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$27,355
EPA - est City/Hwy
19/24
Engine
3.5L V6
Seats
4
Power
278 hp

2016 Toyota Tacoma Overview

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The Toyota Tacoma is the 300-pound gorilla of the compact pickup market, so it's no surprise that the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma is basically a modernization of a proven formula. With its improved cabin, new V6 engine and emphasis on off-road ability, there's no reason why the 2016 Toyota Tacoma shouldn't continue its success in the segment.

For more than 20 years now, the Toyota Tacoma has been a very popular alternative for shoppers who feel regular full-size trucks are just too big or too expensive. It's no surprise, then, that the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma hasn't drifted far from the proven formula. If you liked the long-running previous-generation Tacoma, you're going to like this one, too. But Toyota has also made some notable improvements that burnish the latest version's appeal. The new 2016 Toyota Tacoma bears a clear family resemblance to the larger Tundra, although its dimensions are largely unchanged from the outgoing model. One thing you won't find in the 2016 Tacoma lineup is the venerable handyman special, a.k.a. the regular-cab 4x2 stripper with dinky steel wheels. Regular cabs were ousted last year, leaving only the extended cab and crew cab body styles on the roster, and for 2016, all rear-drive Tacomas share the raised suspension and ground clearance with their 4x4 brethren. Capable off-road performance is still part of the 4x4 Tacoma's repertoire, though, as the TRD Off-Road model (with the automatic transmission) inherits the Crawl Control system from the 4Runner and Land Cruiser. All Tacomas even get an integrated GoPro mount so owners can record their adventures (and misadventures). Other additions for 2016 include a revamped interior design with Toyota's latest touchscreen interfaces, a standard lockable damped tailgate and an available tri-fold hard tonneau cover. Under the hood, the outgoing Tacoma's base 2.7 liter four-cylinder engine carries over unchanged, but the noisy and somewhat coarse 4.0-liter V6 has been replaced by a smoother and more fuel-efficient V6. Derived from the 3.5-liter V6 found in many Toyota products, the Tacoma's version boasts 42 more horsepower than last year's V6. Both engines are offered with a new six-speed automatic transmission, and 4x4s are available with a manual gearbox as well. Tacoma 4x4s also get a redesigned transfer case and a beefier rear axle. Put it all together and you're looking at a pretty desirable choice for a midsize pickup. That said, you should still take a look at the vastly improved General Motors twins, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. For taller drivers, they're likely more comfortable to drive, and V6 performance is stronger, though the Colorado and Canyon aren't as capable off-road as the Tacoma. The General will also be adding a diesel option to both trucks for 2016, which should give them a huge advantage in fuel economy. There's also the Nissan Frontier to consider, but it's overdue for a redesign and brings up the rear in terms of refinement. Overall, we'd say the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma is well-positioned to retain its throne.

Looking for a midsize pickup that can do it all? You should definitely check out the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, a go-anywhere truck that combines an efficient V6 engine with a truck bed loaded with clever cargo-management features. We're especially partial to the TRD off-road version and its unrivaled off-highway capability. Let's see which one is right for you.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has been completely redesigned.



2016 Toyota Tacoma Reviews From Owners
(50 Reviews)

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By Navigator

on Jul/22/16

2016 Toyota Tacoma


Desert Toy

Best Toyota Tacoma Yet.

By Dave

on Jul/14/16

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I love my Tacoma

I love this truck. It definitely feels like a truck. It has way more features than are available on the competition. It is loads of fun to drive. I highly recommend it.

By A Alvi

on Jul/12/16

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Good Everyday Truck

Love the quality and the look of this truck, both logical interior design and the beautiful exterior .

By Eric Daly

on Jul/10/16

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Great truck for two

Love the truck, just needed more room. The 4 door is in the works.

By David Swaciak

on Jul/10/16

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By Antonio Ventura

on Jun/27/16

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A great car

It is in my opinión the Best med size pick up ,i own a 2001 tacoma ,and just purchased the 2016 trd so far i líke everything about it

By Bruce Daley

on May/03/16

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Luxury Truck - Worth it?

Blind spot monitor sensor issues, has failed and corrected itself 8 times. Mirror heater switch defective. Great ride and handling about 20 mpg overall.

By Pat D.

on Apr/30/16

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So Far so Great

First Truck and overall pretty happy with the truck. Ride was surprisingly comfortable and the tech on this car is really great. Wanted a truck and the Tacoma was my choice based on reliability and resale value.

By DS

on Feb/28/16

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Toyota Tacoma Review

Great little truck with good resale value. Awesome technology package.

By Jackie Ctz

on Dec/18/15

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The Girl and the Tacoma 2016

Read all the reviews you want but if you are going outdoors you must be: nimble, reliable and unstoppable .. the Tacoma is the only vehicle that can fit this description. Yes, you can find more comfortable rides but if you are going camping, biking, hiking, or fishing, the vehicle you take should not even be a preparatory consideration, the Tacoma fits this requirement. They sale more and last longer for a reason ( Japanese brand=great quality ). If you want a serious offroad truck that is above the rest in dependability buy a Tacoma.... You will be glad.

