2000 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2000 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured in the United States by the Japanese car producer Toyota since 1995. The initial generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 with 2004, was classified as a small pick-up. The second generation was categorized as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Pattern Magazine's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and also the French territory of New Caledonia.


2000 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 replacement for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a higher top priority on flight high quality, handling, convenience, as well as safety over ruggedness as well as haul ability. The layout is meant to far better fit the demands of the United States and also Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, particularly compact as well as mid-sized versions, are usually made use of as individual lorries, and also less solely for commercial, farming, as well as off roadway use. The name was stemmed from the Coastline Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth began in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and concluded in 1994. Layout job was done at Calty Style Research in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior design proposition was picked in the autumn of 1991 and also in last type, iced up for production in 1992. Patents for the production design were filed in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the United States.

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

-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) and also 160 lb · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) as well as 177 pound · feet (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) and also 220 lb · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L offered 29 miles per US gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L gave 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (freeway), as well as the 3.4 L provided 22 miles per 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 available in this lorry depending upon choices. Automatic and also manual transmissions were readily available.

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (likewise 2WD team taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the prior pick-ups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's framework is totally boxed up until quickly after the rear fallen leave springtime install brace 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 alternative of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single taxicabs only got a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD plans began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential storage locker in the rear featured it).

In its initial couple years of production the Tacoma sold effectively, drawing in many young purchasers. The very first generation Tacoma undertook a minor headlight upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD versions and a total amount of two cosmetic facelifts: the initial in July 1997, and the second in October 2000. The renovations primarily required grilles (version year MY1998 and also 2001) as well as tailgate badging and emblems (MY1998). Mechanical changes consisted of a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer back leaf springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, and also the driver's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 designs came with 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 Patent Office under # 0890798) was a new crew cab (four-door) version contributed to the lineup in October 2000. The team taxicab featured 4 doors as well as Tokico gas shocks, while the expanded taxicabs still opened with two doors and also utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive taxi showcased a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the team cab included a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Numerous consumers were disturbed with little staff taxicab beds, however a lot of rivals shared this drawback.

In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had likewise revealed an S-Runner trim package that 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 acquired 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal only raised in the next few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, and also Dodge Dakota, yet still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively revealed a 15-year, endless gas mileage corrosion warranty for 1995-2000 design years because of insufficient rustproofing and also framework corrosion problems impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either repair the structure or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later on encompassed consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these instances when a structure was located to be rustic to the point of opening, the structure is replaced with a brand-new one instead of a redeem.

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

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began advancement of the 2nd generation Tacoma under chief engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of advancement job was managed by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner design competition in 2001. Last designs were iced up for production in 2002 as well as patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with test burros being checked from very early 2003. Prototypes were developed later on in 2003, with advancement finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Automobile Program, Toyota unveiled a bigger as well as more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen various configurations, that consisted of three taxicab configurations, four transmissions, two engines, as well as two bed lengths. The three cab setups consist of routine taxicab, access taxicab, and dual cab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed handbook, as well as 6-speed handbook. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) lengthy bed, and also 5 feet (1.5 m) short bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had numerous improvements, such as a tow score of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and a payload ability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) as well as 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, but brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in more economical versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) as well as 180 lb · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota likewise introduced an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow selling 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, decreased 2 inches from the manufacturing facility as well as consisted of an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Help Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with models that were furnished with the optional Toyota Competing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC automatically applies stopping during downhill descents while HAC stops the automobile from rolling in reverse on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite internal bed that includes a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD plan outfitted Tacomas additionally showcase an in-bed 115V/400W A/C power outlet. The restrain cleats are ranked to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 version. The 2006 version made some choices standard. Toyota also included 2 brand-new indoor shades for the 2007 design year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety functions were included as well as the Tacoma not offers a mechanical restricted slip differential instead an open differential which makes use of specific wheel stopping to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continuously come geared up with a securing back differential. The second generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would transfer Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A small renovation came for 2009, including a somewhat modified grille on some designs, brand-new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sporting activity designs consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary sound input now comes standard. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have two new ceiling placed speakers and also offered back-up display. 4 brand-new outside shades are additionally included in the Tacoma.

