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2003 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma

  • A capable compact pickup with a variety of body styles to suit most buyers. Has a reputation for reliability, but value in question due to high asking prices.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Flexible and refined drivetrains, competent off-road, multiple body configurations.

  • Cons

    High price, most convenience features are optional, no third or fourth door on Xtracabs.

  • What's New for 2003

    The 2003 Toyota Tacoma compact pickup is upgraded with standard antilock brakes on all models. Additionally, child restraint system lower anchors have been added to the front passenger seat on Regular and Xtracab models, and to the rear outboard seats on Double Cab models.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


My 02 tacoma 4x4

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

A great all around truck.The 4x4 with TRD package works great off road.High ground clearence,with skid plates protecting vital organs.The locking rear differential works great.The V6 has plenty of power,but sucks a little moore gas than I thought it would.A bit pricey.I think I payed to much for mine.If you think you can get a good deal on one,get it. don't hesitate.




Great truck!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is my first Toyota. What a pleasure to drive! Absolutely smooth as silk. Solid ride but very comfortable and rattle free. I love everything about it!




Hard ride

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I drove a 1990 Toyota SR for 10 years & my son is still driving it at 201,000 Mi. I never thought that it had a stiff ride. My 2002 tocoma with the off road package rides very hard and stiff. You will feel every bump in a jarring manner. This is the only complaint I have. The V6 is a little weak at 190HP but provides adequate acceleration. The front seats could be a little longer for more leg support. Fit & finish is excellent. Basicly satisfied with the truck. Ps No recalls & have not been back to the dealer for anything.




I love what it does

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

My family has owned Toyota trucks for many years without a problem. Well I think I'll stick to the our tradition because I love this truck from it's rugged design and power of the engine when I haul my jetski. And with the TRD package I have no problem going off road when I go hunting. I love this truck and what it does for me.




Only one complaint

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I like this truck, I like it a lot. If this truck does not last me for 15 years I will be surprised. Just traded in my 1990 Toyota for the 2003. Love the rear differential lock, love the improved console. Why on earth they couldnt move the damned clock is beyond me. Its the only weak link in the whole damned thing.




Shame on the dealer

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I'm very pleased with my "new" Tacoma truck. It had 710 miles and was represented as new. It was delivered dirty, after I asked to have it cleaned pryor to purchasing. The salesman was short with me at times, and the service department was worse. Several people in service were nice, but a few made uncalled for comment. Good Truck bad people.



Full 2003 Toyota Tacoma Review

What's New for 2003

The 2003 Toyota Tacoma compact pickup is upgraded with standard antilock brakes on all models. Additionally, child restraint system lower anchors have been added to the front passenger seat on Regular and Xtracab models, and to the rear outboard seats on Double Cab models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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