When it comes to power-packed vehicles and effective performance, then Toyota comes
into the picture. It is among those automotive giants that are capable of providing different
vehicles with utmost performance and features. Toyota Tacoma is among those vehicles
which have a massive look and powerful body. It was launched in 2004 and came in
eighteen different configurations. The other trim levels are dependent upon these
configurations. The configuration of these features is based on transmission, engines, and
bed length, and cab space.
Toyota Tacoma: Second Generation
Specifically, the cab configuration comes with a regular cab, access cab, and double cab. The
transmissions in these models come in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed
manual, and 6-speed manual. When it comes to engines, it has a .0-liter 1GR-FE V6, 3.4-liter
5VZ-FE V6, 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder engines. The bed configurations are equipped with a
6 ft. long bed, and 5 ft. short bed. This model has also introduced an X-Runner trim that has
useful features that provide nudge over others.
When it comes to safety features, this model of Tacoma is equipped with electronic
brakeforce distribution, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, optional side airbags. There are
different upgrades in the subsequent year that comes with those features which help
provide traction control and Vehicle Stability Control. Apart from these, the Front row side
torso airbags and side curtain airbags are among the best safety features of this model.
When it comes to smaller size pick-up trucks, Tacoma holds a competitive advantage, and
that holds the reason for different optimal ratings. In the side impact test, this model has
the highest overall rating. There are models in specific years that also gained the IIHS's Top
Safety Pick award due to its active head restraints. With these useful features, this model
was a big hit in its segment. Toyota has gained much preference with the help of this model.