2016 Toyota Tacoma Values & Cars for Sale | Kelley Blue Book (2022)

Toyota redesigned the Tacoma for the 2016 model year. With a more rigid frame and a new V6 powertrain, the Tacoma was more powerful, more fuel-efficient, and more capable than ever. No doubt, these upgrades, combined with interior refinements, new infotainment systems, and a handful of driving-assistance technologies, helped to ensure the Tacoma retained its decade-long status as the best-selling midsize truck in America.

When shopping for a used Toyota Tacoma, you’ll find the truck in extended cab (Access Cab) and crew cab (Double Cab) styles. Trim levels include SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited. Depending on trim level and cab style, the Tacoma is equipped with a 4-cylinder or a V6 engine, 2WD or 4WD, and a manual or an automatic transmission.

When it was new, the Tacoma’s primary competitors were the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which offered similar levels of equipment and capability. The Nissan Frontier, a rugged truck in its own right, is a comparative bargain but by 2016 was a decade-old design.

Used 2016 Toyota Tacoma Pricing

Toyota sold the 2016 Tacoma in about 30 different combinations of cab style, bed size, trim level, engine choice, and driveline type. Below, you’ll find the original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of each trim as equipped with 2WD. All prices include a destination charge of $900.

SR Access Cab 2WD = $24,560
SR Double Cab 2WD = $25,390
SR5 Access Cab 2WD = $26,645
SR5 Double Cab 2WD = $27,535
TRD Sport Access Cab 2WD = $30,925
TRD Sport Double Cab 2WD = $32,025
TRD Off-Road Double Cab 2WD = $32,025*
Limited Double Cab 2WD = $36,005

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* In 2016, the TRD Off-Road was available in Access Cab configuration but only with 4WD and a long cargo bed.

Which Model is Right for Me?

2016 Toyota Tacoma SR

16-inch steel wheels

Sliding rear window glass

Locking & removable tailgate

Rearview camera

Power exterior mirrors

Power windows

Power door locks

Air conditioning

Integrated GoPro windshield mount

6.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free & USB 2.0 port

2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 (in addition to SR trim)

Fog lights

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Chrome grille & rear-bumper trim

Variable intermittent wipers

Rear window dark-tinted privacy glass

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Trip computer

Cruise control

Remote keyless entry

Scout GPS-connected navigation

Satellite radio

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport (in addition to SR5 trim)

17-inch aluminum wheels

LED running lights

Hood scoop & over-fender trim

120-volt/400-watt AC power outlet in bed

Wireless smartphone charging

Automatic up/down driver’s window

Passive keyless entry (automatic only)

Push-button engine starting (automatic only)

Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass

Larger 7-inch infotainment display with embedded navigation, Entune App Suite, HD Radio, HD traffic & weather

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road (in addition to TRD Sport trim)

Special 16-inch aluminum wheels

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Kevlar-reinforced off-road tires

Unique exterior trim elements

Off-road suspension tuning

Active Traction Control system (manual transmission only)

Multi-terrain Select (4WD with automatic only)

Electronic locking rear differential (4WD with automatic only)

Crawl Control (4WD with automatic only)

2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited (in addition to TRD Sport trim)

18-inch aluminum wheels with a polished finish

Hood scoop removed, chrome trim added

Rear parking-assist sensors

Power sunroof

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Leather upholstery

Heated front seats

Programmable universal remote control

JBL premium sound system

Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert

Driving the Used 2016 Toyota Tacoma

You need to have a clear idea about what you want in a midsize-pickup truck before choosing a used 2016 Tacoma.

If serious off-roading is in your future, you’ll want the TRD Off-Road with 4WD and an automatic transmission. If not, then a TRD Sport makes sense. Leather and several other features are exclusive to the Limited trim, while the SR is best for work instead of play. The Tacoma SR5 offers a good blend of value and equipment.

For this review, we drove two versions of the Tacoma. One was a TRD Off-Road and the other was a Limited, both in Double Cab 4WD specification with the new 3.5-liter V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission and 4WD.

How fast is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
In spite of its more powerful V6 engine, the 2016 Tacoma isn’t particularly fast. Nail the gas pedal to the floor, and it bellows with authority while delivering satisfactory acceleration. In most driving situations, though, the V6 delivers steady performance.

Neither is this powertrain refined when it comes to noise and vibration, but then again, this is a truck designed first for work, second for play, and third for just about anything except coddling its occupants.

In an apparent effort to conserve fuel, the new 6-speed automatic transmission is usually in a hurry to upshift and tends to resist downshifts. However, it faithfully holds a lower gear when driving in the mountains to help power up grades and to use engine braking when descending a hill.

Does the 2016 Toyota Tacoma get good gas mileage?
Rated to get 21 mpg in combined driving, the most efficient version of the 2016 Tacoma has the V6 engine, automatic transmission and 2WD. While the 4-cylinder engine also earns a 21-mpg combined rating, its highway average is lower than the V6 engine’s rating.

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This combined average matches the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon V6, but the Chevy and GMC 4-cylinder models are slightly more efficient. And, in 2016, the reigning fuel-economy champs in the midsize-pickup-truck segment were the Colorado and Canyon equipped with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine. They average 23-25 mpg in combined driving.

During our testing, the Double Cab TRD Off-Road V6 4WD averaged 19.1 mpg, falling a bit short of the EPA’s rating of 20 mpg. The Double Cab Limited V6 4WD landed in that same neighborhood, averaging 18.9 mpg.

How does the 2016 Toyota Tacoma handle?
The answer to this question depends on where you drive a Tacoma. In the dirt, especially with TRD Off-Road trim and equipment, the Tacoma is a natural, giving its driver boundless confidence in the face of worsening trail or weather conditions. On pavement, the Tacoma is less pleasing to drive. Slow and vague steering, front-disc/rear-drum brakes that are hard to modulate, and tall tire sidewalls mean it is wise to keep speeds in check.

How does the 2016 Toyota Tacoma ride on the highway?

Though equipped with a frame making use of high-strength steel, the Tacoma wiggles and jiggles its way across imperfect pavement. Rather than smoothing them out, this truck amplifies potholes and bumps. Basically, it rides like a truck, and in every configuration.

How does the 2016 Toyota Tacoma perform off-road?
The Tacoma, especially in TRD Off-Road specification, excels off-road. With 9.4 inches of ground clearance, Kevlar-reinforced all-terrain tires, Multi-Terrain Select driving modes, and Crawl Control technology, the Tacoma TRD Off-Road is a 4-wheeling rock star. Unfortunately, the truck’s long and flat hood obscures visibility, forcing regular stops for visual checks on tougher trails.

Are the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s driving-assistance systems helpful?
Equipped with no more than a rearview camera, the 2016 Tacoma is refreshingly simple. The single upgrade is a blind-spot-monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert system, one of the most helpful driving-assistance technology innovations of the past decade. It came only with TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited trim levels.

Is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma fun to drive?
Take a 2016 Tacoma off pavement, and you’re virtually assured to have a blast. Especially in TRD Off-Road specification, the Tacoma is lots of fun. On pavement, the Tacoma is not fun to drive — unless you enjoy the rough, unrefined behavior that comes with tough, truck-spec underpinnings. A busy ride, limited handling capability, and often sleepy powertrain responsiveness can make the Tacoma a chore to drive on a daily basis.

Interior Comfort

Available in Access Cab and Double Cab styles, every Tacoma is designed to seat a minimum of four people. Rear passengers will be happier in the Double Cab, though, which has a full, 3-passenger rear bench seat instead of the Access Cab’s occasional-use jump seats.

Tacomas sit quite high off the ground, but must remain short enough to easily garage, so the cabin is squat in terms of height, and broad in terms of width. For 2016, Toyota redesigned the Tacoma’s interior, installing a sporty yet utilitarian dashboard with stylish round vents, a touch-screen infotainment system, and a mix of knobs and buttons logically arranged in neat, tidy rows.

