2002 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck made in the United States by the Japanese automobile maker Toyota because 1995. The first generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 with 2004, was categorized as a portable pickup. The second generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Fad 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, and also the French area of New Caledonia.


2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner


First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was introduced 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 Pickup. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is engineered with a higher top priority on trip high quality, handling, comfort, and security over ruggedness as well as payload capacity. The design is planned to far better suit the needs of the US and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, specifically compact and also mid-sized designs, are often made use of as personal vehicles, as well as much less solely for industrial, agricultural, and off road use. The name was derived from the Coast Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth started in 1989, following launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and also wrapped up in 1994. Style job was done at Calty Design Research Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior design proposition was picked in the autumn of 1991 and in final form, frozen for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production design were filed in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the United States.

There were an overall of 3 engines available 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 ranked 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 km; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), and the 3.4 L provided 22 miles each United States gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (freeway ).

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and 3.4 L engines were readily available in this vehicle depending on alternatives. Automatic and manual transmissions were readily available.

4x4 Tacomas (likewise 2WD staff cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The vehicle's frame is completely boxed up until quickly after the rear leaf spring mount brace where it transitions right into a c-frame area. 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 taxi Tacomas had the choice of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) as well as 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 manufacturing facility. TRD plans started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential locker in the rear featured it).

In its first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma offered extremely well, bring in several young purchasers. The first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD models and an overall of 2 cosmetic facelifts: the very first in July 1997, as well as the second in October 2000. The facelifts mostly entailed grilles (version year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging and also emblems (MY1998). Mechanical changes included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer back leaf springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and also the vehicle driver's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 designs had Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Developed via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Workplace under # 0890798) was a brand-new crew taxicab (four-door) model added to the schedule in October 2000. The team taxi included 4 doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxicabs still opened up with 2 doors as well as used Bilstein shocks. The extended cab showcased a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the staff taxi included a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several clients were upset with tiny team taxicab beds, yet the majority of rivals shared this drawback.

In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had additionally introduced an S-Runner trim plan which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It featured 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, as well as a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were only 800 created each month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity just boosted in the following few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, as well as Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively revealed a 15-year, unlimited gas mileage rust service warranty for 1995-2000 design years because of inadequate rustproofing as well as structure rust concerns affecting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the structure or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later on included consist of 2001-2004 model years, however in these instances when a structure was discovered to be rusty to the point of perforation, the frame is replaced with a brand-new one rather than a buy back.

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

2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began development of the 2nd generation Tacoma under chief designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of advancement job was managed by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and also Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner style competitors in 2001. Last styles were iced up for production in 2002 and also patents filed on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being examined from very early 2003. Models were constructed later in 2003, with growth ending in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Automobile Show, Toyota unveiled a larger as well as more effective Tacoma. This new Tacoma was offered in eighteen different setups, that included 3 taxi setups, 4 transmissions, two engines, and also two bed sizes. The 3 taxicab arrangements include normal taxi, gain access to cab, as well as dual cab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automated, 5-speed guidebook, and also 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy bed, and 5 ft (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 filled in the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had many enhancements, such as a tow score of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a payload ability of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horse power (176 kW) as well as 266 pound · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, however brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in more economical designs is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 pound · feet( 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 showcases the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the manufacturing facility and included an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota also consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with versions that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Off-Road plan. DAC instantly uses braking throughout downhill descents while HAC prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards on hillsides. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional features. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD plan equipped Tacomas additionally include an in-bed 115V/400W A/C power electrical outlet. The tie down cleats are ranked to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 model made some options criterion. Toyota likewise included 2 new indoor shades for the 2007 version year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety features were included and the Tacoma not provides a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which makes use of private wheel stopping to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road designs remain to come geared up with a locking rear differential. The second generation Tacomas were put together in Tijuana, Mexico and 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 small facelift came for 2009, including a somewhat modified grille on some versions, brand-new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sporting activity designs includes smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input currently comes criterion. The Access/Double Cab trucks have 2 brand-new ceiling placed audio speakers and offered back-up display. Four brand-new exterior shades are additionally added to the Tacoma.

After the bankruptcy of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production volume at its Texas and also Mississippi plants, ended 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 built together with the Tundra. This brought a total of about 1,000 brand-new tasks to San Antonio.

The 2012 model year revitalize featured a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new inside as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year comes with touch display audio system and also eliminates the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio ability unless the optional Entune bundle is installed. 2014 versions featured a brand-new SR trim and also for 2015 versions the normal cab model was stopped.

In November 2016, Toyota USA worked out a class action match over frame corrosion, consenting to check and also if needed replace rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States and also its territories.

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

Third generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Auto Program with United States sales complying with in September 2015.

The vehicle has a brand-new outside profile taking designing cues from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 model year Tundra pick-up and also showcases a far more aggressive as well as masculine appearance, with a larger grill as well as brand-new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were redesigned and also included a debossed Tacoma logo in addition to an infused looter. New personality lines were additionally observed on the vehicle as well as an air dam in front of the vehicle - these new functions will likely assist in fanned economic situation.

Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Liter I4 paired with a 6-speed 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 guide shot based on driving conditions and operates on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp as well as 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 as well as 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow as much as 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the included tow bundle.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the vehicle's frame by including extra high toughness steel in order to boost the truck's rigidness and also to go down weight. The body is likewise constructed utilizing ultra-high strength steel that will be incorporated using a new hot marking procedure that reduces weight. Toyota also upgraded the suspensions, rear differentials as well as rear axle to improve the vehicle's roadway good manners while still keeping it off-road qualified. The vehicle is available in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, as well as range topping TRD Pro. The truck is supplied in Accessibility Cab and Dual Cab arrangements with the long or short bed sizes. The Regular Cab model was not carried over for the new generation pick-up. The inside of the pick-up gets a complete overhaul also. Utilizing a handle-bar style, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma much more luxurious and also added a bigger touchscreen screen along with an all brand-new control panel. Soft-touch products also changed the previous generations hard plastics. A leather option was added. Toyota has actually also used an acoustic windscreen, far better shielded doors, as well as even more weather condition removing to minimize roadway and wind sound. For the first time Toyota will certainly use double climate control in the freshly refined Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation versions, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have actually minimized capability, and also consequently damaged benefit when attempting to search phone Contacts/ Fave Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are no longer connected to the Entune system for the functions of browsing as well as selecting contacts. Instead, the chauffeur should depend on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to make adjustments to the Entune system to surf and also choose the appropriate call in order to place a telephone call. Moreover, D-pad controls no longer use the capability to scroll through lists of tracks during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The vehicle driver must utilize the touch screen to select brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim versions includes an all-new surface pick setting which enables the chauffeur to pick between various kinds of surface such as, loose rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota also introduced a brand-new CRAWL setting that will permit the chauffeur to steer the vehicle in hard surface while the vehicle manages stopping as well as velocity by itself. In addition to this the vehicle likewise features a moon-roof, key-less entrance, Qi Wireless phone billing capability, very easy lower tailgate, unseen area monitoring system, backup camera (standard) as well as an installed GoPro owner (requirement).

Toyota also 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, and also heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is just available in the dual cab short bed arrangement, with either a standard or automatic gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black as well as red interior.

The Tacoma's transition to its 3rd generation occurred while the section is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant developed 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant built 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 and also Baja developed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 developed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the United States and also Canada (along with 115,489 Tundras additionally constructed in San Antonio) as well as, with the mid dimension sector up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive added Saturday changes to keep up with demand, performing at 125% of forecasted plant ability. The 2016 as well as 2017 model year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs beginning in 3) and all other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota USA introduced that they will boost manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.