2005 Toyota Tacoma

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25 reviews
Available Price Range $6,776-$20,508 Trims13 Combined MPG 18-24 Seats 2-5

Our Take on the 2005 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take

Toyota has redesigned its smaller pickup truck for the 2005 model year. First seen at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show in high-performance X-Runner form, the 2005 Tacoma is larger than its predecessor. T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Relatively stiff ride
  • Unimpressive X-Runner performance

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • Enlarged body
  • Three cab styles
  • New four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
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  • Muscular&quot
  • X-Runner model


Our Expert Reviews

Compact pickups with sports-car abilities have always intrigued me since I drove the Archer Brothers' Jeep Comanche at Willow Springs in the early '90s. The truck was a top threat in the SCCA Racetruck Challenge road-racing series that had started about three years earlier. "They handle better than a Vette," said Bobby Archer, holding the door open for me as I squeezed into the OMP se... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 25 reviews

Terrific Truck

by green builder from North Carolina on January 5, 2011

I bought the 2005 2wd longbed doublecab. It has been an absolutely terrific truck. No problems, despite being in a serious accident when it was just 4 months old. I had a great shop do the work, all T... Read Full Review

13 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 12 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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