Used 2008 Toyota Tacoma For Sale

(40 Reviews)

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base Specifications

Feature Description
Transmission Automatic
Engine 2.7L
Horsepower 159 horsepower@5200rpm
MPG City 19
MPG Highway 25

Customer Review Summary for 2008 Toyota Tacoma

4.6
(40 Reviews)

great car

2008 Toyota Tacoma weebanks - newberry SC 04/16/2010

nice truck has alot of power for a midsize truck interior is nice like the bucet seat goes trough mud great

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2008 Toyota Tacoma macky - westvirginia 02/21/2008

My truck is a 2006 and i have had no trouble with it.They are a little pricey but have a better retail value than any other truck.Mine has a v6 237 horsepower and about 18 mpg and a 110 ac outlet in the bed that's in case you want a cup of coffee while you are out fishing.

Great Truck (4.8 out of 5)

2008 Toyota Tacoma Paul - Tinley Park, IL 03/03/2009

I am greatly pleased with my new Toyota Tacoma Prerunner 4-door. The quality and workmanship is easily noticable and Toyota has really paid attention to the details. Unquestionably, this was the best vehicle for me and I would make the purchase again without hesitation. I only have two complaints and they are minor. First, the motor is loud. I keep thinking the truck needs to shift to a higher gear but you look down and the rpms are low. The other complaint is that it is a little slow to start when it is very cold (15 or less). If you are looking for a well-made mid-size truck, get the Tacoma Prerunner.

2008 Toyota Tacoma Overview

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck that not only is built for towing and hauling, but is easily maneuverable on city roads. Despite its tough personality and sturdiness, it provides a comfortable ride.

2008 Toyota Tacoma History

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma enters its model year completely unchanged from the 2007 model.

  • The Toyota Tacoma was first introduced in 1995.
  • The second-generation debuted in 2005, redesigned for a new generation.
  • The 2008 Toyota Tacoma was introduced as a part of this second generation.

How It Drives

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma cruises well down highways and has a comfortable cabin, which is a pleasant surprise when compared to other pickup trucks. One of its greatest strengths is its versatility and control. It has responsive handling and steering, no matter the landscape. Its off-road capability and towing capacity provide plenty of utility too. It's pretty light and fast for a pickup.

Used 2008 Toyota Tacoma Value

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma faces stiff competition. Though it's not quite a style leader, the Tacoma does hold functionality over many of its competitors. It comes with many trim levels and feature packages to ensure that drivers will be able to find the exact Tacoma they are looking for. Additionally, it has larger seats with plenty of power adjustment options.

Design & Performance

The Toyota Tacoma offers many choices. You can go for the base body style or upgrade to the Double Cab Long Bed, select front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, or opt for a four-cylinder engine or a V6. The many different combinations ensure that used car buyers can find a model to suit their needs and preferences.

At its entry-level, you get a Tacoma 2WD Regular Cab. It has the following features:

  • Full-size spare tire
  • Four-speaker sound system and radio
  • Rear mudguards
  • Optional air conditioning

Extended Cab and Crew Cab add more standard features than the base model, such as:

  • Upgraded seat fabric
  • Power windows, mirrors, and door locks
  • Six-speaker audio system for the Extended Cab; seven-speaker audio system for the Crew Cab
  • All optional features from the base model

Additional Tacoma packages include the PreRunner and X-Runner. PreRunner vehicles are front-wheel drive with the same higher stance that all-wheel-drive vehicles tend to have. X-Runner vehicles have the best on-road experience for the class and are only offered with the Extended Cab style.

Powertrain & Engine

The base engine is a 2.7L four-cylinder engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is also optional if you don't like driving manual. The Tacoma also has a 4.0L V6 engine as an option for specific trim levels - it's standard on Crew Cab body styles and on all-wheel-drive Extended Cab body styles. The V6 engine is typically paired with a six-speed manual, but a five-speed automatic can be swapped in as well.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

The Toyota Tacoma has a few different body styles: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Depending on your preferences, you may want to upgrade to Double Cab for more room and comfort - this body style is longer and offers more back-seat comfort. When you compare the Double Cab body style with the other pickups, you'll notice that it's roomy enough to outright beat the other midsize pickup trucks and even compete with some sedans.

Though not many things have changed since the 2006 Tacoma, the 2008 Tacoma has paid special attention to interior comfort.

  • The seats are adjustable, larger, and quite comfortable.
  • There are body style options for efficient use of the back seat space.
  • There are plenty of feature options hosted in the different trim levels.
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