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Selected Style 2WD Ext Cab ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $22,091 $23,210
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,888 $24,085
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,420 $26,780
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $26,049 $27,460
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,845 $28,335
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $28,164 $29,730
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 21 25 $15,504 $16,365
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $16,357 $17,265
2WD Access I4 MT 21 25 $18,427 $19,655
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $19,271 $20,555
2WD Access I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $19,983 $21,315
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $24,128 $25,735
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,329 $22,750
2WD Double I4 AT 19 25 $20,255 $21,865
2WD Double I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $20,857 $22,515
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,188 $23,950
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,651 $24,450
4WD Reg I4 MT 18 20 $19,152 $20,220
4WD Reg I4 AT 18 21 $20,223 $21,350
4WD Access I4 MT 18 20 $22,022 $23,490
4WD Access I4 AT 18 21 $22,866 $24,390
4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $23,479 $25,045
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $24,305 $25,925
4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $24,220 $26,145
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $25,037 $27,025
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $25,500 $27,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$15,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$16,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$273 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.1
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 68.6 65.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 131.3 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 39.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 130.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 218.5 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 41.5
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.3 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Full-size
Front Tire Order Code TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code WDQ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 698 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 465 350
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 1462
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 4600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2427 1788
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 2685
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 22
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.44
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Ram Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code 131.3" WB - TBD -
Body Style Extended Cab 6'6" Bed Regular Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" Arms Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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