2006 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2006 toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup manufactured in the U.S. by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota since 1995. The initial generation Tacoma, design years 1995 1/2 with 2004, was classified as a portable pickup. The second generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Trend Publication's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is marketed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, as well as the French territory of New Caledonia.


2006 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 Pick-up. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is syntheticed with a higher top priority on trip high quality, dealing with, comfort, and also safety over ruggedness and haul capacity. The layout is meant to better fit the needs of the United States and Canadian pickup market, where pickup trucks, particularly small and mid-sized designs, are frequently made use of as individual vehicles, as well as much less specifically for commercial, agricultural, and off road use. The name was originated from the Shore Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth started in 1989, adhering to launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 as well as ended in 1994. Layout job was done at Calty Layout Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior design proposition was chosen in the autumn of 1991 as well as in final type, frozen for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production style were submitted in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the USA.

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

-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) as well as 160 pound · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 pound · 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 offered 29 miles per US gallon (8.1 L/100 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles each United States gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), and also the 3.4 L supplied 22 miles per US gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (highway ).

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and also 3.4 L engines were offered in this automobile depending upon choices. Automatic and also manual transmissions were available.

4x4 Tacomas (likewise 2WD staff taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's framework is totally boxed till quickly after the back leaf spring mount 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 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) and 270 pound · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxis just got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD packages began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential locker in the rear had it).

In its very first couple years of manufacturing the Tacoma sold very well, drawing in numerous young customers. The first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge headlights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total amount of 2 cosmetic renovations: the very first in July 1997, as well as the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations mostly involved grilles (design year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging as well as symbols (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments consisted of a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer rear fallen leave springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, as well as the driver's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 models had Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Designed via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Workplace under # 0890798) was a new staff cab (four-door) model added to the schedule in October 2000. The team taxicab included four doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxis still opened up with 2 doors as well as made use of Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxicab featured a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the crew taxicab included a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of clients were disturbed with little team taxi beds, but most rivals shared this drawback.

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

In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, limitless gas mileage rust warranty for 1995-2000 version years because of insufficient rustproofing and structure deterioration problems influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the framework or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later extended to consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these situations when a framework was discovered to be corroded to the point of opening, the framework is changed with a brand-new one instead of a redeem.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were offered largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall involves the spare tire and also just how it might diminish.

2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began advancement of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development work was taken care of by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner layout competitors in 2001. Last designs were frozen for manufacturing in 2002 and also licenses submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being checked from very early 2003. Models were constructed later on in 2003, with growth ending in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Program, Toyota unveiled a larger and also much more powerful Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was offered in eighteen different arrangements, that included 3 taxi configurations, four transmissions, 2 engines, and two bed sizes. The 3 taxicab setups consist of routine taxi, access taxi, and also dual taxicab. The transmissions come in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automated, 5-speed manual, and also 6-speed handbook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) long bed, as well as 5 ft (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 ranking of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), as well as a payload ability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It creates 236 horse power (176 kW) as well as 266 lb · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, however all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in cheaper versions is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) as well as 180 pound · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota additionally presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow-moving selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner includes the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered 2 inches from the manufacturing facility and consisted of an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota likewise consisted of a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with versions that were furnished with the optional Toyota Competing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC immediately uses stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the lorry from rolling in reverse on hills. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional functions. Every Tacoma was made with a composite inner bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD bundle outfitted Tacomas additionally include an in-bed 115V/400W A/C power outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to stand up to 220 pound (100 kg).

The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 design made some options criterion. Toyota additionally included 2 new indoor colors for the 2007 model year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety functions were included and also the Tacoma no more uses a mechanical minimal slip differential instead an open differential which utilizes specific wheel braking to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continuously come outfitted with a securing rear differential. The second generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. Nonetheless, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would certainly move Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor renovation came for 2009, consisting of a somewhat modified grille on some designs, brand-new LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sporting activity versions includes smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have 2 brand-new ceiling installed audio speakers and also readily available backup screen. 4 brand-new outside shades are likewise included in the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM finished its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, needing added manufacturing quantity at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be built together with the Expanse. This brought a total of roughly 1,000 new tasks to San Antonio.

The 2012 version year revitalize showcased a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, brand-new inside as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year features touch display audio system as well as gets rid of the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio ability unless the optional Entune bundle is mounted. 2014 models featured a new SR trim and also for 2015 designs the regular cab version was stopped.

In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A cleared up a class action fit over structure rust, accepting examine and if required change rusted structures on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and also its areas.

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

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was officially introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Vehicle Show with USA sales complying with in September 2015.

The vehicle has a new exterior account taking designing hints from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 model year Expanse pickup and features a much more hostile and also manly look, with a bigger grill and also brand-new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate and bed were redesigned as well as showcased a debossed Tacoma logo design along with an instilled looter. New character lines were also observed on the truck in addition to an air dam before the vehicle - these brand-new attributes will likely help in fanned economy.

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

Along with this, Toyota updated the truck's structure by adding extra high toughness steel in order to raise the vehicle's inflexibility and also to drop weight. The body is also built utilizing ultra-high stamina steel that will certainly be incorporated making use of a new warm marking process that reduces weight. Toyota likewise upgraded the suspensions, back differentials and rear axle to improve the truck's roadway good manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The truck is available in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, Limited, and also variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is provided in Accessibility Cab and also Double Taxicab arrangements with the lengthy or short bed dimensions. The Routine Taxicab design was not carried over for the brand-new generation pick-up. The interior of the pick-up obtains a total overhaul also. Utilizing a handle-bar style, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma much more extravagant and included a bigger touchscreen display in addition to an all brand-new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials likewise changed the previous generations tough plastics. A natural leather alternative was included. Toyota has likewise utilized an acoustic windscreen, better insulated doors, in addition to more weather condition stripping to reduce road as well as wind noise. For the first time Toyota will certainly use dual environment control in the recently refined Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the steering wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have actually minimized functionality, as well as as a result impaired ease when attempting to surf phone Get in touches with/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are not connected to the Entune system for the functions of surfing as well as selecting calls. Instead, the chauffeur has to rely on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over making adjustments to the Entune system to surf and pick the proper call in order to put a call. Furthermore, D-pad manages not use the capacity to scroll with checklists of tracks during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The motorist needs to utilize the touch display to select brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim designs includes an all-new terrain choose mode which enables the chauffeur to select between different types of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, and sand. Toyota additionally revealed a new CRAWL setting that will certainly permit the motorist to steer the truck in difficult terrain while the truck takes care of stopping as well as acceleration by itself. Along with this the truck additionally includes a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone billing ability, simple reduced tailgate, blind spot surveillance system, back-up camera (standard) and a mounted GoPro holder (requirement).

Toyota additionally introduced a TRD Pro version in late 2016, which features FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, as well as heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is just available in the double cab brief bed configuration, with either a common or automatic gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red interior.

The Tacoma's shift to its 3rd generation took place while the sector is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant developed 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 as well as Baja constructed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 built. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the US as well as Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses also constructed in San Antonio) and, with the mid dimension section up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive added Saturday changes to keep up with need, going for 125% of forecasted plant ability. The 2016 and also 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota U.S.A announced that they will enhance manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from regarding 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.