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1997 Toyota Tacoma

   
 
Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 142 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Toyota Tacoma

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful, rugged, and reliable.

  • Cons

    Luke-warm about the revised styling. Dangerously close to full-size truck prices.

  • What's New for 1997

    The 1997 Toyota Tacoma receives several new value packages that make optioning the truck easier. A locking rear-wheel differential is now…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)


Reliable tacoma

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab SB

I bought this truck with 58K and now have 103,000. I have the 5sp manual tranny. I've not done anything but regular maintenance. I average 28mpg. Not real comfortable over long trips but very reliable and gets the job done. I wouldn't trade this for a new one.




Handy inexpensive reliability

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab SB

With 120,000 miles on a truck picked up used with 60,000, it has been a hard- working reliable partner on a mess of major remodel projects over several years. Most reliable vehicle I have had in 32 years, and the one I have worked the hardest (I had to replace one spring due to heavy loads).




I am so proud of

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab SB

My husband has used our Tacoma for his handyman business for the past 3 years. He carries a FULL load of tools in the back daily under the shell AND tows a trailer filled with you name it (heavy weight) stuff on a daily basis. It just turned 178k miles and has never had ANY problems. He just put it through smog to get it registered and it went through with flying colors. It is just an awesome truck!!!!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1997 Toyota Tacoma Review

What's New for 1997

The 1997 Toyota Tacoma receives several new value packages that make optioning the truck easier. A locking rear-wheel differential is now available on all 4WD models. Bucket seats can be had on all Xtracab Tacomas this year; not just the SR5. Two-wheel-drive models have new headlamps and a new grille that make the vehicle look more like the T100.

Talk About The 1997 Tacoma

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pcfranz
pcfranz
12-02-2007
I have a 1997 Tacoma extra cab. I love the truck, but hate the turn radius. It is huge. I am considering buying a newer Tacoma. Has anyone else had this problem, and what year should I get in orde...


lopezbrass
lopezbrass
06-30-2006
I just bought a 1997 Tacoma and I was wondering what improvements I could make to the truck to increase its performance, such as intake, air filters, etc. It would be a great help if these improvement...


trailrunners
trailrunners
02-07-2005
I'm looking to purchase a used Toyota Tacoma (1997-2000), and I'm looking for a 2.7 L 4 cylinder 4x4. The main reason I'm leaning towards the 4 cylinder over the V6, is because I'm looking for the be...