Does the 2016 Toyota Tacoma have a nice interior?
The answer to this question depends on your definition of “nice,” and which trim level you’re talking about.

Designed to withstand indifference and abuse, the Tacoma is loaded with hard plastic materials. In fact, in most trims, it appears ready to hose out after an adventure. From that standpoint, no, the interior is not nice.

Several Tacomas have silver dashboard accents along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear-selector knob. These upgrades help, and the Limited trim adds Hickory brown perforated leather for the seats and color-matched simulated leather on the dashboard. That’s about as nice as a Tacoma’s cabin gets.

From a design standpoint, yes, the Tacoma has a nice interior. Emphasizing function but with a layer of stylish form, the simple symmetry of the air vents and gauges, and the tidy rows of controls on the dashboard, impart elegant attention to design detail. The steering wheel is, however, oddly oversized.

What 2016 Toyota Tacoma interior colors are available?
Toyota offered the 2016 Tacoma’s interior in just a few colors. Cement Gray fabric was the only choice for the base SR trim. Moving up to SR5 trim featured Black cloth in addition to Cement Gray, while the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road replaced Cement Gray with Graphite. Every Limited came exclusively with Hickory brown leather.

Are the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s controls easy to use?
Often, truck owners wear gloves. Toyota appears to understand this, because aside from its rather small 6.1-inch touch-screen display infotainment system, the Tacoma’s buttons and knobs are large, clearly marked, and for the most part, logically located.

Is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s infotainment system easy to use?
If the Tacoma’s buttons, knobs, and switches are easy to use, even when you’re wearing gloves, the touch-screen infotainment system is not.

Three versions of the Entune infotainment systems are available. The standard setup has a 6.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 port, Siri Eyes Free, and a rearview camera. The mid-level version adds satellite radio and a Scout GPS-connected navigation app that works through your smartphone and data plan, showing directions on the display screen. The top version has a larger 7-inch display, a flush-mounted glass surface, an embedded navigation system, and Entune App Suite. A JBL premium sound system is optional for TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, and standard with Limited trim.

Both test trucks included the top-tier system. With its flush display screen, gloss-black stereo volume and tuning knobs, and touch-sensing main menu buttons flanking the screen, it certainly looks modern. The user experience, however, leaves something to be desired.

For example, the volume and tuning knobs don’t stick out far enough from the surface, making them hard to twist. Even without gloves on, they can be difficult to grasp. The on-screen virtual buttons are even harder to use because the Tacoma doesn’t have a smooth ride, so stabbing at the screen with any expectation of accuracy is often an exercise in futility.

Pairing to the Bluetooth is easy, and the voice recognition system is intuitive as long as you stick to the pre-programmed script. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not included with any version of the Tacoma’s infotainment systems.

Is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma comfortable?
Each of the Tacoma’s front seats offers 4-way adjustment. You can move them forward and back, and you can recline the seat angle. That’s it.

Because neither front seat is adjustable for height, you sit low in this truck, close to the floor. And because you can’t tilt the bottom of the seat cushion to add thigh support, it’s easy to adopt a slouched, splay-legged driving position.

The benefit here is that when you enter or exit the high-riding Tacoma, it’s fairly easy to just slide into and out of the cab. And, once you’re inside, there is plenty of headroom for taller people.

The back seat sits up higher, almost stadium-style in relationship to the front seats. This restricts headroom, though, and since there isn’t much legroom in the first place most adults won’t want to ride in the back of a Double Cab for long. And forget about putting grown-ups into the Access Cab.

Is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s cargo bed useful?
Yes, and while it’s deeper than previous Tacomas, it still isn’t as accommodating as what you’ll find on a Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon.

