2014 Toyota Tacoma Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,689 - $30,783
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
4-5
Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,689 - $30,783
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.4 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

It’s not by accident the Toyota Tacoma is America’s most-popular-compact pickup. For decades it has built a well-deserved reputation for ruggedness, durability, capability and long-term retained value, and the 2014 model will continue that tradition. Legions of satisfied owners have used their Tacomas for hard work and spirited play and everything in between, and its popularity just keeps on growing.

Toyota Tacoma Models & Trims

Base $26,413 - $30,783
Horsepower: 236 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled 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 $19,689 - $21,826
Horsepower: 159 hp - 236 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled 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

Owner Reviews

4.56

73 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It will not surprise you with random breakdowns.

My Tacoma is very reliable and beats any truck I have driven before. It does use more gas than a sedan type does, and the suspension is pretty bumpy compared to a lower car; but these things are to be expected. Reliability is what really stands out with the Toyota Tacoma, it is low maintenance, and does the job for mile after mile. I drove mine from Texas to Alaska, yup through Canada, and I made it in 5 days on one oil change and zero problems. Fantastic.

- Jane H

Toyota Tacoma 2014 review for families.

This vehicle is very reliable, pretty decent on gas and has a good amount of room in the back for someone with a small family or someone with children that don't require a car seat. I would not suggest getting this type of make and model if you have more than two children that require car seats. There is only room for two also if you are very tall this vehicle may not work for you if someone needs to sit behind the driver seat.

- Georgia T

This vehicle is reliable and comfortable for long trips.

Turning radius is not the greatest. You have to plan ahead for making turns you normally wouldn't otherwise. The ac has a mind of its own since purchase as new. It will turn on randomly. Often it cannot be turned off at all. Toyota said they repaired it, I knew they didn't. Then they refused to look at it any further. Otherwise it is a great vehicle and has given me no significant issues.

- Paul K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$26,413 - $30,783
$19,689 - $21,826

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 (hp)
159 - 236 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V6 DOHC EFI 24
4.0L V6 DOHC EFI 24
2.7L I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
40.2 (in.)
40 - 40.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.6 (in.)
24.6 - 32.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

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

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/65R17
245/75R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140.6 (in.)
127.4 - 140.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44 (ft.)
40.6 - 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 Capacity
3500 - 6400 (.lbs)
3300 - 6500 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 640 (.lbs)
330 - 650 (.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
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 (gal.)
21.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
21 (mpg)
21 (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

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

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

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*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
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Structure > Body > Hood > Hinge And Attachments Jul 2, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V425000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by SET or SET dealers. The adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-954-429-2000. SET's number for this recall is SET17B.
Equipment > Other > Labels Aug 3, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 3, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V475000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Equipment Dec 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V828000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
Engine Nov 6, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 6, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V557000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Tacoma vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through October 11, 2013. The engines of the affected vehicles contain valve springs that may break over time.
Consequence:
If the valve springs break, the engine could fail and stall while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the valve springs, free of charge. The recall began on November 27, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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