Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and also the French area of New Caledonia.
2004 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 US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a better top priority on ride top quality, handling, comfort, and security over ruggedness and haul capacity. The design is planned to far better suit the needs of the United States as well as Canadian pickup market, where pickup trucks, particularly small and also mid-sized models, are frequently utilized as personal automobiles, and much less specifically for industrial, farming, as well as off roadway usage. The name was stemmed from the Coast Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Advancement began in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and also ended in 1994. Design job was done at Calty Style Research in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's outside layout proposition was selected in the fall of 1991 and in last kind, iced up for production in 1992. Patents for the manufacturing style were submitted in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the USA.
There were a total amount of three engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.
-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) and 160 pound · feet (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 pound · feet (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 ranked 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 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), and also the 3.4 L supplied 22 miles each United States gallon (11 L/100 kilometres; 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 readily available in this car relying on options. Automatic as well as manual transmissions were readily available.
4x4 Tacomas (also 2WD crew taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been utilized on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The vehicle's framework is completely boxed till instantly after the back leaf spring install brace where it transitions 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 lb · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary cabs just got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD packages started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential storage locker in the rear included it).
In its initial couple years of manufacturing the Tacoma sold extremely well, drawing in many young purchasers. The very first generation Tacoma underwent a small front lights upgrade from recessed to flush headlights in October 1996 on 2WD versions as well as a total amount of 2 cosmetic renovations: the initial in July 1997, as well as the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations mainly involved grilles (design year MY1998 and also 2001) and tailgate badging and emblems (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and in 1997 longer back leaf springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and the vehicle driver's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Many 4x4 models featured Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 model year.
Designed through 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a new crew taxi (four-door) model included in the lineup in October 2000. The staff cab included 4 doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxis still opened up with two doors and used Bilstein shocks. The extensive cab showcased a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the crew taxi featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Many clients were distressed with little staff cab beds, however many rivals shared this drawback.
In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had also introduced 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 just 800 produced monthly from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had gained 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal only increased in the next couple of years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, and Dodge Dakota, however still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota proactively introduced a 15-year, unlimited gas mileage deterioration guarantee for 1995-2000 design years as a result of insufficient rustproofing and framework deterioration problems affecting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either repair the structure or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later included consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these cases when a structure was located to be rusty to the point of perforation, the frame is changed with a new one as opposed to a buy back.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled concerning 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were offered largely in 20 cold-weather UNITED STATE states. The recall involves the spare tire and also how it might fall off.
2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started growth of the 2nd generation Tacoma under chief engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development work was dealt with by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the interior layout competitors in 2001. Final styles were iced up for production in 2002 and also patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination burros being checked from very early 2003. Prototypes were built later in 2003, with advancement finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Automobile Program, Toyota introduced a bigger as well as extra powerful Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen various arrangements, that consisted of three taxi setups, four transmissions, two engines, and also two bed lengths. The three taxi setups consist of regular cab, accessibility taxi, and double cab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed manual, and 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 feet (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 numerous enhancements, such as a tow score of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and also a haul ability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and also 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, yet all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in cheaper versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota likewise introduced an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow-moving selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner includes the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, decreased 2 inches from the manufacturing facility as well as consisted of an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota likewise included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with versions that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC automatically applies stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the car from rolling backwards on hillsides. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that includes a deck rail system with four tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD bundle furnished Tacomas additionally showcase an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are rated to stand up to 220 pound (100 kg).
The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 model. The 2006 model made some choices requirement. Toyota likewise included 2 brand-new interior colors for the 2007 design year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety attributes were added and the Tacoma no longer offers a mechanical minimal slip differential instead an open differential which uses specific wheel stopping to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road designs continue to come outfitted with a securing back differential. The second generation Tacomas were constructed in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all built in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would transfer Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A small renovation came for 2009, consisting of a somewhat changed grille on some versions, new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sport models consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input currently comes standard. The Access/Double Taxi vehicles have 2 new ceiling placed speakers as well as available backup display. 4 new outside shades are additionally added to the Tacoma.
After the insolvency of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production volume at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla as well as Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be developed alongside the Expanse. This brought a total amount of about 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.
The 2012 model year freshen showcased a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, brand-new interior and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year features touch display audio system and removes the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio ability unless the optional Entune bundle is set up. 2014 versions included a brand-new SR trim and also for 2015 models the regular taxi version was stopped.
In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A cleared up a class action match over structure rust, consenting to inspect and also if essential 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 produces a truck with a similar grille and fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.
3rd generation (September 2015-present)
The brand-new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Vehicle Program with United States sales following in September 2015.
The vehicle has a brand-new exterior account taking designing hints from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 design year Expanse pick-up and features a a lot more hostile and also masculine look, with a bigger grill and also new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were upgraded as well as featured a debossed Tacoma logo design in addition to an instilled looter. New personality lines were also observed on the vehicle as well as an air dam before the vehicle - these brand-new attributes will likely help in added fuel economic climate.
Under the hood Toyota offers a 2.7 Liter I4 paired 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 switching from port to direct injection based on driving conditions and also works on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is provided in both a 6-speed automated and 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 automated. Based upon the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma could tow as much as 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the added tow plan.
In addition to this, Toyota updated the vehicle's framework by including a lot more high toughness steel in order to increase the truck's rigidness and also to go down weight. The body is also constructed making use of ultra-high stamina steel that will be integrated making use of a new warm marking procedure that reduces weight. Toyota also updated the suspensions, back differentials as well as back axle to boost the vehicle's road good manners while still maintaining it off-road qualified. The truck is readily available in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, and also variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is provided in Access Taxicab and also Dual Taxicab configurations with the long or short bed dimensions. The Normal Taxi version was not carried over for the brand-new generation pick-up. The inside of the pickup obtains a total overhaul as well. Making use of a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma extra glamorous and included a bigger touchscreen screen as well as an all brand-new cockpit console. Soft-touch materials likewise changed the previous generations tough plastics. A natural leather alternative was added. Toyota has actually additionally made use of an acoustic windscreen, better insulated doors, along with even more weather removing to reduce roadway and also wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will offer dual environment control in the freshly fine-tuned Tacoma.
Unlike the 2nd generation designs, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have reduced performance, and therefore damaged ease when trying to browse phone Contacts/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are not linked to the Entune system for the functions of surfing and picking calls. Instead, the driver should rely upon voice controls, or unsafely getting to over making changes to the Entune system to browse and pick the ideal get in touch with in order to position a phone call. Additionally, D-pad manages no longer use the capacity to scroll via listings of tracks throughout USB or Bluetooth music playback. The motorist must use the touch screen to choose new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Roadway trim models includes a brand new terrain select mode which enables the chauffeur to pick in between different types of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota additionally announced a new CRAWL setting that will certainly allow the driver to guide the vehicle in difficult surface while the vehicle handles stopping as well as velocity by itself. Along with this the truck also includes a moon-roof, key-less entrance, Qi Wireless phone billing capacity, easy reduced tailgate, unseen area monitoring system, back-up electronic camera (criterion) as well as a placed GoPro owner (standard).
Toyota additionally presented a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which includes FOX-patented Interior Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, as well as heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is only readily available in the dual cab short bed configuration, with either a basic or automatic transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red inside.
The Tacoma's change to its third generation happened while the segment is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas and also the Baja plant built 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 and also Baja developed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 developed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the US and also Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses also built in San Antonio) and also, with the mid dimension section up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive additional Saturday changes to keep up with demand, going for 125% of forecasted plant ability. The 2016 and also 2017 model year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota U.S.A revealed that they will increase manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.