As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is offered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, as well as the French territory of New Caledonia.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
First generation (January 1995-August 2004)
The Tacoma was introduced 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 Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a greater concern on trip top quality, managing, comfort, as well as safety and security over durability as well as haul capacity. The design is intended to much better fit the demands of the United States and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup, particularly portable and mid-sized versions, are usually made use of as individual cars, and less specifically for business, farming, and off road use. The name was stemmed from the Shore Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Growth began in 1989, following launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and concluded in 1994. Style job was done at Calty Style Research Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior style proposal was chosen in the autumn of 1991 as well as in final form, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the manufacturing style were filed in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the United States.
There were a total amount of three engines offered for the Toyota Tacoma:.
-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 pound · feet (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 pound · feet (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) as well as 220 pound · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L gave 29 miles per United States gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L offered 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), as well as the 3.4 L provided 22 miles each US gallon (11 L/100 kilometres; 26 mpg-imp) (freeway ).
Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and also 3.4 L engines were readily available in this car depending upon alternatives. Automatic as well as manual transmissions were available.
4x4 Tacomas (also 2WD team taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been utilized on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's structure is totally boxed until right away after the rear fallen leave spring place brace where it transitions right into a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the automatic transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Single cab Tacomas had the option of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 generated 254 bhp (189 kW) as well as 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxicabs just got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD packages began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential locker in the rear had it).
In its first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma offered very well, attracting many young customers. The initial generation Tacoma underwent a small headlight upgrade from recessed to purge fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD designs and also an overall of two aesthetic facelifts: the initial in July 1997, and also the 2nd in October 2000. The facelifts mostly entailed grilles (design year MY1998 and also 2001) as well as tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer back 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". A lot of 4x4 versions came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 model year.
Made via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Workplace under # 0890798) was a new staff cab (four-door) model included in the lineup in October 2000. The staff taxi included four doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded cabs still opened up with two doors and made use of Bilstein shocks. The prolonged taxi featured a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the team taxicab showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several customers were disturbed with little crew taxi beds, however the majority of rivals shared this shortcoming.
In October 2000, in addition to the front facelift, Toyota had likewise revealed an S-Runner trim plan that included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It featured 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, as well as a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were only 800 generated each month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually gained 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal just increased in the next couple of years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, as well as Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, unrestricted gas mileage deterioration guarantee for 1995-2000 version years due to poor rustproofing and framework corrosion issues influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the frame or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later reached consist of 2001-2004 model years, however in these instances when a frame was found to be corroded to the point of perforation, the structure is replaced with a new one instead of a buy back.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were sold mainly in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall entails the spare tire and also just how it could diminish.
2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started growth of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of advancement work was handled by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner layout competition in 2001. Final styles were iced up for manufacturing in 2002 and also patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with test burros being examined from very early 2003. Models were constructed later on in 2003, with growth finishing in the second quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Automobile Show, Toyota unveiled a bigger and also a lot more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was offered in eighteen different configurations, that consisted of 3 taxicab setups, 4 transmissions, 2 engines, and also two bed lengths. The three taxicab configurations consist of routine taxicab, access cab, as well as double cab. The transmissions come in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed manual, as well as 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) long bed, as well as 5 feet (1.5 m) short bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had many enhancements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), as well as a payload capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It creates 236 horse power (176 kW) and 266 pound · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, yet brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less costly models is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 pound · ft( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota also introduced an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow marketing 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 2 inches from the factory and also included an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota likewise included a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with models that were furnished with the optional Toyota Competing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC immediately applies braking throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the lorry from rolling in reverse on hills. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were additionally some optional attributes. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite inner bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD plan furnished Tacomas likewise feature an in-bed 115V/400W AC power electrical outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).
The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 design made some alternatives requirement. Toyota also added 2 new indoor shades for the 2007 design year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety functions were added and also the Tacoma not provides a mechanical minimal slip differential rather an open differential which utilizes specific wheel stopping to simulate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road designs continuously come furnished with a locking rear differential. The second generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would transfer Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A minor renovation came for 2009, including a somewhat revised grille on some models, brand-new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport designs includes smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxi trucks have 2 new ceiling placed audio speakers and offered back-up monitor. 4 new exterior shades are likewise included in the Tacoma.
