Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is offered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French region of New Caledonia.
1999 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
First generation (January 1995-August 2004)
The Tacoma was presented in the US in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a substitute for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a better priority on ride quality, dealing with, convenience, and also security over durability and payload capability. The style is meant to much better match the needs of the United States and Canadian pickup market, where pickup trucks, particularly small and mid-sized designs, are usually made use of as personal automobiles, as well as much less solely for industrial, farming, and also off roadway usage. The name was derived from the Shore Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Advancement began in 1989, adhering to launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 as well as wrapped up in 1994. Style work was done at Calty Style Research in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's outside style proposition was chosen in the fall of 1991 and also in final type, iced up for production in 1992. Patents for the manufacturing style were submitted in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the United States.
There were an overall of 3 engines readily available for the Toyota Tacoma:.
-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked at 142 hp (106 kW) and 160 lb · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) as well as 177 pound · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) as well as 220 lb · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L offered 29 miles each US gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L gave 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and also the 3.4 L provided 22 miles each United States gallon (11 L/100 kilometres; 26 mpg-imp) (freeway ).
Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L as well as 3.4 L engines were offered in this automobile depending on choices. Automatic as well as manual transmissions were offered.
Four-wheel drive Tacomas (likewise 2WD team taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been made use of on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The vehicle's structure is totally boxed till promptly after the back leaf springtime place brace where it transitions into a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Solitary taxicab Tacomas had the choice of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 produced 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 lb · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxis just obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD plans began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential storage locker in the rear featured it).
In its first couple years of production the Tacoma offered quite possibly, drawing in lots of young purchasers. The first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total of 2 aesthetic renovations: the initial in July 1997, as well as the second in October 2000. The facelifts generally required grilles (model year MY1998 and 2001) as well as tailgate badging as well as symbols (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer rear leaf springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and the vehicle driver's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". The majority of 4x4 models came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.
Developed through 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Workplace under # 0890798) was a new staff taxicab (four-door) model contributed to the schedule in October 2000. The team taxi featured 4 doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded taxicabs still opened up with two doors and also used Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxi featured a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the crew taxicab included a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several customers were upset with little staff cab beds, however most competitors shared this imperfection.
In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had additionally unveiled an S-Runner trim package that included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It included 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and also a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 generated every month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually obtained 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity just increased in the following few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, and Dodge Dakota, yet still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, unlimited mileage deterioration guarantee for 1995-2000 model years as a result of inadequate rustproofing as well as structure corrosion issues influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will certainly either repair the framework or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later on encompassed consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these situations when a structure was found to be rusty to the point of opening, the frame is replaced with a new one rather than a redeem.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the version years 2001 to 2004 that were marketed mainly in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall involves the spare tire and also just how it can diminish.
Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started development of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development work was taken care of by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the interior style competition in 2001. Last designs were frozen for manufacturing in 2002 and also licenses filed on July 3, 2003, with test burros being evaluated from early 2003. Prototypes were constructed later in 2003, with development finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Car Program, Toyota introduced a larger and much more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen various setups, that consisted of three taxi arrangements, four transmissions, 2 engines, and also 2 bed sizes. The 3 taxicab arrangements include routine taxi, accessibility taxicab, as well as dual taxi. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed handbook, and 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) long bed, and 5 feet (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The brand-new V6 had many improvements, such as a tow score of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a haul capability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It generates 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 pound · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, however brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in less costly versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 lb · feet( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota additionally introduced an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, decreased two inches from the manufacturing facility and consisted of an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota additionally consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with versions that were geared up with the optional Toyota Competing Advancement (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC automatically applies braking during downhill descents while HAC avoids the vehicle from rolling backwards on hills. A back securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional attributes. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD plan outfitted Tacomas also showcase an in-bed 115V/400W A/C power outlet. The tie down cleats are ranked to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).
