2004 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2004 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup produced in the U.S. by the Japanese auto maker Toyota considering that 1995. The very first generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 via 2004, was categorized as a small pick-up. The 2nd generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Trend Publication's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

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


2004 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 Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is engineered with a greater top priority on flight top quality, taking care of, comfort, and security over ruggedness as well as haul ability. The design is meant to much better fit the requirements of the US and also Canadian pickup market, where pickup, specifically small as well as mid-sized designs, are typically made use of as individual vehicles, as well as much less specifically for commercial, farming, as well as off road use. The name was originated from the Coastline Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Development started in 1989, following launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and also ended in 1994. Layout work was done at Calty Layout Research in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Seeker's exterior layout proposal was selected in the autumn of 1991 and in final kind, frozen for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the production style were filed in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the United States.

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 ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) as well as 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 gave 29 miles per United States gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), and also the 3.4 L delivered 22 miles each United States gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (highway ).

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

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (additionally 2WD crew taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the prior pick-ups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The vehicle's structure is completely boxed up until right away after the rear leaf springtime place bracket where it transitions right 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 choice of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 produced 254 bhp (189 kW) and also 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary cabs just obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD bundles started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was selected, a differential storage locker in the rear came with it).

In its initial pair years of production the Tacoma offered effectively, attracting numerous young purchasers. The first generation Tacoma went through a minor headlight upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total of 2 aesthetic facelifts: the initial in July 1997, as well as the second in October 2000. The facelifts mostly involved grilles (design year MY1998 and 2001) and tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications consisted of a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and in 1997 longer back fallen leave springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, as well as the chauffeur's side air bag (standard from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 designs had Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 design year.

Designed with 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan Patent Workplace under # 0890798) was a new staff taxicab (four-door) model contributed to the schedule in October 2000. The staff taxi showcased 4 doors and also Tokico gas shocks, while the prolonged taxis still opened up with two doors as well as used Bilstein shocks. The prolonged cab showcased a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the team taxi included a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of consumers were distressed with small team taxi beds, yet most competitors shared this drawback.

In October 2000, along with the front renovation, Toyota had additionally unveiled an S-Runner trim package that included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It included 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 generated 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 only increased in the next 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, unrestricted mileage rust service warranty for 1995-2000 design years because of poor rustproofing and frame corrosion concerns impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the framework or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later encompassed consist of 2001-2004 model years, but in these situations when a structure was located to be rusty to the point of opening, the frame is replaced with a brand-new one as opposed to a redeem.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled concerning 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were marketed largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall involves the spare tire and also exactly how it can fall off.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began advancement of the second generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of growth work was managed by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and also Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal design competition in 2001. Last layouts 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 built later in 2003, with advancement ending in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Auto Program, Toyota introduced a larger and also a lot more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen various setups, that included three taxicab setups, 4 transmissions, 2 engines, and also two bed lengths. The three taxi arrangements consist of normal taxicab, accessibility taxi, and also double cab. The transmissions come in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automated, 5-speed handbook, as well as 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) long bed, and 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), as well as a haul capability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It generates 236 horsepower (176 kW) as well as 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, however brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less costly versions is ranked at 159 hp (119 kW) as well as 180 pound · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota also introduced an X-Runner trim, which changes the slow marketing 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 2 inches from the factory and also consisted of an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota also consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with designs that were geared up with the optional Toyota Competing Advancement (TRD) Off-Road plan. DAC automatically applies stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the lorry from rolling backwards on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional functions. Every Tacoma was made with a composite inner bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD bundle furnished Tacomas also showcase an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioner power electrical outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 version made some choices standard. Toyota additionally added 2 new indoor colors for the 2007 model year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security functions were added and the Tacoma not offers a mechanical minimal slip differential instead an open differential which utilizes specific wheel stopping to replicate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road versions continue to come outfitted with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were put together in Tijuana, Mexico and also Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all constructed in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would certainly relocate Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor facelift came for 2009, including a somewhat modified grille on some designs, brand-new LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sport models consists of smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input now comes criterion. The Access/Double Cab vehicles have two new ceiling placed audio speakers as well as readily available back-up screen. Four new exterior colors are likewise contributed to the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing extra manufacturing quantity at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was transferred to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be developed along with the Expanse. This brought a total of around 1,000 new work to San Antonio.

The 2012 model year refresh showcased a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, new interior and also a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year includes touch display audio system as well as removes the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune plan is installed. 2014 designs featured a brand-new SR trim as well as for 2015 versions the regular taxi version was stopped.

In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A resolved a class action suit over framework corrosion, consenting to evaluate as well as if needed replace rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and also 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States and also its territories.

SG Automotive produces a truck with a similar grille as well as fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was formally unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Auto Show with USA sales following in September 2015.

The vehicle has a new outside profile taking designing signs from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 version year Tundra pickup and features a a lot more hostile and also manly appearance, with a larger grill and new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were revamped and also showcased a debossed Tacoma logo design as well as an infused spoiler. New character lines were additionally observed on the vehicle along with an air dam in front of the automobile - these brand-new features will likely assist in intensified economic situation.

Under the hood Toyota provides a 2.7 Liter I4 coupled with a 6-speed transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook and a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system changing from port to guide shot based upon driving conditions and runs on the Atkinson cycle using VVT-iW variable valve timing. The 3.5-liter V6 supplies 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 automated is 19/24/21 and 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based on the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma could tow as much as 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the added tow bundle.

Along with this, Toyota updated the truck's structure by adding more high strength steel in order to increase the truck's rigidness and also to go down weight. The body is additionally created using ultra-high strength steel that will be integrated making use of a new hot marking procedure that decreases weight. Toyota additionally upgraded the suspensions, back differentials and also rear axle to improve the truck's roadway manners while still maintaining it off-road capable. The truck is available in 6 distinct trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, and also range covering TRD Pro. The vehicle is supplied in Gain access to Taxicab as well as Double Taxi configurations with the long or brief bed sizes. The Regular Taxicab model was not carried over for the brand-new generation pick-up. The interior of the pickup gets a full overhaul too. Utilizing a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the inside of the Tacoma much more glamorous and included a bigger touchscreen display screen as well as an all new cockpit console. Soft-touch materials additionally changed the previous generations difficult plastics. A natural leather alternative was included. Toyota has additionally made use of an acoustic windshield, better protected doors, as well as more climate removing to lower roadway and also wind noise. For the very first time Toyota will certainly supply twin environment control in the freshly fine-tuned Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the guiding wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have reduced functionality, and also as a result damaged benefit when attempting to browse phone Contacts/ Fave Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no longer connected to the Entune system for the purposes of searching and picking contacts. Instead, the motorist should rely on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to earn modifications to the Entune system to search and choose the proper contact in order to place a phone call. Moreover, D-pad regulates no longer provide the capability to scroll with listings of tunes throughout USB or Bluetooth music playback. The driver has to utilize the touch display to pick new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim designs includes an all-new surface select setting which enables the chauffeur to choose in between various kinds of surface such as, loosened rock, mud, as well as sand. Toyota also introduced a new CRAWL setting that will certainly enable the driver to guide the vehicle in difficult terrain while the truck takes care of braking and acceleration by itself. Along with this the truck additionally showcases a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone billing capability, very easy reduced tailgate, dead spot tracking system, back-up video camera (requirement) as well as a placed GoPro owner (standard).

Toyota likewise introduced a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which features FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, and heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is only offered in the double taxi brief bed arrangement, with either a basic or automatic transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black as well as red inside.

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