Vehicle Overview

The Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck 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. The Tacoma can seat up to five people in certain configurations. It competes with the Nissan Frontier.

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-brand shocks, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, 16-inch alloy wheels and TRD badging. The TRD Sport Package offers a monochromatic appearance, street-tuned suspension and lower-profile tires on 17-inch wheels.
New for 2014
Toyota has dropped the street-performance X-Runner version of the Tacoma, but the truck gains an available SR Package that includes fog lights on V-6 versions; smoked headlamps; and color-keyed door handles, bumpers, mirror caps and grille surround.

Exterior Highlights

  • 115-volt power outlet in cargo bed on TRD packages
  • Dent-resistant composite inner liner in cargo bed
  • Available skid plate for engine
  • Regular cab Tacomas include standard 15-inch wheels
  • 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels available

Interior Highlights

  • Fabric upholstery; available heated front seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Available power windows and locks
  • Available leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available cruise control

Under the Hood

  • 159-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6
  • Both engines run on regular gas
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission for four-cylinder trucks
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic for V-6 trucks
  • Standard automatic limited-slip differential

Safety Features

  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Three-point seat belts in all seating positions
  • Driver and front-passenger active head restraints
  • Available backup camera