2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2007 Toyota Tacoma

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

2007 Toyota Tacoma Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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, a...
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.



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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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(4.3)
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(4.4)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Fun little truck!!

by TX Taco from TX on June 14, 2018

I was looking for a single cab Tacoma to use as a daily driver and be able to haul things. Its a 07 Tacoma single cab prerunner SR5, 2.7L 5 speed M/T. The interior is well mapped out and everything is ... Read full review

(4.0)

Most durable car and long lasting truck

by Mrivas24 from Yorba Linda on June 14, 2018

Great and durable car not the best on gas but This was my first car and I'm glad I got a truck first because I had my best times with that truck. I loved it and I hate to see it go but I think it's ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Toyota Tacoma currently has 10 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Toyota Tacoma Base

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
Front Seat
5 Star
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.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tacoma received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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