2007 Toyota Tacoma

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$14,180

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2007 Toyota Tacoma

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance with V-6
  • Front-seat space and comfort
  • Maneuverability
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Construction quality
  • Low base price

The bad:

  • Relatively stiff ride
  • Unimpressive X-Runner performance

7 trims

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Notable features

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

2007 Toyota Tacoma review: Our expert's take

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 4×4 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Love this Taco !

Purchased used w/190K Mi. 2 years ago. Bautiful Blue Mildly lifted 2007 SR5 TRD V6 crew cab that came with much needed chrome step rails, Brushguards, DUAL entertainment system, Bedliner w/ 110 VAC outlet & fog lights. It was well taken care of except for the clear coat . It's really bad on the top and the faux hood scoop, but my neighbors 2008 is much worse, the top and hood coating on his are both gone. This is a surprisingly comfortable ride compared to our 98 Explorer. It drove like a truck, but this drives more like an old Caddy, no joke, it is remarkably comfortable for a Pickup Truck. This is our 3rd Toyota, first was a new Camry that ran for 8 years without a single problem., same with a Highlander. I am amazed this vehicle does not leak a drop of synthetic oil ! This truck may just outlive me! I would highly recommend Toyota, it seems to me they are the Car Co. when it comes to striving to be the best.

4.4

Love it

It's wonderful truck got a great deal on it and has served me well in the past years and sure I will last me many more

5.0

So far so good.

Just what i needed. Great gas mileage. Twice as good as my old truck. Love this truck. Should have done this years agp. Love the truck

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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