2002 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup manufactured in the U.S. by the Japanese car producer Toyota considering that 1995. The first generation Tacoma, version years 1995 1/2 through 2004, was categorized as a small pickup. The second generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Trend Publication's Truck of the Year for 2005.

As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is marketed in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French region of New Caledonia.


2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner


First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was introduced in the United States in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a replacement for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a greater top priority on flight high quality, taking care of, convenience, and safety and security over durability and also haul ability. The style is planned to much better fit the requirements of the United States and Canadian pickup market, where pickup, particularly portable as well as mid-sized versions, are typically used as individual lorries, and also much less exclusively for business, farming, and off roadway usage. The name was originated from the Shore Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Development started in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and wrapped up in 1994. Style work was done at Calty Style Research in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior layout proposal was chosen in the autumn of 1991 as well as in last type, iced up for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the manufacturing design were filed in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the USA.

There were a total amount of three engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.

-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) and also 160 pound · feet (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 pound · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) and 220 pound · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L provided 29 miles each US gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L offered 26 miles each US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and the 3.4 L supplied 22 miles per US gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (freeway ).

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and 3.4 L engines were readily available in this vehicle depending upon options. Automatic and manual transmissions were readily available.

4x4 Tacomas (additionally 2WD staff taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been utilized on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's structure is fully boxed up until instantly after the back fallen leave springtime install brace where it transitions right into a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Solitary taxi Tacomas had the option of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 generated 254 bhp (189 kW) as well as 270 pound · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single taxicabs just obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD packages started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was chosen, a differential locker in the rear came with it).

In its initial pair years of production the Tacoma marketed quite possibly, bring in numerous young buyers. The very first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to flush headlights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total amount of 2 cosmetic facelifts: the first in July 1997, and also the second in October 2000. The facelifts generally entailed grilles (version year MY1998 and 2001) and tailgate badging and symbols (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments consisted of a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer back fallen leave springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, as well as the motorist's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Many 4x4 models featured Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 model year.

Made with 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Workplace under # 0890798) was a new staff taxi (four-door) design added to the schedule in October 2000. The team taxicab featured four doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the prolonged taxicabs still opened with two doors and utilized Bilstein shocks. The extended taxicab included a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the staff taxi featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of consumers were distressed with tiny crew taxi beds, yet the majority of competitors shared this drawback.

In October 2000, in addition to the front facelift, Toyota had also introduced an S-Runner trim plan which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It had 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and also a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 produced monthly from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal only boosted in the following couple of years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, and Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively revealed a 15-year, unlimited mileage deterioration warranty for 1995-2000 version years as a result of insufficient rustproofing as well as framework deterioration concerns influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the structure or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later extended to include 2001-2004 model years, yet in these cases when a structure was discovered to be corroded to the point of opening, the framework is changed with a brand-new one instead of a buy back.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the version years 2001 to 2004 that were offered largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall involves the spare tire and also just how it might diminish.

2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started advancement of the second generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of growth job was managed by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal style competitors in 2001. Final designs were iced up for manufacturing in 2002 and also licenses submitted on July 3, 2003, with test burros being tested from early 2003. Models were developed later in 2003, with development ending in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Program, Toyota introduced a larger as well as more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was offered in eighteen various setups, that consisted of 3 taxi arrangements, 4 transmissions, 2 engines, as well as 2 bed sizes. The three taxi arrangements include normal cab, gain access to taxi, and also double taxi. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automated, 5-speed guidebook, and 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) lengthy bed, as well as 5 feet (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 replaced the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had numerous enhancements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and a haul ability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, but brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less expensive models is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota also presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow-moving marketing S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner showcases the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, reduced two inches from the factory and also included an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota additionally included a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with designs that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Advancement (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC immediately uses stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the lorry from rolling in reverse on hillsides. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional attributes. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package equipped Tacomas additionally showcase an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 model. The 2006 model made some choices requirement. Toyota additionally added 2 new indoor shades for the 2007 model year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 security functions were added as well as the Tacoma not uses a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which makes use of specific wheel stopping to simulate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continue to come outfitted with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would certainly transfer Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A small facelift came for 2009, including a slightly modified grille on some designs, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport designs consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input currently comes criterion. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have 2 brand-new ceiling installed speakers as well as offered backup screen. 4 brand-new exterior colors are likewise included in the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM finished its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing added production quantity at its Texas and also Mississippi plants, finished Corolla as well as Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built along with the Expanse. This brought a total of approximately 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.

