2001 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck made in the United States by the Japanese vehicle producer Toyota because 1995. The initial generation Tacoma, version years 1995 1/2 through 2004, was identified as a portable pick-up. The second generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Electric motor Pattern Publication's Truck of the Year for 2005.

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

2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner

First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was presented in the United States in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a substitute for the Hilux, which prior to this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a greater concern on ride top quality, managing, convenience, as well as security over durability and also haul ability. The style is meant to far better match the requirements of the United States as well as Canadian pickup market, where pickup, especially compact and mid-sized models, are usually utilized as personal lorries, and also less exclusively for industrial, agricultural, and also off road use. The name was stemmed from the Shore Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Advancement started in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 as well as wrapped up in 1994. Layout job was done at Calty Style Research Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's outside design proposition was picked in the fall of 1991 as well as in last kind, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the production layout were submitted in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the United States.

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

-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 lb · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and 177 pound · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) and also 220 pound · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L gave 29 miles per US gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and also the 3.4 L delivered 22 miles per United States 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 available in this lorry depending on options. Automatic and manual transmissions were readily available.

4x4 Tacomas (likewise 2WD staff cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been made use of on the previous pick-ups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's framework is completely boxed up until right away after the back fallen leave springtime mount brace where it transitions right into a c-frame area. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the automatic transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Solitary 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 lb · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxis only obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD bundles started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential storage locker in the rear had it).

In its first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma sold effectively, drawing in many young buyers. The very first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD models and a total amount of 2 aesthetic renovations: the very first in July 1997, and the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations mostly required grilles (version year MY1998 as well as 2001) and also tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical changes included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer rear fallen leave springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and also the driver's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 designs came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.

Developed via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a new crew taxi (four-door) design contributed to the lineup in October 2000. The team cab showcased 4 doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxis still opened up with 2 doors as well as utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxicab included a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the staff taxicab showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of clients were distressed with little crew cab beds, however most rivals shared this imperfection.

In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had additionally unveiled an S-Runner trim plan that 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 created 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, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively introduced a 15-year, unrestricted mileage corrosion warranty for 1995-2000 design years due to inadequate rustproofing and also frame corrosion issues affecting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the frame or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later on reached include 2001-2004 model years, but in these instances when a frame was located to be rustic to the point of perforation, the structure is changed with a new one rather than a buy back.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered concerning 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the version years 2001 to 2004 that were offered largely in 20 cold-weather UNITED STATE states. The recall includes the spare tire as well as exactly how it could diminish.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began development of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of growth job was dealt with by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the interior design competitors in 2001. Final designs were frozen for manufacturing in 2002 and also licenses submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being examined from early 2003. Prototypes were developed later on in 2003, with development ending in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Automobile Program, Toyota unveiled a bigger and much more powerful Tacoma. This new Tacoma was offered in eighteen various setups, that consisted of three taxicab configurations, four transmissions, two engines, and two bed sizes. The 3 taxi arrangements include routine taxi, accessibility taxicab, and double taxicab. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed handbook, and 6-speed manual. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy bed, as well as 5 ft (1.5 m) short bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had many improvements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), as well as a haul ability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It generates 236 horse power (176 kW) as well as 266 lb · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, however all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder choice in cheaper models is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 lb · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota likewise introduced an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow-moving selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, decreased two inches from the manufacturing facility and also included an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota likewise consisted of a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with models that were outfitted with the optional Toyota Competing Growth (TRD) Off-Road plan. DAC automatically uses braking throughout downhill descents while HAC avoids the vehicle from rolling in reverse on hills. A back securing differential, or limited-slip differential were additionally some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package geared up Tacomas additionally feature an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 version. The 2006 design made some alternatives requirement. Toyota likewise added 2 new interior colors for the 2007 version year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 security features were added as well as the Tacoma not offers a mechanical limited slip differential instead an open differential which makes use of specific wheel stopping to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions continuously come furnished with a securing back differential. The second generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would relocate Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor renovation came for 2009, including a slightly revised grille on some models, new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sporting activity designs consists of smoked headlamp trim. Supporting sound input currently comes standard. The Access/Double Taxi trucks have 2 new ceiling placed audio speakers as well as offered backup screen. 4 new outside shades are additionally included in the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, requiring extra manufacturing volume at its Texas and also Mississippi plants, finished Corolla and also Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built along with the Expanse. This brought a total of around 1,000 brand-new jobs to San Antonio.

