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1997 Toyota Tacoma

   
 
Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Toyota Tacoma

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  • 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 (12 total reviews)


Japanese workhorse

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I got the truck at 75,000 miles. It blew a head gasket at 238,000 miles. I had the engine rebuilt for $3,300 with new clutch in 2007. I have 271,000 miles on it now. Minor problem was o2 sensor, catalytic converter, and seat belt buckle. I have driven this truck in soft nc obx sand, and red Clay in Northapton county. It's hard to get stuck. I've never been stuck. It's is a classic workhorse. Awesome truck. My kids grew up in it, but now the extended cab is too small. Sorry to see her go. This a a truck you can push the limits. That means challenge it, drive it till it falls apart.




Runs till it rusts!

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have owned my 1997 Taco since 1998 and now have 200,000 miles on it. very reliable 2.7 4 cylinder. Only a few problems like starter and clutch fan. Now for the bad. Frame rust! I am looking at costly frame repairs, but I am sure that the truck will last another 100,000 miles once I get this done.




Tacoma

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Great truck, very reliable and good on gas. Also has off road features, 5.5" lift, Rhino lining bed spray.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • 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...