Once upon a time, tough little pickups roamed land, offering sturdiness and utility for the price of an economy car. Somewhere along the line, automakers lost interest in the genre, and today there are precious few compact trucks left -- the survivors are really midsize.
The Toyota Tacoma carries on as an economical alternative to larger, more expensive rigs. Even though the Tacoma belongs to a dwindling breed, Toyota has kept it alive and well with continuous updates and a deep model range.
The sport-appearance SR Package joins the option list, featuring color-keyed exterior trim, smoked headlight lenses, and Baja-style wheels. The Tacoma can now get four different versions of Toyota's Entune audio system. The sporty X-Runner model has been dropped.Read more »
Somewhat surprisingly, base versions of the Tacoma are available in all three cab styles and with four-wheel drive. All variants get air conditioning, a limited slip differential, a bedliner, bed utility rails, and the standard version of Toyota's Entune audio system. Four-wheel drive models are outfitted 16-inch wheels, black fenders, front and rear mudguards, and an engine skid plate.
The Regular Cab carries a cloth bench seat, while the Access Cab and Double Cab get front buckets in upgraded upholstery along with power windows and locks, and two additional speakers. The Double Cab also gets power mirrors, driver lumbar adjustment, and rear-seat vents.
The new SR Package, available on 4x4 Access Cab and Double Cab models, includes a monochrome exterior treatment, smoked headlight lenses, side-mirror turn signals, and special black-finish wheels.
Base versions of the Access and Double Cabs can be equipped with a 4-liter V6 with 236 horsepower, available with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The V6 boosts towing capacity to 6,500 pounds and provides acceleration on par with full-size trucks.
The rear-drive PreRunner offers the rugged look of a 4x4 truck, if not the traction. Upgrades include 16-inch wheels, front and rear mudguards, and a front skid plate. Ground clearance is similar to that of four-wheel drive models. Buyers can add the new SR Package for an even sportier appearance. PreRunners are available in Access Cab or Double Cab form.
The PreRunner is available with a 236-horsepower V6 for peppier street performance and enhanced towing ability. The 4-liter is matched to a six-speed manual or five-seed automatic transmission. Equipment and options are identical to the four-cylinder PreRunner, expect that the SR Package includes fog lamps on V6 models.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Toyota Tacoma$23,685 | 49,909 mi
2013 Toyota Tacoma$26,973 | 14,791 mi
2013 Toyota Tacoma$28,998 | 9,420 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$22,998 | 24,434 mi
2012 TOYOTA TACOMA$23,995 | 28,328 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$24,494 | 17,543 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$29,999 | 15,645 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$17,988 | 48,118 mi
2011 TOYOTA Tacoma Double Cab$22,320 | 44,057 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$23,990 | 5,865 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$24,990 | 42,967 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$26,975 | 25,491 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$26,999 | 45,971 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$27,988 | 35,562 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$29,999 | 28,182 mi
2010 Toyota Tacoma$11,995 | 68,027 mi
2009 TOYOTA Tacoma Double Cab$24,987 | 47,351 mi
2009 Toyota Tacoma$27,900 | 88,000 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$9,695 | 123,260 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$16,444 | 104,369 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$16,970 | 77,008 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$17,295 | 80,511 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$19,450 | 22,100 mi
2007 Toyota Tacoma$10,950 | 63,772 mi
2006 Toyota Tacoma$15,988 | 76,758 mi
2005 Toyota Tacoma$16,885 | 116,949 mi
2003 Toyota Tacoma$6,500 | 108,577 mi
2002 Toyota Tacoma$13,900 | 113,913 mi
Spacious four-door cab, luxury options, not as rugged or capable
Fine efficiency and off-road ability, lowbrow interior
An off-road champ, but built for play, not work
Rugged and fun, but not big on utility