Best Bet
  • (4.6) 48 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,692–$22,364
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18-25
  • Engine: 159-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2007 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Toyota Tacoma

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

2007 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Tacoma pickup truck is available in regular cab, Access Cab with rear-hinged half-doors and Double Cab with four front-hinged doors. The 2007 model comes with a bevy of minor changes, including rear seats in the Access Cab that now fold to accommodate a child seat. Access Cabs with sport seats also gain a walk-in feature for easier entry and exit. All Tacomas receive an updated two-tone instrument panel, redesigned radio controls and slightly larger seats.

Toyota redesigned and enlarged its smaller pickup truck for the 2005 model year, offered it with a more powerful V-6, and gave it a higher towing capacity and tighter turning radius. A performance-oriented X-Runner model is also available.

The Tacoma is available in four-cylinder or V-6 form, both with rear- or four-wheel drive. Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control are also available.


Exterior
Beds range from 5 to 6 feet in length. All Tacomas have bed rails and adjustable tie-down cleats. Cargo beds contain a 115-volt power outlet and accessory storage boxes. A TRD Sport Package includes a sport suspension, 17-inch wheels and appearance upgrades.

Sitting an inch lower than other models, the X-Runner has 18-inch alloy wheels. Firmer and shorter springs, Bilstein shock absorbers and large-diameter stabilizer bars are used on the X-Runner. A limited-slip differential is standard. Dealers can install a TRD "Big Brake Kit" on the X-Runner, though rear brakes are still drums — not discs, as most performance vehicles have.


Interior
Depending on the model, buyers can choose a front bench seat, bucket seats or sport seating. Access Cab and Double Cab models have tumble-flat rear seats. Standard equipment includes a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a four-speaker CD stereo and a tachometer. Well-heeled Tacomas include a JBL premium stereo with a six-CD changer, power windows, remote entry and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls.

Under the Hood
The Tacoma's base 2.7-liter four-cylinder is rated at 159 horsepower. Borrowed from the 4Runner, the available 4.0-liter V-6 produces 236 hp and 266 pounds-feet of torque. The four-cylinder teams with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission, while the V-6 works with a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual. When properly equipped, a Tacoma can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

Safety
Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist are standard. An electronic stability system is optional. Side-impact and side curtain airbags are optional in Double Cab models.

Driving Impressions
Energetic response is a bonus of the Tacoma's V-6 engine when it teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. This engine snarls during hard acceleration, but not in a distressing way.

When equipped with a TRD Sport Package, in particular, a Double Cab Long-Bed Tacoma 4x4 copes well with unpaved roads. The ride is undeniably taut and fairly stiff, though comparable to other small pickups.

Front occupants have ample space. The seats are snug, supportive and well-cushioned.

The performance-focused X-Runner doesn't provide much excitement; it's not very stimulating when the gas pedal is pushed hard. The Tacoma's notchy manual gearbox makes shifting gears more difficult than in some other trucks. In short, the X-Runner is more show than go, and it actually has a lighter steering feel than a regular four-wheel-drive Tacoma.


Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 48 reviews

Write a Review

3rd Tacoma I bought and might be the best one yet

by DadsTacoma from Raynham,MA on November 3, 2017

Love it so far. Had an 03 and ran it for 340,000 miles on the 4re. This one has the V6 TRD package and it’s got good power for the size of the truck

Read All Consumer Reviews

13 Trims Available

Photo of undefined
Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2007 Toyota Tacoma trim comparison will help you decide.
 

Toyota Tacoma Articles

2007 Toyota Tacoma Safety Ratings

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
Restraints
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 10 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Other Years