Summary, Prices, Specs

By November 8, 2010


The Toyota Tacoma is among the best of the latest generation of midsize pickups. The Tacoma features a comfortable cab trimmed with quality materials. The 4WD models offer crisp handling, a nicely balanced ride quality, and excellent off-road capability. The TRD Offroad models are terrific trucks for rugged terrain. The X-Runner drives and performs like a sports car.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2.7-liter L4 5-speed manual ($16,365); with 4-speed automatic ($17,265); Access Cab 5M ($19,655); with 4A ($20,555); Double Cab 4A ($21,865); PreRunner Access Cab 4A ($21,315); PreRunner V6 Access Cab with 5A ($22, 750); X-Runner V6 Access Cab 6M ($25,735); PreRunner L4 Double Cab 4A ($22,515); PreRunner V6 Double Cab 5A ($23,950); PreRunner Long Bed V6 Double Cab 5A ($24,450); 4WD Regular Cab L4 5M ($20,220); 4WD Regular Cab L4 4A ($21,350); 4WD Access Cab L4 5M ($23,490); 4WD Access Cab L4 4A ($24,390); 4WD V6 Access Cab 6M ($25,045); 4WD V6 Access Cab 5A ($25,925); 4WD V6 Double Cab 6M ($26,145); 4WD V6 Double Cab 5A ($27,025); 4WD V6 Long Bed Double Cab 5A ($27,525)
Engines:159-hp 2.7-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4 with VVT-i; 236-hp 4.0-liter dohc 24-valve V6 with VVT-i
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 6-speed manual; 4-speed automatic; 5-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):dual frontal air bags, seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, anchors for child safety seats; ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, tire-pressure monitor, side-curtain airbags, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Fremont, California
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Toyota Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 6M ($25,045)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, removable tailgate, tie-down cleats, power windows and door locks, cloth seats, AM/FM/MP3/CD/SAT 4-speaker sound system, tilt-telescoping steering wheel
Options as tested (MSPR):TRD Sport Package ($3555) including Bilstein shocks, 17-inch alloy wheels, hood scoop, power mirrors, smoked headlamp trim, sliding rear window with privacy glass, 115V deck outlet, foglamps, remote entry, cruise control, variable speed wipers, overhead console with compass and temperature gauge, cloth sport seats with driver lumbar support, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and shifter, backup camera on inside mirror, TRD graphics; Tow Package ($650); Carpet floor mats ($179); Security system ($479); tube steps ($459); hood protector ($119); iPod interface kit ($299)
Destination charge:$800
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$30635
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:4.0-liter dohc 24-valve V6 with VVT-i
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):236 @ 5200
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):266 @ 3800
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:14/18 mpg
Wheelbase:127.4 in.
Length/width/height:208.1/74.6/69.9 in.
Track, f/r:63.0/63.4 in.
Turning circle:36.0 ft.
Seating Capacity:4
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.0/53.6/41.3 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:35.2/NA/28.1 in.
Cargo volume:N/A
Payload:1395 Lbs.
Towing capacity:6500 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, double wishbones, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Suspension, r:live axle on leaf springs
Ground clearance:8.3 in.
Curb weigth:4045 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/drum with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:21.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of November 8, 2010.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-GO-TOYOTA -