota Tacoma PreRunner and tended to agree. But memory held me captive. I couldn... Read full review for the 2002 Toyota Tacoma

Consumer Reviews


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Great truck for the money

by Toyota Owner from Spokane, Washington on July 4, 2007

I purchased my 2002 Tacoma extended cab, V-6, TRD, 4wd new. I now have 50,000 miles on it and it has been a great vehicle. The ride quality is fairly stiff with the light weight and the TRD package, b... Read Full Review

12 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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