Tony Delgadillo from Hamer Toyota on sepulveda Blvd is the best option...great guy, easy to talk to very helpful and real with numbers trust me I did my homework before even thinking on showing up to test the Tacoma.

Tony D. thank you so much for your help.

By David Mandle

on Dec/05/15

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Not a full size

Although I am very happy with this truck, folks stepping down from a full size will likely feel a bit cramped. Until they need to park anyway. Then the more reasonable dimensions are welcome.
The auto transmission is very busy, minimizing rpm to optimize fuel economy, and this has been savagely criticized in various online forums. However, when this becomes tiresome, the overdrive (A6) can be manually deselected (by choosing S4 or S5). I suggest this when driving in town.

By Slisk@grandecom.net

on Nov/28/15

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Happy in Texas!

Happy as Heck!

By Dennis

on Feb/26/17

2016 Toyota Tacoma

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Not all I expected

This is my first Taco. I had fairly high expectations given what I had read. I tested both the four and six engines, decided on the six because 1 mpg was worth it to get power. After having owned it for six months (4,500 miles) I would probably not buy it again. The first issue was a rattle in the door. Five trips to the dealer eventually fixed it (along with replacing a door panel and some additional foam going in the A pillar). A couple of more rattles have made themselves known, but not yet annoying, or I am just dreading the trips to fix them, not sure. The second issue is the engine/transmission. I have three issues. 1. the MPG is OK in the city and lousy on the freeway. My most recent trip was about 800 miles, pulled 22 mpg. Not loaded or towing and stayed pretty much within speed limits and I have a tonneau cover on the bed. This brings me to problem 2., the transmission. I have had the TSB performed to deal with hesitation between park and drive (works), the transmission was also down about 20 ounces of fluid. The transmission still downshifts very poorly, with a very untotyota like "clunk" when coming to stop and going from third to second or second to first. The transmission can best be described as nervous and unsettled as it hunts to find gears going up and down small grades, hills, etc. In the previously mentioned trip, it was continually downshifting one to two gears going up hills and grades, with the tach going from just under two thousand rpm to over 3,000. This brings me to 3., the engine. It is very smooth, but mileage is just awful. The engine feels very under powered going up hills and grades unless it drops all the way down to third or fourth gear. Some one likened it to shifting up in an manual gear too soon, it "lugs" and that is a great way to describe it. Even on a flat road, you are going to have to mash it to keep with traffic. I am going to take it back to the dealer regarding the poor mpg, maybe a different one, and see if they can correct it. But again, would probably not but it again, and would certainly not recommend to anyone. What a complete disappointment.

By Josephys

on Feb/18/17

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5000 Mile Update

This car is a truck. It does not handle like a car, does not accelerate like a car, nor ride like a car. I love this truck. Its a blast to drive. It has a 20 inch step in, so you feel like you are straddling a pony. I have had no issues with mechanical breakdowns, no rear-ends failing, or transmissions failing like I have heard on the Chevy. I have driven in 9 inches of unbroken snow up a hill with no problem. Never saw the inside of a mechanics garage until the 5000 mile tire rotation. The engine and transmission adapts to your style. If you hypermile it, you can get up to 25 MPG. I did that when I drove into Detroit. Hypermiling means pressing and letting up on the gas. I average 20 combined. This is not bad. The sitting position takes some getting used to, but like I said you are straddling a pony. I can't wait to take it offroading. Have fun.

By Garrett

on Jan/19/17

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Owned for 9 months 8500mi w/ transmission update

The first few months were a bit rocky with the new Tacoma. I had a suspension bushing go bad that caused a great deal of squeaking (sounded like a 30 yr old truck with a bad springs), annoying rattle in the headliner and the lagging / frequent shifting / wrong gear transmission issues that everyone has discussed in these reviews already. After a couple trips to the dealer to get those things all worked out, I'm a fan. If you have a early 2016 model, go ask your dealer to reprogram the transmission with the latest update. I got mine done in early Dec 2016 and it made a night and day difference. The transmission has largely stopped acting laggy, the acceleration is much better and it drives like a different truck. If you are buying today, it's a great truck and I'd highly recommend it. Like any new model release, the early 2016's just had a few bugs that need to get worked out. Toyota has excellent dealer support (this is my 3rd Toyota truck) and did a great job of taking care of any issues.

By Aswk37

on Jan/06/17

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Windshield sucks

i live in the Midwest drive on gravel roads daily and have had hundreds of rocks hit my windshield causing chips occasionally that can be repaired. I bought a brand new 2016 Tacoma and have had it 6 months the first tinny pebble that hit my windshield caused a 10 in crack. While checking on cost for new one I have discovered that I'm not alone. Apparently these windshields are thinner than normal and crack with the slightest impact. At $1200 for junk oem replacement there needs to be a recall and redesign. Other than that I like the truck.

