Road Test: 2020 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD Double Cab | Clean Fleet Report (2023)

Best-Selling Midsize Pickup Gets Dirty

The third-generation Toyota Tacoma has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup since 2007. Available in 32 different configurations, the Tacoma offers something for just about every truck buyer, whether they spend more time on pavement or off.

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Clean Fleet Report had the opportunity to spend a week in the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 Double Cab, roaming Southern California freeways, but also getting in some off-roading. TRD is not a foreign term if you follow motorsports. Operating as Toyota’s performance and tuning arm, Toyota Racing Division is responsible for what you see on the race track, whether it’s on pavement or dirt, as well as factory customized Toyota vehicles that show some flash around town. Currently there are TRD models of the Avalon, Camry, RAV4, Sequoia, Tacoma and 4Runner, all of which cut a more striking image than their base counterparts.

Drivetrain

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Using 87 octane, the 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque hits all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is also available.

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The 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive system has an electronically controlled locking rear differential that distributes torque 40:60 front-to-rear, when wheel slippage is noticed. For off-road driving, Toyota’s five-mode Multi-Terrain Select system regulates wheel spin, as in sand or loose gravel, by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and brakes to improve traction. For even more aggressive off-roading, Crawl Control is designed for driving on difficult terrain at low speeds. It assists the driver by controlling acceleration and braking, allowing the driver to focus on steering.

Tacoma TRD Off Road shoppers will not be buying this truck because of the fuel economy, which the EPA has estimated to be 18 mpg city/22 highway/20 combined. In 329 miles we averaged 19.6 mpg, which was right in line with the estimate, giving the 21.1 gallon fuel tank a potential 420 miles of driving range before filling-up again. As is the case with most pickups, the penalty for getting 4WD is minimal, but there are 2WD Tacoma versions that can deliver 20/23/21 mpg. The mpg leaders among midsize pickups remains the diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Ironically, several full-size pickups get better fuel economy than their smaller brethren.

Driving Experience: On the Road

Our double cab model with a long bed measured just over 18-feet in length and weighed-in at 4,480 pounds. The 0 – 60 time, which is important when entering a freeway, was a respectable 7.9 seconds. Tromping on the accelerator sees the torque hit at about 3,500 rpms, with the transmission smoothly going up through the gears. Noticeable shifts were felt when really pushing the accelerator pedal aggressively, and when climbing a hill at a constant speed the transmission would drop down, then up again. We also noticed when running on a seemingly flat freeway at a cruise-controlled speed of 70 mph, the Tacoma would often shift down to keep-up the programmed speed. This was odd, mildly annoying, and was a contributor to the fuel economy not being better.

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Clean Fleet Report’s Tacoma TRD Off Road came with 16-inch machined alloy wheels wearing 265/70R Goodyear Wrangler with Kevlar all-terrain tires. The on road ride was surprisingly calm considering the off-road tuned suspension had Bilstein shocks and was designed for roughing it. This set-up, along with the traction and vehicle stability control systems, is ideal for washboard gravel roads, such as the type going that last few miles into the wilderness or to a cabin. These roads were easily managed by using the Multi-Terrain Select wheel. By selecting different traction modes, such as Mud & Sand, Loose Rock, Mogul or Rock & Dirt, the computer automatically senses the right amount of traction for each wheel.

We found some challenging, but fun, off road driving on Forest Route 6N24 in the Sierra Pelona Mountains northwest of Los Angeles near Castaic Lake. The rutted soft dirt was no challenge for the Tacoma TRD Off Road, as when one wheel began to slip, another one would grab and dig in, all aided by the driver selectable 4-High and 4-Low 4WD. Using the hill start assist kept the Tacoma from rolling backwards until the accelerator was pushed. In all, we had excellent confidence in the Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 off road capabilities.

The straight and consistent stops came from front wheel ventilated disc and rear drum brakes with ABS and electronic brake force distribution. The brake pedal feel was solid and firm. The power steering had a good feel on the highway, but at slower speeds in-town and when parking, it was heavy and took extra strength.

