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$25,958 | 18,578 mi
2013 Toyota Tacoma$29,985 | 4,320 mi
2013 Toyota Tacoma$31,062 | 5,510 mi
2013 Toyota Tacoma$33,486 | 7,377 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$19,986 | 9,746 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$28,943 | 22,886 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$29,342 | 26,941 mi
2012 TOYOTA TACOMA$30,676 | 16,412 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$30,988 | 18,015 mi
2012 Toyota Tacoma$30,988 | 17,140 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$16,500 | 41,655 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$27,612 | 54,104 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$28,995 | 15,017 mi
2011 Toyota Tacoma$29,312 | 34,956 mi
2010 Toyota Tacoma$26,218 | 79,858 mi
2010 TOYOTA TACOMA$28,888 | 38,217 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$15,982 | 84,936 mi
2008 Toyota Tacoma$16,633 | 42,353 mi
2007 Toyota Tacoma$10,971 | 90,408 mi
2007 Toyota Tacoma$21,999 | 110,222 mi
2006 Toyota Tacoma$18,888 | 70,242 mi
2003 Toyota Tacoma$14,995 | 118,759 mi
2002 Toyota Tacoma$7,800 | 90,341 mi
2000 Toyota Tacoma$7,986 | 87,277 mi
1999 Toyota Tacoma$7,999 | 142,365 mi
1999 Toyota Tacoma$8,999 | 244,796 mi
1998 Toyota Tacoma$7,999 | 182,000 mi
1996 Toyota Tacoma$4,995 | 192,917 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