The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 model. The 2006 design made some choices criterion. Toyota likewise included 2 new indoor shades for the 2007 design year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 security features were included as well as the Tacoma no more offers a mechanical limited slip differential instead an open differential which utilizes private wheel stopping to mimic a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continuously come outfitted with a locking back differential. The second generation Tacomas were constructed in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed in Mexico. Nonetheless, in August 2009 Toyota introduced that it would move Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A small facelift came for 2009, including a slightly modified grille on some designs, brand-new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sport designs consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary sound input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have 2 new ceiling installed speakers and also readily available back-up screen. 4 new outside colors are additionally included in the Tacoma.
After the insolvency of GM, GM ended its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production quantity at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be built along with the Tundra. This brought a total amount of roughly 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.
The 2012 model year rejuvenate showcased a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, brand-new inside and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 version year features touch display stereo and also removes the shark fin antenna as well as SiriusXM radio ability unless the optional Entune bundle is set up. 2014 designs came with a new SR trim as well as for 2015 versions the routine taxi version was discontinued.
In November 2016, Toyota UNITED STATE settled a class action suit over structure corrosion, agreeing to evaluate and if essential replace rusted structures on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States as well as its territories.
SG Automotive manufactures a truck with a comparable grille and also fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.
Third generation (September 2015-present)
The brand-new Tacoma was formally unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Automobile Show with United States sales complying with in September 2015.
The vehicle has a new outside account taking designing hints from the 2014 version year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 version year Expanse pickup as well as includes a a lot more hostile as well as manly look, with a larger grill and also brand-new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were revamped and included a debossed Tacoma logo design along with an instilled spoiler. New character lines were likewise observed on the truck along with an air dam in front of the vehicle - these new functions will likely aid in added fuel economic situation.
Under the hood Toyota offers a 2.7 Liter I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to direct injection based on driving problems and also works on the Atkinson cycle making use of VVT-iW variable valve timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is used in both a 6-speed automatic as well as manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automatic is 19/24/21 and also 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based on the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma can tow approximately 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the included tow package.
In addition to this, Toyota upgraded the truck's structure by adding extra high toughness steel in order to increase the vehicle's rigidness as well as to drop weight. The body is likewise built making use of ultra-high stamina steel that will be incorporated using a brand-new warm stamping process that minimizes weight. Toyota also upgraded the suspensions, back differentials as well as back axle to enhance the truck's roadway manners while still keeping it off-road qualified. The truck is readily available in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, Limited, as well as variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is provided in Gain access to Taxi and also Double Cab arrangements with the lengthy or short bed dimensions. The Normal Cab model was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pick-up. The inside of the pickup gets a total overhaul also. Making use of a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma a lot more glamorous and also added a bigger touchscreen display as well as an all new control panel. Soft-touch materials likewise changed the previous generations hard plastics. A natural leather option was added. Toyota has actually likewise utilized an acoustic windshield, much better insulated doors, as well as more weather removing to decrease road and also wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will supply double climate control in the newly fine-tuned Tacoma.
Unlike the Second generation designs, the guiding wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have decreased functionality, and therefore impaired convenience when trying to surf phone Calls/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are no more connected to the Entune system for the purposes of searching as well as choosing contacts. Rather, the vehicle driver needs to rely upon voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to earn changes to the Entune system to browse and pick the suitable contact in order to place a call. Additionally, D-pad manages not use the capability to scroll via listings of songs during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The chauffeur has to use the touch display to choose new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Road trim versions showcases a brand new surface pick mode which enables the chauffeur to pick in between various sorts of terrain such as, loose rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota likewise introduced a brand-new CRAWL setting that will certainly permit the chauffeur to guide the truck in difficult terrain while the truck manages braking as well as acceleration on its own. Along with this the truck additionally showcases a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging capacity, very easy lower tailgate, dead spot tracking system, backup camera (requirement) and also an installed GoPro owner (requirement).
Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which includes FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, as well as heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is only available in the double taxi short bed configuration, with either a standard or automated transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black and red inside.
The Tacoma's change to its 3rd generation happened while the section is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 and also Baja built 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the United States and Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses likewise built in San Antonio) and also, with the mid dimension section up total, the San Antonio plant was running costlier extra Saturday shifts to stay on top of demand, performing at 125% of forecasted plant capability. The 2016 as well as 2017 model year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all other Tacoma setups are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota USA announced that they will boost manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.