Driving Experience: Exterior

When the TRD team touches a base Toyota car, truck or crossover, it gets performance and styling enhancements. The 2020 Tacoma TRD received exterior upgrades, including a new front grille, front skid plate, LED fog lamps, LED daytime running lights and head lights and new chrome insert tail lamps. The black contrast on the alloy wheels is accompanied by the TRD 4X4 Off Road graphics on the bed.

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The overall look is rugged and attractive, but not so macho to be embarrassed when showing up at your mom’s house. Our test Tacoma TRD was painted in Cement Gray with black wheel opening brush guards. The near complete lack of chrome seemed appropriate, and the bed liner was useful when we filled the back with firewood.

Driving Experience: Interior

Clean Fleet Report was driving a 2020 Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 with the Premium package. This gave us black, heated leather-trimmed front seats where the driver had 10-way power adjustments. The rear seats in the Double Cab were upright and tight for adults, who will appreciate winning rock-paper-scissors for who gets to ride shotgun.

I found the driver seating position initially felt good, but after a lengthy time on the road I felt fatigue coming on. The lack of a telescoping steering column didn’t help finding a proper driving position, and the seats needed more support all the way around. Visibility is good, with a low profile and laid back windshield. In the Premium Package, which we were driving, you get a power sunroof that cuts three inches off the ceiling height. If you were much taller than my 5’ 9”, head room could easily become an issue with those 6’+ probably not enjoying the cabin size.

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The cockpit design is driver-friendly and functional, but is a bit bland and simple. My guess is this is what Toyota was going for in a truck that oozes toughness, so no sissy, foo-foo baubles and bangles are found. The gauges are in easy sight and the controls in easy reach. The Toyota Total Safety Sense system (TSS) indicators, showing the driver assist technologies of pre-collision, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and the adaptive radar cruise control, are marked clearly.

The JBL audio system with dynamic navigation and voice command, is the heart of the infotainment system, which is viewed through an 8.0-inch high resolution touchscreen. The six speakers (with subwoofer and amplifier) deliver excellent sound for the SiriusXM/FM/CD/HDAM. The AM/FM is a cache radio, which is a nice feature, and the SiriusXM service is included for 90 days. There is an auxiliary audio jack, USB ports with music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology and hands-free phone capability. The large volume and channel knobs are very convenient, as was the Qi wireless smartphone charger. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capability rounds out the sound options.

The dual-zone automatic climate control system accompanied the heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, which contains audio, telephone and voice controls. The center console has an ample lower area for stowing larger items securely. The Wi-Fi—with a three-month, 2 GB trial period—was handy for streaming movies.

The 2020 Tacoma TRD Off Road is offered in nine exterior colors, including Barcelona Red, Voodoo Blue and Quicksand, along with Clean Fleet Report’s Cement.

Safety

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The 2020 Tacoma came with the Toyota Star Safety Sense that included a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and adaptive cruiser control. It also included vehicle stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and smart stop technology. One more safety package had a tire pressure monitor, rear parking sonar, rearview camera, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and a multi-terrain monitor.

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma earned a four out of five star Overall Safety rating by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, or NHTSA. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, gave the 2020 Tacoma an overall Good safety rating.

Convenience

Convenience features, some as optional equipment, on Clean Fleet Report’s Tacoma TRD, included a power tilt/slide moonroof, power sliding rear window, power windows and door locks, Class IV towing receiver hitch rated at 6,400 pounds, 120V/400-watt deck mounted AC power outlet, deck rail system with adjustable tie-down cleats, bed mat, bed step, wheel locks, front TRD-logoed skid plate and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.

Pricing and Warranties

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The 2020 Toyota Tacoma comes in 32 configurations, with 4X2 or 4X4 models in either Access or Double cab. Base prices, excluding options but including the delivery, processing, and handling fee of $1,120, range from $27,170 to $47,795. Clean Fleet Report’s 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 Double Cab, with $8,243 in options and the $1,120 delivery, processing and handling fee, came to $46,328.

