As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is marketed in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, as well as the French area of New Caledonia.
2007 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 US under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a greater concern on ride quality, taking care of, comfort, and safety and security over durability and haul ability. The design is meant to far better match the requirements of the United States as well as Canadian pickup market, where pickup, especially compact and also mid-sized models, are usually utilized as personal vehicles, and much less solely for industrial, farming, as well as off road usage. The name was originated from the Coast Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Advancement began in 1989, complying with launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and also ended in 1994. Design job was done at Calty Layout Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's outside style proposition was picked in the autumn of 1991 as well as in last form, frozen for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production layout were filed 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 lb · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) and 220 pound · feet (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L gave 29 miles each US gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L offered 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), and also the 3.4 L provided 22 miles per US gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (freeway ).
Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and 3.4 L engines were readily available in this lorry depending upon alternatives. Automatic as well as manual transmissions were available.
Four-wheel drive Tacomas (likewise 2WD staff taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been used on the previous pick-ups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's framework is fully boxed until promptly after the rear leaf springtime install bracket 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 taxi Tacomas had the option of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) as well as 270 lb · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary cabs only obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD bundles started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential locker in the rear featured it).
In its initial couple years of production the Tacoma marketed quite possibly, attracting several young purchasers. The first generation Tacoma underwent a small headlight upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD versions as well as a total amount of 2 cosmetic facelifts: the first in July 1997, and the 2nd in October 2000. The facelifts primarily required grilles (design year MY1998 and 2001) as well as tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments 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 included July 1997, and the chauffeur's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Most 4x4 designs came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.
Developed via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan Patent Office under # 0890798) was a brand-new crew taxi (four-door) version added to the lineup in October 2000. The team taxicab featured four doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the extended cabs still opened up with 2 doors as well as utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive cab showcased a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the team cab featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of consumers were disturbed with small crew taxi beds, yet most competitors shared this imperfection.
In October 2000, along with the front renovation, Toyota had also introduced an S-Runner trim bundle which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It included 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and also a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 created monthly from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had acquired 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal only increased in the following few years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, and also Dodge Dakota, yet still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota proactively introduced a 15-year, limitless gas mileage rust service warranty for 1995-2000 design years as a result of insufficient rustproofing and frame rust problems influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either repair the structure or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later encompassed consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these cases when a framework was located to be rusty to the point of opening, the framework is changed with a brand-new one as opposed to a buy back.
On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were offered mostly in 20 cold-weather UNITED STATE states. The recall includes the spare tire and also exactly how it could diminish.
Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)
In 2000, Toyota started development of the second generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of growth job was taken care of by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal layout competitors in 2001. Final layouts were frozen for production in 2002 as well as patents filed on July 3, 2003, with test burros being checked from very early 2003. Prototypes were built later in 2003, with growth finishing in the second quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Show, Toyota introduced a larger as well as extra effective Tacoma. This new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen different setups, that consisted of three taxicab configurations, 4 transmissions, two engines, and 2 bed sizes. The three cab configurations consist of normal taxi, access taxi, as well as double cab. The transmissions come in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed guidebook, and 6-speed manual. 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 original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had lots of improvements, such as a tow ranking of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a payload capability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It generates 236 horse power (176 kW) as well as 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, yet all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in cheaper versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).
of torque. Toyota likewise presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the sluggish 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 two inches from the manufacturing facility as well as consisted of an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with versions that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC instantly applies braking throughout downhill descents while HAC stops the vehicle from rolling backwards on hills. A back locking differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite inner bed that consists of a deck rail system with four tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package outfitted Tacomas additionally showcase an in-bed 115V/400W AC power outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).
The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 version. The 2006 design made some choices standard. Toyota likewise added 2 brand-new interior colors for the 2007 design year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security functions were included and also the Tacoma no more offers a mechanical limited slip differential instead an open differential which utilizes specific wheel stopping to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions continue to come equipped with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all built in Mexico. Nonetheless, in August 2009 Toyota introduced that it would relocate Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A small facelift came for 2009, including a somewhat revised grille on some versions, new LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sporting activity models consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxi vehicles have two brand-new ceiling placed speakers as well as available backup display. Four brand-new exterior colors are likewise included in the Tacoma.
