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2006 Toyota Tacoma
2006 Toyota Tacoma
Available Price Range $7,768-$21,336 Trims13 Combined MPG 18-23 Seats 2-5

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take

Toyota redesigned and enlarged its smaller pickup truck for the 2005 model year and offered it with a more powerful V-6. The wheelbase was extended by 5 inches, and the track widened by 4 inches. Shoulder and hip room increased by nearly 4.5 inches. In its new form, the Tacoma has a higher towing... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Relatively stiff ride
  • Unimpressive X-Runner performance

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three cab styles
  • Performance-oriented X-Runner

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 45 reviews

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Can survive a 60 mph Avalanche!

by Truck Convert from Fort Worth, TX on October 24, 2011

My 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 was hit by a Chevy Avalanche driving 60 mph. My truck (along with the rest of traffic on the highway) was at a complete stop. The Avalanche driver was texting and never slowe... 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.

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$13,980 - $25,815
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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Tacoma Base

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Tacoma Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Tacoma Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Tacoma Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
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.

Recalls

There are currently 11 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

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