Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 20 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 VVT-i engine
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/(ECT-i), OD
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 5450# GVWR
  • Front skid plate
  • Independent coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension w/gas-filled shock absorbers
  • Rear leaf-spring suspension w/staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P245/75R16 mud & snow tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • 16" styled steel wheels
  • Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front disc & rear drum w/tandem booster brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic braking distribution (EBD)

Exterior Features

  • Front & rear mudguards
  • Black grille w/argent surround
  • Black bumpers, door handles & overfenders
  • Black pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed windshield wipers
  • Fiber-reinforced sheet-molded composite bed-inc: steel outer panels, storage compartments, rail caps, removable tailgate
  • Deck rail system w/(4) adjustable tie-down cleats
  • (1) fixed cargo bed tie-down points

Interior Features

  • Fabric-trimmed front bucket seats w/passenger fold-flat seat, adjustable headrests, drivers adjustable lumbar support
  • 60/40 split rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests, underseat storage
  • Center console
  • (3) front/(2) rear cup holders
  • (2) bottle holders
  • Full carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
  • Engine immobilizer
  • LED-illuminated gauges-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, tripmeter, digital clock
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Pwr windows w/lockout feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Defroster-linked air conditioning
  • Rear-seat heat ducts
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (6) speakers
  • Dual 12V auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Fabric door panels insert
  • Map pocket
  • Overhead console-inc: maplights, garage door opener bin, sunglasses storage
  • Sun visors w/front passenger vanity mirror
  • Rear bulkhead storage

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags
  • 3-point seat belts w/emergency locking retractor (ELR) at all seating positions-inc: front seat belt pretensioners, force limiters & adjustable shoulder anchors, 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

2008 Toyota Tacoma Owner Reviews

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2008 Toyota Tacoma review.

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base

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!

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base

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

2.7 engine prone to head gasket issues

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base

I LOVED my truck. I looked high and low for it and was thrilled to find it.... and then disaster hit. Water from the rad went through to cylinder #1. In order to work on this, the WHOLE ENGINE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED. Cost then becomes crazy- a hard decision to rebuild that motor, replace for just a little more (but still be prone for head gasket issues), or just toss up and buy another vehicle.... I am so completely disappointed. Shattered.

- Taryn O’Gorman

2008 Toyota Tacoma reliable but has issues with power steering at ~90k miles.

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base

I have been driving my 2008 Toyota Tacoma for nearly 10 years and have had a great experience up until the last year or so. The car has always been reliable and handled well, however, in the last year (as it approaches 90,000 miles) there have been issues with the power steering pump and the power steering hoses. This has totaled about 2,000 dollars to fix. Other than that the car has had relatively few issues and I am satisfied with it.

- Jonathan F

2018 Tacoma general review.

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base

Base model doesn't have many extra features that are standard in modern vehicles. Mileage varies between 16 and 17 mpg. Very reliable. Repair costs are fairly expensive. Gear ratio could be better for a 6-speed. Handling and turn radius are good. Burns headlamps out fairly often, which is a known problem with this model.

- John P

Durability of the Toyota Tacoma

2008 Toyota Tacoma Base

My Tacoma is comfortable and has a good smooth ride. It is also very reliable and durable. The body looks good but I have problems with paint chipping since the day I purchased. The interior of the vehicle needs to be a touch roomier. Suspension also squeaks but all Tacoma's seem to have this issue.

- Herbert H

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