2006 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2006 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck produced in the U.S. by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota given that 1995. The initial generation Tacoma, version years 1995 1/2 via 2004, was classified as a small pick-up. The second generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Fad Magazine's Truck of the Year for 2005.

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


2006 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner


First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was presented in the US in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a substitute for the Hilux, which prior to this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a better top priority on trip high quality, handling, convenience, and also safety over durability as well as payload capability. The style is planned to better fit the demands of the US and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup, specifically portable and mid-sized versions, are often used as personal cars, and less solely for commercial, farming, and also off road use. The name was stemmed from the Coastline Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth began in 1989, following launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and also ended in 1994. Layout work was done at Calty Style Research Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's outside layout proposal was selected in the autumn of 1991 and also in last type, iced up for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production layout were submitted in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the United States.

There were an overall of 3 engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.

-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 pound · feet (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) as well as 177 pound · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) and 220 pound · feet (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L gave 29 miles per United States gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L offered 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), as well as 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 as well as 3.4 L engines were readily available in this car depending upon options. Automatic and also manual transmissions were offered.

4x4 Tacomas (likewise 2WD staff cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been made use of on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The vehicle's frame is totally boxed till quickly after the back fallen leave springtime place bracket where it transitions 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 Single cab Tacomas had the alternative of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single taxicabs only got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD packages started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential storage locker in the rear featured it).

In its very first pair years of production the Tacoma marketed extremely well, attracting many young purchasers. The first generation Tacoma underwent a small headlight upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD designs and also a total amount of 2 aesthetic renovations: the very first in July 1997, and the 2nd in October 2000. The facelifts mainly involved grilles (model year MY1998 as well as 2001) as well as tailgate badging and also symbols (MY1998). Mechanical changes included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer back fallen leave springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, and also the motorist's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". The majority of 4x4 designs had Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.

Designed via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan Patent Office under # 0890798) was a brand-new crew cab (four-door) model added to the schedule in October 2000. The team taxicab featured 4 doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the prolonged cabs still opened with two doors as well as used Bilstein shocks. The prolonged taxi featured a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the team cab included a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several customers were distressed with small staff cab beds, but a lot of rivals shared this imperfection.

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

In 2008, Toyota proactively introduced a 15-year, limitless gas mileage deterioration warranty for 1995-2000 model years as a result of poor rustproofing and structure rust concerns influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will certainly either fix the structure or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later on included include 2001-2004 model years, however in these instances when a frame was located to be rustic to the point of opening, the framework is replaced with a brand-new one as opposed to a buy back.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were offered largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall entails the spare tire and also exactly how it can fall off.

2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began development of the second generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of advancement job was taken care of by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner style competition in 2001. Final designs were frozen for manufacturing in 2002 as well as licenses submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being checked from very early 2003. Models were built later on in 2003, with growth finishing in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Program, Toyota introduced a larger as well as extra effective Tacoma. This new Tacoma was offered in eighteen different setups, that consisted of three taxicab configurations, 4 transmissions, two engines, and 2 bed lengths. The 3 taxi setups consist of normal taxi, gain access to taxi, as well as dual taxi. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed guidebook, and 6-speed manual. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) long bed, and also 5 feet (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 filled in the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had lots of improvements, such as a tow score of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), as well as a payload capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) as well as 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, but all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in less expensive models is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 lb · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota additionally introduced an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow-moving selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner includes the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the factory and consisted of an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with designs that were equipped with the optional Toyota Competing Development (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC instantly uses braking throughout downhill descents while HAC stops the lorry from rolling in reverse on hillsides. A back locking differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional functions. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite inner bed that includes a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD plan geared up Tacomas additionally showcase an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are ranked to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 version. The 2006 model made some choices requirement. Toyota also added 2 new interior colors for the 2007 model year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety functions were included and the Tacoma no longer supplies a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which uses specific wheel stopping to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road designs remain to come furnished with a locking back differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were constructed in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would certainly transfer Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor facelift came for 2009, consisting of a somewhat modified grille on some designs, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport versions includes smoked headlamp trim. Complementary sound input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxi trucks have two brand-new ceiling installed speakers and offered backup display. 4 new exterior shades are additionally added to the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing added manufacturing volume at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built along with the Expanse. This brought an overall of about 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year freshen featured a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, brand-new interior and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year has touch display stereo as well as removes the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune plan is mounted. 2014 models included a brand-new SR trim as well as for 2015 models the normal taxi design was stopped.

In November 2016, Toyota UNITED STATE cleared up a class action match over frame corrosion, agreeing to evaluate and if required replace rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and also its areas.

SG Automotive makes an associate a comparable grille as well as headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The new Tacoma was formally introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Car Show with USA sales following in September 2015.

The truck has a brand-new outside profile taking styling cues from the 2014 version year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 model year Tundra pick-up and showcases a much more aggressive and also manly appearance, with a larger grill as well as brand-new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were redesigned as well as included a debossed Tacoma logo along with an infused looter. New personality lines were likewise observed on the truck as well as an air dam before the automobile - these new features will likely aid in intensified economic climate.

Under the hood Toyota provides a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed manual and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to direct shot based upon driving conditions as well as operates on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp as well as 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is provided in both a 6-speed automatic and also 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 upon the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the included tow package.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the truck's structure by adding extra high stamina steel in order to raise the truck's rigidness and also to go down weight. The body is also constructed utilizing ultra-high strength steel that will be incorporated making use of a new warm marking procedure that decreases weight. Toyota likewise upgraded the suspensions, back differentials and rear axle to boost the truck's road manners while still maintaining it off-road capable. The truck is readily available in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, and also array topping TRD Pro. The vehicle is supplied in Accessibility Cab and also Double Taxi configurations with the long or short bed sizes. The Normal Taxi design was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pickup. The interior of the pickup obtains a total overhaul as well. Utilizing a handle-bar style, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma more luxurious and added a larger touchscreen display as well as an all new cockpit console. Soft-touch products also changed the previous generations difficult plastics. A natural leather option was added. Toyota has actually additionally utilized an acoustic windshield, much better insulated doors, in addition to even more climate removing to reduce roadway as well as wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will supply double environment control in the recently fine-tuned Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have actually lowered capability, and therefore damaged ease when trying to browse phone Get in touches with/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no more linked to the Entune system for the functions of browsing and also selecting get in touches with. Instead, the motorist should count on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over making adjustments to the Entune system to search and also select the appropriate call in order to put a phone call. Furthermore, D-pad regulates not offer the capacity to scroll via checklists of tunes during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The driver needs to utilize the touch screen to pick new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim models showcases an all-new terrain pick setting which permits the motorist to choose between various types of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, as well as sand. Toyota additionally introduced a brand-new CRAWL mode that will certainly allow the vehicle driver to guide the vehicle in challenging surface while the vehicle takes care of stopping as well as acceleration on its own. Along with this the vehicle additionally showcases a moon-roof, key-less entrance, Qi Wireless phone billing capability, simple lower tailgate, unseen area tracking system, back-up camera (standard) and also a placed GoPro holder (standard).

Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which comes with FOX-patented Interior Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, as well as heritage influenced 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is only available in the double taxi short bed setup, with either a basic or automatic gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red inside.

The Tacoma's transition to its third generation occurred while the segment is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas and also the Baja plant constructed 71,399 for an overall of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 and Baja developed 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 developed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the US and Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses also integrated in San Antonio) and, with the mid size sector up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday changes to stay on top of demand, going for 125% of projected plant capability. The 2016 and 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all various other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota U.S.A announced that they will certainly enhance manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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