2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

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2018 Toyota Tacoma
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What’s new

  • Newly standard advanced driver safety aids (Toyota Safety Sense P)
  • Four-cylinder engine's five-speed manual transmission no longer offered
  • Part of the third Tacoma generation introduced for 2016

Pros

  • Rugged off-pavement capability
  • Easily understood controls inside
  • Composite truck bed has movable tie-down cleats and power outlet
  • Top-level V6 can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission

Cons

  • Off-road emphasis produces tall step-up height
  • Driving position not ideally suited for taller drivers
  • Economy-oriented shift programming makes it feel sluggish


Which Tacoma does Edmunds recommend?

If we were putting down our own money for an off-road-capable small truck, we'd opt for the TRD Off-Road V6 4WD. It provides an impressive amount of capability without the sticker shock. The cabin is equipped with enough creature comforts (heated seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a sunroof) to make it an acceptable companion for a daily commute.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

If excellent utility and off-road ability are priorities for your next vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma should be high on your list. The wealth of available configurations means there's likely a Tacoma that fits your needs, and some of them provide an impressive degree of trail-busting capability.

Alongside those specialized off-road Tacomas with their knobby tires, upgraded suspension and off-road driving aids, there are street-oriented versions of the Tacoma, too. Notably, even the more luxurious trim levels share their siblings' lifted stance. It creates a high step-in height and a slightly unusual seating position, but it also means every Tacoma is at least a little adventure-ready.

The Tacoma has some notable competition. The Honda Ridgeline lacks the Tacoma's rugged look, but it offers all the practicality of a pickup plus innovative storage options, a more carlike ride quality and a roomier interior. There's also the Chevrolet Colorado, which feels like a slightly scaled-down Chevy Silverado full-size truck in many respects and has a superior engine lineup. Overall, though, we think the Tacoma hits the spot for what most midsize pickup shoppers are looking for.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Toyota Tacoma as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize Trucks for this year.

Trim levels & features

The Tacoma is available in six trim levels. The entry-level SR is the work truck of the bunch, with the value-oriented SR5 offering more equipment and more choices. Next up are the very popular and well-equipped TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road variants. The two are identical on the inside, but hardware differences make the TRD Off-Road more capable when the going gets rocky. The more street-oriented Limited used to be the top dog, but that honor now belongs to the TRD Pro, a highly capable and fully equipped off-road machine.

Bare-bones isn't quite the right way to describe the low-dollar SR, the most modestly equipped Tacoma of the lot. Even so, it can be had with an extended cab with a 6.1-foot bed or a crew cab with a 5-foot bed, and you can choose between two-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive with a low-range transfer case. Its 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 159 horsepower is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. For 2018, all trim levels including the SR gain forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment.

The SR is most easily identified by its dark grille and 16-inch steel wheels. But even this basic Tacoma comes with a sliding rear window, a tough composite bed that needs no bedliner, a movable cleat tie-down system, and a backup camera fitted in the tailgate release handle. Inside, the four-way-adjustable cloth seats have driver-side lumbar adjustment, and the steering wheel tilts, telescopes, and has control buttons that work with the basic Entune stereo, which supports Bluetooth and has a USB interface.

For most buyers, the SR5 is the better deal. In addition to the previous configurations mentioned, you can also get a long-wheelbase version that pairs the crew cab with the 6.1-foot bed. Outwardly, the SR5 gains a chrome rear bumper and a flash of chrome on its charcoal-colored grille. It's got foglights set into its front bumper, and the 16-inch steel wheels can be upgraded to alloys. Remote keyless entry becomes standard, its steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and the sliding rear window uses privacy glass. There's a 4.2-inch information screen between the gauges, and the enhanced Entune audio system supports satellite radio, smartphone-enabled navigation via the Scout GPS app, and Siri Eyes Free voice control.

