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Posted by Mark Williams | July 17, 2012

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As we noted earlier,for 2013 the Toyota Tacoma compact pickup will get a standard audio display (with a larger 6.1-inch screen) and daytime running lights on all models.

The 2013 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 and PreRunner with the automatic transmission will be offered with a new Limited Package that includes heated seats; sliding privacy rear glass; display audio with the Entune multimedia system and JBL audio; EC HomeLink rearview mirror; 18-inch chrome wheels with P265/60R18 tires; Limited badge; and chrome fog lamp housings, door handles and outside mirrors.

The 2013 Tacoma will start at $17,520 for the 4x2 Regular Cab with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission and go up to $28,090 for the 4x4 Double Cab V-6 long bed with a five-speed automatic. Destination charges have also climbed an additional $35, moving from $810 for the Tacoma to $845 for all 2013 models. Tundra destination charges will climb from just $10.

The MSRPs reflect an average overall increase (on all models) of $150 (or 0.6 percent) per model. Price changes range from $0 to $400 as seen in the chart below. The TRD Sport upgrade package has been discontinued.

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What about the trim pkgs, sr5, limited tx pro baja , trd off road all cost alot of $$ where is the price list for those options, i dont see many striped Tacomoas, almost all are TRD off road, and i know that its not a cheap option.

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Posted by: Carilloskis | Jul 17, 2012 1:51:00 PM

Man I wish the next Colorado was going to be this off road capable and didn't looks so darn ugly. I'm a Chevy guy and would buy the truck in a second. I just don't like the looks of it at all. I didn't like this Colorado either but I think I might like it better than the new one. The old S-10's I loved. Particularly the first era but I liked the second as well. Especially the ZR2's. And seeing the spy shots with those low hanging frames just turns me off to the whole deal. There's a real reason the Tacoma owns the market in the small-mid size truck segment. I was hoping Chevy would get it right but it doesn't look very promising. If I did decide on a small truck, the Tacoma it would have to be. There's really no other choice.

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Posted by: MattSmiley | Jul 17, 2012 3:35:29 PM

not me, thank you, these prices look like your looking at the prices for a F-150! or Ram 1500! and the Chevy's are even a little less! and that is full size, and in the case of Chevy's and Ram a much better warantee to boot! and there is not much if any diff. in fuel ecconomy, and no comparison in power available, and safety, sure the taco does fine in the crash tests, but that is when it is run into an imovable object, but when it get hit by a full size truck, asta la veesta baby! I guess on the other hand it is a nice toy truck, and great to get around in traffic and all, (I do like my reg cab Dakota for that reason), and there not muchbigger than a Wrangler for that matter so they are good off roading, but if you plan on doing anything besides playing with it, it just doesn't add up.

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Posted by: sandman4X4 | Jul 17, 2012 4:02:22 PM

You know, for all that some say Chevy is having trouble with their truck sales, to hear that they build well over 1 million truck-based vehicles last year using the same chassis as the Silverado/Sonoma which calculates to more than double that of F-150 chassis, you just have to wonder. Which one really is better?

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Posted by: Vulpine | Jul 17, 2012 5:25:31 PM

I still cant believe how few updates this truck gets. I had a 2005 Tacoma DCB 4x4 TRD and while it was a great truck, if I bought a 2013 it would be the same truck 8 years later. The FJ Cruiser, Tundra and 4 Runner have had the updated engine for years now and the tacoma still gets the old single vvti engine. The FJ and 4runner get fully boxes frames and 4 wheel disc. I just dont understand why they wont move any of the parts they use on the SUV's over. The gripes I had with the Tacoma were the spngy brakes, floppy frame and the unrefined suspension, go drive a FJ cruiser, it has none of those traits. Toyota Update please

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Posted by: DarnEFNET | Jul 17, 2012 5:31:50 PM

@ DarnEFNET They do here, you get parts from other Toyota products on the Hilux.

