Toyota Tacoma News

2020 Toyota Tacoma crew cab earns Top Safety Pick award
2020 Toyota Tacoma crew cab earns Top Safety Pick award

Toyota's mid-size pickup received a 2019 Top Safety Pick nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization announced earlier this month. The award comes thanks to a new set of optional headlights that boosted it toward the top of the class in safety. While the 2020 Tacoma crew...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator
2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

It’s hard to imagine two more versatile vehicles than the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. These two pickup trucks offer seating for five in a pinch, plenty of storage, good towing ability, and serious off-road chops. Neither is perfect, but we think the Jeep Gladiator is more...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

Maybe you have a small business and need a truck to haul tools? Maybe you spend a lot of time outdoors and need a truck to haul gear? Maybe you like the freedom of an open bed or a tall ride height? Maybe we ask too many questions. Mid-size trucks like the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Toyota Tacoma...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma recalled for brake fluid leak; Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 for seatbelt sensor error

Toyota on Thursday issued two new recalls for its pickup truck and its largest SUVs. The recalls affect the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, and the Toyota Land Cruiser and its Lexus LX 570 twin. The recalls are separate from one another; the Tacoma recall involves leaking brake fluid, while the Land...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tacoma SX
New trim packages dress up 2019 Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, and Tundra

Toyota took the stage at the State Fair of Texas on Thursday with a trio of special editions for its 2019 Tundra and Tacoma pickups and 4Runner SUV that add spice to their lineups. The new SX appearance package for the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks spruces up lower trim levels, while the...Read More»

2018 Toyota Tacoma Limited
2018 Toyota Tacoma review update: the right place at the right time

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited
2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma recalled for potential stalling: 32,000 U.S. pickups affected

Toyota has just announced a recall of approximately 32,000 Tacoma pickups from the 2016 and 2017 model years. The recall is limited to trucks equipped with V6 engines. According to Toyota, the crankshaft timing rotor associated with those engines may have been manufactured with too much...Read More»

2016 Toyota Tacoma
2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup recalled: 228,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Toyota has announced a recall of 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickups. The automaker says that some of those vehicles could experience oil leaks, reduced acceleration, and in extreme cases, the truck's drivetrain could seize. The Tacoma's problem is rooted in its rear differential, which may suffer...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2017 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

If you want a pickup that’s more manageable and maneuverable—and perhaps more fuel-efficient—than a full-size truck, the market is gradually coming back to life after years of stagnation. And the recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are both prime examples of...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota pays $3.4 billion to resolve rust claims from Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra owners

Rust can be a problem on nearly any vehicle, but on 1.5 million Toyota trucks and SUVs, it's proven to be especially bad. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to pony up $3.4 billion to settle a federal class action lawsuit related to rust. ALSO SEE: Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
Toyota prices new, off road-ready Tacoma TRD Pro from $41,700

If you've got a mountain to climb—and, it turns out, a mountain of cash sitting around—there are few choices more compelling than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. The Japanese automaker has announced that its Texas-built midsize pickup will sticker from $41,700, including a mandatory...Read More»

2016 Toyota Tacoma  -  First Drive, August 2016
2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Drive

Let’s get this out of the way: With the Tacoma, Toyota has the best-selling truck in this segment, and one of the models that retains the best resale value in the entire U.S. market. Its owners are fiercely loyal, and cheerleaders for the brand’s trucks. They’re also the...Read More»

2016 Toyota Tacoma live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
2016 Toyota Tacoma Video

The Toyota Tacoma has some of the most rabid loyalists of all the mid-size trucks—but it also has some tough new competition in the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Toyota's response? A reworked 2016 Tacoma, previewed for the first time at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2016 Toyota...Read More»

2016 Toyota Tacoma
2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Look At Redesigned Mid-Size Truck

Here’s your first look at the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. No, it’s not a radically new look, but it shows that with the full redesign this popular pickup line is getting for 2016, it’s going to even more closely emulate the look of full-size trucks—with a chunkier, more fortified...Read More»

Teaser shots of 2016 Toyota Tacoma
New Trucks Aim At Detroit: 2016 Tacoma, Titan Teased for NAIAS

Beware, Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram truck fans: Both Nissan and Toyota have chosen the heart of the domestic auto industry—Detroit—for the world debut of completely new pickups. ALSO SEE: Five Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Diesels The two models, to be introduced at the upcoming North...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tacoma
2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Flaw That Could Cause Fuel Leak Or Damage Brakes

Toyota is recalling its Tacoma pickup from model years 2005 to 2011. According to the New York Times, the recall stems from a potential flaw in the truck's suspension, which could cause a leak in the fuel tank or damage the brake line. ALSO SEE: 2015 North American Car And Truck/SUV Of The Year...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tacoma
2013-2014 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Recalled For Engine Flaw

Toyota has issued a recall for select 2013 and 2014 models of its popular Tacoma pickup. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine flaw that could cause the Tacoma to stall in traffic -- or worse. The problem...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
New York Auto Show, Scion FR-S Priced, Family Sedans: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Jeep teased three vehicles and automakers begin talking about the New York Auto Show. We reviewed the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo and Subaru announced the 2013 XV Crosstrek. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We took a look at four...Read More»

2009 Toyota Tacoma
2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

About 495,000 Toyota Tacoma pickups are being recalled for an issue in the steering-wheel assembly that could lead to airbag deployment failure. The recall covers certain Tacoma models from 2005 to early 2009, and relates to the steering-wheel spiral cable design. Friction between that cable and a...Read More»