By Victor Marmolejo

on Dec/31/16

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Great truck

I love Toyota great trucks for the last 20 years I drove Ford and Toyota trucks but my new truck is a Toyota Tundra limited and I loved better than Ford

By Nckhlbrk

on Dec/06/16

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Bought this vehicle November 2017

Driver seat is very comfortable for long trips. Truck is smooth riding and quiet on interstate trips. Got model with premium sound and navigation - very nice! Like voice command feature. Navigation is very easy to program and use. 6.1" touch screen is adequately sized. Steering wheel controls for radio and voice command features selections are easy to use. Programming center info panel between tach and speedometer is a bit puzzling but manageable. Literally dozens upon dozens of electronic warning and info signals that can be generated. Has backup camera with warning buzzer. Can easily program about a dozen or so maintenance messages that will pop up at your specified mileage or date settings. Hands free cell phone pairing using bluetooth is great feature. Cruise control is easy to use. Like the power door locks, windows, and exterior mirrors. Three moveable cargo hold downs on each side of bed are very handy. Bed comes with bolt-in liner that covers top rails all around bed. Wish seats were power and that heavy hood had spring loaded hinges that would hold it up. 4WD Hi engages and disengages smoothly on fly. Automatic transmission shifts very smoothly and has a MT like feature that allows selecting and shifting gears. Access cab doors make putting stuff into back easy. Access cab rear seats are totally inadequate for seating. Rear seat headrests block rear view; but, can be lowered easily. Has a button to turn on exterior mirror heater. Touch screen has dozens of programmable features that are reasonably intuitive to find and set. Center console has 3 cup holders plus there are 2 bottle holders on each door.

By Terry Booth

on Nov/05/16

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2016 TRD Sport experiance

It rides well, has a smooth engine and transmission, good sound system, the bluetooth is great, all other options are great. It is a little tall for a short person to get in.

By Bermaeri

on Nov/04/16

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Love this truck

You Have to sit in this case before buying it. There are some body types that are going to uncomfortable in the driver's seat.

By Bobby Aldighieri

on Oct/06/16

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Quality

At the end of the day these trucks are amazing. They provide all of the quality an auto maker should and that's why Toyota is the best selling vehicle maker in the world. The products sell themselves!

By Jeffrey EATON

on Sep/08/16

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By Vic Wojnowski

on Aug/30/16

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Happy

Tipical toyota, firm ride & steering, simple controls, solid feel, good storage . Navigation screen hard to see in bright light, transmission shifts out of lower gear to quickley. Gas milage for a truck is good. Size of veh. is perfect, not to big or small.

By Edward Turpin

on Jul/09/16

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By MS

on Jun/22/16

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The 2016 is WAY better than our 1984 (long gone...

Bought a short bed double cab Sport 4x4 Tacoma as surprise gift for husband's 60th birthday two weeks ago. White. All the bells and whistles. Was he ever surprised, and he loves it!! We had looked at every pickup manufacturer on the lots and Toyota still rocks it best. Mud flaps should come standard but I added them the next week. Also added leather at purchase. Only thing I've noticed is that I wish there was a little more front seat leg room for the passenger. And the nav system needs to be reprogrammed at the dealership: "Home" currently can't be set up. Also wish the XM stations, once preset, would display what the channel is, not juat the channel number. The hunting for gears thing referenced in other reviews has not occurred with us, but it's mostly flat here or light hills. 700 miles and counting.

By Jeff

on May/23/16

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Had it a week and so far so good

Really rides nice. I hate the mpg but I drive a lot. The interior package is great. I can switch from radio to XM to podcasts all with my thumbs. The look is nice. I do feel the transmission looking for gears in the city but most of the time on the highway I can keep it smooth. I really want to drive it off-road but my wife won't let me...yet!

By Michele

on May/19/16

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By Matt

on May/17/16

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TRD off road double cab

So far I have been pleased with the truck. Shifting can be a little quirky at times but nothing major. Ride is nice and has plenty of power for me. Gas milage has been better than expected. Getting 21-22 for commute with up to 26 if I don't hit a bunch of lights. Cant wait to get it out on some trails to see how itdoes.

By RR

on May/08/16

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Happy with my purchase

I have read a lot of negative posts but I am very happy with the 2016 Tacoma. I am averaging 22 MPG and enjoy driving everyday. I will say I do have a lag when taking the truck from reverse to drive and this does need to be addressed by Toyota. I don't feel it is a safety issue but it does take a second for the transmission to kick in when you put in drive. The truck looks great and I get compliments all the time. I drive 37 miles everyday to work and it has plenty of power when I need it. I would recommend this truck.

By BST

on May/01/16

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YOU WON'T FORGET IT'S A TRUCK

Have been driving the 2016, 4WD, SR-5, 6 cyl. Tacoma Access Cab for about 6 months now. The 6 speed auto is continually shifting. The drone from the engine and exhaust is LOUD! The new Atkinson Cycle engine may have more horsepower, but it doesn't show. Acceleration is slow - much less than what I get from my 2013 6 cyl. Highlander. It rides rough! You definitely will know you are riding in truck. The step-up into the truck is high and awkward. The driver's seat is way too low and it's uncomfortable. It handles well and gas mileage is 20 -23 depending on the trip distance. Instrumentation, gauges, etc. are fine, but the temp control and fan speed is hard to decipher. The composite bed is nice and saves buying a liner. I use it as a truck and bought it for reliability, so it works for me. If you're looking for a quiet, smooth ride with barely noticeable shifting, you don't want a Tacoma. If you're looking for a reliable work truck, this one is tops. UPDATE: After driving the Tacoma for almost a year now, I have nothing new to add to my comments above - and nothing to change. I will note that with a yard of mulch or a half yard of crushed gravel in the bed it rides much better and the shifting is a lot smoother. But for everyday use, Toyota could have done a much better job with the suspension, noise suppression and the transmission. Mileage now (11/16) is 3700.

By Lawrence Bontempo

on Apr/26/16

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Outstanding Value

This is my 3rd Tacoma and by far it's the best. From performance to gas mileage, comfort and quite. An excellent vehicle with everything I was looking for. I do mostly highway driving with average trip being 2400 miles and gas mileage has ranged from 27.2 mpg to 25.8 (heavy wind in Eastern CO, Western OK and Central TX). In town I average 20.3 mpg. Mine is a 2X4, with a tonneau cover, and a KN filter, maybe that's why high mpg. Any way I think its an outstanding value and I'm very satisfied. Live in CO but went to MS to purchase because, the model I wanted an SR5 Access Cab, 2X4, was not sold in the Mountain District.

By Tom M

on Apr/12/16

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Great Truck

Bought a 2016 Limited in super white with all the options. Truck handles great, rides smooth and is incredibly quiet. Shifting is smooth and predictable. Acceleration is fine. Easy on the pedal; better mileage. Stomp the gas and the truck moves, much quicker than I anticipated. The interior is very comfortable (I'm 6'2") looks classy. The instrument panel is easy to read and has more features than I will ever use. Very happy with the purchase, and the wife likes it also!

By Jessie

on Mar/24/16

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Traded my SUV to the New 2016 Tacoma

I was skeptical at first trading in my SUV for the new Tacoma because I didn't want to loose the comfort but I needed something that can work as an SUV to fit 5 people comfortable and be able to carry material. The ride is very comfortable, glad I made this change.

By Bryan

on Feb/25/16

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Awesome truck, despite a few minor flaws

I will start off by simply stating that I LOVE THIS TRUCK! It was everything I was hoping it could be and more. However, considering that this is an informative review, and that anyone reading it is considering a hefty investment, I should probably be as objective/critical as I can. Let's dive in!

The Good
The drive quality is fantastic! The Bilstein suspension really is worth the money. Not only is the ride quieter, it is smoother overall (this refers to both street and offroad driving). The cabin is quiet and you really feel like you are in control of the vehicle. The features at your disposal give your drive a combination of sporty and luxurious, which I think is a really nice quality.

I cannot begin to discuss how cool the Entune system is. Essentially, you are turning your phone into your entire entertainment center. The system functions via Bluetooth and syncs basically everything. You can use Pandora, Facebook, and other random applications AND still have solid phone capabilities (the ability to program speed-dials in the car itself is a big plus for me). The Heads-Up-Display behind the steering wheel also offers some cool and useful features.

The "Bad"
I put "bad" in quotes because what I am discussing is not necessarily bad, but it is less preferential that I would like.

I received running boards with my truck. They seem like they get in the way more than they help. Granted, I am 6'1", but they seem like they are too high on the frame to be useful.

The front seats are fairly comfortable, but you do get stiff when you sit for too long. I am taking this with a grain of salt though. It could simply be that the truck is brand new and they need some time to break in.

The interior storage is a bit of a bummer. I used to have a Tundra and had a ton of storage under the back seats. Toyota has opted to turn it into a cargo box, eliminating 60% of the space you could otherwise have. It's not devastating, but the bit of extra space would be useful.

My only complaint with Entune is that the bluetooth is a bit glitchy, I guess is the best word. Once everything is connected, it works great. However, sometimes my phone won't connect automatically and it is a pain to get synced again. I also know that my phone is a bit older, so it could very well not be the truck's problem.

Overall, I can say that the Tacoma is a joy to own. It does everything that I want and was looking for with several bonus options. I would recommend it to anyone who inquired hands down. It is a combination of practical, luxurious, and sporty. I would encourage you, the reader, to be as informed as possible. Even though I love this truck, personal preferences and needs differ. Do your research and compare models/trims. Hope to see you out in the dunes!

By John T

on Feb/10/16

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My first Toyota

I'm 67, 6;1 228, the first thing I had to learn was how to enter & exit my new Tacoma. I'm older but figured that out pretty fast after hitting my head a few times. My girl friend & I bought a new Genesis a week before the Tacoma. The get up & go of the truck just isn't there, not bad but not great for all of the hype Toyota says about it. Everything I have ever heard about the Toyota trucks were great & I'm not complaining , unless you ask me about Big 2 Toyota in Gilbert AZ. Fast talking & don't bend over with those guys. We do love the truck, as I mentioned before about the Genesis, along with a 2003 GMC 1500 Sierra , All in all I like it, time will tell. Tranny shifts a lot, I think my Sonata could kick it's butt on power off the line. But what the heck, it's a off road truck 4X4. After 8,000 miles, I'm still not impressed. Gas mileage & gas tank size should be bigger & higher.