The 2012 model year rejuvenate included a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, new interior as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year features touch display stereo and gets rid of the shark fin antenna as well as SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune plan is installed. 2014 versions had a brand-new SR trim and also for 2015 versions the regular taxicab version was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota USA worked out a class action match over frame rust, consenting to examine and also if required replace rusted frames on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States and also its areas.

SG Automotive makes a truck with a comparable grille and headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

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

The vehicle has a new exterior profile taking designing hints from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 version year Tundra pickup and includes a far more aggressive and also manly appearance, with a bigger grill and also brand-new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were upgraded and showcased a debossed Tacoma logo design as well as an instilled spoiler. New character lines were also observed on the truck as well as an air dam before the automobile - these brand-new functions will likely assist in added fuel economy.

Under the hood Toyota offers a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed handbook and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to route shot based upon driving conditions and runs on the Atkinson cycle making use of VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 supplies 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is offered in both a 6-speed automated and also manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automated is 19/24/21 as well as 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based upon the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma could tow as much as 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the included tow plan.

In addition to this, Toyota upgraded the truck's structure by adding a lot more high strength steel in order to enhance the truck's rigidness as well as to go down weight. The body is likewise built utilizing ultra-high strength steel that will be integrated making use of a new hot marking process that decreases weight. Toyota likewise updated the suspensions, back differentials as well as rear axle to enhance the truck's road manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The truck is available in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, and variety topping TRD Pro. The vehicle is supplied in Accessibility Taxicab as well as Double Taxicab arrangements with the long or brief bed dimensions. The Regular Taxicab design was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pickup. The interior of the pickup gets a complete overhaul also. Making use of a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma more extravagant as well as included a larger touchscreen screen in addition to an all new cockpit console. Soft-touch products likewise replaced the previous generations tough plastics. A natural leather option was included. Toyota has additionally made use of an acoustic windscreen, far better shielded doors, as well as more weather condition stripping to minimize road and wind noise. For the first time Toyota will supply double climate control in the newly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have actually decreased performance, and as a result damaged ease when attempting to search phone Get in touches with/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are not linked to the Entune system for the functions of searching as well as selecting contacts. Rather, the driver needs to rely upon voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to earn changes to the Entune system to search as well as select the ideal call in order to position a phone call. Furthermore, D-pad regulates not provide the capacity to scroll with listings of tunes during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The vehicle driver must use the touch display to pick brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim designs showcases an all-new surface select setting which allows the motorist to select between different kinds of terrain such as, loose rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota additionally introduced a brand-new CRAWL setting that will allow the driver to steer the truck in challenging surface while the vehicle manages braking and also acceleration on its own. Along with this the truck additionally features a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, very easy reduced tailgate, dead spot surveillance system, back-up cam (standard) as well as a placed GoPro owner (requirement).

Toyota also introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which features FOX-patented Internal Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, as well as heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is just readily available in the double cab short bed setup, with either a common or automated transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black and also red inside.

The Tacoma's transition to its third generation took place while the segment is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant constructed 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 as well as Baja developed 82,328 for an overall of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were marketed in the United States and also Canada (in addition to 115,489 Expanses also integrated in San Antonio) as well as, with the mid dimension segment up general, the San Antonio plant was running costlier additional Saturday shifts to stay up to date with demand, running at 125% of forecasted plant capability. The 2016 and also 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota U.S.A revealed that they will boost manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from regarding 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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