2011 Toyota Tacoma Review
Pros & Cons
- Engines offer a good balance of power and fuel efficiency
- wide variety of body styles and trims
- strong safety scores
- impressive build quality
- well-appointed interior.
- Low seating position
- spongy brake pedal
- V6 can get noisy.
List Price Range
$14,500 - $15,250
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Edmunds' Expert Review
Most helpful consumer reviews
PreRunner 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
When looking for a small truck very few options existed. I owned a Toyota Tacoma before a few years ago, and checked out Chevy Dodge, Ford, Nissan. Besides hefty price tags, low resale values, bare bones options for $25,000 or less, no other truck compared to Tacoma. I was further surprised at the addition of the 4 cylinder with double cab offered this year. The truck is awesome, decent power, great ride and surprisingly quiet. To me their is no competition out their to compete with the Tacoma.
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
First, I'll say I've driven Fords most my life and some imports. I tried the mini-SUV route and had a Ford Escape for 7 mos. I was in need of a truck, but not a full-size. The F150's are very nice and a natural choice for me but the Tacoma really has fit my needs. The build, detail and quality of this truck is very nice and very solid. I have the Off-Road pkg in Super White and it turns heads and gets lots of comments. I can see why Toyota has run most the other midsize/compact trucks out to pasture - I had a Ranger as my last truck and the Tacoma makes hit look completely out of date.
4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
Love my truck, have had for 9,000 miles and I get 23 on highway and 18 in the city. Great off road. When towing a T@b trailer 1900 lbs need to down shift when going up Alaska mountains. If much heavier trailer I would suggest the V6. Pulls the T@b up mountains 65mph.
2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this truck needing something to last me through college and beyond. I was really impressed with all the standard features for this tacoma (skid plates, Auto LSD, Roll sensing side curtain airbags). I was apprehensive about getting a 4cyl pickup. However it has plenty of power and considering it can only seat 2.5 people (half person for the middle bench spot...wouldnt try to fit a full grown adult) it will suit me well. I love the rail system and the tie downs that are included. It feels like a mini truck on steroids. i love the ride height. Its a basic no frills truck that will get the task at hand done.