After the insolvency of GM, GM finished its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production quantity at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be constructed alongside the Tundra. This brought a total of about 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.
The 2012 design year refresh included a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, new inside as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 version year features touch screen audio system and eliminates the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune plan is mounted. 2014 designs included a brand-new SR trim and for 2015 versions the routine cab version was stopped.
In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A cleared up a class action match over framework rust, accepting inspect and also if required change rusted structures on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States and its regions.
SG Automotive makes a truck with a similar grille and headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.
3rd generation (September 2015-present)
The brand-new Tacoma was officially introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Car Program with USA sales adhering to in September 2015.
The truck has a brand-new exterior profile taking styling cues from the 2014 version year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 model year Tundra pick-up and features a a lot more aggressive as well as masculine appearance, with a larger grill and also brand-new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were upgraded and also showcased a debossed Tacoma logo design as well as an instilled looter. New personality lines were likewise observed on the truck along with an air dam before the automobile - these brand-new attributes will likely aid in intensified economy.
Under the hood Toyota provides a 2.7 Liter I4 paired with a 6-speed transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to direct injection based on driving problems and also operates on the Atkinson cycle utilizing VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 delivers 278 hp as well as 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 automated is 19/24/21 and also 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based on the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma can tow as much as 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the added tow package.
In addition to this, Toyota updated the truck's frame by including a lot more high stamina steel in order to enhance the truck's rigidity and to drop weight. The body is additionally built using ultra-high stamina steel that will certainly be integrated using a brand-new hot marking procedure that lowers weight. Toyota also updated the suspensions, rear differentials and also back axle to improve the truck's roadway good manners while still maintaining it off-road qualified. The truck is readily available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, and also variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is supplied in Gain access to Taxicab and Dual Taxi configurations with the long or short bed dimensions. The Routine Taxi design was not carried over for the brand-new generation pickup. The interior of the pickup obtains a total overhaul too. Using a handle-bar style, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma extra lavish and added a larger touchscreen display screen along with an all new control panel. Soft-touch products additionally replaced the previous generations difficult plastics. A natural leather option was added. Toyota has actually likewise used an acoustic windscreen, far better insulated doors, in addition to even more weather condition removing to reduce road and also wind sound. For the first time Toyota will provide double environment control in the freshly fine-tuned Tacoma.
Unlike the Second generation versions, the steering wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have actually reduced capability, and also consequently damaged ease when attempting to surf phone Get in touches with/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are not connected to the Entune system for the purposes of searching and selecting calls. Instead, the vehicle driver should rely upon voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to earn modifications to the Entune system to browse as well as choose the appropriate get in touch with in order to put a call. Moreover, D-pad manages no longer use the ability to scroll with lists of tracks during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The chauffeur should make use of the touch display to select new albums/artists/songs.
The TRD Off Road trim versions showcases a brand new surface choose setting which permits the driver to pick between various types of terrain such as, loosened rock, mud, and sand. Toyota also introduced a brand-new CRAWL mode that will permit the chauffeur to guide the vehicle in challenging surface while the truck takes care of braking and also acceleration on its own. Along with this the vehicle likewise features a moon-roof, key-less entrance, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, easy lower tailgate, unseen area tracking system, back-up electronic camera (criterion) and also a mounted GoPro owner (standard).
Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro version 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 also heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is just offered in the dual taxi short bed configuration, with either a standard or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black as well as red inside.
The Tacoma's change to its third generation took place while the section is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant constructed 71,399 for an overall of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant constructed 110,911 and Baja developed 82,328 for an overall of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were marketed in the US and also Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses also constructed in San Antonio) and, with the mid dimension sector up overall, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday changes to stay on top of demand, running at 125% of forecasted plant capacity. The 2016 and also 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently 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 revealed that they will certainly increase manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.