All 2016 Tacomas have a composite-lined cargo bed with storage areas, and the TRD and Limited versions include a handy 120-volt/400-watt power outlet in the right sidewall of the bed. The locking tailgate lowers slowly instead of slamming down, and a 3-piece hard tonneau cover was available as an option.

What else should I know about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
There is a decent amount of storage inside the Tacoma’s cab. Both the center console box and glove box offer plenty of room, and in addition to six cup holders the Tacoma has a sizable tray on the center console. The Tacoma Double Cab also supplies storage underneath the seat, and if you fold the seat down you have plenty of locking in-cab space.

Exterior Styling

With a long and flat hood, a bold hexagonal grille that takes on a different appearance depending on the trim level, boxy fender flares, available over-fender trim, and chiseled lower character lines, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma looks like nothing but a truck. Which is as it should be.

As expected, the Tacoma is basic in SR trim, but most include a body-color front bumper to improve the truck’s appearance. Stepping up to SR5 trim adds some chrome-coated bling and fog lights, and Tacomas with the optional Appearance Packages have over-fender trim and aluminum wheels.

Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road models are easy to identify, mainly because they have decals on the cargo bed denoting them as such. The TRD Sport has a hood scoop, while the TRD Off-Road has a reworked front bumper that gives the truck a better approach angle for superior off-roading capability. Both have bright and shiny grilles.

Get a Tacoma Limited, and the truck features a unique blend of chrome and body-color trim, combined with handsome 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and a tasteful gray grille.

What 2016 Toyota Tacoma colors are available?
The redesigned 2016 Tacoma came in eight colors, three of which were new to the truck. They are listed below, with the new colors duly noted:

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Super White
Magnetic Gray
Barcelona Red
Quicksand (New)
Inferno (New)
Blazing Blue Pearl (New)

Favorite Features

You know a truck is built for adventure when every version of it includes a factory-installed GoPro mount on the windshield. Whether you simply want to record other drivers during the daily commute, or you want to capture the fun you’re having on the weekends, the Tacoma is ready. Oh, the places you’ll go!

Equip a Tacoma with 4WD and a manual transmission, and it comes with a clutch-start cancel system. This is helpful off-road when you need to get the Tacoma moving without rolling back or spinning the wheels. Push a button on the lower left side of the dashboard, and you can start the truck without depressing the clutch. As the engine starts, it puts power to all four wheels and you just need to press on the accelerator to keep the Tacoma moving.

Tacoma TRD Off-Road models with a manual transmission include Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) as standard equipment. Once the driver activates the system using a button on the lower left side of the dashboard, A-TRAC detects wheelspin and actively distributes torque from the wheels that are slipping to the wheels that are gripping.

Standard with any Tacoma TRD Off-Road equipped with 4WD and an automatic transmission, this technology provides an electronically controlled locking rear differential and five driving modes for different types of terrain. They are: Mud and Sand, Mogul, Rock and Dirt, Loose Rock, and Rock. These driving modes automatically adjust throttle response, wheelspin and brake pressure to keep the Tacoma moving across challenging terrain.

Crawl Control operates like cruise control, but at ultra-low speeds. It works between 1 mph and 5 mph, managing acceleration and braking to maintain the set speed as the Tacoma crawls up and down difficult hills. This frees the driver to focus on steering the truck and putting the Tacoma on the best path forward. It is included on Tacoma TRD Off-Road models with 4WD and an automatic transmission.

Standard Features

For 2016, the Tacoma came in basic SR, popular SR5, sporty TRD Sport, rugged TRD Off-Road, and upscale Limited trim levels. Below, you’ll find the major differences between each of them.

What comes in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR?
Built for work before play, the Tacoma SR is a basic midsize-pickup truck available in Access Cab and Double Cab styles. Highlights include air conditioning, power exterior mirrors, power windows and power door locks. A touch-screen infotainment system with a 6.1-inch display is standard, and it comes with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and a USB 2.0 data port. Oh, and it has an integrated GoPro camera mount on the windshield, right from the factory.