The 2020 Tacoma comes with these warranties:

Comprehensive – Three years/36,000 miles

Powertrain – Five years/60,000 miles

Roadside Assistance – Two years/25,000 miles

Maintenance Plan – Two years/25,000 miles

Observations: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4X4 Double Cab

There is a loyal owner group for the Toyota Tacoma as it has been around since 1995. That first generation, which went through 2004, was classified as a compact pickup. The second (2005 – 2015) and third generations (2016 – current model) rate as midsize pickups. Talk with first-generation owners and they will cry about why-oh-why Toyota, as well as the other truck manufacturers, no longer offer a small pickup. The answer, of course, is the limited potential size of the market for the smaller truck, but that still won’t satisfy those that fondly remember the smaller Tacoma. Living in Southern California those small pickups are still used as every day drivers, represented by trucks from Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan (or Datsun pre-1986) and Toyota. These trucks were even so popular that there was a race series for them.

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Clean Fleet Report’s Tacoma TRD had a good highway ride considering how hard it can be driven off-road. But the issue of the automatic dropping down a gear to maintain a cruise-controlled highway speed is a concern. This also doesn’t portend for a good towing experience. The 6,400-pound tow rating may be too optimistic, so staying around 4,000 pounds would make for a more pleasant road trip.

The interior in our Tacoma TRD was bland in color and, if not for the screen lighting up, the cabin was pretty much unadorned with any styling. The front seat head room is tight, as is needing to duck when climbing in. The rear seat isn’t an accommodating place for long trips, but when the seat is folded flat there is a nice area for hauling cargo. Plus, below the rear seat bottom are lockable compartments.

When compared to larger, full-size pickups, the Tacoma TRD is more nimble around town, is easier to park and can fit in parking garages. The Crawl Control feature is very cool, and handy when placing the Tacoma into 4-Low and choosing one of five speed settings, the system will brake, accelerate and modulate torque so all the driver needs to do is steer. It worked well in the short time we were off-road.

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 Double Cab is a vehicle that truly needs to be test driven in different situation and conditions. Most dealers will not agree to any off-roading, so make sure to search out other reviews from experts on off-roading and towing. One thing for certain is that the Tacoma TRD will continue Toyota’s well-earned reputation for building reliable trucks. This is one area you will not go wrong.

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FAQs

What are the common problems with 2020 Toyota Tacoma? ›

Fuel system, brakes and engine issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners. While many people are focused on the Big Three when it comes to trucks, it's hard to overlook the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.

How reliable is a 2020 Toyota Tacoma? ›

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma has a predicted reliability score of 77 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

What year Tacoma is best for off-roading? ›

If you're looking for an all-purpose pickup with a heavy emphasis on off-road adventuring, the best-used models run in the 2012–2015 range. The Tacomas in these years got a major makeover, with better styling and more upscale interior options.
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There are just six trims:
  • SR.
  • SR5.
  • Limited.
  • TRD PRO.
  • TRD Sport.
  • TRD Off-Road.

How much can a 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road carry? ›

2020 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capabilities

Thanks to the 3.5-liter V6 engine and available tow package, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma can tow 6,800 pounds or carry a payload of 1,440 pounds.

Is a Toyota Tacoma a good daily driver? ›

This is an excellent vehicle for daily driving if you plan to purchase a truck for the first time, but even dedicated truck owners love the Toyota Tacoma for its ruggedness and durability in virtually any driving conditions.

Do new Tacomas have transmission problems? ›

However, thousand of Toyota Tacoma owners have complained about transmission problems resulting in hesitation and delayed shifting. The Tacoma transmission problems of delayed engagement have been reported in the following Tacoma models 2018-2022: Tacoma SR V6.

Are there any recalls on 2020 Toyota Tacoma? ›

NHTSA safety recall results (0)

There are currently no recorded recalls for this car.

Does the 2020 Tacoma have a timing belt? ›

Newer models use timing belts made of polyurethane and Kevlar for long life and durability. They can go as long as 100,000 miles although it's always a good idea to change it before then. Belt failure can cause extensive damage to the valves, pistons and other internal parts of the engine.