By Spetry

on Jan/29/16

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New model is great

Love the handling and infotainment system. Bed with bedliner and utility rails are nice.

By Steve Hisel

on Jan/26/16

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By Jason

on Dec/15/15

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Spicy Taco

Like the others have said, the only-and I mean only, drawbacks to this vehicle are: Price (expensive) and driver's seat/steering wheel adjustability. The looks, ride, resale value, acceleration, handling, comfort, electronics, etc. are wonderful! I love my new truck! If Toyota is reading this, I recommend two more inches of telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a lowered footbed, and/or a driver's seat with height adjustment. Everything else is perfect!

By Douglas Geralde

on Dec/14/15

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Research

Shop Around before you make any final decision to more than two to four dealership. Do you're home work.

By MEL

on Dec/12/15

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INFERNO 2016 4X4 SPORT MODEL 4 DOOR WITH TECH PKG

We have always owned Toyotas. Just bought this truck only
negative thought seats should be power. We love it. Thought it drove great. We’ve
bought 10 Toyotas in cinti but since our salesman left we were not treated the
same. Had great luck with Valadosta Toyota in GA. Everyone there was great.
Flew in and drove it home. We bought 6 ft bed which we love. Of course we got
the bells and whistles.

We just got it time will tell about the rest.



By Abraham Lopez

on Oct/10/15

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Abraham lopez

I love this truck is great

By Jack

on Jan/29/17

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Transmission update

I have 5000 miles on my 2016 Toyota Tacoma and was not too happy with the way the transmission shifted. On my first oil change I mentioned a transmission update, and my dealer was surprised I knew about that. They told me there was an update available and I am a lot happier with the shifting. I got my information reading these reviews. So people do read these

By David E.

on Dec/31/16

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Worst purchase

I had own a 2005 tacoma and drove it for 9 years with onlh one issue the air conditioner stop working. Sld the truck and had purchase a jeep but aftrr 3 years i decided to purchase the ne 2016 tacoma trd sport. It was the worst decision i have made in purchasing a new truck. The transmission is crap for it canot decide what gear to run in and the truck has a surge when you are trying to park or pill into a garage. I have had the truckmin the shop twice and went today and talk to a sevice adviser and was told that there was nothing they could do for this is the way the truck will perform and they were done. The truck is omld six months old with 6k miles. I am going tomorrow and trade it in for a Dogde Ram. Hopefully Toyota will get there act together for if people stop buying there products for they are no longer in my book as the best vechicle on the road.

By Jill

on Oct/24/16

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Windshield

Had this truck 30 days and a small chip from a passing regular size truck on the highway ran inches to either side in 2 hours, and much further by the end of the day. highly frustrating. Did not know to look for this trouble before buying, but this will be an expensive problem over the life of the car. I would not have purchased if I know this. there is an additional warranty they offer that supposedly would cover for a time, not worth it in the long run. AND it really needs adjustable seats, particularly driver. they have had much better technology for over a decade now, it dumbs down the vehicle not providing it for the price.

By WilbursDad

on Sep/02/16

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I purposely find places to drive to

[1] Ride quality - it's not a crossover, don't compare the ride quality to one. My wife drives the MDX, and there is a significant difference in the ride quality when we swap vehicles. It's a little rough around the edges, but then I expected that from the truck. However, it is a very solid ride. [2] Power - it's sufficient. It's not fast nor is it meant to be a road racer. [3] Noise - this is where the truck suffers a bit. I haven't driven the previous generation Tacomas, but from what I've read Toyota has made significant improvements to dampen the cabin. However, it is not good enough to use the bluetooth to talk on the phone while driving. Also, the engine noise is a bit annoying, but nothing that drives me crazy. [4] Rear passenger space - my family members aren't very tall. We're actually quite short, so having 4 adults in the truck is not a problem. However, I can see taller adults having a bit of a difficult time finding a comfortable spot in the rear seats. It's not ideal for long road trips, especially in the back seats. [5] Gas - I am averaging 19 - 20 mpg in mixed driving. [6] Infotainment - The system is reliable and responsive and I have no complaints. [6] Tires - I have the TRD Off-Road trim and the OEM tires are ok, but I will not be replacing them with the same tires when these wear out. [Summary] The ratings that I gave for this truck was based on it's comparison to other mid-sized trucks. I think it would be unfair to compare the ride to a SUV as I wouldn't compare the ride of a Camry to a luxury sedan.

