Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French area of New Caledonia.
2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
First generation (January 1995-August 2004)
The Tacoma was presented in the United States in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a replacement for the Hilux, which prior to this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a greater priority on flight high quality, dealing with, convenience, and also security over durability and haul capacity. The design is meant to much better match the needs of the United States and also Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup, especially compact and mid-sized versions, are often utilized as personal vehicles, as well as less specifically for commercial, farming, and also off roadway use. The name was stemmed from the Coastline Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Advancement began in 1989, following launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and also wrapped up in 1994. Design job was done at Calty Style Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior design proposition was picked in the autumn of 1991 and also in last form, iced up for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production layout were submitted in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the United States.
There were a total of three engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.
-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked 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 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 provided 29 miles per United States gallon (8.1 L/100 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), as well as the 3.4 L provided 22 miles each United States gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (highway ).
Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and also 3.4 L engines were offered in this car depending upon options. Automatic as well as manual transmissions were offered.
Four-wheel drive Tacomas (likewise 2WD crew cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's frame is fully boxed till immediately after the back leaf springtime install bracket where it transitions right into a c-frame area. 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 choice of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) and also 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxis only got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD packages began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was chosen, a differential locker in the rear featured it).
In its first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma offered effectively, drawing in numerous young buyers. The very first generation Tacoma went through a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge headlights in October 1996 on 2WD designs and an overall of two cosmetic renovations: the very first in July 1997, and also the 2nd in October 2000. The facelifts generally required grilles (model year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical changes included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer back leaf springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, and the motorist's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Most 4x4 models included Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.
Created with 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a new staff cab (four-door) model contributed to the schedule in October 2000. The crew cab showcased 4 doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the extended cabs still opened with 2 doors and also made use of Bilstein shocks. The prolonged taxi included a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the staff taxi featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of consumers were disturbed with small staff cab beds, however a lot of rivals shared this imperfection.
In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had additionally revealed an S-Runner trim bundle that included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It came with 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and also a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were only 800 produced every month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity only increased in the following few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, and Dodge Dakota, however still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota proactively revealed a 15-year, endless mileage deterioration warranty for 1995-2000 model years due to poor rustproofing as well as framework rust concerns impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the framework or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later on reached include 2001-2004 model years, however in these situations when a structure was found to be corroded to the point of opening, the frame is changed with a brand-new one as opposed to a buy back.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the version years 2001 to 2004 that were sold largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall entails the spare tire and just how it could fall off.
2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started growth of the second generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development work was managed by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner design competitors in 2001. Final styles were frozen for production in 2002 as well as licenses submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination burros being evaluated from very early 2003. Models were built later on in 2003, with development finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Car Show, Toyota unveiled a larger and more effective Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen various configurations, that included three taxicab setups, 4 transmissions, 2 engines, and 2 bed sizes. The three taxicab arrangements include normal taxi, access taxicab, as well as double taxicab. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed manual, and also 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy bed, and 5 ft (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 numerous improvements, such as a tow score of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a payload ability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It generates 236 horsepower (176 kW) and also 266 lb · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, but brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in cheaper models is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota also presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow-moving 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, lowered 2 inches from the factory and included an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota additionally included a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with versions that were furnished with the optional Toyota Competing Growth (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC automatically applies braking throughout downhill descents while HAC avoids the vehicle from rolling in reverse on hillsides. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite inner bed that includes a deck rail system with 4 restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD plan equipped Tacomas likewise feature an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are ranked to stand up to 220 pound (100 kg).
The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 model. The 2006 design made some options criterion. Toyota additionally included 2 brand-new indoor shades for the 2007 model year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security features were added and the Tacoma not provides a mechanical minimal slip differential rather an open differential which utilizes specific wheel stopping to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road designs continue to come outfitted with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were put together in Tijuana, Mexico as well as 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 production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A minor facelift came for 2009, consisting of a slightly modified grille on some models, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport designs includes smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have two new ceiling mounted speakers and also readily available back-up display. 4 new outside colors are also added to the Tacoma.
After the bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing added production quantity at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, finished Corolla as well as 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 constructed together with the Tundra. This brought a total of around 1,000 new work to San Antonio.
The 2012 model year rejuvenate showcased a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, brand-new inside and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 model year has touch display stereo as well as gets rid of the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune plan is set up. 2014 designs included a new SR trim and for 2015 versions the regular taxicab model was ceased.
In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A settled a class action fit over framework corrosion, consenting to evaluate and if necessary replace rusted frames on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and its areas.
SG Automotive produces an associate a comparable grille as well as fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.
Third generation (September 2015-present)
The new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Car Program with United States sales complying with in September 2015.
The vehicle has a brand-new exterior profile taking styling hints from the 2014 version year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 design year Expanse pick-up as well as showcases a a lot more hostile as well as manly appearance, with a bigger grill and new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were revamped as well as included a debossed Tacoma logo design along with an instilled looter. New character lines were also observed on the truck along with an air dam in front of the automobile - these brand-new attributes will likely aid in intensified economic situation.
Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed manual and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to direct shot based upon driving problems and also operates on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable valve timing. The 3.5-liter V6 delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is supplied 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 as well as 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automatic. Based upon the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow approximately 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the included tow bundle.
Along with this, Toyota updated the truck's framework by adding more high strength steel in order to raise the vehicle's inflexibility and to drop weight. The body is likewise built utilizing ultra-high strength steel that will be incorporated making use of a brand-new hot stamping procedure that lowers weight. Toyota also updated the suspensions, back differentials and rear axle to improve the truck's roadway manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The vehicle is available in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, as well as array covering TRD Pro. The truck is provided in Gain access to Cab as well as Double Taxicab setups with the lengthy or short bed sizes. The Regular Taxi design was not carried over for the new generation pickup. The inside of the pickup obtains a total overhaul as well. Using a handle-bar style, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma a lot more extravagant and included a larger touchscreen screen as well as an all brand-new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials likewise replaced the previous generations tough plastics. A leather option was added. Toyota has likewise used an acoustic windshield, better protected doors, along with even more weather condition removing to reduce road as well as wind noise. For the first time Toyota will certainly offer twin environment control in the recently fine-tuned Tacoma.
Unlike the 2nd generation designs, the guiding wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have decreased functionality, and also for that reason impaired comfort when trying to search phone Contacts/ Fave Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are not connected to the Entune system for the objectives of searching and selecting get in touches with. Instead, the chauffeur has to rely on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to make changes to the Entune system to browse as well as select the appropriate contact in order to put a telephone call. Moreover, D-pad regulates no longer use the capability to scroll with checklists of tracks during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The chauffeur should utilize the touch display to select brand-new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Roadway trim versions showcases a brand new surface pick mode which permits the motorist to pick in between different sorts of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota additionally revealed a new CRAWL setting that will permit the motorist to steer the vehicle in hard surface while the vehicle takes care of stopping and also acceleration by itself. In addition to this the vehicle also features a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging capacity, simple reduced tailgate, unseen area tracking system, backup video camera (standard) and a placed GoPro owner (criterion).
Toyota additionally introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which includes FOX-patented Internal Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, and heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is just offered in the double cab short bed setup, with either a common or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete 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 constructed 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 as well as Baja developed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the US as well as Canada (together with 115,489 Expanses likewise integrated in San Antonio) and, with the mid dimension section up total, the San Antonio plant was running costlier extra Saturday shifts to stay on top of need, performing at 125% of predicted plant capability. The 2016 as well as 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota U.S.A revealed that they will raise manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.