Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is a compact pickup truck manufactured by the Japanese company at its United States plants. The 2005 Tacoma won the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award.

Toyota has been making and selling a small pickup since 1984. From then until 1995, it was known as the “Pickup”. In 1995 the Pickup got a makeover and a new name, the Tacoma. The name actually comes from the Indian word that means Mount Rainier, a mountain near Tacoma, Washington.

Seating: The Tacoma regular cab seats 3 passengers. The double cab seats 5 passengers.

Gas Mileage: The Tacoma gets from 16 to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 21 to 27 miles per gallon on the highway.

Safety Rating: The Toyota Tacoma gets a 5 out of 5 star rating for frontal impact collisions for driver’s side and passenger’s side. It received a maximum rating of 5 stars for side impact.

Price: The Toyota Tacoma has a MSRP starting at $13,980.

Toyota offers a basic warranty for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, for all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. The powertrain warranty covers 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Visit for more information.