Next up is the TRD Sport. It is offered in the same cab and bed configurations as the SR5, but it replaces the four-cylinder engine with a 278-hp 3.5-liter V6. All rear-wheel-drive versions use the six-speed automatic, but four-wheel-drive buyers can choose between the automatic and a performance-oriented six-speed manual.

It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, body-colored fender flares and rear bumper, turn signals in the mirror housings and, everyone's favorite, a hood scoop. There's a 400-watt power outlet in the bed, and the crew cab's sliding rear window is power-actuated. Automatic transmission-equipped trucks gain smart entry and push-button start, and all TRD Sports make the jump to full navigation via the Entune premium audio system's 7-inch touchscreen.

The TRD Off-Road offers the same configuration and engine options as the TRD Sport, and its truck bed and interior and audio trimmings are identical. Visual differences include a chrome rear bumper, textured black fender flares and the absence of the Sport's hood scoop. Off-road performance changes loom large in this trim, and these include knobby all-terrain tires on 16-inch alloy wheels, the deletion of the front air dam, extra skid plates, a lockable rear differential, Bilstein monotube shocks, and an advanced off-road traction control system with multiple terrain settings and crawl control.

Both the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road crew-cab models can be upgraded with a few option packages. Feature highlights include a sunroof, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, leather upholstery, and a JBL speaker upgrade and a subwoofer. It's worth noting that the stereo upgrade is not available on models with the manual transmission.

The Limited is the most civilized version of the Tacoma. It is only offered as a V6-powered crew cab with the short bed in either two- or four-wheel drive. It has body-colored flares and rear bumper, and it rolls on 18-inch wheels with lower-profile tires. It lacks the TRD Off-Road's specialized off-road upgrades and is instead upgraded with just about all of the Off-Road and Sport's optional features as standard equipment.

The TRD Pro is sold only as a crew cab with a short bed, and it comes only in four-wheel drive. The V6 engine is standard, but you can choose between the manual and the automatic transmission. It's equipped like a loaded-up TRD Off-Road but sets itself apart with special styling details, including a black throwback grille with "Toyota" spelled out in capital letters. Most notably, it has special Fox internal bypass shocks that give it more off-road capability as well as a tougher stance that's an inch broader and an inch taller.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Crew Cab (3.5L V6 | 6-speed automatic | 4WD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Toyota Tacoma has received some minor equipment revisions. Our findings are broadly applicable to this year's Toyota Tacoma, however.

Driving

3.5
The Tacoma steers and handles with quiet confidence on the road, but the V6 engine and its automatic transmission don't always respond quickly to inputs. All 4WD Tacomas benefit from Toyota's off-road design emphasis, but the TRD Off-Road is particularly capable when the pavement ends.

Acceleration

3
The 3.5-liter V6 is preferable to the four-cylinder, but it is otherwise unremarkable. Our test truck accelerated to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, which is adequate for its intended mission but not class-leading. Low-rpm power is unimpressive.

Braking

3
Dependable stops are straight and true. In a panic the Tacoma will stop from 60 mph in 124 feet, which is good considering the soft off-road tires. But in typical driving, the brakes tend toward touchy and overeager, making it hard to execute smooth stops.

Steering

4.5
The Tacoma's steering always comes across as predictable and reassuring, with smooth and progressive effort as you guide it through corners. And it feels steady and connected when cruising straight, too. The chunky leather-wrapped steering wheel feels solid in your hands.

Handling

4
Body roll is gradual and restrained, and the Tacoma imparts a good sense of overall competence and coordination on the sorts of winding roads you inevitably need to traverse on the way to the campground, ski lodge or trailhead. It feels equally secure and sure-footed out on the trail, too.

Drivability

3
The six-speed automatic shifts smoothly, but fuel-efficiency-biased programming makes it reluctant to downshift. There is an ECT Power button that alters the shift points for more immediate response, but it must be reselected every time you restart the truck. A six-speed manual is available.