What comes in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5?
The Tacoma SR5 is a popular version of this truck for its blend of value and configurability. Standard equipment includes cruise control, remote keyless entry, a trip computer, satellite radio and a Scout GPS-connected navigation system. A leather-wrapped steering wheel classes up the joint, along with chrome grille and rear-bumper trim and a set of fog lights.

What comes in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport?
You can tell the Tacoma TRD Sport apart from the rest of the lineup by its hood scoop. The TRD Sport also gets 17-inch aluminum wheels, chubby over-fender trim pieces, and an infotainment system with a larger 7-inch display screen, an embedded navigation system, HD Radio, HD traffic and weather data, and Toyota’s Entune App Suite technology. Wireless smartphone charging is also on board, along with a handy 120-volt/400-watt AC power outlet in the cargo bed.

What comes in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road?
The Tacoma TRD Off-Road is just like the TRD Sport but with features that make it more adept off pavement. Smaller 16-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Kevlar-reinforced tires and unique exterior styling elements identify this model, and if you get the manual transmission it includes an Active Traction Control system. Choose 4WD and the automatic, and the TRD Off-Road includes an electronic locking differential, a Multi-terrain Select traction system, and Crawl Control, which works like cruise control for off-roading. Off-road suspension tuning is also standard.

What comes in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited?
Remove the TRD Sport’s hood scoop, add chrome exterior trim, bolt on a set of polished 18-inch aluminum wheels, and you have the foundation for the Tacoma Limited. Intended to serve the role of the upscale Tacoma, the Limited has leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power sunroof, and a JBL premium sound system. Other upgrades include rear parking-assist sensors and a blind-spot-monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.

Factory Options

Toyota grouped most Tacoma options into packages, which are summarized below. Additionally, dealerships offered a wide range of extra-cost accessories for this truck, installed on-site by the retailer.

SR Utility Package
Available only for the Access Cab with a 4-cylinder engine, this option transforms a Tacoma into a true work truck. It strips out the back seat and rear cup holders, and it adds black exterior door handles, black mirror caps, and a black rear-bumper finish. The rear window is fixed rather than a slider.

SR Convenience Package
Going in the other direction, this option makes the basic Tacoma SR more livable with cruise control and remote keyless entry.

SR5 Appearance Package
Toyota offered multiple SR5 Appearance Packages for the 2016 Tacoma. They all had aluminum wheels and over-fender trim. Additional extras could include rear parking-assist sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an embedded navigation system, and Entune App Suite.

TRD Premium & Technology Package
This option upgraded the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, automatic headlights, rear parking-assist sensors, and a blind-spot-monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert. For Double Cab models, this package also installed a power sunroof.

V6 Tow Package
This package prepped a Tacoma V6 for towing with a Class IV tow hitch receiver, 4- and 7-pin connectors, 130-amp alternator, transmission-oil cooler, and trailer-sway control.

Engine & Transmission

Standard with SR and SR5 trim, the Tacoma’s direct-injected 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic, and it comes with 2WD or 4WD drivetrains. This engine is neither powerful nor fuel-efficient. Instead, it’s cheap. Notably, it’s also installed in the version of the Tacoma that can carry the heaviest payload: the Access Cab 2WD.

2.7-liter 4-cylinder
159 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
180 lb-ft of torque @ 3,800 rpm
Fuel tank size: 21.1 gal.
EPA fuel economy range (city/highway/combined): 19/23/20-21 mpg
Driving range (city/highway/combined): 400/485/422-443 miles

If you plan to tow with your Tacoma, or you desire a semblance of acceleration when you push the right pedal, you’re going to want the direct-injected, 3.5-liter, Atkinson-cycle V6 engine. It’s standard with TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited trim, and optional for SR and SR5 versions of the truck. The V6 is available with a manual or an automatic transmission, and with 2WD or 4WD.

