2014 Toyota Tacoma

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$18,125-$28,385
$17,162-$26,297
17 CITY / 22 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2014:
  • New family of Entune infotainment systems
  • SR package adds sporty appearance
  • X-Runner sport truck is discontinued

Introduction
The 2014 Toyota Tacoma enters its 10th year in production since its last complete redesign, yet it remains the best-selling model in the entry-level pickup truck segment. The Tacoma's only competition comes in the form of the equally aged Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Frontier.

Models and Features
Toyota offers the 2014 Tacoma in regular cab, extended Access Cab, and 4-door Double Cab body styles paired with a regular-length cargo bed. The Double Cab is also available with a short cargo bed. Access Cab and Double Cab body styles are available as a PreRunner variant with a raised suspension and ride height.

Air conditioning and an Entune touch-screen audio system with a reversing camera, USB port, iPod connection, auxiliary audio input jack, and Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming capability are standard equipment on even the most basic Tacoma model. Upgrade to the Access Cab and the Tacoma includes power windows, power door locks, and front bucket seats separated by a center console. Double Cabs add power side mirrors and adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat.

A Limited Edition Baja Series truck has bead-lock 16-inch aluminum wheels painted Gun-Metal Gray, LT265/70R16 off-road tires, a modified suspension with a 2-inch lift and additional wheel travel, and a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) cat-back exhaust system.

Options and Packages
Add a Convenience package to a 2014 Tacoma and the truck gets power side mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, audio controls for the steering wheel, and a sliding rear window with privacy glass. The SR5 package includes these items plus fog lights, a chrome grille surround, chrome rear bumper, and color-keyed exterior trim. The SR5 package also equips the Tacoma with nicer interior materials, variable intermittent wipers, and an Entune Audio Plus system.

Two TRD option packages are also available. A TRD Sport package adds a sport suspension, 17-inch aluminum wheels with low-profile tires, and a hood scoop. A TRD Off-Road package adds hill-start assist control, downhill-assist control, an electronic-locking rear differential, revised suspension tuning, and off-road tires. Both packages also contain fog lights, sport seats wrapped in water-resistant fabric, and a 115-volt power outlet in the cargo bed.

A Limited package adds leatherette seats, heated front seats, metallic interior trim, additional chrome exterior trim, fog lights, and 18-inch chrome wheels. A V6 Tow package is also optional, prepping the truck for towing up to 6,500 lbs., depending on configuration.

Three Entune infotainment system upgrades are offered for the 2014 Tacoma. Entune Audio Plus adds a high-resolution screen, HD Radio, HD traffic and weather, iTunes tagging, and satellite radio. Entune Premium adds a navigation system and Entune App Suite technology. The Entune Premium JBL system includes premium Greenedge audio speakers.

Under the Hood
Two different engines are offered for the 2014 Tacoma, depending on cab style and drivetrain choice. A 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine is rated to make 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, with a choice between a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

A 4.0-liter V-6 engine is available, generating 236 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque, and equipped with a choice between a 6-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic transmission. Either engine can be paired with 4-wheel drive (4WD), and the V-6 tows up to 6,500 lbs. when properly equipped.

All 2014 Tacomas include free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 25,000 miles of ownership.

Fuel Economy
With the 4-cylinder engine and 2-wheel drive, the Tacoma's fuel economy ratings range from a minimum of 19 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission to a maximum of 25 mpg on the highway with the manual gearbox, according to the EPA. Add 4WD and the numbers are 18 mpg city/21 mpg highway, regardless of transmission choice.

There is less variation with the V-6 engine, which returns a minimum of 16 mpg in the city and a maximum of 21 mpg on the highway, almost without exception.

Safety Ratings and Technology
All 2014 Tacomas have Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, which is designed to prevent the truck from accidentally accelerating as long as the driver is pushing down on the brake pedal. A reversing camera is also standard, thanks to the new family of Entune touch-screen audio systems.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Tacoma receives a 4-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating regardless of body style or drivetrain type. That includes a 4-star rollover resistance rating for all versions, including those with 4WD. Note, however, that the Tacoma Double Cab receives a 3-star frontal-impact rating due to a 3-star front passenger test result.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not rated the 2014 Tacoma's crashworthiness as this overview was written.

