2007 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2007 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck produced in the United States by the Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota considering that 1995. The very first generation Tacoma, design years 1995 1/2 via 2004, was identified as a compact pickup. The 2nd generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Electric motor Trend Publication's Truck of the Year for 2005.

Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is offered in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, as well as the French area of New Caledonia.


2007 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 before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a better top priority on ride high quality, taking care of, comfort, and also safety over ruggedness as well as haul ability. The style is meant to better match the needs of the US and also Canadian pickup market, where pickup trucks, specifically compact as well as mid-sized models, are frequently made use of as personal lorries, as well as less exclusively for industrial, agricultural, and off roadway usage. The name was derived from the Coast Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Development started in 1989, complying with launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and also concluded in 1994. Style work was done at Calty Layout Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior style proposal was selected in the autumn of 1991 and also in last type, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the production layout were filed in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the USA.

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

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

4x4 Tacomas (additionally 2WD crew cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been made use of on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The vehicle's framework is fully boxed till right away after the rear fallen leave springtime install bracket 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 Single cab Tacomas had the alternative of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 generated 254 bhp (189 kW) as well as 270 lb · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary cabs only obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD plans started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was chosen, a differential storage locker in the rear came with it).

In its very first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma offered extremely well, drawing in several young buyers. The initial generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge headlights in October 1996 on 2WD versions and an overall of two aesthetic renovations: the initial in July 1997, as well as the second in October 2000. The renovations mainly required grilles (model year MY1998 as well as 2001) and tailgate badging as well as symbols (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer rear leaf springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and the motorist's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Most 4x4 designs had Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Created via 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 taxi (four-door) design contributed to the lineup in October 2000. The staff taxicab showcased four doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded taxicabs still opened up with 2 doors and also used Bilstein shocks. The prolonged taxicab included a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the staff taxi showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several clients were upset with tiny team taxi beds, however a lot of rivals shared this drawback.

In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had also introduced an S-Runner trim package that included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It included 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 gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity just raised in the following couple of 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 announced a 15-year, unlimited gas mileage corrosion warranty for 1995-2000 version years as a result of insufficient rustproofing as well as framework deterioration problems impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the frame or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later on reached include 2001-2004 model years, yet in these cases when a structure was discovered to be rustic to the point of perforation, the framework is changed with a brand-new one instead of a buy back.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the version years 2001 to 2004 that were sold mainly in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall involves the spare tire as well as exactly how it could diminish.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started growth of the second generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of growth work was managed by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner design competitors in 2001. Final layouts were frozen for production in 2002 and licenses filed on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being examined from very early 2003. Models were developed later on in 2003, with advancement ending in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota unveiled a bigger as well as much more powerful Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen various setups, that included three taxicab setups, 4 transmissions, 2 engines, and two bed lengths. The three taxi configurations contain routine cab, gain access to taxicab, and double taxi. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed guidebook, and also 6-speed handbook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy bed, as well as 5 ft (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 filled in the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had lots of enhancements, such as a tow ranking of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and also a payload capability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It produces 236 horse power (176 kW) and 266 pound · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, however brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less costly designs is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 lb · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota likewise presented an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow-moving marketing S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner includes the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the factory as well as consisted of an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota also consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with designs that were furnished with the optional Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC immediately uses braking throughout downhill descents while HAC stops the vehicle from rolling backwards on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional attributes. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD bundle furnished Tacomas additionally showcase an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioning power outlet. The restrain cleats are ranked to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 version made some alternatives standard. Toyota additionally included 2 new indoor colors for the 2007 version year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety attributes were included and also the Tacoma not uses a mechanical minimal slip differential instead an open differential which makes use of private wheel braking to mimic a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continuously come equipped with a securing back differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. Nonetheless, in August 2009 Toyota introduced that it would relocate Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor facelift came for 2009, including a somewhat revised grille on some designs, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport models consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input now comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxi vehicles have 2 brand-new ceiling placed speakers and readily available back-up screen. 4 new exterior shades are additionally contributed to the Tacoma.

After the bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional manufacturing quantity at its Texas and also Mississippi plants, ended Corolla as well as 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 along with the Tundra. This brought a total of around 1,000 new tasks to San Antonio.

The 2012 version year refresh showcased a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, brand-new inside and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year features touch screen stereo as well as removes the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune package is set up. 2014 designs came with a new SR trim as well as for 2015 models the normal taxicab model was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota USA cleared up a class action fit over frame rust, consenting to inspect and if required change rusted frames on 2005-2010 version year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and also its territories.

SG Automotive manufactures an associate a similar grille and also headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.

Third generation (September 2015-present)

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

The vehicle has a brand-new outside account taking designing signs from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 design year Tundra pick-up and showcases a far more aggressive and also masculine appearance, with a larger grill as well as brand-new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate and bed were upgraded and also included a debossed Tacoma logo design along with an instilled spoiler. New personality lines were also observed on the vehicle along with an air dam in front of the car - these new features will likely assist in fanned economic situation.

Under the hood Toyota provides a 2.7 Litre I4 paired with a 6-speed transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to route shot based on driving conditions and works on the Atkinson cycle utilizing VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is offered in both a 6-speed automatic as well as manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automatic is 19/24/21 and 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automatic. Based on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the added tow package.

Along with this, Toyota upgraded the vehicle's frame by adding more high toughness steel in order to increase the truck's rigidity and to drop weight. The body is likewise created making use of ultra-high toughness steel that will be incorporated utilizing a brand-new warm stamping procedure that decreases weight. Toyota likewise upgraded the suspensions, back differentials as well as rear axle to boost the truck's roadway manners while still keeping it off-road qualified. The vehicle is available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, Limited, as well as array topping TRD Pro. The truck is used in Accessibility Cab and also Dual Taxicab configurations with the lengthy or short bed sizes. The Routine Cab version was not carried over for the new generation pick-up. The inside of the pickup gets a total overhaul also. Making use of a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma a lot more glamorous and included a larger touchscreen screen along with an all new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials also replaced the previous generations difficult plastics. A leather choice was added. Toyota has likewise made use of an acoustic windshield, better insulated doors, in addition to more climate stripping to lower roadway and wind sound. For the very first time Toyota will certainly provide twin climate control in the freshly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation models, the steering wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have minimized capability, as well as for that reason damaged ease when trying to browse phone Contacts/ Fave Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are not linked to the Entune system for the functions of searching and also choosing calls. Rather, the motorist has to rely upon voice controls, or unsafely reaching over making adjustments to the Entune system to surf and also pick the suitable get in touch with in order to put a phone call. In addition, D-pad controls no longer use the capability to scroll via checklists of tunes throughout USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The vehicle driver has to utilize the touch display to pick new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim versions features an all-new surface select mode which allows the chauffeur to select in between various types of terrain such as, loose rock, mud, as well as sand. Toyota likewise announced a new CRAWL mode that will certainly allow the vehicle driver to steer the truck in hard surface while the truck handles braking and velocity by itself. Along with this the vehicle also includes a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone billing ability, simple reduced tailgate, unseen area monitoring system, backup cam (standard) and also an installed GoPro owner (criterion).

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

The Tacoma's change to its third generation took place while the segment is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant developed 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant developed 71,399 for an overall of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 as well as Baja built 82,328 for a total of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the United States and also Canada (in addition to 115,489 Tundras also integrated in San Antonio) and, with the mid size sector up general, the San Antonio plant was running costlier extra Saturday changes to keep up with need, running at 125% of predicted plant capacity. The 2016 as well as 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all various other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota USA announced that they will raise manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from concerning 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.