2018 Toyota Tacoma Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Silver Sky Metallic
MSRP
$28,050 - $47,045
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
159-278
Seats
2-5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.2Comfort 4.1Styling 3.9Value 4.5

What's New

For 2018 all Tacoma models gain Toyota Safety Sense electronic driver aids as standard equipment. It includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Most trim levels also get a new and distinct grille treatment. The 5-speed manual transmission is no longer available.

Toyota Tacoma Models & Trims

chevronDown icon SR $28,050 - $30,515
Horsepower: 159 hp - 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (in.) - Styled Steel
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chevronDown icon SR5 $30,871 - $33,470
Horsepower: 159 hp - 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
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chevronDown icon TRD Sport $28,061 - $30,988
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon TRD Off Road $31,488 - $34,407
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $32,739 - $38,122
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon TRD Pro $41,335 - $47,045
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.75
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Quite pleased with my new Toyota Tacoma!

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This is my first Toyota and I love it! I had to downsize from a full size truck but the Tacoma has ample room for a family of 3 or hauling teenagers around. It can only haul smaller loads as it only has a five foot bed. So far, acceleration is good, it's fairly comfortable for a taller driver. The only drawback is that the truck does not seem as "solid" as the last few trucks I've owned. Oh, the gas mileage is pretty good too.

Andrew W
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My brand, new 2018 Tacoma truck.

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I love my new truck. It is easy to drive and see out of the windows. I sit up high enough it is easy to drive on the freeway. I like the Bluetooth figure, it makes answering the phone hands free and safe. The back up camera is also a very safe feature. It makes sure you do not get hit by another vehicle when backing up. I are able to see other cars to stop in time and not get hit.

Patricia M
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Tacoma. One if the best trucks on the road. Top ranking in power for it is class.

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Extremely reliable. Fuel economy is as was expected and the power of the v6 is impressive. I enjoy the comfort and how my truck feels durable when I am driving. Coming from the offroad racing division, the Tacoma is powerful with great ground clearance and 4 wheel operations are superior to others I have driven. The next vehicle that i'll buy will definitely be a Tacoma.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$28,050 - $30,515
$30,871 - $33,470

Horsepower

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Atkinson, 2.7L I
3.5L Atkinson, 2.7L I
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Not Available
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Not Available
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
2 - 5
4 - 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
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, 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 (in.)
127.4 - 140.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Width

Width
74.4 (in.)
74.4 - 75.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 (hp)
159 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 6400 (.lbs)
3500 - 6800 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 640 (.lbs)
350 - 680 (.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
20 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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Standard
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Standard
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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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
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Toyota Safety Sense P
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Departure Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags w/Passenger Off Switch *
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • 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 *
  • A-Trac ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) Blind Spot Sensor
  • Toyota Safety Sense P and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta)

* 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.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Foundation Components > Master Cylinder Dec 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V888000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Toyota Tacoma vehicles. Improper machining of the brake master cylinder may result in internal damage of one of the seals, affecting brake performance.
Consequence:
Reduced brake performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 21, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J16/J06.

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