The Toyota Tacoma is Toyota’s mid size pickup truck for the North American market. Toyota started building the Tacoma in 1995 as a compact pickup. In 2005 Tacoma’s dimensions were increased to meet changing market demand for a larger pickup with more performance and capability.
The Tacoma comes in 4 cab styles. The regular cab has 1 row of seats and no extra interior storage areas. The access cab has a second row of “jump seats” which are capable of being folded flat for extra storage room. The double cab has a second row of regular seats with a second set of doors for ease of access. The x-runner is an access cab with the chassis and frame of a 4 wheel drive truck. It just does not has 4 wheel drive. It was originally designed for off road racing especially in the desert.
For the 2010 Tacoma regular cab, the only engine available is the 2.7l inline 4 cylinder engine. Customers have a choice of a five speed manual transmission or a four speed automatic transmission with rear wheel drive. There is a 4 wheel drive option with the 5 speed manual transmission. There is a prerunner model with 2 wheel drive on a 4 wheel drive suspension not unlike the x runner.
The Tacoma access cab offers both the 2.7l 4 cylinder and the 4.0l 6 cylinder engines. The 2 wheel drive models have the choice of the 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmissions. The access also offers prerunner options with 2.7l 5 speed manual transmission or the 4.0l with either a 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic transmission. 4 wheel drive versions are available with the 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic transmission.
The double cab offers a prerunner version with a regular or long bed version. Both come with the 4l V6 and 5 speed automatic transmission. The regular double cab 4 wheel drive also comes with a standard or log bed option. The standard bed comes with a 4.0l V6 with either a 5 speed manual or 5 speed auto transmission. The long bed has the 4.0l V6 and 5 speed auto transmission as standard equipment.
the x runner is Tacoma’s sport truck version. comes with the 4.0l V6 and 6 speed manual transmission as standard equipment.
In summary, If you are in the market for a midsized pickup truck, Toyota can provide you with whatever you want. From the basic regular cab pickup up to the double cab with 4 wheel drive and a 4.0l engine, there is a Tacoma to fill the bill for you. And no matter which options you choose, they all come with Toyota’s well earned history of reliability.
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