2015 Toyota Tacoma Reviews, Ratings & Specs

 or 
Color:  Super White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,386 - $28,549
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon
MPG (up to)
19 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
2-5

How 2015 Toyota Tacoma Ranks In Its Class

See the full ranking lists by expanding the dropdowns below.

chevronDown icon Ranks  
#1
  By Owner Reviews
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#4
  By Price
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#1
  By Experts
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#3
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.4Comfort 4.2Styling 4.0Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

The Toyota Tacoma has long been America’s favorite compact truck, and for 2015 the Tacoma pickup line continues its winning run. Decades of success have yielded a well-earned reputation for dependability, durability, affordability and excellent long-term resale values. With numerous variations from which to choose, there’s bound to be a Tacoma model to fit just about any compact-truck need.

Toyota Tacoma Models & Trims

chevronDown icon PreRunner $21,386 - $23,537
Horsepower: 159 hp - 236 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
close icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Base $24,362 - $28,549
Horsepower: 159 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6 (in.) - Styled Steel
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
close icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon TRD Pro $24,346 - $27,177
Horsepower: 236 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
close icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.69
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starHalf icon
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Reliability and longevity.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

I have the Tacoma manual, the reasons for selecting this vehicle was because of the 4 wheel drive electronic selection, also I prefer to drive with a manual gear change. My reasoning for this selection is based on my location on a steep hill in the my snowbelt. Reading reports by owners I realizes that the engine is especially reliable and has a long life. The only complaint I have is the driver's seat is to soft initially but over time there is much less cushion effect.

Pete J
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Love my Tacoma but not for baby.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

This truck is very reliable and comfortable for its size. It looks small from the outside but from the inside it is pretty roomy. I have been in other mid size trucks and my siblings who are both 6 feet tall would not comfortably ride in the back seat, but in this truck it is not a problem. I love this truck but after the lease I will not be buying it since the only thing that does not fit well is the baby's car seat.

Erika S
Helpful
thumbUp icon

The Toyota Tacoma provides a roomy smooth ride, while also providing for transporting stuff, as a pickup should.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

The seats are comfortable to sit in (I do use a lumbar support since I'm petite, but I'd want it in most vehicles). The bed is a nice size. We have the quad cab, so we can fit three extra people. Roomy-I don't feel squashed. I like that it sits up higher than a car does. It's smooth to drive once you get used to that it's bigger than a car. Had variety of options to add when buying and aftermarket.

Andrea B
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Video Reviews

playCircle icon
2015 Toyota Tacoma Full Review, Start Up, Exhaust
180,337 views
playCircle icon
Toyota Tacoma Comparison Which Truck Is Best? 2015 or 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
18,584 views
playCircle icon
2015 Toyota Tacoma Start Up and Review 4.0 L V6
72,637 views
playCircle icon
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Review
6,317 views

Compare Models & Key Features

chevronDown icon Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,386 - $23,537
$24,362 - $28,549

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 236 (hp)
159 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V6 DOHC EFI 24, 2.7L I
2.7L I
chevronDown icon 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
close icon
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
close icon
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
close icon
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

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

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 - 40.2 (in.)
40.2 (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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
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
2 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
close icon
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
close icon
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard
chevronDown icon 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
P245/75R16
P215/70SR15

Wheelbase

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

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 - 44 (ft.)
40.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 (hp)
159 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3300 - 6500 (.lbs)
3400 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
330 - 650 (.lbs)
340 (.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
close icon
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
close icon
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
21 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

chevronDown icon Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
check icon
Standard
close icon
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
check icon
Standard
check icon
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
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon
Front
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon
starOutline icon
Side
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Rollover
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

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

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags w/Passenger Off Switch *
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners *
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks *
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners *
  • Back-Up Camera

* 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
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Mechanical
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Powertrain Quality
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Body & Interior Design
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
‌Features
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best

Safety Recalls (4)

chevronDown icon
Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 21, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 21, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V663000
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) is recalling certain model year 2015 Toyota Tacoma vehicles manufactured September 2, 2014, to October 15, 2014. The affected vehicles may contain an incorrect Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Gulf States has notified owners, and dealers will install an accurate label, free of charge. The recall began December 1, 2014. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074.
chevronDown icon
Tires Feb 22, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 22, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V099000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 Tacoma pickup trucks manufactured August 7, 2014, to December 22, 2014. The affected vehicles may have had their tires and wheels changed to TRD PRO accessory tires and wheels, causing the inflation information on the tire placard to be incorrect which may result in the tire being improperly inflated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."
Consequence:
Improperly inflated tires may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will send a revised tire placard with correct tire size and inflation information to owners, free of charge. The recall began March 13, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
chevronDown icon
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.
chevronDown icon
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.

Payment Calculator

Estimated Monthly
Payment

$0

Browse by Category

  • Sedans Sedans
  • SUVs SUVs
  • Crossovers Crossovers
  • Hybrid/Electric Hybrid/Electric
  • Sports Sports
  • Luxury Luxury
  • Trucks Trucks
  • Vans/Minivans Vans/Minivans
  • Hatchbacks Hatchbacks
  • Coupes Coupes
  • Wagons Wagons
  • Convertibles Convertibles
  • Compacts Compacts
  • CPO CPO

User Feedback

Did you find the information you were looking for?

close icon