2003 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2003 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup manufactured in the United States by the Japanese auto supplier Toyota since 1995. The first generation Tacoma, design years 1995 1/2 via 2004, was identified as a portable pickup. The 2nd generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Pattern Publication's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

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

2003 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 replacement for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a higher concern on flight high quality, managing, convenience, as well as safety over durability as well as haul capacity. The layout is meant to far better fit the needs of the United States as well as Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, specifically portable and also mid-sized versions, are often used as individual cars, and also much less exclusively for industrial, agricultural, as well as off road usage. The name was originated from the Coast Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Development began in 1989, following launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and also ended in 1994. Style job was done at Calty Layout Research Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior style proposal was picked in the fall of 1991 as well as in final type, iced up for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production style were filed in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the United States.

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

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

4x4 Tacomas (additionally 2WD crew taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been used on the previous pick-ups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The truck's structure is totally boxed up until quickly after the rear leaf spring place brace where it transitions into a c-frame section. 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 taxi Tacomas had the choice 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 cabs just got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD packages began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was chosen, a differential locker in the rear included it).

In its first pair years of production the Tacoma marketed extremely well, bring in several young customers. The initial generation Tacoma went through a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total amount of two cosmetic renovations: the first in July 1997, as well as the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations mainly involved grilles (version year MY1998 and 2001) as well as tailgate badging and also emblems (MY1998). Mechanical changes included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer back fallen leave springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and also the motorist's side air bag (standard from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Many 4x4 models included Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Created via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a brand-new team cab (four-door) model added to the schedule in October 2000. The staff taxicab featured 4 doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxicabs still opened up with two doors and made use of Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxicab included a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the crew taxi showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Many consumers were disturbed with tiny staff taxicab beds, yet most competitors shared this drawback.

In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had likewise revealed 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 only 800 generated monthly from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually acquired 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity only increased in the next couple of years. By 2004 it was ahead of 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, endless gas mileage corrosion warranty for 1995-2000 model years due to insufficient rustproofing as well as structure deterioration issues impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will certainly either fix the frame or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later reached include 2001-2004 model years, but in these cases when a frame was discovered to be corroded to the point of opening, the structure is replaced with a new one as opposed to a buy back.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were marketed largely in 20 cold-weather UNITED STATE states. The recall includes the spare tire as well as just how it might fall off.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started growth of the second generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of advancement job was dealt with by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori and also Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal layout competition in 2001. Last layouts were frozen for production in 2002 and also patents filed on July 3, 2003, with test mules being tested from early 2003. Models were constructed later on in 2003, with advancement finishing in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Car Show, Toyota introduced a larger and much more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was offered in eighteen different arrangements, that consisted of 3 taxicab arrangements, 4 transmissions, two engines, and 2 bed lengths. The three taxicab arrangements include routine taxi, gain access to taxi, as well as dual taxicab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, as well as 6-speed manual. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy bed, and also 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 lots of enhancements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a payload capability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It creates 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, yet brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in more economical models is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota also introduced an X-Runner trim, which changes 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, reduced 2 inches from the factory and also consisted of an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with models that were outfitted with the optional Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) Off-Road bundle. DAC automatically uses stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC prevents the lorry from rolling in reverse on hillsides. A back locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD package furnished Tacomas additionally feature an in-bed 115V/400W AC power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are rated to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 model. The 2006 design made some options criterion. Toyota additionally added 2 brand-new interior shades for the 2007 version year. 2008 models are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety attributes were added as well as the Tacoma no more supplies a mechanical restricted slip differential rather an open differential which uses individual wheel braking to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions remain to come outfitted with a locking rear differential. The second generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all built in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would certainly transfer Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A small facelift came for 2009, including a slightly changed grille on some models, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport models includes smoked headlamp trim. Supporting audio input currently comes standard. The Access/Double Cab vehicles have two new ceiling placed speakers as well as available backup monitor. 4 brand-new outside colors are additionally contributed to the Tacoma.

After the personal bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing extra manufacturing volume at its Texas and also Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and 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 constructed together with the Expanse. This brought a total amount of about 1,000 new tasks to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year freshen featured a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new interior and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year comes with touch display stereo and gets rid of the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune plan is mounted. 2014 models included a brand-new SR trim and also for 2015 versions the normal cab model was ceased.

In November 2016, Toyota USA resolved a class action fit over structure rust, agreeing to evaluate and if needed change rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and its areas.

SG Automotive manufactures a truck with a similar grille and fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.

Third generation (September 2015-present)

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

The truck has a new outside account taking styling hints from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 design year Expanse pickup as well as includes a far more aggressive and manly appearance, with a larger grill and also brand-new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate and bed were revamped and showcased a debossed Tacoma logo in addition to an instilled looter. New character lines were additionally observed on the truck along with an air dam before the lorry - these new features will likely help in added fuel economic situation.

Under the hood Toyota offers a 2.7 Litre I4 paired 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 changing from port to guide shot based on driving problems and operates on the Atkinson cycle utilizing VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 supplies 278 hp as well as 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is used in both a 6-speed automated and 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 automatic. Based upon the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the included tow package.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the vehicle's structure by including much more high toughness steel in order to enhance the truck's rigidness and to go down weight. The body is additionally created making use of ultra-high toughness steel that will certainly be integrated using a brand-new hot marking process that decreases weight. Toyota additionally updated the suspensions, back differentials as well as rear axle to improve the truck's roadway good manners while still keeping it off-road qualified. The vehicle is offered in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, as well as array topping TRD Pro. The vehicle is used in Access Cab and Double Cab arrangements with the long or short bed dimensions. The Routine Taxicab version was not rollovered for the new generation pickup. The inside of the pick-up gets a total overhaul as well. Using a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma much more elegant and added a bigger touchscreen screen in addition to an all new cockpit console. Soft-touch materials likewise replaced the previous generations hard plastics. A natural leather option was included. Toyota has likewise utilized an acoustic windshield, far better shielded doors, along with even more weather removing to minimize roadway as well as wind noise. For the first time Toyota will provide dual climate control in the recently improved Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation designs, the guiding wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have actually decreased performance, as well as for that reason impaired convenience when attempting to search phone Calls/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no more linked to the Entune system for the purposes of surfing and choosing calls. Rather, the chauffeur needs to rely upon voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to make adjustments to the Entune system to search as well as select the proper contact in order to put a telephone call. Additionally, D-pad manages no more offer the ability to scroll via lists of songs during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The driver should utilize the touch screen to pick brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim designs features an all-new surface select setting which allows the vehicle driver to choose in between different types of terrain such as, loose rock, mud, and sand. Toyota likewise introduced a new CRAWL mode that will certainly allow the driver to steer the vehicle in hard surface while the truck takes care of stopping as well as velocity by itself. Along with this the vehicle additionally features a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, simple lower tailgate, blind spot tracking system, back-up electronic camera (standard) and an installed GoPro owner (criterion).

Toyota also presented a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which includes FOX-patented Internal Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, and also heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is just readily available in the dual taxi short bed arrangement, with either a typical or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red inside.

The Tacoma's transition to its 3rd generation occurred while the section is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant constructed 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 as well as Baja developed 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were marketed in the US and Canada (together with 115,489 Tundras likewise constructed in San Antonio) as well as, with the mid dimension sector up general, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday shifts to keep up with demand, performing at 125% of projected plant capacity. The 2016 and also 2017 model year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota UNITED STATE announced that they will increase manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from regarding 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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