2016 Toyota Tacoma Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,055 - $33,087
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
159-278
Seats
2-5
Color:  Silver Sky Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,055 - $33,087
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
159-278
Seats
2-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.0 Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

Half the midsize trucks sold in the U.S. are Tacomas, and it's no wonder why: The Tacoma has a solid reputation based on excellent capability, reliability and an inherent tough-as-nails demeanor. For 2016, the new Tacoma is all of this, plus key features like fuel efficiency, noise levels in the cab, and overall refinement have been improved.

Toyota Tacoma Models & Trims

SR5 $26,202 - $30,789
Horsepower: 159 hp - 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (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
SR $24,055 - $26,366
Horsepower: 159 hp - 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 2
Standard Wheels: 16, 16 X 7 (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
TRD Sport $24,974 - $27,821
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (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
TRD Off Road $28,739 - $31,662
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (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
Limited $27,960 - $33,087
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (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

4.67

134 Reviews

5 star 69% 4 star 28% 3 star 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Why I love my Toyota Tacoma.

Very reliable, drives like a car, lots of features, love the XM radio, lots of room for the grandkids (2 car seats) and more. Storage compartments bed liner with cargo hooks, big off-road tires with long wear, good road handling and water tread, easy to clean and care for carpet and seats, comfortable seats, I did have to purchase seats covers to keep them safe from the wear of the car seats and the grandkids.

- Sandra T

No problems. No problems. None.

My vehicle the Toyota Tacoma has no problems to speak of at this time. The performance is good. The truck is comfortable. It is very reliable. My truck has no problems. Once again I am going to tell you my truck has no problems because your making this survey difficult because I have to have at least 250 character response to tell you I have no problems.

- Joseph S

It has a crawl control which is very helpful. That is if you are into off-road.

My truck is very comfortable and the heating an ac comes on really fast. Even in the winter and summer. My truck also is fairly fast. The handling is very good to. Feels like you do not even have to steer with any strength. It also has a problem with mice climbing up into the ac but I use a peppermint scent to keep them out because they hate peppermint.

- Alex V

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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
$26,202 - $30,789
$24,055 - $26,366

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 278 (hp)
159 - 278 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Atkinson
2.7L I
3.5L Atkinson
2.7L I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
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
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 (in.)
42.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

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

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.9 - 38.3 (in.)
34.9 - 38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available

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
Not Available

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
2 - 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

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/75SR16
P245/75SR16

Wheelbase

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

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.6 - 44.1 (ft.)
40.6 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
74.4 - 75.2 (in.)
74.4 (in.)
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
3500 - 6700 (.lbs)
3500 - 6400 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 670 (.lbs)
350 - 640 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
23 (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

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

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Not Available

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
Standard
Standard

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

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

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
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Engine May 31, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V356000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles equipped with a six-cylinder engine. The affected vehicles have a crank position sensor that may malfunction, potentially resulting in an engine stall.
Consequence:
An engine stall may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crank position sensor with an improved design, free of charge. The recall began July 26, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0H.
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.
Air Bags > Knee Bolster Oct 13, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V656000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Tacoma trucks manufactured August 20, 2015, to September 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, incorrect bolts were used to install the driver's knee air bag module.
Consequence:
The incorrect bolts may loosen over time and affect the performance of the driver's knee air bag, increasing the risk of driver injury during a crash that necessitates deployment of the air bags.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct driver's knee air bag module mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is F0T.
Power Train > Driveline > Differential Unit Apr 26, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 26, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V285000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles. Oil may leak from the area where the rear differential carrier is assembled to rear axle housing.
Consequence:
If the vehicle is operated with an insufficient amount of oil in the rear differential, the differential may seize and cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear differential for oil leakage. Based on the inspection, dealers will either tightening the fastening nuts or replace the fastening nuts and gasket. If the rear differential components are damaged, the rear differential carrier assembly will be replaced. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall June 19, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0G.

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