Off-road

5
All 4WD versions of the Tacoma do very well, but the TRD Off-Road has the suspension, tires and abundant clearance to go places other pickups, including other volume-selling midsize truck models, cannot. The locking differential, terrain select and crawl control systems are real advantages.

Comfort

3.5
The Tacoma has an agreeable ride quality, and the seats are accommodating. But the high floor tends to make tall drivers wish for more adjustability.

Seat comfort

3
The seats feel comfortable and supportive even though their adjustments are quite simple. Very tall drivers might wish for more thigh support because of the unusual driving position.

Ride comfort

3.5
The ride is notably smoother and less busy than in past Tacomas. Bilstein shocks and tall sidewalls of the 16-inch tires are adept at filtering out small road flaws, better in some circumstances than the Limited's 18-inch tires. Still, any blindfolded passenger will know this is a pickup.

Noise & vibration

3
The cabin is average for wind and road noise at highway speeds. Mechanical engine noise is nicely muted. It's not hushed like a sedan, but it's nevertheless a pleasant place to pass the miles.

Climate control

4.5
The standard system is very straightforward and easy to operate, with prominent controls that need no explanation. The airflow is good through the nice-size vents. An automatic climate control system is available as an option.

Interior

4
The interior is nicely laid out, with easily understood and effective controls. The cabin has plenty of space up front, but tall folks might disagree. The biggest shortcomings are the relatively tall step up to the cab and an odd driving position.

Ease of use

4.5
All switchgear is exceptionally easy to reach, understand and use, and that includes the automatic climate control, the 4WD selector switch, the crawl control system and the multiterrain selector.

Getting in/getting out

3
The Tacoma has a high cabin floor that is an outgrowth of its off-road design philosophy, which demands generous ground clearance. This makes step-in notably higher than in trucks such as the Colorado and Ridgeline.

Driving position

3
The Tacoma's high floor produces a legs-out driving posture that's more like being in a car than you'd expect. Taller drivers tend to notice this because the telescoping steering wheel doesn't have enough adjustment range, forcing them to scoot closer with knees bent more than they would otherwise.

Roominess

3.5
There's plenty of personal space in the Tacoma, but the front headroom isn't generous. You've got to be taller than average to notice, and if that is the case you might want to think twice about that sunroof. The crew cab's back seat isn't as roomy as rivals'.

Visibility

4.5
There's a clear view out in all directions, and the high seating position makes it easy to spot the front corners. The crew cab's rear windows are large, and the mirrors are a good size. The standard backup camera is a further plus.

Quality

4
The attractive interior features solid materials and construction. Numerous trips off-road failed to reveal any squeaks or rattles.

Utility

4
The Tacoma's composite bed has lots of smart cargo management features, and there's a decent number of places for items in and around the cab. Its tow rating isn't quite class-leading, but it isn't far off the mark. Child seat fitment in the crew cab favors forward-facing seats and boosters.

Small-item storage

4
Four cupholders reside between the front seats, and they can also hold small items. The shelf ahead of them is meant for phones, and in some trims it's a wireless charging pad. Glovebox, center console box and door pockets are decent-size. The rear seatbacks fold forward to reveal concealed bins.

Cargo space

4.5
The crew cab's rear seats fold to create a flat platform that can hold more cargo than a Colorado. Standard composite bed needs no bedliner and has rails with movable tie-down cleats, a power outlet, LED lighting and storage bins. Removable tailgate is damped so it won't slam when dropped open.

Child safety seat accommodation

3
The crew cab has two pairs of LATCH lower anchors and a trio of upper tethers. The former are recessed between the cushions, and the latter must be accessed by folding the rear seatback forward, which is a bit of a pain. Bulky rear-facing seats force the corresponding front seat to be slid forward.

Towing

4
A 4WD V6 Tacoma can tow as much as 6,800 pounds, which is a solid number for a midsize truck. The standard tow package includes hitch, wiring, extra cooling, a bigger alternator and trailer sway control.