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Posted by: Robert Ryan | Jul 17, 2012 5:38:33 PM

Tacoma is the leader in the midsize market. I will reserve judgement on the new Colorado/Canyon until it has been on the market a few years. I am not a fan of the front end of the new Colorado but the basic Tacoma is no thing of beauty either. Of all the midsize trucks the Suzuki Equator (Nissan Frontier twin but dead last in sales of midsize trucks) at least has a decent looking grill. The Equinox front on the new Colorado would not be enough to deter me from the Colorado but I am willing to bet if a new Canyon is released it will have a lot nicer front. The price increase of $400 on some of the Tacomas will have little or no effect on its sales. I just hope thet aside from a not so attractive front end that Colorado is at least competitive. For now I remain optimistic and reserve judgement. It would be nice to see a little more competition in the midsize truck market to spur a newly redesigned Tacoma and to encourage innovation. Tacoma is a good truck as is Frontier but they are both getting a little long in the tooth.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 17, 2012 5:47:16 PM

this truck sucks we need the 3.0 diesel hilux here in north america its a nice truck and its industructble

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Posted by: bubba from canada | Jul 17, 2012 6:27:06 PM

Their is a good reason why the Tacoma and Tundra don't have a fully boxed frame like the FJ, 4runner and Sequoia the only question is whether or not this engineering is appropriate for its segment (more passenger like and less workhorse truck) much like the 1/2 ton class?
Also their a good reason that frame is "floppy" or the suspension is "unrefined" as you called them but once again the question would be is this engineering appropriate for its segment?

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Posted by: 5.3L LOL | Jul 17, 2012 6:50:37 PM

The 4.0 is a fine motor, but at minimum, give this truck a 6 speed auto to help performance and efficiency. It is nothing short of ridiculous how dated the driveline is on this truck. This info tells me that the 2013 4Runner, which is due for MMC, won't get a driveline update either. Awful!

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Posted by: Steven James | Jul 17, 2012 9:12:09 PM

I like the taco probably would buy one for a driver, if they didn't cost as much as a arm and a leg. The new Colorado will probably have a different front end, then the ones we have seen. In the spy shots they are all cover up, so its hard to tell what it will look like for sure. The low frame comment is kinda dumb if you ask me. If you look at the spy shot photos, and compare to the taco photo on this page It looks to be the same. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/06/spied-us-spec-colorado-seen-testing.html

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Posted by: johnny doe | Jul 17, 2012 9:34:11 PM

I'd like to see the Colorado take a big bite out of Toyoda's ass. Maybe that might force them to ditch the Tacoma and bring the global Hilux to our shores.

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Posted by: Lou | Jul 17, 2012 10:28:33 PM



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Posted by: Satan | Jul 18, 2012 2:20:14 AM

Toyota Hilux have dropped prices over here and added more "options" to sell them as the pickup market has become alot more competitive for them.

Hopefully the Colorado will make Toyota in NA reduce prices and be more competitive.

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Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Jul 18, 2012 7:10:43 AM

Lou -I agree with you. From Al's and Robert's comments and reading about the Hilux there is no comparison. Hilux even looks better. Not that the Taco is a bad truck it is seriously dated.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 18, 2012 8:14:49 AM

@Lou-I would even carry it one step further and eliminate the slow selling Tundra. Since the midsize will eventually become the fullsize then there would be no need for the Tundra. Toyota could come up with a true compact truck based on the A-Bat. This would save Toyota development costs and toolling costs by making their trucks a global platform. I agree with Al and Robert Ryan that NA needs to share trucks globally.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 18, 2012 8:24:55 AM

There must've been too many roll-over incidents with the Taco Run reg cab. I know my mom's reg cab pre-runner was a kick to drive on 3 wheels going around corners. I know the reg cab 4X4 is still available, but I don't know its dynamics.

@Vulpine - The GMT900 is incredibly successful, but the F-150 chassis isn't shared with 3/4 and 1-tons.

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Posted by: DenverMike | Jul 18, 2012 8:41:27 AM

A base HiLux 4x4 Extra-Cab Pick-up is priced at $39,990.00 in AU. That's over $41,000.00 US.

A Dcab starts at $40,990. or $42,266.00 US

SR5 is $46,990 or $48,506.00 US

The price is too high and they are still only 4 and 5 speeds. Doesn't solve the problem.