3.5-liter V6
278 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
265 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
Fuel tank size: 21.1 gal.
EPA fuel economy range (city/highway/combined): 17/24/18-21 mpg
Driving range (city/highway/combined): 358/506/379-443 miles

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What is the value of a 2016 Toyota Tacoma? ›

Prices for the 2016 Tacoma range from about $23,500 to almost $36,000, with the average price landing around $30,500.

How much is a 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD off-road worth? ›

2016 Toyota Tacoma Value - $14,652-$36,584 | Edmunds.

What is the resale value of a Tacoma? ›

Predicted Resale Value After 5 Years of Ownership: 55.8%

How many miles will a 2016 Toyota Tacoma last? ›

Expect Your Tacoma to Run a Minimum of 200,000 Miles with Adequate Care, or 300,000 with Excellent Care. A recent survey found the Tacoma to be the third longest-lasting truck overall, ranking behind only the Toyota Tundra, in first, and the Honda Ridgeline.

What is the best year for the Toyota Tacoma? ›

Out of the bunch, the 2005 Toyota Tacoma boasts the highest satisfaction rating in the entire generation, with a 4 out of 5 from Consumer Reports.

What is the difference between an SR5 and TRD Tacoma? ›

The base towing capacity of the Toyota Tacoma SR5 is 3,500 pounds, in comparison to a base towing capacity of 6,800 pounds on the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport model. 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.

Does Tacoma have the best resale value? ›

2022 Toyota Tacoma resale value

MotorTrend ranked 10 trucks with the best resale value in 2022, and the Toyota Tacoma earned second place on the list. If a driver sold their 2022 Toyota Tacoma after driving it for five years, it is expected that the truck would have more than half its original value.

What pickup truck has the highest resale value? ›

The Ford F-150 is a classic pickup truck with the best resale value. The 2022 Ford F-150 is everywhere. Ford makes a lot of the F-150 and tends to be the truck everyone compares to. The F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., not just the best-selling truck.

Which pickup has the best resale value? ›

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What is considered high mileage on a Toyota Tacoma? ›

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 TRD mean? ›

What is Toyota TRD? TRD stands for 'Toyota Racing Development. ' This is Toyota's in-house racing specialty division and is responsible for all things racing.

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. About 3 percent of older versions of the Honda Ridgeline have reached the 200,000 mile mark.

What year Tacoma has frame recall? ›

Toyota, in 2016, settled a class-action suit by agreeing to spend $3 billion to repair millions of Tacomas, Tundras, and Sequioa SUV's with rusting frames. Model years affected are from 2004 to 2008 (or 2010 in a few cases). This follows an earlier extended warranty affecting Toyota trucks from 1995-2003.

What is the average life of a Toyota Tacoma? ›

Standard cars are known to last up to 200,000 miles, while a well-maintained Toyota Tacoma will last far past 300,000 miles. Some reports say that Toyota Tacomas have lasted over 400,000 miles. The comparable Chevy Colorado has an approximate lifespan of about 200,000 miles.

Which Toyota Tacoma is the 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.

Which Tacoma has the smoothest ride? ›

Vehicle enthusiasts seem to be divided about which Tacoma has the smoothest ride. Some believe that the TRD Sport has the smoothest ride, while others consider the Sport to have the roughest ride of all the models. Some also consider the Toyota Tacoma Limited to have the smoothest ride.

Is SR5 or TRD better? ›

The biggest difference between the SR5 and the TRD Off-Road is price. The TRD is $37,855 compared to the SR5's starting price of $28,490. The SR5 has a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 159 horsepower. But the TRD Off-Road gets the big six-cylinder that makes 278 horsepower, standard.

What truck has the lowest resale value? ›

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Why does the Tacoma sell so well? ›

Reliability, toughness and features, all at an affordable price make the Tacoma a winner. Outselling the competition by a wide margin, the Toyota Tacoma has been and continues to be the best-selling mid-size pickup in the US.