After the personal bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional manufacturing volume at its Texas and Mississippi plants, finished Corolla and Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was transferred to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be constructed alongside the Expanse. This brought a total of about 1,000 new tasks to San Antonio.
The 2012 model year refresh featured a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, new interior and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year features touch screen audio system as well as gets rid of the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune plan is mounted. 2014 versions came with a new SR trim as well as for 2015 versions the normal taxi version was stopped.
In November 2016, Toyota UNITED STATE worked out a class action match over structure rust, accepting inspect and also if necessary replace rusted frames on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States and its areas.
SG Automotive manufactures a truck with a comparable grille and also headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.
Third generation (September 2015-present)
The new Tacoma was formally introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Vehicle Program with United States sales complying with in September 2015.
The vehicle has a brand-new outside profile taking styling cues from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 design year Tundra pick-up as well as includes a much more aggressive and masculine look, with a bigger grill and also new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were revamped and included a debossed Tacoma logo design along with an infused looter. New personality lines were likewise observed on the truck along with an air dam before the vehicle - these new attributes will likely aid in added fuel economic climate.
Under the hood Toyota supplies a 2.7 Liter I4 paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed handbook and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to guide shot based upon driving problems and also works on the Atkinson cycle making use of VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is offered in both a 6-speed automated as well as manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automated is 19/24/21 and also 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automatic. Based upon the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the included tow plan.
In addition to this, Toyota updated the vehicle's structure by adding more high strength steel in order to enhance the truck's rigidness and also to drop weight. The body is likewise constructed using ultra-high strength steel that will be integrated utilizing a brand-new warm marking process that minimizes weight. Toyota likewise updated the suspensions, rear differentials as well as rear axle to enhance the vehicle's road manners while still maintaining it off-road qualified. The truck is offered in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, and also array topping TRD Pro. The truck is supplied in Gain access to Cab and Double Taxicab setups with the long or short bed dimensions. The Normal Taxi design was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pickup. The interior of the pickup obtains a total overhaul too. Making use of a handle-bar motif, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma much more luxurious as well as added a bigger touchscreen screen in addition to an all new instrument panel. Soft-touch products additionally replaced the previous generations tough plastics. A leather option was added. Toyota has actually additionally made use of an acoustic windscreen, much better insulated doors, as well as even more climate stripping to minimize road and also wind noise. For the first time Toyota will certainly offer double environment control in the freshly improved Tacoma.
Unlike the 2nd generation models, the guiding wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have actually lowered functionality, as well as as a result impaired comfort when attempting to browse phone Contacts/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no more connected to the Entune system for the purposes of surfing as well as picking get in touches with. Instead, the chauffeur must count on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to make modifications to the Entune system to surf as well as select the suitable contact in order to position a call. In addition, D-pad manages no more supply the capability to scroll through checklists of songs during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The driver must use the touch display to pick brand-new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Roadway trim designs features a brand new surface select setting which allows the driver to select in between different sorts of surface such as, loose rock, mud, as well as sand. Toyota additionally introduced a brand-new CRAWL mode that will allow the driver to steer the truck in difficult surface while the vehicle takes care of braking and also acceleration by itself. Along with this the vehicle also showcases a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone billing ability, easy reduced tailgate, unseen area monitoring system, backup camera (standard) and an installed GoPro holder (requirement).
Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which comes with FOX-patented Interior Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, and also heritage influenced 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is just offered in the dual taxi short bed setup, with either a basic or automatic gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black as well as red inside.
The Tacoma's transition to its third generation occurred while the section is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant constructed 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant developed 71,399 for an overall of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 as well as Baja developed 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the United States and Canada (in addition to 115,489 Tundras also constructed in San Antonio) and also, with the mid dimension section up general, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive additional Saturday shifts to stay on top of demand, performing at 125% of forecasted plant capability. The 2016 and 2017 version year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all various other Tacoma setups are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota U.S.A announced that they will certainly raise manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.