2006 Toyota Tacoma Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Silver Streak
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,919 - $18,548
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
3-5

How 2006 Toyota Tacoma Ranks In Its Class

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#11
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#5
  By Experts
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#9
  By MPG

Toyota Tacoma Models & Trims

Base $14,649 - $18,548
Horsepower: 236 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
PreRunner $9,919 - $11,928
Horsepower: 159 hp - 236 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
X-Runner $10,996 - $13,447
Horsepower: 236 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.48

Long lasting truck and service history.

It is long lasting with almost 210, 000 miles with only an issue with the catalytic converters and a small power steering leak that has not caused any issues at this time. I have had it since it had 80, 000 miles and have only had to repair a head gasket leak which cost around $3, 000 otherwise I have only had to maintain the vehicle with oil changes, brake pads, and tires.

Jason W
Helpful

The Toyota Tacoma is a high quality, durable vehicle that can be modded to your lifestyle.

The Tacoma has a lot of room in the front, but the back seats are fairly small. When you start it, the engine is a little loud. While you're driving, it can be loud too. The performance of the vehicle is great through and we've never had any problems with it, besides rusting. The best part is that there are so many mods for this vehicle. The options are endless.

Amanda K
Helpful

Get a 4 wheel drive so that it can traverse any road or weather conditions.

My Toyota Tacoma is very dependable, comfortable for 5 people and versatile. I do not always like the length of the bed when trying to parallel park, but it is great for loading up my bicycles and for moving lots of stuff. I wouldn't trade it for anything! Right now, I have over 200,000 miles on it and it is still running great! I cannot say anything more.

Katie R
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,649 - $18,548
$9,919 - $11,928

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 (hp)
159 - 236 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC EFI 24
2.7L DOHC EFI 16, 4.0L DOHC EFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 (in.)
39.9 - 40.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.6 (in.)
28.2 - 32.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 (in.)
35.2 - 38.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
- TBD - (cu. ft.)
- TBD - (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
3 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/75R16
P245/75R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140.9 (in.)
110 - 140.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44 (ft.)
36.8 - 44 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
74.6 (in.)
74.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 (hp)
159 (hp)

Torque

Torque
266 (ft. lbs.)
180 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 (.lbs)
350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 (gal.)
21 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
21 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Not Available
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover
Not Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
M
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/brake assist *
  • Driver/front passenger dual-stage advanced airbags w/occupant classification system
  • 3-point seat belts w/emergency locking retractor (ELR) at all seating positions-inc: front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters, automatic locking retractor for front passenger & rear seat belts
  • CRS tether anchors for front passenger seat & rear outboard seats
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Side-door impact door beams
  • Driver/front passenger dual-stage advanced airbags w/passenger airbag cut-off switch *
  • Driver/front passenger dual-stage advanced airbags w/passenger airbag cut-off switch, occupant classification system *
  • 3-point seat belts w/emergency locking retractor (ELR) at all seating positions-inc: front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters *
  • CRS tether anchors for front passenger seat *
  • CRS tether anchors for front/rear passenger seats *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (7)

Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 14, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 14, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V482000
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, 'TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.' THE VEHICLES' TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL (PLACARD) ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE B-PILLAR INCORRECTLY INDICATES THE REAR AUXILIARY SEATING ACCOMMODATIONS AS DESIGNED SEATING POSITIONS, AND INCLUDES THEM IN THE TOTAL FOR DESIGNATED SEATING CAPACITY.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH CORRECT TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABELS TO AFFIX OVER THE ORIGINAL LABEL. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
Recall Sep 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V604000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, to October 11, 2010. In the affected vehicles, one of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak.
Consequence:
If the fuel tank leaks fuel from being punctured, there is an increased risk of a fire
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Seats Jun 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V396000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
Consequence:
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
Seat Belts Aug 7, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 7, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V337000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured September 14, 2004, through March 29, 2010; and model year 2011 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured July 1, 2010, through September 7, 2011. If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, the screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen over time. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor.
Consequence:
If the seat belt pre-tensioner detaches from the seat belt assembly, the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assemblies. Based on the inspection, the seat belt assembly will be replaced or new pre-tensioner screws will be installed with thread-locking sealant and a retractor spring cover with stopper ribs to prevent loosening of the screws. These services will be provided at no cost to the owner. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Seats Nov 19, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V743000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
Consequence:
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V035000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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