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  • Name 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18125.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 21/25
  • Name 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18125.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 21/25
  • Name 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18125.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 21/25
  • Name 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19025.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19025.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19025.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Access Cab I4 MT (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20615.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 21/25
  • Name 2WD Access Cab I4 MT (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20615.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 21/25
  • Name 2WD Access Cab I4 MT (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20615.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 21/25
  • Name 2WD Access Cab I4 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21515.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Access Cab I4 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21515.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Access Cab I4 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21515.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Access Cab I4 AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22175.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Access Cab I4 AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22175.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Access Cab I4 AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22175.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Access Cab V6 AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23610.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Access Cab V6 AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23610.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Access Cab V6 AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23610.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name 2WD Double Cab I4 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22725.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Double Cab I4 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22725.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name 2WD Double Cab I4 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22725.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab I4 AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23275.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab I4 AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23275.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab I4 AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23275.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab V6 AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24710.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab V6 AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24710.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab V6 AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24710.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25210.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25210.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name PreRunner (2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25210.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
  • Name 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21975.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21975.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21975.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23105.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23105.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23105.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab I4 MT (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 24450.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab I4 MT (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 24450.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab I4 MT (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 24450.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab I4 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25350.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab I4 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25350.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab I4 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25350.00 Engine 2.7 L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab V6 MT (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26005.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/19
  • Name 4WD Access Cab V6 MT (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26005.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/19
  • Name 4WD Access Cab V6 MT (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26005.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/19
  • Name 4WD Access Cab V6 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26885.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab V6 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26885.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Access Cab V6 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26885.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Double Cab V6 MT (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27005.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/19
  • Name 4WD Double Cab V6 MT (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27005.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/19
  • Name 4WD Double Cab V6 MT (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27005.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/19
  • Name 4WD Double Cab V6 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27885.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Double Cab V6 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27885.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Double Cab V6 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27885.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28385.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28385.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Name 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28385.00 Engine 4.0 L/241 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
INTERIOR
  • Front Tilt-Forward 4-way Adjustable Bench Seat -inc: adjustable headrests
  • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer and Trip Odometer
  • Entune Selective Service Internet Access
  • 3 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Remote Entry w/Illuminated Entry
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Passenger Visor Vanity Mirror
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Regular Dome Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Manual 1st Row Windows
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Air Filtration
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 4-way adjustable seats w/passenger-side fold-flat, adjustable headrests and center console
  • Jump Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat
  • Fixed Rear Windows
  • 4 Person Seating Capacity
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Rear Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 2nd Row Underseat Storage
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks
  • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 4-way adjustable passenger-side fold-flat seat, adjustable headrests, center console and driver's seat w/adjustable lumbar support
  • Front Seats w/Manual Driver Lumbar
  • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Lumbar Support
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 2nd Row Underseat Storage
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: passenger-side fold-flat seat and adjustable headrests
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 15" x 6J+45 Style Steel
  • Tires: P215/70R15 AS
  • Regular Composite Box Style
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Black Front Bumper w/1 Tow Hook
  • Black Rear Step Bumper
  • Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Manual Remote Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Fixed Interval Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Rear Splash Guards
  • Argent Grille
  • Tailgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Integrated Storage
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Reverse Opening Rear Doors
  • Wheels: 16" x 7J+30 Style Steel
  • Tires: P245/75R16 AS
  • Black Fender Flares
  • Splash Guards
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Tires: P245/75R16 Mud & Snow
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.7L I-4 DOHC 16-Valve -inc: cast iron block w/aluminum alloy head and VVT-i
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • 3.307 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,650 lbs
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 356CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 1325# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic w/ECT-i
  • 3.583 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,900 lbs
  • 1285# Maximum Payload
  • 4.100 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,250 lbs
  • 65-Amp/Hr 582CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 1 Skid Plate
  • 1440# Maximum Payload
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 4.0L V6 DOHC EFI 24-Valve -inc: aluminum block and alloy head w/VVT-i
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic w/ECT-i
  • 3.727 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,400 lbs
  • 1500# Maximum Payload
  • 1175# Maximum Payload
  • 1360# Maximum Payload
  • 1415# Maximum Payload
  • 1330# Maximum Payload
  • GVWR: 5,100 lbs
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • 2 Skid Plates
  • 1390# Maximum Payload
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • GVWR: 5,350 lbs
  • 1320# Maximum Payload
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • GVWR: 5,500 lbs
  • 1395# Maximum Payload
  • 1305# Maximum Payload
  • 1215# Maximum Payload
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Entune AM/FM/CD -inc: MP3/WMA playback capability, 6.1" touch-screen display, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port, iPod connectivity and control, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition and music streaming
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
    • 4 Speakers
    • Fixed Antenna
    • 6 Speakers

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