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2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

190.4” x 65.7”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Extensive standard equipment, especially safety equipment
  • Spirited offroad capabilities
  • Clutch-start cancel switch on six-speed manual models
  • Road-hugging performance of X-Runner
  • Build quality, attention to detail
  • Strong tow ratings for V-6
  • Dealer-installed TRD supercharger and big-brake kits

The bad:

  • Limited availability of premium JBL sound system
  • No pull-lever parking brake (helps in off-roading)
  • Great offroad suspension can be rough on uneven pavement
  • Long Box Tacoma Crew Cab almost as big as a full-size pickup

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2009 Toyota Tacoma trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard automatic limited-slip differential
  • New grille and taillamp designs
  • Available backup camera for Access Cab and Double Cab

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Most reliable Truck or Car I've owned

This Tacoma X-Runner meets all my needs. Fairly easy to park compared to full size Trucks. Good performance but needs several upgrades to meet Today's standards. Like: Cold-Air Intake, Headers. Better Brakes Upgrades, 1" Lowered Suspension, TRD Quick Shifter, Energy Suspension Sway Bar Bushings - (front and rear), Wider Wheels & Tires, URD"s Mas Air Calibrator( for better air/fuel ratio), Leather Seat Covers. After that you have a Great Truck. This is the Upgrades I have done and really have a better all around Toyota Tacoma X-Runner.


I have had Toyota trucks and sedans and they last

The stupid hod scoop has no function but it creates more wind resistance and use more gas. The truck is nice, but I wanted a new Stock 4x4 with a 6 foot bed. But precision Toyota or any other dealer do not sell you what you want to buy, but brings the most revenue, while unscrupoiusly screwing the customers.


Best Truck I Have Ever Owned

This is a pretty rare model 2009 Tacoma TRD off-road edition. I’ve done a lot of suspension upgrades like Fox coffee livers with remote reservoir and adjustable dampening. 33x12.50x18 tires on Black Diamond warlord wheels. 261,000 miles and drives like it was 26,000 miles. Never broke down, never gave up. I did upgrade to an optima blue top battery. JBL speakers are good, pioneers dual din Navi and apple car play. Feels like a 2020 truck but over a decade old. I’ve had over a dozen Toyota’s all from 1982 and up. They are the best vehicles on the planet.

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Based on the 2009 Toyota Tacoma base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


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