2008 Toyota Tacoma – Review – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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2008 Toyota Tacoma

new, trim levels, equipment, and safety info for the Toyota Tacoma.


The Toyota Tacoma enters its year of production with few Built on a traditional body-on-frame the Tacoma shares its underpinnings the Toyota 4Runner and FJ Cruiser Far larger than the compact of the recent past, the Tacoma now be considered a mid-size pickup, and it into the Toyota pickup-truck below the full-size Tundra .

Toyota offers three cab in the Tacoma. Regular-cab models are the basic, offering only a amount of space behind the seat and a four-cylinder engine. The step up is the Access Cab setup small rear doors, for cargo behind the front and two small jump seats.

Cab models get a full back with full-size rear and only come with the V-6 Regular-cab and Access Cab models with a 6.25-foot bed; the Double Cab offers a 5.0-foot bed and the 6.25-foot bed.

Two engines are available in the Tacoma. A four-cylinder engine with 159 and 180 pound-feet of torque is the base and powers the regular cab and the Access An available upgrade on the Access Cab and on the Double Cab is a 4.0-liter V-6 with 236 and 266 pound-feet of torque. Properly V-6 models have a 6500-pound capacity. Four-cylinder models standard with a five-speed and offer a four-speed automatic at cost.

Six-cylinder models can be had with a manual or a five-speed automatic, PreRunner Double Cabs, only get the five-speed auto. engines offer optional drive; rear-wheel drive is

Tacomas come in a variety of from basic work to the off-roader look of 2WD-only versions to the sporty X-Runner. claims that the V-6only sprints from 0 to 60 mph in fewer seven seconds and can pull a 0.90 g on a skidpad. V-6 models are to accelerate; four-cylinder models fuel efficiency at the expense of

Structural rigidity in the Tacoma as good as it is in its platform-mates 4Runner and FJ Large bumps send through the Tacoma in a most and trucklike way. Furthermore, the feel unresponsive and slow to

The Tacoma offers good and a pleasant ride.


The is a good mid-size pickup is available in a variety of guises to virtually any pickup buyer’s and all benefit from Toyota’s for quality and offer good Although it doesn’t drive as as some of its competition, the Tacoma still be considered a top choice in the body-on-frame pickup-truck segment.

New for 2008

For 2008, the Tacoma a Rugged Trail Off-Road on V-6 models with white, or silver exteriors. The package of a locking rear differential, front springs, Bilstein absorbers, an anti-roll bar, aluminum wheels, black flares, a skid plate, floor mats, and TRD (Toyota Development) graphics. Otherwise, the is unchanged for 2008.

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