As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is offered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and also the French territory of New Caledonia.
2003 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 replacement for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a greater priority on ride high quality, taking care of, comfort, and also safety and security over ruggedness and payload capability. The style is intended to much better suit the requirements of the US as well as Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup, especially portable as well as mid-sized versions, are often utilized as personal vehicles, as well as less exclusively for business, farming, and also off roadway use. The name was stemmed from the Coast Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Growth began in 1989, adhering to launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 as well as concluded in 1994. Layout work was done at Calty Style Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior style proposition was chosen in the autumn of 1991 and in final kind, iced up for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production style were filed in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the United States.
There were an overall of 3 engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.
-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 pound · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 lb · feet (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) and 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 US gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and the 3.4 L delivered 22 miles each US gallon (11 L/100 km; 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 readily available in this car relying on alternatives. Automatic and manual transmissions were offered.
4x4 Tacomas (likewise 2WD crew cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been used on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's structure is totally boxed up until immediately after the rear fallen leave spring place brace where it transitions into a c-frame area. 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) as well as 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single cabs 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 locker in the rear had it).
In its initial pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma sold effectively, bring in numerous young buyers. The initial generation Tacoma underwent a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD models and also a total amount of two aesthetic facelifts: the first in July 1997, and the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations mainly required grilles (version year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging and also emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and in 1997 longer back fallen leave springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and the motorist's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 versions 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 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a brand-new staff cab (four-door) version contributed to the schedule in October 2000. The crew taxicab featured four doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxicabs still opened with two doors as well as made use of Bilstein shocks. The extensive cab featured a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the team taxi showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several clients were distressed with tiny crew taxicab beds, but most competitors shared this shortcoming.
In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had also revealed an S-Runner trim plan which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It featured 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 produced 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 enhanced in the following few years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, as well as Dodge Dakota, yet still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, unrestricted gas mileage corrosion guarantee for 1995-2000 design years because of insufficient rustproofing and frame rust problems influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will certainly either repair the frame or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later encompassed consist of 2001-2004 model years, yet in these cases when a structure was discovered to be rusty to the point of opening, the structure is replaced with a brand-new one rather than a buy back.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were marketed largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall includes the spare tire and also just how it could diminish.
Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started development of the 2nd generation Tacoma under chief engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of growth work was managed by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal layout competition in 2001. Final styles were iced up for manufacturing in 2002 and licenses filed on July 3, 2003, with test mules being checked from early 2003. Prototypes were constructed later in 2003, with advancement ending in the second quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Show, Toyota introduced a bigger as well as extra powerful Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen various arrangements, that consisted of 3 cab setups, four transmissions, two engines, and also 2 bed lengths. The three taxicab arrangements contain normal taxi, access taxicab, and double taxi. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed guidebook, and also 6-speed manual. 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 filled in the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had lots of improvements, such as a tow score of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a payload capability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It creates 236 horse power (176 kW) and also 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, yet brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less expensive versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 lb · feet( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota additionally presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the sluggish selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner showcases the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, reduced 2 inches from the manufacturing facility and also consisted of an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota likewise consisted of a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with designs that were equipped with the optional Toyota Competing Growth (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC instantly uses braking during downhill descents while HAC stops the automobile from rolling in reverse on hills. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite inner bed that includes a deck rail system with 4 tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD plan outfitted Tacomas additionally feature an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioner power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are ranked to hold up to 220 pound (100 kg).
The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 design. The 2006 version made some choices criterion. Toyota additionally added 2 brand-new interior shades for the 2007 version year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 security features were included and the Tacoma not uses a mechanical minimal slip differential instead an open differential which makes use of specific wheel stopping to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions continuously come equipped with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were put together in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would transfer Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A small renovation came for 2009, including a slightly revised grille on some designs, new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sporting activity versions consists of smoked headlamp trim. Supporting sound input now comes requirement. The Access/Double Cab trucks have 2 new ceiling installed speakers and available back-up display. Four new outside colors are likewise contributed to the Tacoma.