The 2012 model year revitalize included a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new inside and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 model year comes with touch screen stereo and also eliminates the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune package is set up. 2014 models featured a brand-new SR trim and also for 2015 designs the routine cab model was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota UNITED STATE resolved a class action suit over frame rust, agreeing to examine and also if essential change rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 version year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and also its areas.

SG Automotive manufactures a truck with a similar grille as well as headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Car Show with USA sales adhering to in September 2015.

The truck has a brand-new outside profile taking designing hints from the 2014 version year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 version year Tundra pickup and showcases a much more hostile and masculine look, with a bigger grill and brand-new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were upgraded and also featured a debossed Tacoma logo design in addition to an instilled spoiler. New character lines were likewise observed on the truck along with an air dam before the automobile - these new functions will likely help in intensified economic climate.

Under the hood Toyota provides a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook as well as a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to direct injection based upon driving problems as well as works on the Atkinson cycle making use of VVT-iW variable valve timing. The 3.5-liter V6 supplies 278 hp as well as 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is offered in both a 6-speed automated and manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automatic is 19/24/21 and 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automatic. Based on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow approximately 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the added tow plan.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the truck's frame by adding more high strength steel in order to boost the vehicle's rigidity as well as to drop weight. The body is likewise created making use of ultra-high toughness steel that will be incorporated utilizing a new hot stamping process that decreases weight. Toyota likewise upgraded the suspensions, back differentials as well as rear axle to boost the vehicle's road good manners while still keeping it off-road qualified. The vehicle is readily available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, as well as variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is used in Gain access to Cab and Double Taxi arrangements with the lengthy or short bed sizes. The Routine Taxi model was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pickup. The inside of the pick-up gets a total overhaul too. Utilizing a handle-bar motif, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma more luxurious and added a larger touchscreen screen along with an all new cockpit console. Soft-touch materials likewise changed the previous generations hard plastics. A natural leather choice was added. Toyota has actually likewise utilized an acoustic windshield, much better protected doors, along with even more weather stripping to reduce road as well as wind sound. For the first time Toyota will certainly provide double climate control in the freshly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation versions, the steering wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have minimized functionality, and as a result damaged ease when trying to search phone Get in touches with/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no longer linked to the Entune system for the functions of searching as well as picking calls. Instead, the chauffeur must rely on voice controls, or unsafely getting to over making modifications to the Entune system to surf as well as choose the ideal get in touch with in order to place a call. Moreover, D-pad controls no longer supply the ability to scroll with checklists of tunes during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The driver must utilize the touch display to select brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim models features an all-new terrain select mode which permits the vehicle driver to choose in between various sorts of surface such as, loose rock, mud, as well as sand. Toyota additionally revealed a brand-new CRAWL mode that will certainly permit the vehicle driver to guide the vehicle in difficult surface while the vehicle handles braking and also velocity by itself. Along with this the vehicle also includes a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone billing capacity, easy lower tailgate, blind spot monitoring system, back-up electronic camera (criterion) and also an installed GoPro holder (requirement).

Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro version in late 2016, which has FOX-patented Interior Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, and heritage influenced 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is only readily available in the dual taxicab brief bed setup, with either a conventional or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and red inside.

The Tacoma's shift to its 3rd generation occurred while the segment is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant constructed 110,911 and Baja developed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the US as well as Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses also constructed in San Antonio) and also, with the mid dimension sector up overall, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday changes to stay on par with demand, performing at 125% of projected plant capability. The 2016 and also 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all other Tacoma setups are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota UNITED STATE revealed that they will raise production at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from regarding 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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