Source: http://www.toyota.com.au/hilux/prices?WT.ac=VH_Hilux_TopNav_Prices

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Posted by: John | Jul 18, 2012 8:47:57 AM

Downsize the F-150 into the new-model Ranger. Let the 250 and 350 maintain the higher-class HDs like they used to and give the rest of us a truck that's more compact and more economical. I would guess that half the people currently driving full-sized models would appreciate a smaller, less expensive and more economical rig since they're lightly loaded at worst most of the time.

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Posted by: Vulpine | Jul 18, 2012 10:28:01 AM

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Wow, its amazing how the Tacoma keeps going up every year....It's 2013, and they haven't upgraded that base 4-cylinder...still only 159HP. Still using a 4-speed auto trans. Still using 15-in. wheels.

I'm about to give up on Toyota entirely.

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Posted by: M. Smith | Jul 18, 2012 11:53:11 AM


Most people own a Tacoma (or midsize for that matter) because they dont need a full-size. I own a Tacoma and I absolutely love it. The F-150, which would be my full-size of choice, is just too big for my everyday uses. My brother owns a Silverado LTZ and driving that is a big difference from my Tacoma. I can park in most small lots without even thinking. I definitely need to plan it out with his Silverado and I drive Fire trucks for a living. Although I do agree with you that the prices are ridiculous!

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Posted by: WhOUbU | Jul 18, 2012 12:49:00 PM

In Australia everything is more expensive. A can of coke is $3.00, does that mean coke is $3.00 in the US?

Our minimum wage is AU$32,000 per annum. A person packing shelves in supermarkets are paid $20.00 per hour. This has a direct relation to the prices we pay for goods and services.

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Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Jul 18, 2012 3:02:02 PM

@Big Al from Oz --You are correct your wages are higher and your prices are higher. Also your economy is in much better shape than the USA. What you pay and how much you make is all relative to where you live. I would rather pay a little more now and have a good economy with full employment and a balanced budget. That might be just me but if most everyone is doing well then cost is not as big of an issue.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 18, 2012 3:20:41 PM

@John and Jeff S
Also the technology in our pickups is greater increasing costs.

I know my ute has crumple zones in the chassis to make it a 5 star safety rating (Euro and AU). Our engine technology, particularly the diesels is more advanced than your small pickups and 1/2 tonners.

Also that is the list price. My truck had a $51 000 list price and I got it for $45 000 before I added bullbar, tow package etc. And its a 5 cyl diesel. My model was only release for 5 weeks when I bought it also.

And you don't have a Taco or whatever to compete against my truck for all round performance.

When you look at prices have a look a little deeper into what you are getting for your money as well.

The average wage in Australia is now over $70 000 per year, this does make things more expensive. As tax goes, percentage wise to GDP we are between the US and Canada.

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Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Jul 18, 2012 3:30:16 PM

@WhOUbU -You are correct as well the price of a Tacoma is not as big of an issue because those that want a Toyota and a smaller truck will buy it anyway. Price is important but more important is the fact that Tacoma has not been updated in almost 10 years and has no incentive to update because they have no close competition. For that reason it would be good if the new Colorado were a much better truck and the Frontier were updated as well because it would force Toyota to update the Tacoma but then of course they might not. Look at the Corolla it is basically the same car for 20 years and it is still a top seller even though their are more than comparable competition such as the Elantra, Mazda 3, Focus, and even the Cruze. Same with the Camry although more changes have been made to it than most Toyota products. The Sonota, Fussion, and Optima are much more advanced and better vehicles. Part of it is people who buy Toyota will buy it just because it is a Toyota and therefore Toyota is not under any pressure to update. Don't get me wrong Toyota makes a good product its just that the competition has gone to the next level and left Toyota behind.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 18, 2012 3:38:33 PM

@Big Al from Oz --Your safety standards are probably a little better but I think eventually the safety standards and pollution standards globally will be more standardized thus giving a stronger incentive to share products on a global basis. I am not to optimistic about the US getting some of the smaller diesels because a lot of consumers have an image of diesels being dirty and slow from past experiences though that is not necessarily the case today with the newer technology. Also the price difference between diesels and gas powered vehicles is much more and the pump price of diesel versus gas is higher. I do see more turbo engines with more gears and more use of hybrids as well. Lighter metals such as aluminum and alloys will be used to lighten vehicles up as well to meet the more stringent fuel standards. Cars have already changed much over the past 30 years and now it is time for pickups and SUVs to go thru similiar changes.