Update 3/2/17: Having owned the vehicle for about half a year and using it as my daily driver, I still really enjoy driving the truck. The transmission issue that so many people complain about has been an issue for me, but the updates that Toyota are coming out with are helping. The truck starts off in overdrive mode and constantly wants to upshift, so you can either get in the habit of using ECT power or just give it a little more gas. The seats that many complain about isn't too much of an issue for me. However, for long distance trips (3+ hours), I definitely feel more fatigue. I listen to Pandora almost exclusively and while the Entune system is just fine when it works, sometimes it just has an issue establishing a connection with the vehicle. I don't know if it's my phone, the vehicle, or just the app itself, but it is a nuisance as I will experience this a few times a week.

By Gl450toTacoma

on Mar/31/16

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2013 GL 450 to 2016 Tacoma

Great truck, Entune is great. The Tacoma is easy to drive. Go get one. I have the 2016 Double cab with long bed. No issues with transmission, smooth and easy shifts.

By Marvin Sperber

on Mar/19/16

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7 month owner

After 7 months of ownership I am growing more of a fan of my 2016 Tacoma.
The only complaint is the gas mileage could be better. I received after market tires and rims in the deal (all terrian tires) that make my truck look great but I only average around 16 mph overall.
All features on the SR5 are just as nice as upper end models.
Super truck overall.

By David Becker

on Jan/24/16

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Tacoma 4x4 Treasure

If you're looking for a great looking, great performing, reliable truck with all the bells and whistles, then the newly redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma should be your choice. It also has the highest resale value of any truck out there. This is my 4th Tacoma! . I just traded in a 2015 Tacoma and got exactly what I paid for it new! I would not own any other truck.

By Alex

on Dec/18/15

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TRD Off road review

First off love the truck. It looks great in my opinion with toyota reliability. I really like the interior which feels simple but advance and stylish. I like the seat and steering wheel position. It does like to shift around but it's trying to save fuel. If your driving a hilly around it has an overdrive type of switch to stay in gear longer but use more fuel of course. I have used crawl mode once to test it on a dirt hill. It did amazing and crawled right up. Friends 2010 wrangler got stuck in a pot hole on the hill right after and had to back out and get more speed. Overall very impressed with the truck.

By Nick A.

on Dec/11/16

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Really Disappointed

I sold a 2006 Chevy Tahoe and leased a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe for a year just to wait for the 2016 Tacoma... BIG MISTAKE!!! My Tacoma has been in the shop 5 times over the last year for an electrical issue (interior lights fuse keeps popping) and now the radio resets a couple of times a week. It is in the shop now again... same problem. Toyota coroporate could not care less... they keep putting new fuses in and a few weeks later it happens again. Corporate sent me a letter back saying in essance - " There is no problem." Gilroy dealership is trying, but can't find the problem even with the help of the manufacturer (supposedly). My other complaints are like the others... transmission changes gears all of the time, gas mileage is not good and I have to duck to get in it and I'm 5'10". The extererior is nice and I do like the controls. I'm stuck with it for another year and a half... I hope the 2018 or 2019 is redesigned. If not, than I will NOT buy another Tacoma (sadly- because it is the truck I want). My loaner is a 2017 TRD Tacoma-- no changes from 2016... DISAPPOINTING!!!



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    127.4 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    212.3 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    70.6 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    9.4 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4060 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    4
  • Front Leg Room
    42.9 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    58.3 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    24.6 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    56.5 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.91 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    rear wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Leaf Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    245
  • Rear Tire Profile
    75



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Deactivation Switch
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power


Interior

Interior Features

  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.5 V6
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    21.1 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

TRD Off-Road V6 Double Cab (5 ft. Bed) / 4x4 / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.4 sec @ 91.2 mph
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    Motor Trend

TRD Off-Road V6 Double Cab (5 ft. Bed) / 4x4 / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.2 sec @ 91 mph
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    Car and Driver

TRD Off-Road V6 Double Cab (5 ft. Bed) / 4x4 / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.8 sec @ 89 mph
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    Car and Driver

SR5 V6 Double Cab (5 ft. Bed) / RWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.8 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.2 sec @ 91.6 mph
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    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $22,286
  • Private Seller Price
    $23,872
  • Dealer Price
    $25,068
  • Original MSRP
    $27,355

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
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  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Toyota Tacoma Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    19 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    24 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Toyota Tacoma Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    2 years / 25,000 miles
    1 years

2016 Toyota Tacoma Key Factors

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Pros

  • More off-road-capable than any other compact pickup
  • Attractive interior has easily understood controls
  • Truck bed packed with useful cargo management features
  • Resale value second to none.
  • Efficient V6 engine can tow up to 6,800 pounds
  • Top-level engine can be paired with a manual transmission

Cons

  • Cab stands higher than rivals
  • Telescoping steering wheel may not pull back far enough for some
  • Unconventional legs-out driving posture
  • Fuel economy optimized shifts of automatic transmission make the V6 feel sluggish at times.