What has better resale value Tundra or Tacoma? ›

One truck brand keeps its resale value better than others

KBB expects the 2022 Toyota Tundra to retain 70.2% of its value over five years and the Tacoma expected to retain 60.6% of its value in five years. The Tundra beats every other vehicle KBB rated. That's not a surprise.

Is it a good time to buy a pickup truck? ›

New cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks have been few and far between for a while now. Finding the pickup truck you want might be a lot harder than ever before, especially for popular models. Those are reserved and sold before they even hit the lot. Waiting until 2022 or even deeper into 2022 might benefit potential buyers.

Do trucks hold their value better than cars? ›

However, the average depreciation rate over five years for each segment tells a different story. The average percentage of depreciation over five years for cars is 41.6%. The average for pickup trucks is 44.1%. So that means that as a segment cars actually tend to depreciate a little slower than pickup trucks.

What is the most American made truck? ›

The Honda Ridgeline is the most American-made pickup truck for 2022. Cars.com says the Honda Ridgeline is the most American-made pickup truck for 2022. Coming in eighth on the list, above the 2022 Ridgeline, is mostly SUVs.

What is the number one selling midsize truck in America? ›

Toyota Tacoma pickup

How much does a pickup truck depreciate every year? ›

On average, trucks depreciate roughly 15- to 25-percent a year. But the first year of ownership is the killer; it will drop in value by around 30-percent. By the fourth year, it loses another 10-15-percent, and then after five years, it has lost about half of its original value.

How long do Toyota Tacoma engines last? ›

Automotive research firm iSeeCars says the Tacoma can last up to 200,000 miles or more. With regular repairs and maintenance, any Toyota Tacoma can reach 300,000 miles with ease. If you drive 20,000 to 30,000 miles in a year, your Tacoma can last 10 to 15 years before needing major repairs.

What is the highest mileage recorded on a Toyota? ›

Victor Sheppard's 2007 Toyota Tundra

Victor Sheppard owned a 2007 Toyota Tundra, and he racked up over 1 million miles in just 9 years on the original engine and transmission.

Why do tacomas last so long? ›

There are a few reasons why Toyota trucks last so long. Toyota likes to focus on finding ways to improve the manufacturing process. When compared to the competition, Toyota trucks tend to use a simpler design and it isn't changed or updated as often. They figure out what works and stick with it.

Does TRD mean 4x4? ›

TRD means “Toyota Racing Development.” The acronym comes as more of a convenience package than a trim level and brings some specially tuned parts and cosmetic enhancements for various Toyota vehicles. You get more powerful drivetrains, upgraded shocks, exhausts, and specialized features for racing and off-roading.

What is SR5 Tacoma? ›

In the 1980s, the SR5 was the top trim on many Toyotas. SR stood for Sport Rally, and SR5 was the Sport Rally Five Speed, when a truck with a five-speed manual gearbox was a luxury. But, that was when Toyota's small truck was just called the Toyota Pickup. The Tacoma name didn't come around until 1995.

What does TRO mean in Toyota? ›

Toyota Racing Development
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What pickup truck has the least problems? ›

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  • 2022 Ford F-150. ...
  • 2022 Honda Ridgeline. ...
  • 2022 GMC Canyon. ...
  • 2022 Toyota Tacoma. ...
  • 2022 Chevrolet Colorado. ...
  • 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. ...
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 1500.
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Can trucks last 400000 miles? ›

The midsize truck has a better than average percentile of trucks reaching 200,000 miles. In fact, some Tacomas are known to last over 400,000 miles. Drivers only spend an average of $478 a year to maintain their trucks.

Which pickup truck has the best engine? ›

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  • #1 – Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V6. Turbocharged engines tend to inspire a love it or hate it reaction from seasoned truckers. ...
  • #2 – Ram 5.7L HEMI V8. ...
  • #3 – Ford 7.3L Godzilla V8. ...
  • #4 – GM 3.0L Duramax I-6 Turbo-Diesel. ...
  • #5 – Ram 6.7L Cummins I-6 Turbo-Diesel.
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What is the difference between the TRD off-road and sport? ›

Multi-Terrain Select? At its core, both the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport and TRD off-Road versions are geared towards opposing environments. For on-road performance, the TRD Sport has a sport-tuned suspension and has a slight edge on configuration options and towing capacity.