Having said all that the Australian economy is on more solid footing than the US. The US is still in a state of transition from a manufacturing economy into more service. Also the US is going from the Number 1 World Power to not Number 1 but still a major player. It is hard for the US to accept the new role and it is hard for a lot of us to realize that we as a country cannot do everything (we cannot afford to). Periods of major transitions are always painful and hard to adapt to.

Good blog and its good to have an intelligent discussion about trucks rather than what has been the norm.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 18, 2012 4:03:37 PM

Jeff S. The current Hilux is basically a 9 yr old design that has only recently been refreshed. The Hilux is showing its age as far as drivability and towing goes. New one in about a 1 years time.
Still it can be useful towing.




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Posted by: Robert Ryan | Jul 18, 2012 4:11:02 PM

Little courious on th esize difference between an fullsize and a tacoma. From the information that i have seen it appears that they are demsionaly similar. when comprably equiped ie f150 supper cab 6.5 ft (can be substituted for crew 5.5 box same wheel base) vs tacoma double cab 4x4 long bed
Tacoma overall width 74.6in f150 79.2, 4.6in differnce compare that to a ford raptor 86.3 a 7.1in differnce.
A standard f150 is demesionaly closer to a tacoma width wise that it is to an F150 raptor, and i have not heard alot of people complain about parking a Raptor (note: the only vehicle i own is a Raptor) in overall length an f150 is about 10 inches longer , and the raptor is about an inch shorter.
With demesions for a 5 pax truck so close (i will never buy a reg cab) and you get a bigger bed same MPGs for cheaper i cannot se the justification to buy a tacoma.
All vehicles need to be a certain width to fit 3 people across the back seat , that pretty much dictates the width , so im sorry if you cannot park a vehicle that is 4.6 inches wider, i drive one that is 8 inches wider than my last vehicle and i realy dont notice the differnce affter a week of owning it. just my2cents

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Posted by: Carilloskis | Jul 18, 2012 6:52:03 PM

@Carilloskis-I think WhOUbU is capable of driving an F-150 since he drives fire trucks, but he does't want to. I can drive a tandem axle IH and a 72 Cadillac but I choose not to. Regardless of 8 inches in width there is a noticeable difference between the handling and agility of an F-150 and a Tacoma. I have driven both and more. I guess if I really wanted to get more for my money I would drive a crewcab with a Powerstroke, Allison, or Cummins. After all isn't bigger always better? Maybe a used Humvee? Nothing against F-150s or Raptors but some of us choose something a little smaller. If given a preference some of us would prefer 80s and 90s sized Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi sized pickups. Does that make us wrong? No it means that the truck buyer should have a choice and that one size does not fit everyone. If one size were good for everyone we would all wear the same size shoes and wear the same size clothes. I guess I need to stick the paper in my shoes roll up my cuffs and sleeves and wear safety pins on my pants to make them fit.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 18, 2012 7:55:03 PM

I think that Carilloskis has pointed out a valid reason why small trucks (I refuse to call them compact since they aren't) don't sell as well as they used to. There isn't much of a price or size difference. Fuel economy isn't there either (at least in the V6 small trucks).
I wonder how well the new Colorado will sell?
That should be the yardstick to measure the small truck market. It is new, it is "global" and if press releases are to be believed, will offer superior mpg.
If it doesn't sell well, I doubt we will ever see decent small trucks again.
The only exception to that would be sky high fuel prices and government mpg rules killing big pickups for personal use.

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Posted by: Lou | Jul 18, 2012 8:13:13 PM

If oxi was here he would tell Lou off and explain why those tank full-sizes are no good.

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Posted by: Jason | Jul 18, 2012 10:00:41 PM


True. The double cab long bed Tacoma is very close to a in width and length to an ext. cab 6.5 ft bed F-150. But most people dont buy the long bed, they buy the short bed. My truck is a crew cab short bed Tacoma. The difference in wheelbase is 127" for the Tacoma vs. 144" for the F-150. That is a huge difference in wheelbase length which really makes it just that much easier to park.