What are the most common problems with a Toyota Tacoma? ›

Here are some of the most common problems that Tacoma owners have encountered through the years:
  • Lower Ball Joint Problems.
  • Faulty Automatic Transmission in High-Mileage Toyota Tacomas.
  • Cracked Amber Front Parking Light Lens.
  • Faulty Air Flow Meter.
  • Throttle Position Sensor Problems.
  • Bad Starter Prevents Engine From Starting.
22 Jul 2022

What is better TRD or SR5? ›

2022 Tacoma SR5 vs.

However, the Tacoma SR5 actually has a higher payload limit of 1,685 pounds, compared to a payload limit of 1,525 pounds in the Tacoma TRD Sport. No matter which is right for the job, you can benefit from the following towing features: The class-IV towing hitch receiver.

Is Tacoma TRD Offroad good in snow? ›

Tacoma Drivetrain and Off-Road Features

The 2020 Tacoma has an available 4WD drivetrain on many of its models. Naturally, having a vehicle where all the wheels receive power is great for traction. The TRD trims of the Tacoma have even more features that help it in off-road and snowy/icy situations.

What Tacomas not to get? ›

The least reliable year models of Tacoma

The 2006, 2007, and 2008 Toyota Tacoma year models all have problems with their paint chipping and peeling and some concerning transmission and engine failures.

Is the TRD Off-Road already lifted? ›

On the Trails: Tacoma TRD Off-Road TRD Lift Kit

The caveat, of course, is that TRD Off-Road models already come from the factory with a slight lift (1 inch in front and 0.5 inch in rear), so the gain on these models is less than, say, an SR5 would experience.

Is the TRD Off-Road comfortable? ›

Comfortable Seats

The Tacoma's seating position isn't ideal, but the leather front bucket seats in our TRD Off-Road test truck proved comfortable and supportive enough overall. Comfort aside, the leather seating surfaces felt somewhat thin and less substantial than some competitors.

Does Tacoma TRD Off-Road sit higher? ›

Let's start with the TRD Pro. Arguably the Tacoma range's hero model, the TRD Pro Taco sits on 2.5-inch, TRD-tuned Fox internal bypass shocks now with a taller lift: 1.5 inches higher up front and 0.5 inches higher in the rear.

Why Do Hawaiians drive Tacomas? ›

In a recent study done amongst Hawaii residents, some of the common feedback from locals included comments like “the Tacoma is a well built truck with a strong 4x4 pedigree and lots of custom parts” and “Tacoma's have all the functions of a pickup truck and great fuel economy.” Another user added, “the truck is sturdy ...

Do Tacoma hold their value? ›

Number three on the list of least-depreciating vehicles is the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Long known as a durable, dependable midsize truck, the Tacoma loses a mere 14.9 percent of its value, or $5926, in the first five years. The Civic is the only Honda valuable enough to make it onto this list.

Is a Tacoma still the most reliable truck? ›

Is the Toyota Tacoma Reliable? The 2022 Toyota Tacoma has a predicted reliability score of 81 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

How often do you change transmission fluid in Tacoma? ›

If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. If you have automatic, you can typically boost that range up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles. There's no harm in changing your fluid early.

When should transmission fluid be changed Tacoma? ›

Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid

If you don't routinely change your fluids at least any 30,000 miles or so, you may find that your Toyota Tacoma transmission will slip.

Do new Tacomas have timing belt or chain? ›

Newer models use timing belts made of polyurethane and Kevlar for long life and durability. They can go as long as 100,000 miles although it's always a good idea to change it before then.

What is Toyota's latest recall? ›

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Sequoia and 2021 Tundra vehicles. The power steering gear assembly may have been manufactured incorrectly, which can result in an oil leak.

How long does a Toyota Tacoma 2020 last? ›

Automotive research firm iSeeCars says the Tacoma can last up to 200,000 miles or more. With regular repairs and maintenance, any Toyota Tacoma can reach 300,000 miles with ease. If you drive 20,000 to 30,000 miles in a year, your Tacoma can last 10 to 15 years before needing major repairs.

How many recalls Has Toyota had 2020? ›

Toyota is recalling 44,000 vehicles from the 2019 and 2020 model years with a 2.5-liter inline-four engine.

How long does a Tacoma timing chain last? ›

Older cars may have a timing chain, similar to a chain on a motorcycle, with a life cycle of around 60,000 miles. Newer models use timing belts made of polyurethane and Kevlar for long life and durability. They can go as long as 100,000 miles although it's always a good idea to change it before then.