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2016 Toyota Tacoma NHTSA Service Bulletins

Date Complaint Filed: 10/26/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Abnormal chirp or squeak noise from high pressure fuel pump. this happens while at idle and is a known issue for 2012-2013 toyota scions too (attaching scion tsb with this complaint). toyota replaced the fuel pump at 2,017 miles and in less than 400 miles the issue returned. the toyota field technician said that toyota is aware that there is an issue but there is no fix and no eta for a fix. toyota is refusing to replace the high pressure fuel pump again. i opened a case with toyota corporate and they sent it back to the dealer for authorization from the field technician. again the field technician refused to authorize a replacement fuel pump. the dealer is lithia toyota of medford, oregon.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/21/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When driving on the highway the acceleration is erratic. i will press on the accelerator to get to a cruising speed (this happens anywhere between 40-60 mph) and the vehicle suddenly accelerates and the tachometer jumps from between 2000 and 3000 to the upper 4000 ? 5000 range. additionally, when i have the car in cruise control, it does the same thing when going up hills. the engine revs loudly and the truck lurches erratically forward, so i have to quickly take it out of cruise control and get the peg on the tac down to a more reasonable level. mechanics at the scheduled did not make a note of any issues. i will press this with them at the next tune-up and safety check. the online form here asks for a specific date. this has been ongoing since i purchased the car 11-june-2016 to present (21-oct-16). *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 11/10/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 toyota tacoma. while driving at low speeds and turning the steering wheel, the rpms would increase to approximately 200-300. the failure would cause the vehicle to surge. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was low on transmission fluid. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was determined that the transmission software needed to be re-flashed. the vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was determined that the vehicle was operating properly. the manufacturer was notified of the failures. the approximate failure mileage was 1,863....updated 12/12/16 *bf updated 12/12/16.*jb


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My windshield "popped" and caused a crack. nothing hit the windshield. when i tried to get the half inch crack repaired, the crack spread to over 18 inches.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/09/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle is hesitant and slow to shift and fully in gage to the next gear while accelerating. sometimes takes a few seconds to switch into drive from reverse while at medium temperature. slight vibrations while moving at speeds between 25 - 40 mph are felt in steering wheel and throttle pedal. hood vibration at speeds over 40 mph and in drive in car wash drier.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/15/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle has a noticeable delay and abrupt shifting when changing from reverse to drive. the delay in shifting from reverse to drive feels dangerous because it often causes the vehicle to lurch forward unexpectedly. my vehicle currently has 4000 miles on it. i have contacted the dealer regarding this problem, they have said that this behavior is normal.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/13/2015

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On 11/23/15 i was able to take possession of the vehicle. on 11/24/15 i got into the vehicle to crank it up when the vehicle’s warning lights of brake, abs warning to check the anti—lock brake system and check brake system and the antiskid/traction lights came on at approximate 110 miles. i immediately called the dealership and was told that it would not hurt the vehicle to drive it and that it was safe. i was told that it was probably just a fuse by a salesperson, who allegedly talked to one of the master technicians about the situation. on 11/30/15 i also reported that the cruise control was also not working to the service department when i arrive at the dealership. the vehicle was diagnosed with a bad left rear speed sensor at 185 miles and again that the vehicle was safe to drive. on 12/04/15 at 334 miles the sensor was replaced. as i was going home on the interstate highway and less than 10 miles away, the same lights and warning readouts came back on. i immediately turned the vehicle around and proceeded back to the dealership. on my way back to the dealership while slowing down, a loud metallic banging/rattle could be heard coming from the rear end. when i got back to the dealership, i explained the same symptoms happened again as before and that now clanging/rattle in the rear end had developed to the service manager. at approximately 4:00p.m., i received a call from the service department and was told that a rear wheel bearing was not installed correctly from the factory, that it had done some damage and that the parts were ordered. i expressed my concerns about possible other damage such as the brakes, tire, sensors or the rear housing and safety of the vehicle.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/13/2015

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The windshield cracked after the first pebble hit it on the interstate. i was in a construction zone doing about 50 mph. while this sounds like a normal issue, this happened 200 miles after getting the vehicle. i traded in my 2009 tacoma which had been hit hundreds of times on this same stretch of road. i didn't think too much of it until i went to the auto glass repair place and discovered mine was the 3rd 2016 tacoma that week for the same issue. further research revealed that the 2016 went to a new multi-layered glass that cuts down on noise. i think this contributed to the windshield damage. while a minor chip may have been the result if it had happened with an older version windshield.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/05/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On a cold start, after you put the vehicle in d (drive) there is up to a 7 second delay on engagement of the transmission. the accelerator can be pressed and the vehicle will not move for up to 7 seconds leaving me stranded for example if i have backed out of the driveway to the street. once i place the vehicle in drive on a cold start, i cannot move for up to 7 seconds. this happens every time on a cold start.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/15/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Transmission has a delayed engagement on a cold start. when shifting from park to either drive or reverse, the truck moves slightly then a hard lock up is felt. i believe this to be a safety issue. while backing up onto street, when shifting from reverse to drive, there was a significant delay with no movement. with oncoming traffic i was worried whether on not it would engage at all. could have caused a accident.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/09/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Transmission slips when cold or after the truck sits for an hour or two. usually always occurs when starting the vehicle up, reversing and then going into drive. the transmission has a partial engagement but acceleration is not as intended. it will then "bang" into to gear and go. fear is that if you back out of your driveway and intend to accelerate, the truck may not move as intended thus creating a safety hazard. for a new vehicle, there should not be any slippage once shifted into drive. yesterday i had it where the slipping lasted three seconds before it finally went fully into gear. my truck has 1650 miles on it and it's done this since the day it was new. i would say i've experienced this at least 70+ times during cold starts at home or at work. also concerned about the wear on the transmission's internals due to this partial engagement of a forward gear.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/02/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