@Jeff S

Thanks for the backup!!!

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Posted by: WhOUbU | Jul 18, 2012 11:27:47 PM

@WhOUbU - people have a right to buy what they want unless I just hit a link to dictatorship ruled country ;)
All kidding aside.
There are pro's and con's to both.
It all boils down to our own personal preferences. Your choice is just as valid as anyone elses.

I looked at the Tacoma but I chose an F150 6.5 box SuperCrew. At 22 feet long it is a beast, and on the same trails and fields I used to go with impunity in a Ranger, I'm scraping undercarriage, and I didn't even try the narrow stuff since I like my paint. It is superior to a small truck on back country gravel roads or in snow as far as ride comfort and stability goes.
If I lived in a metropolis I probably would of bought the Tacoma.
I did have a 3/4 ton reg cab long box that went pretty much the same places as my Ranger but I wasn't too worried about the paint even though I got 15 years of use out of that rig.

@Jason - there are a few of us who thing Oxi traded his truck off on Ram. LOL

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Posted by: Lou | Jul 19, 2012 12:45:27 AM

@Lou--That would be hard to believe that Oxi would do that but then again he could be one of the Ram fanboys. I myself could buy a GM or F-150 if they eventually sized them closer to the current Colorado, but on the otherhand I might just keep what I have as long as they last. My 99 S-10 shows little signs of aging and at 96,300 miles with about 3,000 miles a year in the last 5 years it should last me at least another 10 years (no rust and looks new). My 08 Isuzu only has 22,000 miles and still smells like new. I might just take the book I am reading, "How to Make Your Car Last Forever", and just see how long both will last. If I change my mind I will look at what is available and choose what best meets my needs. Lou you might be right that midsize trucks might become no more if eventually the current full size are downsized to meet the new fuel standards.

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Posted by: Jeff S | Jul 19, 2012 4:20:33 AM


My gut instinct tells me you'll be getting the 2.8 diesel in the Colorado.

The reason I say this is that Caddy will be using them.

If you do get them it will be fantastic.

I think you guys will gradually become used to paying more for vehicles like in Europe and Australia.

They might not be 1/4 mile racers, but for economy, towing and highway driving they are great. Urban or city driving they also shine in comparison to gas guzzlers.

The current Hilux diesel is wanting compared to the new utes we are getting. But I think Toyota in 2014 will bring a very competitive vehicle out.

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Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Jul 19, 2012 5:12:03 AM

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@ Big Al from Oz - that is a good possibility since there is a rumour that the Cadillac parts bin will be raided for a competitor to the EB3.5.
I get the sense that GMC is going to market the Colorado as the mpg king and the full sized trucks will be focused on performance.
That strategy might not work if the take rate on the Colorado is poor.

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Posted by: Lou | Jul 19, 2012 7:07:32 PM

That strategy might not work if the take rate on the Colorado is poor.

@Lou, and it will be if it looks like what we've been shown. What an ugly POS. The old S-10's were fantastic. Even the current Colorado was acceptable (barely). The new Colorado is hideous.

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Posted by: JohnS. | Jul 19, 2012 9:56:17 PM

I think that 2012/2013 will be another record year for Tacoma sales; ALL Tacoma sales.

This is probably the best time to buy a new car or truck since the 2006-2007 time frame.

With all the uncertainty in the economy and the elections coming up, those who can are getting their ducks lined up and buying what they can now.

After the elections there will be some hard decisions made, no matter who will be in power. And whatever good deals are out there now may go down the toilet as more people will get laid off and even more homes will be foreclosed upon, in the new year.

Toyota's modest increase in pricing also reflects that they're not putting any effort or expense into upgrading the current line of Tacoma. It's the best seller, so why mess with a good thing?

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Posted by: Highdesertcat | Jul 20, 2012 6:13:36 PM

all i want is a all black interior

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Posted by: wifebeater | Jul 21, 2012 5:30:44 AM

2012 nor will 2013 be a record year for Tacoma sales. Tacoma sales are down 61% in 2011 from their peak in 2006.

