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Toyota Tacoma

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The Toyota Tacoma has been the sales leader among compact and mid-size pickup trucks since 2008, and it offers a wide range of configurations -- from basic work truck to boulder-bashing off-roaders and quasi-luxury models. It comes in Access Cab and Double Cab body styles; Access Cab versions have rear-hinged rear doors and folding jump seats, while the Double Cab has four regular doors and a three-seat rear bench. The Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds when properly equipped. Competitors include the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier. Prior to the Tacoma, Toyota offered smaller pickups in the U.S. under a variety of model names.

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Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Off Road Shoppers

Off-Road vehicles include four-wheel-drive SUVs and pickup trucks with the extra feature of a dual-range transfer case or dedicated crawl mode for extreme off-road driving. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Tacoma - 3 Generations

2016–2019 Tacoma

Redesigned in 2016
2016–2019 Tacoma Generation, 2019 Toyota Tacoma model shown Showing the 2019 Toyota Tacoma

Though Toyota didn’t start with a clean sheet, the 2016 Tacoma received significant updates, including more aggressive front styling, a new V-6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, suspension changes, and high-strength steel for the frame and body. The interior also received upgrades, and a GoPro camera mount became available. More recently, a TRD Pro model with greater off-road capability was added for 2017, and for 2018 automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with sway warning, and adaptive cruise control became standard.

  • Pricing & Details Coming Soon
  • MSRP Range $25,200–$41,520
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 67 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Notable Features in 2018
  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Off-road-oriented TRD Pro version
  • Mid-size pickup truck with choice of two cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • GoPro mount on the windshield
  • MSRP Range $24,575–$41,215
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 283 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Notable Features in 2017
  • New off-road-oriented TRD Pro version
  • Midsize pickup truck with choice of two cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • GoPro mount on the windshield
  • Current List Price $22,984–$37,656
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 111 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Notable Features in 2016
  • Mildly refreshed styling
  • New 3.5-liter V-6 engine and transmission combination
  • A new pair of TRD trim packages
  • Updated interior
  • Retuned supsension
  • GoPro mount on the windshield

2005–2015 Tacoma

Redesigned in 2005
2005–2015 Tacoma Generation, 2015 Toyota Tacoma model shown Showing the 2015 Toyota Tacoma

A 2005 redesign of the Tacoma gave all versions of the truck more muscular styling, a longer wheelbase and a wider track. Though Toyota continued to call it a compact truck, it had mid-size dimensions. Regular cab, Access Cab and Double Cab body styles carried on, and the base four-cylinder engine and an available V-6 were larger and more powerful. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped was 6,500 pounds. Stability control, front side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags became standard for 2009. The truck was mildly refreshed outside and inside for 2012, and the regular-cab body style disappeared after 2014.

  • Current List Price $19,611–$33,647
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 68 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Notable Features in 2015
  • New TRD Pro Series version
  • Two cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Current List Price $14,890–$34,318
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 62 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2014
  • Three cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Entune multimedia system
  • T|X and T|X Pro Off-Road packages
  • Current List Price $12,622–$32,758
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 83 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2013
  • Three cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • New Limited Package
  • Entune multimedia system
  • T|X and T|X Pro off-road packages
  • Current List Price $13,228–$29,736
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 61 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2012
  • Three cab styles
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Exterior and interior styling revisions
  • Available Entune multimedia system
  • T|X and T|X Pro off-road packages
  • Current List Price $12,133–$27,917
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 63 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2011
  • 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
  • Current List Price $10,686–$25,606
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 53 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2010
  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard automatic limited-slip differential
  • Available backup camera for Access Cab and Double Cab
  • Interior layout, quality
  • Current List Price $9,607–$24,651
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 43 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2009
  • 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
  • Current List Price $8,593–$22,377
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 33 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-22
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2008
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three cab styles
  • Performance-oriented X-Runner
  • Current List Price $7,597–$21,437
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 55 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-25
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2007
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three cab styles
  • Performance-oriented X-Runner
  • Current List Price $7,364–$19,520
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 59 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2006
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three cab styles
  • Performance-oriented X-Runner
  • Current List Price $6,751–$19,003
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 39 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2005
  • Redesigned for 2005
  • Enlarged body
  • Three cab styles
  • New four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Muscular X-Runner model

1995–2004 Tacoma

Redesigned in 1995
1995–2004 Tacoma Generation, 2004 Toyota Tacoma model shown Showing the 2004 Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma debuted with a lineup that included compact-sized regular- and extended-cab (Xtracab) styles, two four-cylinder engines and a V-6, plus available four-wheel drive and a coil spring, double-wishbone front suspension. All versions had a 6.2-foot cargo bed, and V-6 trucks could tow up to 5,000 pounds. Production initially was in Fremont, Calif., making it the first Toyota pickup truck built in the U.S. The Tacoma gained a Double Cab style with four regular doors and a three-person rear seat for the 2001 model year.

  • Current List Price $4,672–$17,736
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 32 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2004
  • Available V-6 engine
  • Two four-cylinder engines
  • Choice of three cab styles
  • RWD or 4WD
  • S-Runner and PreRunner editions
  • Current List Price $4,094–$16,270
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 42 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

  • Current List Price $3,644–$15,736
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 24 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Read About the 2002 Model 2002 Tacoma Articles
  • Current List Price $3,676–$14,296
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 26 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Tacoma Articles
  • Current List Price $2,383–$14,423
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Extended Cab, Regular Cab

  • Current List Price $2,585–$10,601
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Extended Cab, Regular Cab

  • Current List Price $2,025–$11,153
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 17 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-24
  • Body Styles:

    Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Read About the 1998 Model 1998 Tacoma Articles
  • Current List Price $2,400–$10,664
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-26
  • Body Styles:

    Extended Cab, Regular Cab

  • Current List Price $2,386–$10,458
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 7 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-25
  • Body Styles:

    Extended Cab, Regular Cab

  • Current List Price $2,661–$10,581
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.6) 5 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-25
  • Body Styles:

    Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Read About the 1995 Model 1995 Tacoma Articles

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