2004 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2004 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck produced in the United States by the Japanese car producer Toyota since 1995. The first generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 through 2004, was categorized as a small pick-up. The second generation was categorized as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Trend Magazine's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

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


2004 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 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 engineered with a better concern on flight quality, handling, comfort, and security over ruggedness and haul capacity. The layout is meant to better suit the requirements of the United States as well as Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, particularly portable and mid-sized models, are frequently utilized as personal automobiles, and also much less solely for industrial, agricultural, and off roadway use. The name was derived from the Shore Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth started in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and also concluded in 1994. Design work was done at Calty Style Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior layout proposition was chosen in the autumn of 1991 and also in last kind, frozen for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production style were submitted in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the USA.

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

-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 pound · feet (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 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) and also 220 pound · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L provided 29 miles per United States gallon (8.1 L/100 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L gave 26 miles each United States gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and also the 3.4 L supplied 22 miles each US gallon (11 L/100 km; 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 automobile depending upon choices. Automatic and also manual transmissions were available.

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (likewise 2WD team taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's frame is completely boxed until instantly after the back leaf springtime 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 Single 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) as well as 270 pound · 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 manufacturing facility. TRD bundles began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential storage locker in the rear included it).

In its first couple years of manufacturing the Tacoma sold extremely well, bring in numerous young customers. The very first generation Tacoma went through a minor headlight upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD versions and also an overall of two aesthetic renovations: the very first in July 1997, and also the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations generally involved grilles (design year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging and emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer back leaf springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and also the vehicle driver's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". The majority of 4x4 versions came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Created through 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Workplace under # 0890798) was a new crew cab (four-door) version included in the lineup in October 2000. The crew taxicab included 4 doors as well as Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded taxicabs still opened up with two doors and utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxicab featured a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the crew cab featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several consumers were disturbed with little team taxi beds, however many rivals shared this drawback.

In October 2000, in addition to the front facelift, Toyota had likewise revealed an S-Runner trim package 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 just 800 created 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 appeal just enhanced in the following few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, as well as Dodge Dakota, yet still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively introduced a 15-year, limitless mileage corrosion warranty for 1995-2000 model years because of inadequate rustproofing as well as frame deterioration issues impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either repair the structure or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later on reached include 2001-2004 model years, yet in these instances when a structure was located to be corroded to the point of opening, the framework is replaced with a new one rather than a redeem.

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

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began advancement of the second generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of development job was managed by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and also Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the interior design competitors in 2001. Final designs were iced up for manufacturing in 2002 as well as licenses submitted on July 3, 2003, with test burros being evaluated from very early 2003. Models were developed later on in 2003, with growth ending in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Car Program, Toyota revealed a bigger and also much more powerful Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen various configurations, that included three taxi arrangements, four transmissions, 2 engines, and also 2 bed lengths. The three taxicab setups contain regular cab, accessibility taxicab, as well as double taxicab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed handbook, and 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 improvements, such as a tow ranking of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and a payload capacity of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, yet brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in less expensive versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota additionally presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow 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, lowered two inches from the factory and included an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with designs that were outfitted with the optional Toyota Competing Advancement (TRD) Off-Road plan. DAC instantly uses stopping during downhill descents while HAC stops the automobile from rolling backwards on hillsides. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with four tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package outfitted Tacomas additionally feature an in-bed 115V/400W AC power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are rated to stand up to 220 pound (100 kg).

The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 version. The 2006 design made some choices criterion. Toyota also included 2 brand-new indoor shades for the 2007 design year. 2008 models are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 security features were included and also the Tacoma no longer provides a mechanical minimal slip differential rather an open differential which uses specific wheel stopping to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continuously come geared up with a locking back differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed 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 somewhat changed grille on some models, new LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport versions includes smoked headlamp trim. Supporting sound input now comes criterion. The Access/Double Taxi trucks have two brand-new ceiling installed speakers and also offered backup screen. Four new outside shades are also added to the Tacoma.

After the personal bankruptcy of GM, GM ended its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, requiring added manufacturing volume at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla as well as Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be developed alongside the Tundra. This brought an overall of around 1,000 new work to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year refresh showcased a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, brand-new interior and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year comes with touch display audio system as well as removes the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune bundle is set up. 2014 designs included a new SR trim and for 2015 versions the regular cab model was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota UNITED STATE resolved a class action suit over frame rust, consenting to check as well as if necessary change rusted structures on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and its territories.

SG Automotive produces an associate a comparable grille and also fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Automobile Program with United States sales following in September 2015.

The vehicle has a brand-new exterior profile taking designing hints from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 version year Expanse pick-up and also showcases a much more aggressive and also masculine look, with a larger grill and also new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were upgraded as well as included a debossed Tacoma logo as well as an instilled looter. New personality lines were likewise observed on the vehicle in addition to an air dam before the lorry - these new functions will likely assist in added fuel economic climate.

Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed handbook and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to direct injection based upon driving conditions as well as runs 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 provided in both a 6-speed automated 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 automated. Based upon the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the added tow package.

In addition to this, Toyota upgraded the vehicle's frame by adding much more high strength steel in order to increase the vehicle's rigidness and to go down weight. The body is also constructed using ultra-high strength steel that will certainly be integrated making use of a new warm marking process that lowers weight. Toyota also upgraded the suspensions, rear differentials and also back axle to improve the truck's road manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The truck is offered in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, and also array topping TRD Pro. The vehicle is offered in Access Taxi and also Dual Cab configurations with the lengthy or short bed dimensions. The Routine Cab design was not rollovered for the brand-new generation pickup. The inside of the pickup gets a total overhaul too. Using a handle-bar style, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma extra glamorous as well as included a larger touchscreen screen along with an all brand-new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials additionally replaced the previous generations difficult plastics. A leather option was included. Toyota has actually also utilized an acoustic windshield, far better protected doors, in addition to even more weather condition removing to lower road and also wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will certainly offer double climate control in the newly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation designs, the guiding wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have actually reduced functionality, and also therefore impaired convenience when attempting to surf phone Calls/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no more linked to the Entune system for the objectives of surfing as well as picking contacts. Instead, the driver should rely upon voice controls, or unsafely getting to over to earn modifications to the Entune system to search as well as pick the ideal call in order to put a telephone call. Additionally, D-pad controls no longer supply the ability to scroll with checklists of tunes throughout USB or Bluetooth music playback. The vehicle driver should utilize the touch display to pick new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim designs features an all-new surface pick mode which permits the vehicle driver to select in between different types of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and sand. Toyota also revealed a brand-new CRAWL setting that will permit the vehicle driver to steer the vehicle in challenging surface while the vehicle handles stopping and also velocity by itself. In addition to this the vehicle also showcases a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, easy lower tailgate, unseen area surveillance system, back-up cam (criterion) as well as a placed GoPro holder (requirement).

Toyota additionally presented a TRD Pro version in late 2016, which comes with FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, and also heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is only readily available in the double cab short bed arrangement, with either a basic or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red interior.

The Tacoma's transition to its third generation took place while the sector is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant developed 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant built 71,399 for an overall of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 and Baja developed 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the US and also Canada (together with 115,489 Tundras likewise constructed in San Antonio) and, with the mid dimension segment up general, the San Antonio plant was running costlier extra Saturday shifts to stay on par with need, running at 125% of projected plant capability. The 2016 and 2017 version year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all various other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota USA announced that they will certainly raise production at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.