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Posted by: Jason | Jul 22, 2012 9:31:02 AM

Small trucks are a declining market segment, making up only 2 percent of all auto sales. Toyota must innovate if they want to have record sales again.

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Posted by: Jason | Jul 22, 2012 9:34:48 AM

toyota has always been a much better truck than the others in the market however they price themselves out of the market though they have more options their prices are about 10-15% higher

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Posted by: ilegal guerrero | Aug 12, 2012 1:02:05 PM

What an embarassing POS! Ancient technology with a price to rival Detroits huge trucks.
I am holding out for a redesign Nissan this year or the mid year release of the Chevy.
Not interested in Toyota Tacoma @17mpg.
Toyota now wears the dusty "Oldest" crown since Ford killed Ranger.

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Posted by: mo mic | Aug 24, 2012 8:48:09 AM

Tocoma is a great truck but it is priced to high.And in times where the economy is in the sink and obama getting reelected we will be lucky if there is any jobs to be had.You have to spend at least $28000.00 dollars for one to have anything worth owning.I have had two of them my first in 2005 witch was a single cab 5-speed prerunner witch was about $22000.00 dollars and my second one witch was a 2007 prerunner extended cab witch cost me around $26000.00 great truck but very over priced and now I have a 2008 Rav4 witch was $around $24000.00 Dollars.I now have 50000 miles on it and have only had to replace the battry and the tires.It has 4 wheel disc brakes and when I fold the back seats down I have a small truck.I hope it will last me untill I drive the wheels off of it before I sell it.

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Posted by: Steve | Nov 11, 2012 12:25:17 AM

well i drive the toyota her in the sand box win are the toyota coming to the usa for sale it would be nice 4 cyl diesel but you me still looking thank you for your time

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Synthetic oil commonly should be changed every 7,500 - 10,000 miles. Toyota recommends getting your 2013 Toyota Tacoma oil & filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles for conventional oil.

What mileage is too high Tacoma? ›

Many have driven them well into 250K miles with little to no hassle at all. Generally speaking, most people consider 90K miles on a vehicle to be high, however, the Tacoma can run well into 200K miles without major issues. More common issues reported on these Tacoma's are paint chips on the hood and roof.

Is buying an old Tacoma worth it? ›

The Tacoma has an excellent reputation as a trouble-free pickup with strong reliability ratings and resale value. They're also in high demand in the used truck market and can therefore fetch a higher premium.

Why is no one buying the Toyota Tacoma? ›

Its sales were down for the first quarter of 2022 and then they fell further in April. It would be easy to blame lagging Tacoma sales on an industry-wide trend. But with sales of the all-new 2022 Tundra on the rise, it's obvious that the redesigned full-size Toyota truck made the Tacoma obsolete.

Which Toyota has highest resale value? ›

KBB's annual Best Resale value Awards make it easier to find true long-term value.
Best resale value top 10 for 2022.
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12022 Toyota TM, +0.95% Tundra70.2%
22022 GMC Sierra60.8%
32022 Toyota Tacoma60.6%
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What year Tacoma has frame recall? ›

Key Points. Toyota Tacomas from 2005 to 2010 were recalled for excessive rust and rot impacting the structural integrity of the frame, and airbags that may not deploy.

What model Tacoma is best? ›

Experts agree the best 2022 Toyota Tacoma trim is the TRD Off-Road model. However, there's an even more expensive, well-equipped off-road model at the top of the range of Tacomas, the TRD Pro.

How long do Tacoma transmissions last? ›

2016 and 2017 V6 Tacomas May See a Shorter Lifespan Owing to Transmission Issues. Most Tacomas will have no problem reaching 200,000 miles, and with proper maintenance, 300,000 is totally doable.

Are Tacomas good in snow? ›

A popular model since the mid-90s, Toyota's Tacoma pickup was made for winter. With four-wheel drive and traction control, those behind the steering wheel feel in control at all times and can even tackle heavy snow with the truck's high ground clearance.

What year Tacoma Not to Buy? ›

Quick Answer: Avoid Toyota Tacoma Year Models 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017. There have been a lot of issues reported with the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017 Toyota Tacoma year models, and we recommend avoiding them.

