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2011 Toyota Tacoma Review and Price

About 2011 Toyota Tacoma

If you are contemplating on whether to pick up the 2010 model or wait for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma, then it is best to wait it of for a bit since this year’s release is looking quite promising. To see what the features worth checking out here are, read more from the review below.

Q. What are the styling changes in the 2011 Toyota Tacoma with respect to the 2010 Toyota Tacoma ?

A. In terms of styling changes, there are no more than minor revisions to the 2011 Toyota Tacoma, . All of these changes are just part of the effort on the manufacturer’s part to make the model seem fresh and to adapt to the changing tastes of its modern consumers.  The basic size and shape of the vehicle, which proved to be one of its strengths stays same. There are four basic body styles to choose from – regular cab, Access Cab, Double Cab, PreRunner Access Cab, and the Double Cab.

Q. What about the Engine and its horsepower ?

When it comes to the engine type, the base models for 2011 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck offers two basic choices: 2.7-liter four cylinder engine and the 4.0-liter V6 engine. The power ratings are therefore expected to carry on from the predecessor. The four-cylinder engine brings in up to 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft torque, while the V6 engine produces up to 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft torque.

Q.  How good is the fuel economy of  the 2011 Toyota Tacoma ?

A. The fuel economy ratings for this model are among the best among the compact pickup trucks in the market, registering at about 19 mpg on the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Not bad at all.

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You will also enjoy a plethora of options suited for your specific driving requirements such as an option between six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with some automatic features such as  power mirrors and remote keyless entry.  You also get the option of leather upholstery, navigation system, among others. There are also different set of features for each body style you choose.

Pro’s of 2011 Toyota Tacoma

*Fuel efficiency of 2011 Tacoma is impressive;

*Variety of body style choices,

*Revised styling for a fresh look;

*Powerful engine performance.

Con’s of 2011 Toyota Tacoma

*Basic engineering of 2011 Tacoma remains basically the same from the 2010 model, which deprives it off any distinction from the earlier releases.

Pricing Details

Although the prices for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma has not been made known to the public yet, the  price range is not expected to significantly differ from the 2010 model.

The pricing for the base model  is expected to start at $16,300, which comes with a two-wheel drive system. But, if you wanted to upgrade the 2WD into a 4WD, then the price will go a bit higher – $20,400. For the Access Cab model of the Tacoma, you can enjoy a 2WD and four-cylinder engine at a starting price of $20,400 or $25,900 for the 4WD and V6 engine.

The PreRunner Access Cab Tacoma model, on the other hand, will go up the price scale at $17,300. If you wish more powerful  V6 engine then the price will will bump up the price tag to $22,700. Finally, the Double Cab model is expected to be priced at $24,800 and $27,000 for the 2WD and 4WD systems, respectively.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Toyota Tacoma is the perfect investment for a compact pickup truck for consumers who wanted a vehicle that has proven its worth, both on paper and performance-wise. It is just in time too, since the model series has been given a late restyling and revision, such that you can enjoy the classic performance in an all-new package. This should therefore give the product a longer shelf life to be able to compete with the newbies and a few established vehicles.

  1. Dick
    September 29th, 2010 at 10:13 | #1

    Too many people are hooked, and buy Toyota vehicles based purely on the PAST credibility and performance of the Toyota brand. I too, almost made the same mistake of buying a new Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 in September 2010 based upon Toyota’s PAST reputation of quality, dependability, and value.

    My story starts here – I was at the Toyota dealership, and had my new Toyota truck selected, the purchase price had already been agreed upon, and the money for my truck was ready to be exchanged.

    One thing left to do – test-drive the new Tacoma – it had 3 miles on the odometer.

    The sales clerk did not accompany my wife and me on the test drive. About ½ mile into the test drive I pressed on the brakes to slow down to make a left turn; to my amazement the brakes were spongy and did not feel solid. I pulled into a parking lot and made several times attempted to brake after driving a short distance – again, spongy brakes. I would press moderately, the brake pedal would depress more than half way, and the truck would just keep rolling along.

    We took the truck back to the dealership, and told the sales-man that the brakes did not stop the truck properly and were spongy. The sales clerk went and got a second brand new Tacoma with 2 miles on the odometer, and I drove that truck around the parking lot – again – spongy brakes. In addition, the parking brake is now the type you step on to engage and release. That felt cheap and tinny. After I set the parking brake on the first truck, while I was exiting the truck I kicked the parking brake accidently (base on it poor position) and that was enough to release the parking brake!

