Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French region of New Caledonia.
2006 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 substitute for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a higher concern on trip quality, managing, convenience, as well as security over durability and also haul capability. The design is planned to better match the needs of the US and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, specifically small and also mid-sized versions, are often made use of as personal cars, as well as much less solely for business, farming, as well as off roadway use. The name was originated from the Coastline Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Development started in 1989, complying with launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and wrapped up in 1994. Design job was done at Calty Layout Research Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior style proposition was picked in the fall of 1991 and also in last type, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the production layout were filed in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the United States.
There were a total amount of 3 engines readily available for the Toyota Tacoma:.
-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 lb · 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 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) and 220 pound · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L provided 29 miles per US gallon (8.1 L/100 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L gave 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and the 3.4 L provided 22 miles per 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 as well as 3.4 L engines were available in this vehicle depending on options. Automatic and manual transmissions were offered.
Four-wheel drive Tacomas (also 2WD team cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been utilized on the previous pick-ups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The truck's frame is fully boxed till immediately after the back leaf spring 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 taxi 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 · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single taxis only obtained 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 storage locker in the rear featured it).
In its first couple years of production the Tacoma offered quite possibly, bring in lots of young buyers. The first generation Tacoma underwent a small headlight upgrade from recessed to flush headlights in October 1996 on 2WD designs and a total amount of two aesthetic facelifts: the first in July 1997, and also the second in October 2000. The facelifts primarily required grilles (design year MY1998 as well as 2001) and tailgate badging and symbols (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments consisted of a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer back fallen leave springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, and the vehicle driver's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". The majority of 4x4 designs came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.
Made with 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 taxi (four-door) model included in the lineup in October 2000. The team cab showcased 4 doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the prolonged taxicabs still opened with 2 doors and used Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxicab showcased a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the crew cab showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Many customers were disturbed with small team taxi beds, yet a lot of rivals shared this drawback.
In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had likewise unveiled 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 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 popularity just raised in the following couple of years. By 2004 it was ahead of 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, endless gas mileage deterioration warranty for 1995-2000 model years as a result of poor rustproofing and also structure deterioration problems influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the frame or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later on reached consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these instances when a framework was located to be rustic to the point of opening, the structure is changed with a brand-new one as opposed to a redeem.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were sold largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall includes the spare tire as well as exactly how it can diminish.
2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started development of the second generation Tacoma under chief designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of growth work was dealt with 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 production in 2002 and patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination burros being checked from early 2003. Prototypes were developed later in 2003, with development ending in the 2nd quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota revealed a larger and also more powerful Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen different setups, that included 3 taxicab setups, 4 transmissions, two engines, as well as two bed lengths. The three taxi configurations include normal cab, accessibility taxi, and also double taxicab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automated, 5-speed handbook, as well as 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) long bed, and also 5 ft (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 replaced the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The brand-new V6 had many improvements, such as a tow ranking of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), as well as a payload capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It creates 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, yet all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less expensive designs is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) as well as 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota likewise introduced an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow-moving marketing 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, lowered two inches from the manufacturing facility and consisted of an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota likewise consisted of a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with designs that were geared up with the optional Toyota Racing Advancement (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC automatically uses braking during downhill descents while HAC stops the car from rolling backwards on hillsides. A back securing differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional attributes. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD package outfitted Tacomas also feature an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power outlet. The restrain cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).
The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 model. The 2006 design made some options standard. Toyota likewise added 2 new indoor shades for the 2007 model year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 security features were included and the Tacoma no longer uses a mechanical restricted slip differential rather an open differential which utilizes individual wheel stopping to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions continuously come outfitted with a securing back differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota introduced that it would move Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A minor renovation came for 2009, including a somewhat modified grille on some versions, new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport versions consists of smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input currently comes criterion. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have two new ceiling installed speakers and available backup display. Four brand-new outside shades are also included in the Tacoma.
After the insolvency of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production volume at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be built together with the Expanse. This brought an overall of approximately 1,000 new work to San Antonio.
The 2012 model year freshen showcased a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new inside and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 model year features touch display audio system and gets rid of the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune package is mounted. 2014 versions had a brand-new SR trim as well as for 2015 designs the normal taxicab version was terminated.
In November 2016, Toyota USA resolved a class action match over framework corrosion, agreeing to check and also if necessary change rusted structures on 2005-2010 version year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States as well as its territories.
SG Automotive produces a truck with a comparable grille and headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.
3rd generation (September 2015-present)
The brand-new Tacoma was formally introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Car Program with USA sales following in September 2015.
The vehicle has a new outside profile taking designing hints from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 design year Expanse pick-up and also showcases a much more hostile and manly appearance, with a larger grill as well as brand-new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate and bed were revamped and showcased a debossed Tacoma logo in addition to an infused spoiler. New personality lines were additionally observed on the vehicle along with an air dam in front of the lorry - these new attributes will likely help in intensified economic climate.
Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Litre I4 paired 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 shot based on driving conditions as well as operates on the Atkinson cycle making use of VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp and also 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 automated is 19/24/21 and also 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma could tow up to 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the included tow plan.
In addition to this, Toyota upgraded the truck's frame by including much more high toughness steel in order to increase the truck's inflexibility as well as to go down weight. The body is additionally built using ultra-high strength steel that will be incorporated utilizing a brand-new warm marking procedure that lowers weight. Toyota also upgraded the suspensions, rear differentials as well as back axle to improve the truck's road good manners while still maintaining it off-road qualified. The vehicle is readily available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, as well as range topping TRD Pro. The truck is supplied in Accessibility Taxi and also Dual Taxi arrangements with the long or short bed sizes. The Routine Taxi version was not carried over for the new generation pickup. The inside of the pickup gets a total overhaul too. Making use of a handle-bar style, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma more elegant and included a larger touchscreen screen in addition to an all brand-new control panel. Soft-touch materials also replaced the previous generations hard plastics. A leather option was added. Toyota has additionally utilized an acoustic windscreen, much better shielded doors, along with even more weather condition removing to reduce roadway and wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will offer dual climate control in the recently fine-tuned Tacoma.
Unlike the Second generation designs, the guiding wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have minimized performance, and therefore impaired convenience when trying to browse phone Calls/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are no longer linked to the Entune system for the functions of surfing and also selecting contacts. Instead, the motorist needs to rely on voice controls, or unsafely getting to over to earn changes to the Entune system to browse and also pick the suitable get in touch with in order to place a telephone call. In addition, D-pad controls no longer provide the capability to scroll via lists of tunes throughout USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The vehicle driver must make use of the touch screen to select new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Road trim designs includes an all-new surface pick setting which permits the motorist to select in between various sorts of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota likewise announced a new CRAWL mode that will certainly enable the vehicle driver to steer the truck in hard terrain while the truck manages stopping as well as velocity by itself. In addition to this the truck likewise showcases a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, very easy reduced tailgate, blind spot monitoring system, back-up cam (standard) and also an installed GoPro holder (criterion).
Toyota additionally presented a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which comes with FOX-patented Internal Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, as well as heritage influenced 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is only readily available in the dual taxicab short bed setup, with either a typical or automatic transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red inside.
The Tacoma's shift to its third generation occurred while the section is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant built 71,399 for an overall of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant constructed 110,911 and also Baja developed 82,328 for an overall of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the US and also Canada (in addition to 115,489 Tundras also constructed in San Antonio) and, with the mid dimension sector up general, the San Antonio plant was running costlier extra Saturday changes to stay on par with demand, performing at 125% of forecasted plant capacity. The 2016 and 2017 version year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all other Tacoma setups are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota UNITED STATE announced that they will certainly boost production at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.