How much does it cost to replace a Toyota Tacoma transmission? ›

A Toyota Tacoma transmission replacement costs between $5000 and $6000, accounting for parts and labor. For a transmission replacement, the cost of the new transmission will be your biggest expense.

Is Tacoma the longest lasting truck? ›

However, it might have been dethroned by an unlikely competitor. , the Toyota Tacoma is not the longest-lasting midsize truck on the market. Instead, it falls in 3rd place. This is already surprising, but what's even more surprising is that the truck that just beat it is the Honda Ridgeline.

What oil does Toyota recommend for Tacoma? ›

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma uses 0W-20 motor oil, but if that's not available you can use 5W-20. Just be sure to replace it with the proper 0W-20 at your regularly scheduled oil change.

What kind of oil does a 2013 Toyota Tacoma take? ›

5W-30 (All TEMPS) - 5W-30 is the best choice for good fuel economy and starting in cold weather. If 5W-30 is not available 10W-30 may be used. However, it must be replaced with 5W-30 at the next oil change.

Does Toyota recommend synthetic oil? ›

Toyota recommends synthetic oil in all of their vehicles and requires it on some model years, check your owner's manual to find the recommended oil for your specific Toyota vehicle.

How often should you change spark plugs on a Tacoma? ›

60,000 miles: This interval simply adds a spark plug replacement to the growing list of services. Of course, you'll have new items to be inspected, like your fuel lines and connections, transmission, and drive belts.

What brand oil does Toyota recommend? ›

Toyota recommends Toyota Genuine SAE 0W-20 Full-Synthetic motor oil for new vehicles. Older models may require Toyota Genuine 5W-30 motor oil; consult with one of our service advisors or your vehicle manual to check if you are unsure.

When should I change my transmission fluid on a Tacoma? ›

If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. If you have automatic, you can typically boost that range up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles. There's no harm in changing your fluid early.

Is a Toyota Tacoma a good daily driver? ›

This is an excellent vehicle for daily driving if you plan to purchase a truck for the first time, but even dedicated truck owners love the Toyota Tacoma for its ruggedness and durability in virtually any driving conditions.

Which Tacoma gets best gas mileage? ›

Toyota Tacoma SR5: 20 mpg city/23 mpg highway* Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport: 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway* Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road: 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway* Toyota Tacoma Limited: 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway*

Does lifting a Tacoma affect gas mileage? ›

A lift kit can negatively affect fuel economy in a couple of ways. The first is added weight. If your vehicle weighs more after installing a lift kit, it will reduce mileage. The second is increased wind resistance.

What is considered high mileage for a Toyota? ›

Up to 1000 miles a month – or 12,000 miles per year – is seen as average car use, any more than that would be considered high mileage – a two-year-old car with 40,000 miles, say. That said, the term 'high mileage' is usually reserved for cars that have covered 100,000 miles or more.

Do Tacomas go up in value? ›

For instance, a 2019 base model Toyota Tacoma had an MSRP of around $30,000. While the TRD was around $38,000. Today, a 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD is selling for almost $40,000. That's not a depreciation at all.
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Do Tacomas still have rust problems? ›

There are a few used Toyota Tacoma model years to avoid if you don't want your truck to rust. Rust slowly forms on a vehicle and then eats it away. But some trucks, like these Toyota Tacomas, are more susceptible to rust than others.

What state sells the most Tacomas? ›

And Toyota Tacomas? Well, they sell here at more than seven times the national average. In fact, Hawaii is the only state in the nation where Toyota is the most popular car brand. So what's popular in other states?

Is it better to buy a new or used Toyota Tacoma? ›

Buying notes: The Toyota Tacoma midsize truck is known for its strong resale value, and there aren't many savings to be had on 1- to 2-year-old models. Even a 3-year-old model will have an average savings of less than $4,000. Buying a new Tacoma can maximize your Tacoma ownership experience.

Are Tacomas the most reliable truck? ›

The first thing you will notice about Toyota Tacomas for sale is their reliability and how long they last. If well maintained, Tacomas are capable of lasting between 300,000 and 400,000 miles. Not only are Tacomas reliable, but they also provide a lot of value for the cost and are very affordable.

