• (4.4) 27 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,827$17,451
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18-24
  • Engine: 142-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2004 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take on the 2004 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take

Toyota’s compact pickup truck gained standard antilock brakes in 2003. Nothing has changed for 2004. Built in California, the Tacoma comes in three cab styles and 17 configurations. The front end was restyled for the 2001 model year and gained a raised hood and multireflector headlights. To... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Aging design
  • Fuel economy with V-6

Notable Features

  • Available V-6 engine
  • Two four-cylinder engines
  • Choice of three cab styles
  • RWD or 4WD
  • S-Runner and PreRunner editions


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 27 reviews

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most reliable truck i've ever owned!

by jelrod from Lancaster Ca. on October 7, 2006

This vehicle drives as nice as any on the market, It's got a good turning radius, Plenty of power, It is quiet on the road, but still feels like a truck. The towing capacity is great, And the 4x4 is o... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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Overall Rollover Rating
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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