Toyota Tacoma – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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First generation (1995–2004) [ ]


1995-97 Regular Cab 174.8#160;in (4,440#160;mm)

Xtracab 193.3#160;in (4,910#160;mm)

1995-97 Cab 4WD: 180.5#160;in (4,585#160;mm)

Xtracab 4WD: 199.0#160;in

1998-2000 Regular Cab 4WD, PreRunner Regular Cab 2WD: (4,669#160;mm)

2WD: 3155 lbs

3877 lbs

The Tacoma was introduced in the US in 1995 as a replacement for the Hilux. prior to this was marketed in the US the name Toyota Pickup. with the Hilux, the Tacoma is with a greater priority on quality, handling, comfort, and over ruggedness and payload

The design is intended to better the needs of the US and Canadian pickup market, where pickup particularly compact and mid-sized are often used as personal and less exclusively for commercial, and off road use. The name was from the city of Tacoma. work was done at Calty Research in California from to late 1992, when Hunter’s final design was and frozen for production in 1993. for the production design were in Japan in April 1993 and 28, 1993 in the United States. [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

There were a total of engines available for the Toyota :

2.4#160;L four-cylinder rated at (106#160;kW) and 160#160;lb·ft (217#160;N·m) of

2.7#160;L four-cylinder rated at (112#160;kW) and 177#160;lb·ft (240#160;N·m) of

3.4#160;L V6 rated at 190#160;hp and 220#160;lb·ft (298#160;N·m) of torque.

The gave a highly useful per US gallon (8.1#160;L/100#160;km; 35#160;mpg ) (hwy), the 2.7#160;L gave per US gallon (9.0#160;L/100#160;km; 31#160;mpg ) (hwy), and the 3.4#160;L delivered per US gallon (11#160;L/100#160;km; 26#160;mpg ) (hwy). [ 4 ]

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had wheel lug patterns. The 2.4#160;L and engines were available in vehicle depending on options. and manual transmissions were

Four-wheel drive Tacomas had wheel lug patterns, which had used on the prior pickups trucks). The truck’s frame is boxed until immediately the front leaf spring bracket where it transitions a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6’s transmission was an R150F while the transmission was an A340F (Aisin is 30-40LE).

From 95-97 cab Tacomas had the option of a manual with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD 3.4L V6 produced 254#160;bhp and 270#160;lb·ft (366#160;N·m). [ 5 ] From on, the single cabs only got a or a 2.4#160;L 4-cylinder from the TRD packages started in 1998 (if the V6 was selected, a differential locker in the came with it).

Prerunner models started in They share the same and rear suspension parts and frame, styling and engine as the 4×4 Tacomas of this range. Prerunner Tacomas had the option of the TRD Off-Road package (like the 4×4 ) got a rear locker if it was a V6 model (among suspension variations). The V6 Tacoma transmissions were an A340E.

of the similarities in the Prerunner and 4×4 it is possible to use stock parts to a Prerunner to a 4×4.

In its first couple years of the Tacoma sold very attracting many young The first generation Tacoma a minor headlight upgrade recessed to flush headlights in and a total of two cosmetic facelifts: the in 1998, and the second in 2001. The mainly entailed grilles 2001) and tailgate badging and (1998).

Mechanical changes a switch to distributorless ignitions in 1997 and in 1998 longer leaf springs. A passenger-side air bag was for 1998, and the driver’s side air bag in 1995) was depowered. Most models came with Automatic Differential Disconnect system after the 2000 year.

The only extra in 2001 was a new crew cab (four-door) added to the lineup. The crew cab four doors, while the cabs still opened two doors. The extended cab featured a (2#160;m) bed while the crew cab a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65#160;m) bed.

Many customers were with small crew cab but most competitors shared shortcoming.

In 2001, along the front facelift, Toyota had unveiled an S-Runner trim which included the 3.4-liter V6 It came with 16-inch alloy wheels, and a 5-speed transmission with Tokico gas There were only 200 each month from to 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had 16.5 percent sales its previous years.

The Tacoma’s only increased in the next few By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan and Dodge Dakota. but still 2.2 behind in sales to the Ford .

In 2008, Toyota proactively a 15 year, unlimited mileage warranty for 1995-2000 model due to inadequate rustproofing and frame issues affecting a small of Tacomas. Toyota will repair the frame or buyback the for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] was later extended to include model years, but in these when a frame was found to be to the point of perforation, the frame is with a new one instead of a buy back. [ needed ]

On November 21, 2012, Toyota about 150,000 Tacoma pickup trucks from the years 2001 to 2004 were sold primarily in 20 U.S. states. The recall the spare tire and how it could off. [ 8 ]

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