Which Toyota is best to buy used? ›

Best Used Toyota Models
  • Corolla - is regularly one of America's best-selling car models. It is known to run forever, and the cost of ownership is quite low.
  • 4Runner - this powerhouse SUV also remains popular among used cars in Colorado. ...
  • Tacoma - one of the best used Toyota cars is actually a truck.

Why is Toyota resale so high? ›

When it comes to resale value, there are four things that Toyota has consistently excelled at for decades: reliability, value, popularity, and reputation.

What car holds its value the best over its life? ›

2022 Best Resale Value: Cars
  • 2022 Honda Civic. Resale Value: 49.8% Type: Compact Car. ...
  • 2022 Honda Accord. Resale Value: 42.5% Type: Midsize Car. ...
  • 2022 Chevrolet Corvette. Resale Value: 59.5% Type: Sports Car. ...
  • 2022 Lexus IS. Resale Value: 39.0% Type: Entry-Level Luxury Car. ...
  • 2022 Lexus LS. Resale Value: 35.0% Type: Luxury Car.

Will Toyota replace a rusted frame? ›

If the inspection shows that your Subject Vehicle's frame should be replaced, an authorized Toyota Dealer will replace the frame, at no cost to you.

Can you still get Tacoma frame recall? ›

The program has now expired. 2000-2010 Tacoma: This program introduced a mandatory inspection, without which coverage could be refused. The more recent pickups in this group still fall under the warranty extension up to 12 years on the road, and are eligible for repair or replacement of the frame if required.

What years did Toyota have frame rust problems? ›

In 2016, Toyota agreed to repair or buy back millions of Tacomas, Tundras and Sequoia SUVs with rusting frames. This included models from 2004 to 2008, or in some cases, 2010. But the program expires 15 years after the date of manufacturing.

What is better TRD or SR5? ›

However, the Tacoma SR5 actually has a higher payload limit of 1,685 pounds, compared to a payload limit of 1,525 pounds in the Tacoma TRD Sport. No matter which is right for the job, you can benefit from the following towing features: The class-IV towing hitch receiver. ATF cooler (not available on manual transmission ...

Do Tacoma hold their value? ›

Predicted Resale Value After 5 Years of Ownership: 55.8%

What does TRD mean? ›

TRD means Toyota Racing Development, serving as an in-house tuning shop for Toyota. Its main responsibility is to develop performance parts and accessories for Toyota vehicles worldwide. These parts include uprated suspension components, along with superchargers and special wheels.

What year Tacoma is best? ›

The best-rated Tacomas from the first generation include 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004. But 2004 is rated lower in satisfaction ratings. , “2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 all have perfect reliability verdict ratings.”

What is the longest lasting pickup truck? ›

The Honda Ridgeline comes in at first place in the category of trucks most likely to last 200,000 miles.

What Gen is a 2013 Toyota Tacoma? ›

The first-generation Tacoma (model years 1995 through 2004) was classified as a compact pickup. The second generation (model years 2005 through 2015) as well as the third generation (in production since 2015) are classified as mid-sized pickups.

What is high mileage for a Toyota Tacoma? ›

Many have driven them well into 250K miles with little to no hassle at all. Generally speaking, most people consider 90K miles on a vehicle to be high, however, the Tacoma can run well into 200K miles without major issues. More common issues reported on these Tacoma's are paint chips on the hood and roof.

What does Tacoma mean? ›

The American boy's name Tacoma meaning “snowy mountain peak,” refers to Mount Rainier in Tacoma, Washington.

What year did Tacoma go to 3.5 V6? ›

It may be thought of as an underdog in terms of power output, but these engines have been proven to hold their weight both on and off road. 3.5L V6: The 3.5-liter engine is the largest engine available to the Tacoma since the year 2016. This engine uses a large bore that's combined with a relevant stroke size.

When did the 3rd gen Tacoma come out? ›

The third Toyota Tacoma generation came about in the 2016 model year. Due to the fact that Taco generations run so long, we are still in the third generation.

How much will my Tacoma be worth in 5 years? ›

A Toyota Tacoma will depreciate 33% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $28,011. The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years.


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