Toyota Tacoma Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.39/5 Average
2,356 Total Reviews
Model Overview:

Since its introduction in 1995, the Toyota Tacoma has been a mainstay of the compact and midsize pickup segments. The original Tacoma fell into the compact category, while the second-generation truck's 2005 debut marked the transition to midsize dimensions. Typical advantages to a new or used Tacoma include a variety of body styles to choose from, useful off-road abilities, strong resale value and a better than average reputation for reliability.

Downsides are few. Even when modestly appointed, this Toyota often costs more than competing trucks and prices are high on the used market as well. In addition, taller drivers might feel cramped inside the first-generation Tacoma's compact cab. Otherwise, the Toyota Tacoma is a very capable pickup that's highly recommended for nearly all truck shoppers.

User Reviews:

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  • 4x4 tacoma - 2017 Toyota Tacoma
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    Use car 80,000 miles a lot problems! too much money to fix ( every time $3,000 - $6,000 to fix ) not happy.

  • 35 years of Toyota - 2018 Toyota Tacoma
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    I’ve had Toyota’s for 35+ years of Toyota from Corolla T-100 Camry Tundras 4 Runners and Tacoma never had a problem with any of them I just do a oil lub and filter and rotate the tires and keep on going

  • Great motor and reliable but Toyota quality poor. - 2005 Toyota Tacoma
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    Having owned this Truck 10 years it has been reliable and solid. Poor gas milage and plasticky interior, doors are Fisher Price plastic and cracking.. Roomy in double cab. Beware of Toyota and them not confessing their problems with cracking leaf Springs and rusty frames. Toyota hides until they are smoked out on the many suspension problems.. Still awaiting my reimbursement for fixing the broken recalled parts.. Will be going back to Ford soon enough. Customer service experience is abysmal and Toyota seems to be riding on the past quality..

  • THE - 2004 Toyota Tacoma
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    This truck is bad ass! I love my Tacoma, it is the most fun to drive. I wish that I had a little bit of better fuel mileage, but it is all good to me!

  • This Truck is Great - 2002 Toyota Tacoma
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    Anyone that wants a reliable truck that you can do almost anything with this is the truck to get. I have had it for 3 months and drove it from New England down to GA loved every bit of it.

  • Toyota for life. - 2000 Toyota Tacoma
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    We owned a GMC and within a few years of its life, quite a few things were already breaking. I purchased my 2000 Toyota Tacoma 2wd back in 2000 and it is still going strong in 2015. Other than some normal paint oxidization, I have no complaints. The only expensive maintenance we had done was replacing the catalytic converters and timing belt work but that was nothing compared to its years of service. This car has cost us so little money in its lifetime.

  • My 2006 Pre-Runner - 2006 Toyota Tacoma
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    This is my fourth Toyota, a Tacoma Pre- runner SR5, and its probably going to be my last one. I love my Tacomas looks, quality and performance; but there is no adjustment for raising the drivers seat. I sit much too low, and I am 59" tall. Also, theres no audible signal from the remote door locking device; I have to watch the turn signal lights to see if they flash. I know this sounds like petty stuff, but Im tired of Toyota doing things on the cheap in their top-of-the- line vehicles. Next time Ill take a closer look at the competition.

  • No change really from the 05 - 2010 Toyota Tacoma
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    This is my second Tacoma after having an 05. This one has a quieter engine, and I like the USB audio port. Biggest surprise is Toyota made very few changes after 5 years! Mileage is still low but reliability is high. It is a workhorse. Nissan comes somewhat close and Honda just has that overstuffed Ridgeline so Tacoma is a solid midsized choice.

  • my YOTA - 2000 Toyota Tacoma
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    Love my YOTA!!!! Daily driver that seems to do it all..

  • Will own it for life! - 2006 Toyota Tacoma
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    Finally purchased my toy last summer, after humming and hawing for years. Ive researched the pros and cons between the Nissan Frontier and the Tacoma, and the biggest issues outstanding for each is the transmission trouble with the Taco, but the differential troubles with the Frontiers. After thinking about the cost (frontier cheaper) the size (frontier smaller) and reputation, I felt that I could live with the random gear changes of the taco, and it wouldnt cost anything in repairs, or pay less for a Nissan, then replace the differential in a year, have less cabin room, less box room, and less "look cool factor". Ive been driving in every terrain with only once stuck in a ditch! Love it!

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