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2011 Toyota Tacoma
2011 Toyota Tacoma
Available Price Range $13,638-$29,918 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 16-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take

The Toyota Tacoma is the king of compact and midsize trucks, with about 40 percent share of the segment in the U.S.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- ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fewer manual transmission models available
  • Stronger 4.0-liter V-6 found in Tundra and 4Runner isn't available for Tacoma
  • 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

Notable Features

  • T|X and T|X Pro off-road packages
  • Five new four-cylinder models added
  • Revised grille styling
  • Five new four-speed automatic four-cylinder models


Our Expert Reviews

There's something about a pickup truck that appeals to a sense of adventure and hard work. The 2011 Toyota Tacoma made every trip to the grocery store and school pickup lane an adventure. Handily equipped with two rear seats and rear-hinged doors, my test truck, the Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 with a V-6 engine, fit two kids, but there were some complaints from the backseat as our test drive w... Read full review for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Just purchased number 3

by Splatt from Annapolis, MD on January 17, 2011

I first purchased a 2005 Tacoma Sport Dbl. cab 4x4 v6, excellent truck. My kids are currently still driving it, with last count 156,000+ miles on the ODO. I purchased a 2008 Sport Dbl. cab v6 which wa... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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