2004 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2004 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup made in the United States by the Japanese auto supplier Toyota since 1995. The first generation Tacoma, design years 1995 1/2 with 2004, was classified as a compact pickup. The 2nd generation was categorized as mid-size. The Tacoma was Electric motor Pattern Magazine's Truck of the Year for 2005.

Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French area of New Caledonia.


2004 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 substitute for the Hilux, which prior to this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a better priority on ride high quality, managing, comfort, and safety and security over ruggedness as well as haul capacity. The style is intended to far better match the requirements of the United States and also Canadian pickup market, where pickup, specifically portable as well as mid-sized versions, are often used as individual automobiles, and also less exclusively for industrial, farming, and off road usage. The name was derived from the Shore Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Development started in 1989, adhering to launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and also concluded in 1994. Style job was done at Calty Style Research Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's outside design proposal was chosen in the autumn of 1991 as well as in last kind, frozen for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production style were filed in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the United States.

There were a total amount of 3 engines readily available for the Toyota Tacoma:.

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

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and 3.4 L engines were offered in this car depending on choices. Automatic as well as manual transmissions were readily available.

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (additionally 2WD staff taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been used on the previous pick-ups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's frame is fully boxed up until instantly after the back leaf spring install bracket 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 produced 254 bhp (189 kW) as well as 270 pound · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxicabs just obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD plans started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential locker in the rear featured it).

In its very first couple years of production the Tacoma offered very well, bring in several young buyers. The very first generation Tacoma went through a minor front lights upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total of 2 cosmetic renovations: the first in July 1997, and the second in October 2000. The renovations mainly involved grilles (design year MY1998 as well as 2001) and tailgate badging and emblems (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments consisted of a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer rear leaf springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, as well as the driver's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Most 4x4 models featured Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Developed 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 team taxicab (four-door) model contributed to the schedule in October 2000. The staff cab showcased 4 doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded taxicabs still opened with 2 doors and also utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive cab included a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the crew taxi showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Numerous consumers were distressed with little staff taxi beds, but the majority of competitors shared this drawback.

In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had likewise introduced 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 only 800 generated every month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity only increased in the following couple of years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, as well as Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, endless gas mileage corrosion guarantee for 1995-2000 model years as a result of insufficient rustproofing as well as frame deterioration issues affecting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the framework or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later extended to include 2001-2004 model years, however in these instances when a structure was discovered to be rustic to the point of opening, the framework is replaced with a brand-new one instead of a buy back.

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

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began advancement of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of advancement job was handled by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner layout competition in 2001. Last styles were frozen for manufacturing in 2002 as well as patents filed on July 3, 2003, with test mules being examined from very early 2003. Prototypes were built later in 2003, with development ending in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Auto Program, Toyota unveiled a larger and a lot more effective Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen various configurations, that consisted of 3 cab arrangements, 4 transmissions, 2 engines, and 2 bed sizes. The 3 taxicab setups include regular taxicab, access taxicab, as well as double taxicab. The transmissions come in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed guidebook, as well as 6-speed guidebook. 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 took the place of the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The brand-new V6 had lots of improvements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and also a haul capacity of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It generates 236 horse power (176 kW) as well as 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, but all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder choice in cheaper designs is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) as well as 180 pound · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota likewise presented an X-Runner trim, which replaces the sluggish selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, decreased 2 inches from the factory and also included an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with models that were outfitted with the optional Toyota Competing Development (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC automatically uses stopping during downhill descents while HAC prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards on hillsides. A back securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional functions. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD package geared up Tacomas also feature an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power outlet. The restrain cleats are rated to stand up to 220 pound (100 kg).

The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 model. The 2006 model made some alternatives requirement. Toyota also included 2 new interior shades for the 2007 version year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety features were included as well as the Tacoma not supplies a mechanical restricted slip differential rather an open differential which utilizes individual wheel stopping to mimic a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions continue to come equipped with a securing back differential. The second generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would certainly move Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor facelift came for 2009, including a slightly changed grille on some versions, new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sport versions includes smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input now comes criterion. The Access/Double Cab vehicles have two brand-new ceiling placed audio speakers and readily available backup monitor. 4 new exterior colors are also included in the Tacoma.

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

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

In November 2016, Toyota USA settled a class action fit over frame rust, accepting check 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 its territories.

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

Third generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was formally introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Car Program with USA sales adhering to in September 2015.

The truck has a brand-new exterior profile taking styling signs from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 version year Expanse pick-up and features a much more hostile and masculine look, with a bigger grill and new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate and bed were revamped as well as featured a debossed Tacoma logo along with an instilled spoiler. New character lines were additionally observed on the truck along with an air dam in front of the vehicle - these new attributes will likely assist in fanned economy.

Under the hood Toyota supplies a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to route shot based on driving problems and also works 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 supplied in both a 6-speed automatic 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 on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the added tow bundle.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the truck's frame by adding extra high stamina steel in order to boost the vehicle's rigidness as well as to drop weight. The body is likewise constructed utilizing ultra-high stamina steel that will be incorporated using a new warm stamping procedure that lowers weight. Toyota additionally upgraded the suspensions, rear differentials as well as back axle to enhance the truck's road manners while still maintaining it off-road capable. The truck is available in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, as well as variety covering TRD Pro. The vehicle is provided in Accessibility Taxicab as well as Double Taxicab setups with the long or short bed dimensions. The Normal Taxicab version was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pick-up. The interior of the pickup gets a complete overhaul too. Making use of a handle-bar style, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma much more lavish and also added a larger touchscreen display screen along with an all brand-new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials additionally replaced the previous generations tough plastics. A leather alternative was included. Toyota has likewise utilized an acoustic windshield, far better shielded doors, along with more climate stripping to decrease roadway and wind noise. For the first time Toyota will provide twin climate control in the freshly refined Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have actually decreased functionality, and also as a result damaged comfort when trying to browse phone Get in touches with/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are not linked to the Entune system for the purposes of searching and also selecting get in touches with. Rather, the chauffeur has to count on voice controls, or unsafely getting to over to make changes to the Entune system to search and also choose the ideal call in order to put a telephone call. Moreover, D-pad controls no longer offer the capacity to scroll with checklists of tunes during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The vehicle driver needs to use the touch screen to choose new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim designs showcases a brand new terrain choose setting which allows the motorist to pick in between various types of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and sand. Toyota additionally revealed a brand-new CRAWL mode that will allow the driver to guide the vehicle in difficult terrain while the truck manages braking and acceleration on its own. Along with this the truck also includes a moon-roof, key-less entrance, Qi Wireless phone charging capacity, very easy reduced tailgate, blind spot tracking system, back-up electronic camera (standard) as well as an installed GoPro owner (standard).

Toyota additionally presented a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which features FOX-patented Interior Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, and heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is just readily available in the double cab short bed setup, with either a typical or automatic gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black as well as red inside.

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

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