2006 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2006 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup manufactured in the United States by the Japanese auto producer Toyota considering that 1995. The very first generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 through 2004, was identified as a portable pickup. The second generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year for 2005.

As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is marketed in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and also the French area 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 Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a greater top priority on ride quality, taking care of, convenience, and also security over durability and payload capacity. The style is planned to better match the requirements of the United States and also Canadian pickup market, where pickup trucks, specifically portable as well as mid-sized versions, are commonly made use of as personal cars, and much less exclusively for commercial, agricultural, and also off road usage. The name was derived from the Coast Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Advancement started in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and also wrapped up in 1994. Design job was done at Calty Style Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior style proposal was picked in the autumn of 1991 as well as in final kind, iced up for production in 1992. Patents for the manufacturing style were submitted in Japan in April 1993 and 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 also 160 lb · feet (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 pound · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) and 220 lb · 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 offered 26 miles each US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and also the 3.4 L provided 22 miles per 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 also 3.4 L engines were available in this vehicle relying on choices. Automatic and also manual transmissions were available.

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (likewise 2WD team taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been made use of on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's frame is fully boxed up until right away after the rear leaf spring place brace where it transitions right into a c-frame area. 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 taxicab Tacomas had the choice of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 produced 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 pound · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxicabs just got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD bundles began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential storage locker in the rear had it).

In its very first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma offered very well, drawing in several young buyers. The first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights 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 also the second in October 2000. The facelifts generally involved grilles (model year MY1998 and also 2001) as well as tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a button 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 vehicle driver's side air bag (standard from 1995 launch) was "depowered". The majority of 4x4 models included Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Created through 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 renovation (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan Patent Office under # 0890798) was a new crew cab (four-door) version contributed to the schedule in October 2000. The crew taxi included four doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded cabs still opened up with 2 doors as well as utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxicab showcased a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the team cab featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Many clients were distressed with tiny staff cab beds, yet a lot of rivals shared this drawback.

In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had additionally introduced an S-Runner trim package which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It had 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, as well as a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were only 800 produced monthly from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually gained 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal just raised in the next couple of years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, and also Dodge Dakota, however still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, unlimited gas mileage rust service warranty for 1995-2000 model years as a result of insufficient rustproofing as well as structure deterioration issues influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either repair the framework or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later reached include 2001-2004 model years, however in these cases when a structure was found to be corroded to the point of opening, the frame is changed with a new one instead of a redeem.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were marketed mostly in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall includes the spare tire and how it might fall off.

2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started development of the second generation Tacoma under chief engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of growth work was handled by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and also Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal design competition in 2001. Final designs were iced up for manufacturing in 2002 and licenses filed on July 3, 2003, with test mules being checked from very early 2003. Models were developed later on in 2003, with growth ending in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Car Program, Toyota revealed a bigger as well as a lot more powerful Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was offered in eighteen various setups, that consisted of 3 cab setups, four transmissions, two engines, and also two bed lengths. The three cab setups contain normal taxi, access taxi, and dual taxicab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed guidebook, as well as 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) long bed, as well as 5 feet (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 several enhancements, such as a tow ranking of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), as well as a haul capacity of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and also 266 pound · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, yet all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder choice in cheaper designs is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 pound · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota also presented an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow marketing S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner showcases the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered 2 inches from the factory and also consisted of an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota likewise included a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with models that were furnished with the optional Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Off-Road plan. DAC automatically uses stopping during downhill descents while HAC avoids the car from rolling in reverse on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional functions. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite inner bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package geared up Tacomas additionally include an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power outlet. The tie down cleats are ranked to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 design made some choices criterion. Toyota additionally added 2 new interior colors for the 2007 model year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security features were included and the Tacoma no longer supplies a mechanical minimal slip differential instead an open differential which uses specific wheel braking to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models remain to come equipped with a securing rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would certainly transfer Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor renovation came for 2009, consisting of a slightly modified grille on some designs, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sporting activity versions consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary sound input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxi vehicles have two brand-new ceiling placed audio speakers as well as available backup screen. 4 new exterior shades are likewise contributed to the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing added manufacturing volume at its Texas and Mississippi plants, finished Corolla and also Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be developed alongside the Tundra. This brought an overall of around 1,000 brand-new tasks to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year rejuvenate showcased a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new interior as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 version year comes with touch screen stereo and gets rid of the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune package is set up. 2014 versions came with a brand-new SR trim as well as for 2015 designs the routine cab version was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota UNITED STATE cleared up a class action suit over framework corrosion, accepting evaluate as well as if essential change rusted structures on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and also its regions.

SG Automotive manufactures an associate a comparable grille as well as fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Auto Show with United States sales adhering to in September 2015.

The vehicle has a new outside account taking designing cues from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 version year Tundra pickup and includes a a lot more hostile and also manly appearance, with a bigger grill and brand-new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were redesigned and also included a debossed Tacoma logo along with an instilled spoiler. New character lines were additionally observed on the truck as well as an air dam in front of the vehicle - these brand-new functions will likely help in intensified economic climate.

Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Liter I4 coupled with a 6-speed transmission or the existing 5-speed manual and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to guide injection based on driving problems and also runs on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is used in both a 6-speed automated and also manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automated is 19/24/21 and 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automatic. Based on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma could tow approximately 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the added tow bundle.

Along with this, Toyota upgraded the truck's framework by adding a lot more high strength steel in order to enhance the vehicle's rigidness and to go down weight. The body is also constructed utilizing ultra-high toughness steel that will certainly be integrated using a brand-new hot marking process that lowers weight. Toyota additionally updated the suspensions, back differentials and back axle to enhance the vehicle's road good manners while still keeping it off-road qualified. The truck is readily available in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, Limited, and range covering TRD Pro. The truck is used in Gain access to Cab as well as Dual Taxicab setups with the long or brief bed sizes. The Routine Cab model was not carried over for the brand-new generation pick-up. The interior of the pickup gets a total overhaul also. Making use of a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma much more lavish as well as added a bigger touchscreen screen in addition to an all brand-new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials likewise replaced the previous generations hard plastics. A leather alternative was included. Toyota has actually likewise used an acoustic windshield, far better insulated doors, as well as even more weather condition stripping to reduce roadway and also wind noise. For the first time Toyota will certainly offer double environment control in the recently improved Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation designs, the steering wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have reduced performance, and also for that reason impaired convenience when trying to search phone Calls/ Favorite Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are no more linked to the Entune system for the objectives of browsing and selecting get in touches with. Instead, the vehicle driver has to depend on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over making changes to the Entune system to search and also choose the appropriate call in order to place a call. In addition, D-pad controls not use the capability to scroll through lists of songs throughout USB or Bluetooth music playback. The motorist needs to utilize the touch display to select new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim versions features a brand new surface select mode which enables the motorist to choose in between various sorts of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota additionally introduced a new CRAWL mode that will allow the motorist to guide the vehicle in challenging terrain while the truck manages braking and also acceleration on its own. In addition to this the truck additionally features a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, simple reduced tailgate, dead spot tracking system, backup video camera (criterion) as well as an installed 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 fog lights, and heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is just offered in the double taxicab short bed setup, with either a basic or automatic gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black as well as red interior.

The Tacoma's shift to its 3rd generation happened while the segment is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant built 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant constructed 110,911 and Baja developed 82,328 for an overall of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the US and Canada (together with 115,489 Expanses additionally built in San Antonio) as well as, with the mid dimension section up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday shifts to stay on top of demand, running at 125% of forecasted plant ability. The 2016 and also 2017 version year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all various other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota USA revealed that they will raise production at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.