After the personal bankruptcy of GM, GM ended its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production quantity at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla as well as Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was transferred to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be developed along with the Expanse. This brought a total of about 1,000 new tasks to San Antonio.
The 2012 model year revitalize included a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, brand-new interior as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year comes with touch screen audio system and also eliminates the shark fin antenna as well as SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune package is set up. 2014 versions had a brand-new SR trim and for 2015 versions the normal taxi model was stopped.
In November 2016, Toyota USA resolved a class action fit over frame corrosion, accepting evaluate and also if necessary change rusted frames on 2005-2010 version year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US as well as its areas.
SG Automotive manufactures an associate a similar grille and also fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.
3rd generation (September 2015-present)
The brand-new Tacoma was formally unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Car Program with United States sales complying with in September 2015.
The truck has a new outside account taking designing hints from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 version year Expanse pickup as well as includes a far more hostile and also manly appearance, with a larger grill and also brand-new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate and bed were upgraded and also included a debossed Tacoma logo design as well as an instilled looter. New character lines were likewise observed on the vehicle in addition to an air dam before the lorry - these new features will likely assist in intensified economic situation.
Under the hood Toyota supplies a 2.7 Liter I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed handbook and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to direct shot based upon driving conditions and operates on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 supplies 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is used in both a 6-speed automatic and also 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 pound (3,100 kg) with the included tow package.
Along with this, Toyota upgraded the truck's framework by including a lot more high strength steel in order to raise the vehicle's rigidity as well as to drop weight. The body is likewise constructed using ultra-high toughness steel that will certainly be incorporated using a new warm marking procedure that minimizes weight. Toyota additionally upgraded the suspensions, back differentials as well as rear axle to enhance the vehicle's roadway manners while still maintaining it off-road qualified. The vehicle is available in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, Limited, and variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is supplied in Gain access to Taxi as well as Dual Taxi arrangements with the long or brief bed dimensions. The Normal Taxicab version was not carried over for the brand-new generation pickup. The inside of the pickup obtains a complete overhaul also. Using a handle-bar motif, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma a lot more lavish and included a bigger touchscreen display along with an all brand-new control panel. Soft-touch products additionally replaced the previous generations difficult plastics. A natural leather alternative was added. Toyota has additionally made use of an acoustic windshield, better insulated doors, along with even more climate removing to lower road and also wind noise. For the first time Toyota will use double climate control in the newly fine-tuned Tacoma.
Unlike the 2nd generation models, the guiding wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have decreased functionality, as well as as a result damaged ease when trying to search phone Get in touches with/ Fave Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are not connected to the Entune system for the functions of surfing and also selecting calls. Instead, the chauffeur should rely on voice controls, or unsafely getting to over making adjustments to the Entune system to surf and choose the ideal call in order to position a call. Additionally, D-pad controls not use the ability to scroll with lists of songs during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The chauffeur has to use the touch display to pick new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Road trim models features a brand new terrain pick mode which allows the driver to select between various kinds of terrain such as, loosened rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota also announced a brand-new CRAWL mode that will enable the vehicle driver to guide the truck in hard surface while the truck takes care of stopping and velocity by itself. In addition to this the vehicle also showcases a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone billing capability, simple lower tailgate, unseen area tracking system, backup camera (standard) and also a mounted GoPro holder (standard).
Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which comes with FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, and heritage influenced 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is only readily available in the dual taxi brief bed configuration, with either a standard or automated transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black and red interior.
The Tacoma's change to its 3rd generation took place while the sector is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant developed 105,796 Tacomas and also 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 constructed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 developed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were marketed in the United States and Canada (in addition to 115,489 Tundras also constructed in San Antonio) and also, with the mid size sector up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive additional Saturday changes to keep up with demand, going for 125% of projected plant capability. The 2016 and also 2017 version year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota UNITED STATE revealed that they will boost manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from concerning 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.