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2015 Toyota Tacoma

$18,412 — $33,864 USED
Truck
2-5 Seats
17-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Extensive standard equipment, especially safety features
  • Spirited off-road capabilities
  • Strong tow ratings for V-6

The Bad

  • 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
2015 Toyota Tacoma exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • New TRD Pro Series version
  • Two cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Toyota will be the first to remind us that it has an all-new Tacoma coming at the end of this year, but for now this is the best truck Toyota offers.

Vehicle Overview

The Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck is available in two cab styles: Access Cab and Double Cab. The Access Cab comes with a 6-foot bed, while the Double Cab can be had with a 5- or 6-foot bed. The Tacoma can seat up to five people in certain configurations. It competes with the Nissan Frontier and Chevrolet Colorado.
New for 2015
The regular-cab Tacoma has been dropped from the lineup. A new Utility Package for the four-cylinder Access Cab deletes the rear seats for more in-cab storage room.

The new TRD Pro Series Tacoma features 16-inch black alloy wheels, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, high-performance Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs, unique front springs, a TRD exhaust system, and a special grille and badges. Inside, TRD Pro Series trucks get a TRD shift knob and floormats.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Dent-resistant composite inner liner in cargo bed
  • Available skid plate for engine
  • Available 115-volt power outlet in cargo bed
  • 15-, 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels
  • Available fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Fabric upholstery; available heated front seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • 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
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission for four-cylinder trucks
  • Six-speed manu...
Vehicle Overview

The Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck is available in two cab styles: Access Cab and Double Cab. The Access Cab comes with a 6-foot bed, while the Double Cab can be had with a 5- or 6-foot bed. The Tacoma can seat up to five people in certain configurations. It competes with the Nissan Frontier and Chevrolet Colorado.
New for 2015
The regular-cab Tacoma has been dropped from the lineup. A new Utility Package for the four-cylinder Access Cab deletes the rear seats for more in-cab storage room.

The new TRD Pro Series Tacoma features 16-inch black alloy wheels, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, high-performance Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs, unique front springs, a TRD exhaust system, and a special grille and badges. Inside, TRD Pro Series trucks get a TRD shift knob and floormats.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Dent-resistant composite inner liner in cargo bed
  • Available skid plate for engine
  • Available 115-volt power outlet in cargo bed
  • 15-, 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels
  • Available fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Fabric upholstery; available heated front seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • 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
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission for four-cylinder trucks
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic for V-6 trucks
  • Automatic limited-slip differential

Safety Features

  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
83 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Toyota?s are the most reliable cars ever

by Meliannv from Orlando,fl on November 16, 2018

This truck meets and exceeds all of my expectations. It?s good on gas, it has great little details inside and out that fit my needs Read full review

(4.0)

Great work truck.

by b from aiea, hi on November 13, 2018

The truck has a comfortable interior. The access cab doors are very convenient for getting the most out of the additional space in the extended cab. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Toyota Tacoma currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Toyota Tacoma Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
marginal

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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