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    About Toyota Tacoma


    The Toyota Tacoma debuted in 1995 and has seen consistent success ever since. Named after the well-known city in the state of Washington, the Tacoma was designed by Toyota to take over the light-truck spot in its lineup. The first generation saw three engine options: 2.4L four-cylinder, 2.7 four-cylinder, and 3.4L V6. The Tacoma also came in both two and four wheel drive with different features available for either one. The two-wheel drive Tacoma was available in both an automatic or manual transmission. The four-wheel drive version offered an automatic and manual transmission as well, but unlike the two-wheel drive Tacoma, the 3.4L V6 was an option. In 2001, the Tacoma got its second updating. Such Tacoma parts as the grille and headlights were enlarged and a four-door crew cab was also introduced.

    The second generation of the Tacoma was designed to present a bolder overall stance. Three different cab configurations, two bed lengths, and four transmission options were made available. Engines included a 4.0L V6 that replaced the previous 3.4L V6 from the first generation. The improved V6 garnered could tow more than 3 ½ tons, pumped out 236 horsepower, and boasted 266 foot-pounds of torque. The X-Runner trim was brought out by Toyota to give drivers a more ruggedly-styled Tacoma. This version offered up a six-speed manual, 18” wheels, and was lowered two inches from its standard height. Toyota Racing Development series Tacomas target a more youthful demographic and feature Down Hill Assist Control and Hill Side Assist Control to help stop the vehicle from rolling backwards.

    After having undergone various minor changes to its parts over the last few years, the Toyota Tacoma is still very much the cream of the light pickup crop. The current Tacoma displays LED taillights and a fuller grille. The X-Runner, the TRD Off-Road (Toyota Racing Development), and TRD Sport show off smoked headlight trim. The Tacoma is flexible enough to be attractive to a diverse group of truckers, which is why Toyota presents a vast number of configurations to choose from. And despite the recent economic woes, the Tacoma is still bringing in business, as the truck will be assembled in San Antonio, bringing with it over a thousand new jobs. Sales of the Toyota Tacoma have been extremely impressive. Since 2000, the Tacoma has averaged over 159,000 models sold annually, easily one of the highest numbers in its class.

    The Tacoma has filled a very important role in the Toyota lineup as a super-capable compact-midsize pickup that pleases a wide range of drivers. It is a smooth performer, and each trim level has the ability to venture off the beaten path a little bit or pound some pavement on the highway. Super-roomy interior comfort within the cab (and there are several sizes offered) are one of the key points that have made this model so successful. The Tacoma also doesn't lack for style, as its slightly boxed wheel wells and rounded platform-hood design will tell you. Whether for backing you on a trip to the country or just for everyday travels, the Tacoma finds a way to impress each time, especially when outfitted with the right accessories.

    CARiD.com's selection of Toyota Tacoma Accessories and Parts welcomes you into a world of possibilities. We carry a full line of Toyota Tacoma accessories for every area of your ride. That means everything from floor mats and grille guards to spoilers and wheels. Plus, since we offer up the very best manufacturers in the game, all of our Toyota Tacoma accessories and parts are guaranteed to deliver a perfect OEM fit along with unerring durability. Get into the action - show everyone what your truck is really made of!

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 933 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.



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    2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Revealed at Sema 2011
    2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Revealed at Sema 2011

    The 2011 Sema Show visitors were given a chance to take a look at the pre-production version of the automaker's Tacoma TRD T/X Limited Edition. The model is to begin the production starting late spring of the next year. The vehicle will be equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. Being inspired by Toyota's Baja racing heritage, the concept received “Baja Series” name as well. One of the significant upgrades is the addition of the standard TRD exhaust, so the truck will breathe easier and show a better capabillity for off-roading.

    As a part of 2012 Tacoma line, the concept features the restyled front end and the updated interior. As for exterior changes, they are: front bumper, the restyled hood, redesigned grille, and new headlamps. The interior boasts new steering wheel, new center-instrument panel , and the revised gauge cluster.

    Fitted with 50 mm piston Bilstein shocks and remote reservoir in the rear, the Tacoma TRD TX Limited Edition's front end is two inches higher compared to its stablemates. According to Toyota, the Baja Series models are to be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas in San Antonio only.

    2011 Toyota Tacoma Moved to Texas
    2011 Toyota Tacoma Moved to Texas

    Global economic recession and high gas prices forced Toyota to reorganize its manufacturing facilities in the U.S. In terms of these plans, the automaker has moved compact Tacoma production to its plant in San Antonio, Texas, uniting all of its American truck production under one roof.

    Introduced in 1995, Toyota Tacoma has been the best selling vehicle in the compact pickup segment for nearly 17 years. The vehicle was named after the city of Tacoma, WA. Until now, Toyota has built Tacoma trucks at the New United Motor manufacturing plant in Northern California.

    The 2011 Toyota Tacoma remains a decent player in its segment. The engine offerings include a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, and a 4.0-liter V6, making 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the trim, gearbox choices are a 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, and a 6-speed manual transmissions.

    The 2011 Toyota Tacoma comes available in various cab, cargo bed and powertrain configurations. The base two-wheel drive model powered by the V4 costs around $16,000. All-wheel drive Double Cab equipped with the V6 engine costs $32,704.

    For the record, the 2011 Tacoma is the only compact/mid-size truck to receive the top rating of "Good" in frontal-offset and side crash tests, conducted by the IIHS. Recently, the Tacoma has been named Top Truck in its category in J.D. Power and Associate's 2011 Dependability Study.