About Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma happens to be the most sought-after model in the Toyota compact pick-up trucks lineups. The Tacoma
is available in three trim levels namely regular ($14,080), extended (Access Cab) ($17,520), and crew cab (Double Cab) ($24,535) and with two and four wheels drive configurations. All new Toyota Tacoma Models
have been reengineered and developed exclusively for the US market in recent years for refined rides and responsive handling.
The 2005 Toyota Tacoma Models
offer options for a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission with two separate engine types - a 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder standard one ($15,000) at 164-horsepower and a 4.0-liter V6 at 245 HP. Maximum towing capacity for the Toyota Tacoma
V6 is 6,500 pounds. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine offers better fuel economy than the V6 and can run on less-expensive Regular gas. The EPA estimates 18/22 mpg City/Highway for 2WD automatics, 17/21 for 4WD automatics; with the manual transmission the V6 managed only 16/21 with 2WD or 4WD.
Another interesting feature of the Tacoma lineups is the unique Vehicle Stability Control system. Tacoma Vehicle
is now equipped with antilock brakes and side-curtain airbags to provide maximum protection to passengers. A 4WD V6 model ($30,000) comes with the combination of the Toyota
Racing Development (TRD) Off-Road package and an automatic transmission that include a new Downhill Assist Control (DAC) system so as to have controls on speed while driving down. The composite inner bed is made lighter and more durable and you can get an optional 115-volt outlet for the bed wall to power electrical accessories as well. Toyota
has also a two-tier loading and an integrated deck rail utility system with four adjustable tie-down cleats.
has reinforced its brand positioning further in the truck segment through the newly launched 2007 Tacoma. Regular Cabs are the shortest and most maneuverable, measuring 190.4 inches overall on a 109.4-inch wheelbase. Access Cab and Double Cab short-bed models have a 127.2-inch wheelbase and 208.1-inch overall length. Double Cab long-bed models are quite long at 221.3 inches overall on a 140.9-inch wheelbase. All Toyota Models
have six-foot beds except the Double Cab short-bed, which has a five-foot bed.
For all body styles, the legroom and inside space are increased too with an option of manually adjustable seats. The Double Cab Model
gets larger rear seat arrangements for comfort riding. Moreover, it is made more space-efficient with neatly tucked way utility spaces for various passenger needs. The driver's seating position is more commanding and gives a splendid view of the road and surroundings.
However, the pre-runner trucks with 2WD Double Cab ($22,340) and the S-Runner ($23,845) are two most preferred Car Models
among car lovers for their unique styling cues and impressive on-road performance.