2009 Toyota TacomaSteve Glass - Albuquerque, NM11/24/2016
Can't go wrong with a Toyota truck. Solidly built, excellent fit and finish, and gorgeous lines. Designed for long-term reliabity. Plenty of power for towing. The 2WD Prerunner features an automated limited slip differential mode for sticky situations.
2013 Toyota Tacomajames massey - anderson, SC11/18/2016
carry or pull heavy loads
Econobox at a luxury price
2016 Toyota TacomaMark CarGuy - Laurel, MD05/17/2016
The transmission shifts gears constantly, and the droning engine noise is irritating and makes it sound like an econo-box. I think this truck would almost be tolerable with a manual transmission, but the auto tranny and engine noise are major turn offs.
Toyota Tacoma Overview
Unlike most baseline pickup trucks, the Tacoma offers both utility and performance on and off the road. Boasting up to 6,500 lbs. of towing capacity and a six-foot bed, this midsize truck is practical and stylish. Those seeking a traditional, affordable modern truck should consider the popular Toyota Tacoma.
Toyota Tacoma History
When the Toyota Tacoma was introduced in 1995, the Japanese auto manufacturer classified it as a compact pickup. Its design was intended to suit the needs of U.S. markets, where pickup trucks are also used as personal vehicles on
and off-road. The second generation is defined as a midsize pickup with a larger construction and is much more powerful than its predecessor. The third generation has an updated frame that provides more strength for the vehicle.
How It Drives
Taller drivers may feel cramped in early models, so more recent editions of the Toyota Tacoma may be more supportive. This vehicle can also handle off-roading better than most vehicles. The Tacoma frame is designed to be flexible in order to keep all four wheels on the ground on uneven surfaces and to ensure smoother riding when off-road.
Used Toyota Tacoma Value
In terms of reliability, older generation vehicles tend to have fewer problems and those issues can simply be addressed with replacement parts. The four-cylinder models will lose their value quickly, so if power is not an issue, then the lack of significant changes ensures that these models will still work for the intended use. Though anyone seeking the lift in power will have to pay for it, the lack of significant changes in transmission or most standard features will ensure that the Tacoma stands as one affordable truck in any of its years.
Toyota Tacoma Standard Features
Toyota Tacomas come equipped with a composite bedliner, a bed utility rail system, and standard steering. The V6 engine combined with 6-speed automatic transmission ensures enough horsepower to cap out at 25 mpg on the highway. The Tacoma additionally carries five people while some other trucks can only support two.