How often should you change the oil on a 2020 Toyota Tacoma? ›

Toyota recommends getting your 2020 Toyota Tacoma oil & filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles for conventional oil. An oil change is one of the most extensive and precarious services for your automobile. Synthetic oil usually should be changed every 7,500 - 10,000 miles.

How long do Toyota timing chains last? ›

Every time you use the engine, the timing chain is in use. When does a timing chain need to be replaced? The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem. Issues with the chain are common in higher mileage vehicles.

What model Toyota Tacoma is the best? ›

The best-rated Tacomas from the first generation include 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004. But 2004 is rated lower in satisfaction ratings. , “2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 all have perfect reliability verdict ratings.”

Do Toyota Tacomas waste a lot of gas? ›

Whether you need a vehicle that can keep you working all day or you just want to take on the off-road trails for hours on end, the Toyota Tacoma has the fuel efficiency you need. This truck is engineered to be lightweight and efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 20 city/23 highway MPG.

How many miles do Tacoma engines last? ›

Expect Your Tacoma to Run a Minimum of 200,000 Miles with Adequate Care, or 300,000 with Excellent Care.

Do all Tacomas have locking diff? ›

Your 2021 Toyota Tacoma and 2021 Toyota 4Runner (and older year models too) have a locking rear differential button. It is located overhead where your sunglass holder and map lights normally go.

What SR5 stand for? ›

One of the most popular 4Runner trims is the Toyota 4Runner SR5, but not many of our Washington customers know what SR5 means. It stands for Sport Rally 5.

What does TRD Toyota stand for? ›

TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development , focusing on tuning and performance for the automaker. TRD develops auto parts, performance products, and unique accessories for Toyota models across the country. Model-specific wheels, suspension upgrades, and superchargers are all products offered and developed by TRD.

Can I put my Tacoma in 4WD while driving? ›

To use four-wheel drive on a Toyota Tacoma, turn the control knob to the 4WD setting. Once you do, the 4WD indicator light should come on. You can change your drive settings while on the road if you are driving below 50 miles per hour. However, to select the 4WD low setting, you will need to stop completely.

Is Tacoma 4x4 good in snow? ›

A popular model since the mid-90s, Toyota's Tacoma pickup was made for winter. With four-wheel drive and traction control, those behind the steering wheel feel in control at all times and can even tackle heavy snow with the truck's high ground clearance.

Why are tacomas so good Off-Road? ›

3/10 Four-Wheel Drive Capabilities

The four-wheel-drive system is the single feature enthusiasts love about Toyota pickup trucks. It helps offer excellent off-road capabilities, allowing the Tacoma to drive over the rockiest of trails and play in the mud.

Why do Toyota Tacomas last so long? ›

There are a few reasons why Toyota trucks last so long. Toyota likes to focus on finding ways to improve the manufacturing process. When compared to the competition, Toyota trucks tend to use a simpler design and it isn't changed or updated as often. They figure out what works and stick with it.

Why are Tacomas so slow? ›

Consumer Reports' review of the truck identified several problems. The most significant issue is the Tacoma's unsatisfactory torque production. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 265 lb-ft of torque, which isn't atypical for its class.

Do Tacomas rust easily? ›

According to Hot Cars, 2005 – 2010 Toyota Tacoma models are more likely to rust than others. Hot Cars complied a list of the top 10 trucks that rust the most, and these Tacoma trucks landed in fifth place. Only they included five model years for it with problems.

What is so special about the TRD? ›

TRD means “Toyota Racing Development.” The acronym comes as more of a convenience package than a trim level and brings some specially tuned parts and cosmetic enhancements for various Toyota vehicles. You get more powerful drivetrains, upgraded shocks, exhausts, and specialized features for racing and off-roading.

Does the TRD off-road Tacoma come with skid plates? ›

A unique TRD Pro skid plate comes standard on Tacoma TRD Pro. Constructed from 1/4-in. -thick aluminum, this piece of armor helps protect crucial mechanical components underneath the front end.

