Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,961 - $19,998
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
3-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,961 - $19,998
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
3-5

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Owner Reviews

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As far as reliability goes, my Toyota Tacoma surpasses my needs. It has been eleven years since it was purchased, and it still runs just as well as it did the day I bought it. It is also comfortable to sit in the driver's or passenger seat. There is space to fit two more people in the seats in the back, though space is very limited. The interior of the truck is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and the colors on the control panel light up at night. It air conditioning, and heating also work well for the extremes of the seasons in New England, or wherever you live. All in all, it is a very durable and comfortable truck.

- Abby W

Makes Toyota a brand I am proud to drive!

Good in snow with 4W drive. Has never needed fixing except for oil changes. Very sturdy truck most of the time. I was rear ended by a Dodge Ram going 50 mph. By the end of repairs, my truck still runs as good as it did before. It still looks new at a distance and I wouldn't take one of the new Tacomas if it had been offered. The low tire light makes sure I don't forget to check my tires before I end up with flat. Taking out the back seats is easy so that carrying my 2 dobermans is convenient. Also has plenty of storage with bins behind the rear seat and under the floor.

- Jill S

Best truck on the market! It has great mileage and the drive is super smooth.

My Tacoma is very reliable, easy to drive, it is a manual so it has quite a pickup. I so far have not had any problem with my truck and have owned it for over 4 years. The seat are super comfortable, the seats just seem to conform to your body. I have an extended cab so the back seats are able to fold up or keep down. It is a bit sung in the back seat but great for storage, or driving kids around. Overall this is the best truck I have owned and I have owned quite a few. I am a Tacoma lover and would never own anything else except a Toyota truck.

- Sarah D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$9,961 - $11,872
$15,753 - $19,998

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 236 hp
236 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 - 40.1 in.
40.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
28.2 - 32.6 in.
32.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.2 - 38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
cu. ft.
cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110 - 140.9 in.
140.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 - 44 ft.
44 ft.

Width

Width
74.6 in.
74.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 236 hp
236 hp

Torque

Torque
180 - 266 ft. lbs.
266 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 - 5000 lbs.
350 - 5000 lbs.

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 gal.
21 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 23 mpg
18 mpg

City

City
15 - 20 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
19 - 25 mpg
20 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety