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Toyota Tacoma:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Toyota Tacoma side view
Toyota Tacoma angular front perspective
Toyota Tacoma angular rear perspective

Overview of the Toyota Tacoma

Learn about the Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Summary

The Toyota Tacoma combines comfort, power and endurance. Eight models and numerous add-ons are available, so you can choose the right trim level for you—whether that’s the TRD Pro trim for adventurous off-roaders or the family-friendly double-cab model. Both new and old Tacomas meets day-to-day and heavy-duty haulage requirements with a towing capacity up to 6500 lbs, a cargo bed length up to 73.7 inches and a reinforced removable tailgate. Fuel consumption is higher in models with the bigger 3.5L six-cylinder engine. For buyers on a budget, choosing a model with a four-cylinder engine could be a more fuel-efficient alternative.

Pros and cons of the Toyota Tacoma

  • Eight models to choose from
  • Updated TRD Pro trim
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense system
  • Tall step-up height
  • Tight interior space
  • High fuel consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Toyota Tacoma

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Toyota Tacoma

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption13 - 13.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption10.5 - 11.7 L/100km
  • Width1910 mm
  • Length5393 - 5728 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Toyota Tacoma

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Toyota Tacoma 2016 - 2021 is available in 4 trims:

TRD Sport trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Toyota Tacoma

Dimensions of the Toyota Tacoma

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211794 mm1910 mm5393 mm

Towing capacity of the Toyota Tacoma

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
YearUnbrakedBraked
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021454 kg2900 − 2950 kg