    I did not buy the Toyota Tacoma! Best decision I ever made, and it saved me a bunch of money as well (compared to the truck I did buy).

    Now, in my garage sits a beautiful, brand new 2010 Nissan Frontier SE Crew Cab 4×4.

    The Nissan truck is extremely well built, feels tight, and has great four-wheel disc brakes with ABS (Tacoma does not have this). The parking brake is where it should be, next to the center console with a pull lever.

    My advice to all who are thinking about buying an overpriced, problem laden Tacoma is – do not do it. Go look at Nissan Frontier trucks, and you will thank me for this tip – forever!

    Do not buy based a Toyota based upon the PAST reputation of Toyota – go buy a well-built Nissan truck.

    By the way, my V6 Nissan Frontier has 30 more horsepower than the Tacoma, has a smooth quiet ride, feels solid, has oil pressure and temperature gages, has a heavy duty aluminum track and bed cleat tie down system, has a fully boxed steel chassis, has a lockable tail gate, and has automatic locking doors that lock after the truck goes 12 miles per hour. The Tacoma does not have any of this, and would have cost about $4500 more than my Frontier.

    Do yourself a favor – look at Nissan trucks before you make the mistake of buying a Tacoma; you will not be sorry unless you buy a Tacoma!

    Do your own Internet research on Tacoma and Frontier problems – you will find many owner complaints of Tacoma problems, and many very happy Frontier owners with very few problems.

  2. October 25th, 2010 at 17:54 | #2

    Hey folks. if you are looking for a well designed and quality built truck for the money – buy a Toyota Tacoma. I looked at and test drove several full size double cab trucks (GMC, Chevy, and Ford) all lacking in quality except for the Ford which in my opinion was over priced and lacking in gas milage. I hit the Nissan lot only to discover that the V6 Nissan Frontier got less gas milage than a full size Chevy 5.3L V8. And the interior was cramped and lacking in leg room. I finally went to a Toyota dealership and found the real deal – I purchased a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 4 x 4, long bed. Included was the Toyota PQ package. I was enticed by the fact that the Toyota Tacoma carries the highest quality and resale value of any truck on the market today. And has done so since it was introduced in 1995!

  3. tran
    December 1st, 2010 at 14:04 | #3

    You are so lucky you did not buy Toyota truck. We bought the 2011 Tacoma double cap, off road in September 2010. It started showing some sign of trouble the 2nd week – engine revved from 1000 to 2000 RPM and it repeated for a more than 5 minutes. We took it to the dealership the next week, they said nothing was wrong with it. However, it was not the worst! Now all the warning lights are on (check engine, tractor, etc) and the truck is shaking. We had it towed to the dealership last Friday and they finally admitted that there must be something wrong with it. They are still keeping the truck to test drive and try to figure out what the problem is. We are very worried that they will not take an action to correct the problem and we’ll be stuck with it.

  4. Jim
    January 7th, 2011 at 04:01 | #4

    @Dick
    My God,Dick, you have this exact same post listed in over 40 places, I bet you work for GM, some of the most ignorant people in the world

  5. Amilcar
    January 7th, 2011 at 14:47 | #5

    !!!! NO Compres un toyota tacoma, tendras muchos problemas, en mi caso el sistema de direccion tiene mucho juego, tiene 3 meses que salio de agencia año 2011, ya ha estado en taller 4 veces, cada ves 3 dias. no me han solucionado el problema, toyota no es lo mismo de antes, ahora es “””BASURA””””.

  6. el bufalo
    January 10th, 2011 at 19:45 | #6

    tengo una tacoma 2011 4cil manual y cuando empieza a caminar en primera hace un ruido como si machucara algo, tiene 400 millas tambien hace un ruido raro en el pedal del freno alguien me puediera decir q esta pasando.antes de llevarla a toyota D

  7. Jon
    January 14th, 2011 at 20:05 | #7

    This guy puts the decent review all over the places.

    @Dick

  8. February 28th, 2011 at 23:11 | #8

    Well the above replies where quite informative.So wat is the best choice? going for tacoma or Nissan frontier SE cab. Suggest me

  9. Bob
    March 22nd, 2011 at 08:40 | #9

    Well , if you buy the frontier , get ready for radiator-transmission problems ,timing chain idler problems, fan belt idler sqeaks, , bad milage ,low oil presure , rear end problems , rusty frames , cheap interior , dull paint job.