Is the Toyota Tacoma reliable? ›

The Toyota Tacoma Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 7th out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $478 which means it has lower than average ownership costs.

Where are 2016 Toyota Tacomas made? ›

Assembled, in part, at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio, the 2016 Tacoma impressed Texas journalists with its new 3.5-liter V6 powertrain, trophy-style design and off-road technology.

What is the Toyota Tacoma SR5 Package? ›

It comes with either the 159-horsepower four cylinder or the 278-horsepower V6. But the SR5 comes standard with a leather-trimmed tilt steering wheel and Bluetooth, keyless entry, a limited slip differential, and several different appearance packages.

Which Tacoma has the smoothest ride? ›

Vehicle enthusiasts seem to be divided about which Tacoma has the smoothest ride. Some believe that the TRD Sport has the smoothest ride, while others consider the Sport to have the roughest ride of all the models. Some also consider the Toyota Tacoma Limited to have the smoothest ride.

What is the top of the line Toyota Tacoma? ›

The top-of-the-line TRD Pro is the best Tacoma model for off-roading. Along with four-wheel drive, it brings a TRD-tuned suspension and exhaust, Bilstein shocks, a locking rear differential, a multiterrain monitor and an upgraded front skid plate.

What does TRD stand for? ›

TRD means “Toyota Racing Development.” The acronym comes as more of a convenience package than a trim level and brings some specially tuned parts and cosmetic enhancements for various Toyota vehicles. You get more powerful drivetrains, upgraded shocks, exhausts, and specialized features for racing and off-roading.

What year Tacoma has transmission problems? ›

The Toyota Tacoma has known transmission problems, affecting trucks that have logged anywhere between 125,000 and 150,000 miles. These issues prevent the vehicle from shifting correctly and have been reported among Tacoma vehicles built from 1995 to 2015.

What year Tacoma has frame recall? ›

Toyota, in 2016, settled a class-action suit by agreeing to spend $3 billion to repair millions of Tacomas, Tundras, and Sequioa SUV's with rusting frames. Model years affected are from 2004 to 2008 (or 2010 in a few cases). This follows an earlier extended warranty affecting Toyota trucks from 1995-2003.

Are Tacomas good in snow? ›

How Much Snow Can a Tacoma Handle? The Toyota Tacoma boasts an impressive ground clearance of 9.4 inches–one of the highest in the compact truck segment. Its enormous ground clearance allows the Tacoma to navigate deep snow without getting stuck.

What is the most American made truck? ›

The Honda Ridgeline is the most American-made pickup truck for 2022. Cars.com says the Honda Ridgeline is the most American-made pickup truck for 2022. Coming in eighth on the list, above the 2022 Ridgeline, is mostly SUVs.

Is Tacoma a half ton truck? ›

On paper, the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger are quarter-ton, light-duty trucks.

Is a Tacoma a real truck? ›

The Tacoma is Toyota's midsize truck. It slots below the full-size Tundra and uses either a four or six-cylinder engine, compared to the current Tundra's V8.

Does SR5 mean 4WD? ›

SR5 & SR5 premium are offered as base trims. So, 4WD does not come as standard in either of these models. Many modern-day light trucks are provided with front-wheel-drive powertrain, but that is not the case with SR5 premium. Instead, they are offered with a rear-wheel-drive powertrain.

What does TRD in Toyota mean? ›

What is TRD? 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.

What does SR5 mean? ›

With this vehicle, you get both off-road prowess and a vehicle that can handle heavy-city traffic in one vehicle. One of the most popular 4Runner trims is the Toyota 4Runner SR5, but not many of our Washington customers know what SR5 means. It stands for Sport Rally 5.


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