Summary, Prices, Specs

By June 17, 2013


The Toyota Tacoma is a superb midsize pickup. 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 Off-Road models are terrific trucks for rugged terrain. The X-Runner drives and performs like a sports car. editor Mitch McCullough contributed to this report.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2.7-liter L4 5-speed manual ($17,625); with 4-speed automatic ($18,525); Access Cab 5M ($20,415); with 4A ($21,315); Double Cab 4A ($22,525); PreRunner Access Cab 4A ($22,075); PreRunner V6 Access Cab with 5A ($23,510); X-Runner V6 Access Cab 6M ($26,775); PreRunner L4 Double Cab 4A ($23,175); PreRunner V6 Double Cab 5A ($24,610); PreRunner Long Bed V6 Double Cab 5A ($25,111); 4WD Regular Cab L4 5M ($21,475); 4WD Regular Cab L4 4A ($22,605); 4WD Access Cab L4 5M ($24,250); 4WD Access Cab L4 4A ($25,150); 4WD V6 Access Cab 6M ($25,805); 4WD V6 Access Cab 5A ($26,685); 4WD V6 Double Cab 6M ($26,805); 4WD V6 Double Cab 5A ($27,685); 4WD V6 Long Bed Double Cab 5A ($28,185)
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):front airbags, front seat side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, and Automatic Limited-slip Differential
Safety equipment (optional):Hill-start Assist Control, and TRD Off-Road models add Downhill Assist Control
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Fremont, California
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Toyota Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 6M ($25,805)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels; removable tailgate, tie-down cleats; power windows and door locks; cloth seats; AM/FM/CD/MP3 six-speaker sound system with auxiliary jack, USB port and Bluetooth; tilt-telescoping steering wheel
Options as tested (MSPR):TRD Sport Package ($3385) including Bilstein shocks, 17-inch alloy wheels, hood scoop, power mirrors, 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 ($129); Security system ($359); tube steps ($534)
Destination charge:$880
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$31742
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 @ 4000
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:15/19 mpg
Wheelbase:127.4 in.
Length/width/height:208.1/74.6/70.3 in.
Track, f/r:63.0/63.4 in.
Turning circle:40.6 ft.
Seating Capacity:4
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.0/53.5/41.7 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:34.9/52.7/24.7 in.
Cargo volume:N/A
Payload:1425 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:9.1 in.
Curb weigth:4075 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/drum with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:21.1 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of June 17, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-GO-TOYOTA -