After the personal bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint endeavor with Toyota. Toyota, requiring extra manufacturing volume at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was relocated to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be constructed alongside the Tundra. This brought a total amount of roughly 1,000 brand-new jobs to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year revitalize featured a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, new interior and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 model year comes with touch display stereo and removes the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune bundle is mounted. 2014 versions included a brand-new SR trim as well as for 2015 models the routine cab model was terminated.

In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A settled a class action match over framework rust, consenting to check and also if required change rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States as well as its regions.

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

Third generation (September 2015-present)

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

The truck has a new exterior account taking designing cues from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV as well as the 2014 version year Expanse pickup as well as showcases a far more hostile and also masculine appearance, with a larger grill and also brand-new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were revamped and showcased a debossed Tacoma logo in addition to an instilled looter. New personality lines were additionally observed on the truck as well as an air dam in front of the vehicle - these new functions will likely help in intensified economy.

Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Litre I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed handbook as well as a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to route injection based upon driving problems and also operates on the Atkinson cycle utilizing VVT-iW variable valve timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp as well as 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is provided in both a 6-speed automated and also manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automated 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 approximately 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the included tow plan.

Along with this, Toyota upgraded the vehicle's structure by including a lot more high stamina steel in order to raise the vehicle's rigidity as well as to go down weight. The body is likewise created utilizing ultra-high stamina steel that will be integrated making use of a new warm marking procedure that minimizes weight. Toyota additionally upgraded the suspensions, back differentials as well as rear axle to enhance the vehicle's roadway manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The vehicle is readily available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, Limited, as well as range covering TRD Pro. The vehicle is offered in Access Taxi and Dual Taxicab setups with the long or brief bed dimensions. The Routine Cab model was not carried over for the new generation pickup. The inside of the pickup obtains a complete overhaul as well. Utilizing a handle-bar style, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma much more lavish and also added a larger touchscreen display in addition to an all new control panel. Soft-touch products additionally replaced the previous generations tough plastics. A leather option was added. Toyota has actually additionally made use of an acoustic windscreen, much better protected doors, along with even more climate stripping to reduce roadway and also wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will certainly use twin environment control in the newly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have lowered functionality, and also as a result impaired benefit when attempting to browse phone Get in touches with/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are no more linked to the Entune system for the purposes of surfing as well as picking contacts. Rather, the vehicle driver must depend on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to earn modifications to the Entune system to browse as well as select the proper call in order to place a telephone call. Furthermore, D-pad manages no longer offer the capability to scroll through listings of songs throughout USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The vehicle driver needs to make use of the touch display to pick new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim models features a brand new terrain choose mode which permits the vehicle driver to pick between various types of terrain such as, loosened rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota additionally announced a brand-new CRAWL setting that will permit the vehicle driver to steer the vehicle in hard surface while the truck takes care of stopping and velocity by itself. Along with this the vehicle also includes a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging capacity, easy reduced tailgate, unseen area monitoring system, backup cam (criterion) as well as a placed GoPro owner (criterion).

Toyota additionally introduced a TRD Pro version in late 2016, which has FOX-patented Interior Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, and also heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is just available in the double taxicab short bed setup, with either a typical or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and also red interior.

The Tacoma's shift to its third generation took place while the sector is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant constructed 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 as well as Baja developed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the United States and Canada (along with 115,489 Tundras likewise integrated in San Antonio) and also, with the mid dimension section up overall, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday changes to stay up to date with need, running at 125% of forecasted plant ability. The 2016 and also 2017 model year double cab-short bed Tacomas are currently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all various other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota USA revealed that they will certainly boost manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from regarding 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.