Does TRD lift kit void warranty? ›

A lift kit is designed to raise the suspension of your vehicle higher than what's recommended by the factory that built your Toyota. For this reason, the part of the warranty that covers the suspension's components will be voided.

Is the TRD Offroad worth it? ›

It provides the ruggedness you'll need at a still-affordable price. Though the TRD Off-Road only comes with a smaller bed, it makes up for that limitation with more powerful performance and better handling. However, great for work or daily use, the SR is a steal for $32,000.

Is TRD better than limited? ›

The standard drivetrain on the Toyota Tacoma Limited is rear wheel drive with the option of upgrading to a 4X4 drivetrain. However, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro comes with four wheel drive standard, meaning drivers who want a little extra control as they head around town will want to pick the TRD Pro.

What is better off-road Tacoma or Tundra? ›

It does have a longer wheelbase than the Tacoma, and the Bilstein shocks are better for slow speed off-roading, so the Tundra can feel a little more comfortable on the trail. With that being said, it is a much bigger truck, so it takes more concentration on tight trails to escape without damage.

Is Tacoma TRD off-road a good daily driver? ›

This is an excellent vehicle for daily driving if you plan to purchase a truck for the first time, but even dedicated truck owners love the Toyota Tacoma for its ruggedness and durability in virtually any driving conditions.

What's the difference between a Toyota Tacoma TRD and a TRD Pro? ›

The TRD Pro includes everything on the TRD Off-Road PLUS: Fox Off-Road suspension with front coilovers and remote reservoir rear shock absorbers. 1-in suspension lift. TRD 1/4-in aluminum front skid plate.

Does TRD sit higher than SR5? ›

According to Toyota, both the TRD Off-road and the SR5 sit at 70.6 inches tall. However, many Tacoma owners feel that the TRD sits slightly higher than the SR5. Differences in tire size and the TRD's upgraded shocks and suspension system may account for the height difference.

What are the most common problems with Toyota Tacomas? ›

Here are some of the most common problems that Tacoma owners have encountered through the years:
  • Lower Ball Joint Problems.
  • Faulty Automatic Transmission in High-Mileage Toyota Tacomas.
  • Cracked Amber Front Parking Light Lens.
  • Faulty Air Flow Meter.
  • Throttle Position Sensor Problems.
  • Bad Starter Prevents Engine From Starting.
22 Jul 2022

What issues do Toyota Tacomas have? ›

Airbag, seat, and brake problems are the top complaint issues received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners. The Toyota Tacoma has ranked as one of the leading multi-purpose vehicles and top pickup trucks for 16 years. Designed and built in the U.S. it has been a popular pickup truck throughout the country ever since then.

Are 4x4 Tacomas reliable? ›

Shop the 2021 Toyota Tacoma near you

Despite its age, the Tacoma is not without appeal. It remains a reliable and capable choice, with solid towing capability and strong resale value. It also has solid off-road cred.

How many miles do Toyota Tacomas usually last? ›

Standard cars are known to last up to 200,000 miles, while a well-maintained Toyota Tacoma will last far past 300,000 miles. Some reports say that Toyota Tacomas have lasted over 400,000 miles.

Do Tacomas hold their value? ›

Number three on the list of least-depreciating vehicles is the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Long known as a durable, dependable midsize truck, the Tacoma loses a mere 14.9 percent of its value, or $5926, in the first five years. The Civic is the only Honda valuable enough to make it onto this list.

Why do so many people like Tacomas? ›

The Toyota Tacoma is renowned literally around the world for being the benchmark of quality and toughness. These trucks are used in even the most desolate of places on the earth, where they're used to transport everything from farm goods and mining gear to soldiers and supplies.

How often does a 2020 Tacoma need an oil change? ›

Toyota recommends getting your 2020 Toyota Tacoma oil & filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles for conventional oil. An oil change is one of the most extensive and precarious services for your automobile. Synthetic oil usually should be changed every 7,500 - 10,000 miles.

Which truck lasts the longest? ›

The Honda Ridgeline comes in at first place in the category of trucks most likely to last 200,000 miles.

How much will my Tacoma be worth in 5 years? ›

A Toyota Tacoma will depreciate 33% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $28,011. The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year.

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