2010 Toyota Tacoma

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2010 Toyota Tacoma
2010 Toyota Tacoma

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 off-road 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 off-road suspension can be rough on uneven pavement
  • Long Box Tacoma Crew Cab almost as big as a full-size pickup

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard automatic limited-slip differential
  • Available backup camera for Access Cab and Double Cab
  • Interior layout, quality

2010 Toyota Tacoma review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Tacoma is available in three cab styles: Regular Cab, Access Cab and Double Cab. Regular and Access Cabs come with 6-foot beds, while the Double Cab can be had with either a 5- or 6-foot bed. Much of the Tacoma’s appeal comes from its various special models and packages. The TRD Off-Road package is perhaps the most popular, with a combination of appearance and performance items. Included are progressive-rate front springs, Bilstein shocks, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, 16-inch alloy wheels and TRD badging. The TRD Sport package offers a monochromatic appearance, street-tuned suspension and low-profile tires on 17-inch wheels. The X-Runner is the real street-performance star in the specialty group. It features a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, 18-inch wheels, improved steering response, Bridgestone Potenza tires and a lowered, specially tuned suspension. The X-Runner gets its name from a unique X-brace on the rear of the frame.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

The Tacoma really bulked up when it was redesigned for the 2005 model year. The wheel flares are more muscular, character lines are more pronounced and the grille is a little more menacing. The Double Cab looks particularly good, especially in four-wheel-drive trim. The X-Runner, however, doesn’t have a lean, athletic look worthy of its performance; it’s just too burly with all its extra bodywork.

  • 115-volt power outlet in cargo bed on TRD packages
  • Dent-resistant composite inner liner in cargo bed
  • Skid plates on PreRunner models

The Tacoma interior gets a higher grade than other compact trucks, with a simple but effective layout, supportive seats and attention-to-detail build quality. The rearview monitor system features a small camera in the tailgate handle and a 2.5-inch display mounted in the rearview mirror. Ceiling-mounted speakers are included in all of the five sound systems offered throughout the lineup. Premium JBL audio, available only in the Double Cab, offers a six-CD changer, Bluetooth, seven speakers (including a subwoofer) and XM Satellite Radio. Toyota doesn’t offer leather seating in the Tacoma, but there is a sport fabric on the X-Runner that’s also available on the Access Cab and Double Cab in four-wheel-drive or PreRunner configurations.

  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel standard
  • All sound systems have an auxiliary jack for MP3 players
  • Power windows and locks standard on Access Cab, Double Cab
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel standard on X-Runner

Under the Hood

  • 159-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with iron block/aluminum cylinder head, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder makes 180 pounds-feet of torque
  • 236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 with aluminum block/cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder makes 266 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic for four-cylinder trucks
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic for V-6 trucks
  • Standard automatic limited-slip differential

Combined with sophisticated accident-avoidance technologies and standard side-impact and side curtain airbags, the Tacoma has more safety features than most compact pickups. Besides stability control, the Star Safety System includes antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and traction control.

  • Driver, front-passenger active head restraints
  • Three-point seat belts in all seating positions

Of Interest to Truck Owners

  • Maximum gross vehicle weight rating: 5,450 pounds (Double Cab 4×4)
  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,570 pounds (PreRunner Regular Cab 4×2)
  • Maximum towing capacity: 6,500 pounds (Access Cab and Double Cab with V-6 Towing Prep Package)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 21 gallons
  • Transfer case low range: 2.57:1
  • Axle ratio: 3.31:1 (I4 w/5M); 4.10:1 (I4 4×4, PreRunner), 3.58:1 (I4 w/4A); 3.15:1 (4×2 w/6M); 3.73:1 (PreRunner, 4×4 w/V-6)
  • Crawl ratio: 39.87:1 (6M w/3.727:1 axle)
  • Minimum ground clearance: 8.1 inches (4×2), 9.3 inches (PreRunner, 4×4)
  • Approach angle: 35 degrees (PreRunner, 4×4), 19 degrees (X-Runner)
  • Departure angle: 26 degrees (PreRunner, 4×4), 19 degrees (X-Runner)
  • Ramp breakover: 27 degrees (Regular Cab 4×4), 15 degrees (X-Runner), 20-21 degrees (all other models)
  • Cargo floor length: 60.3 inches (Double Cab), 73.5 inches (Regular Cab, Access Cab, Double Cab long bed)
  • Cargo floor width: 56.7 inches
  • Cargo floor width at wheel well: 41.5 inches
  • Cargo bed depth: 18 inches

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Love my Toyota Tacoma

I love my Tacoma 4x4 , I have over 208,000,000 miles on it. Great performance and pulling power up and down the mountains of Colorado often towing a trailer. Something alot of owners don't think about is the paint job, after all these years it still has a new car shine on it . Some cars with a whole lot less years maybe rusted out or clear coat is peeling. Not mine. Of course we have to mention the reliability of this Truck. Its a Toyota! Never had any major issues ,just basic maintenance, oil changes,brakes, filters. 6-16-23. I am having issues with my (a/c heater) blower knob, it's been hard to turn but still works along with the air conditioner. The interior is OK. It's a truck, the upholstery is still holding up good a little dirty but still very much intact. If Toyota would only realize that we like to drink larger cups then the cup holders the give us ( one of the few things I don't like about it) Lots of foot room for my 6'2" frame. The bed is small for carrying long items so probably not for the full time contractor. But gets the job done if you know how to pack. I'm very satisfied with my purchase made many years ago and how well the resale value has held up compared to other vehicles.


Rust bucket. Needs a frame.

Toyota is supposed to be known for reliability but they spent 3.4 billion replacing franes or trying to cover the rust. Absolute junk. The dealer won't do anything unless there are holes in your frame


Faithful. Reliable. Dependable.

Works great. Six Ft Bed is a plus. Mud and Snow Tires do well in inclement weather. Well maintained and up to date service. MARYLAND STATE INSPECTED.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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