First incident occured while vehicle was stuck in light snow and ice condition. 4-wheel drive system did not appear to be operating properly. engaged new "crawl-control" system per owner's manual instructions. during use of crawl-control the motor rpm's exceeded 5,500; immediately pressed engine-stop button and applied brakes. incident resulted in catastrophic damage of front drive-line. damage included front drive-shaft failure; dealer indicated "drive-line" replaced. significant damage to components adjacent to front drive-shaft. vehicle repaired under warranty. two days after service random brake lock-up occurs while driving; vehicle skids out of control. no malfunction indicators showing. abs also does not activate during panic stop brake application. brake lockup experienced in winter conditions at high elevation nearly causing potentially fatal accident (1,000ft drop from road to canyon bottom, no guard-rails). while driving at 30mph the rear end of the truck begins to slide sideways. upon coming to a stop it is discovered that the vehicle will not drive forward. engaged 4-wheel drive and vehicle struggled to move. engaged differential lock and drove backwards for 80ft. wheels appear to become un-locked. drive forward for another 500 yards and same situation occurs.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/21/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 toyota tacoma exhibits a severe resonant vibration in the steering wheel and gas pedal from unknown source. the buzzing vibration emanates through the steering wheel and gas pedal at a severity and pitch that causes discomfort, tingling in the hands, arms, and right leg—to an extent i become distracted when driving owing to the discomfort and use unsafe driving methods to avoid the steering wheel or gas pedal. • when accelerating from 1,000 through 3,000 rpms, the steering wheel and gas pedal exhibit a resonant buzzing vibration. the vibration is powerful and worst in the 2,100-2,500 rpm range. extreme cold weather temperatures (15 degrees or less) dampen it. • the vibration only occurs when the engine is under load. it does not happen when the engine is revved through these ranges in park or neutral. • when the vibration occurs in the 2,100-2,500 range, it happens at an intensity and frequency that causes clothes and shoes to vibrate. moreover, one can feel the vibration in the skin and bones. • when traveling for long distances on the highway through hills or mountains, the engine often settles in the 2,000-2,500 range. the vibration is constantly present in the steering wheel and gas pedal. after long exposures to this vibration via long trips, hands and feet begin to experience tingling. i constantly try to steer with minimal to no contact with the steering wheel and using cruise control to avoid the discomfort. this affects driver’s ability to feel and maintain proper control of acceleration and steering. i find myself constantly trying to get out of this range when on long-distance highway travel. i have been working with toyota since october 2015 to address this issue to no avail. this includes three service department visits and myriad phone calls with toyota corporate help line.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/21/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The transmission fails to engage in a normal amount of time after going from reverse to drive. it is long enough where you select drive and begin to apply throttle and it just revs up then engages while the engine is revved and lunges forward. it also slips when going around corners at low speed and low throttle.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/01/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Safety issue - when starting cold and engaging reverse, the truck sometimes fails to engage the reverse gear causing a delay of 3-6 seconds, then engages suddenly causing truck to surge in reverse. this surge could cause a safety issue for any pedestrians behind the vehicle as well as possibility of backing into something. transmission seems to slip. took it to molle toyota in kansas city who reports this as normal.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/23/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Had an are truck cap put on after 5 miles of driving truck indicator light came on "brake malfunction". got truck home tried to restart and now truck will not start saying "check charging system and brake malfunction


Date Complaint Filed: 02/05/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I had this truck less than 2 weeks with around 500 miles on it and the windshield cracked due to a pebble hitting it at a fairly low speed. the windshield seems to be especially fragile in the 2016 tacoma as i have had multiple rocks hit my windshield at higher speeds and never had it crack so easily. i have also found that many other 2016 tacoma owners are experiencing the same issue.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/19/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Passenger side door comes unlatched while driving. cold weather freezes inside the latch-handle and does not complete latch. when passenger put weight on door they nearly fell out of the moving vehicle. a second occurrence was observed when going through a corner; no passenger.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/19/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle experienced a complete locking of the rear wheels. toyota and the dealership have stated that the parking brake caused the wheels to seize. toyota's factory representative indicated that the parking brakes should never be used in cold weather and that any future repairs are no longer covered under the warranty.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/22/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My abs light failure came on and said check with dealer. three days later taken to dealership and electrical harness had been chewed by rodents. it is requiring $5000 to replace this component. i have had this truck for one month and brand new. the vehicle was stationery in driveway when eaten.








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