Technology

3.5
We generally like the touchscreen audio system because it has large virtual buttons and employs knobs for volume and tuning chores. Supports smartphones with a proprietary Entune app instead of the more universal Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Lags behind Honda Ridgeline in advanced driver aids.

Audio & navigation

4
The touchscreen audio and navigation system is easier to use than many competing systems because it has simple volume and tune knobs (though they could be larger). The graphics are clear, and there isn't much glare. Sound quality is respectable from the base sound system.

Smartphone integration

3
Bluetooth pairing is simple, but the USB-based smartphone interface requires you to install the Entune app on your phone to use some features. But the app is clunky to use and locks the phone for other purposes — even if it's the passenger's phone. The cabin contains just one USB jack.

Voice control

4.5
Models equipped with the touchscreen audio system such as our TRD Off-Road include navigation, phone and audio voice controls that do a reasonable job. Those with a paired Apple iPhone can press and hold the voice button longer to engage certain commands using the more sophisticated Siri interface.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 trips to dealer in 5,000 miles
John, 06/22/2018
When I picked up the new Tacoma it pulled to the right and the steering wheel was clocked way low to the left. Took two trips to the dealer to get the alignment fixed. The sill guards all stated to bubble and peel off within the first two months. At 5,000 miles the truck was almost unstoppable. When you pressed on the brake pedal it pulsated and the truck vibrated like it had hit a curb. The rear drums were out of round. Dealer said mos 2018's are like that. Refused to put new drums on, instead turned the original ones.
Don't buy!!
Tim S, 08/13/2018
Do not buy this truck until Toyota fixes the auto transmission. Bought a new 2018 TRD Offroad in April. From day one had issues with the trans. Really hard shifts for no reason, roar and vibration in 5th gear, and just a full blown slipping feeling while at steady speeds and accelerating. This is the third year for this trans and Toyota is still trying to fix it with software updates. Also the rear drum brakes were out of round and had to be resurfaced, on a new truck! Lets also not forget fit and finish. The gap between the rear bumper and body was noticeably different between the left and right side. Very disappointed in this truck so I sold in July. It was my third new Tacoma and my last until Toyota fixes the transmission and gets control of the quality issues.
So Far So Good
Andrew Cooper , 02/18/2018
I purchased my truck about 3 months ago and have put approximately 5k miles on it, no complaints. The exterior looks awesome, it really stands out and I have gotten several compliments on it. The interior looks rugged and appealing and is well laid out. The touchscreen interface is very nice and relatively easy to use for anyone with basic tablet skills. My only issue with the interior would be that the leg room in the back seat is a little lacking. I haven’t had the truck for very long so the jury is still out on long term reliability. However, I have had zero issues so far in regard to initial build quality or reliability. Comfort and ride quality are very good, for a truck especially. But it’s still a truck and therefore does ride and handle somewhat like a truck. If you want the ride quality and handling of a luxury sedan then go buy one of those. When it comes to performance the truck is decent. It is not terrible or amazing, like I said just ok. If you want the truck that has the fastest top speed or best acceleration then this isn’t it. Now having said that I have yet to encounter a time when I didn’t feel like I had enough power to do what I wanted to do, it just doesn’t always feel like you have a bunch of excess power. Once in a great while I will notice the transmission seemly “hunting” for a gear but in my experience if you are deliberate in your use of the throttle then you will not notice that problem. It’s when you hesitate with the throttle that you occasionally notice the truck trying to decide whether it should give you power or lean towards fuel economy. When it comes to off-road performance the Tacoma can in almost all cases hold its own or out perform similarly equipped competitors, so if you are looking for a solid midsize truck to take off-road from time to time then I think that the Tacoma is probably your best bet in its class, if you select an appropriate sub-model of course.
Love the Truck but needs a 2 improvements.
The Shak'n Puritan, 03/05/2018
I love this truck so it is hard to write a bad thing about. 2 thing I hate about this truck. It shifts like a donkey in heat and the seat are as comfortable as a wooden church pew.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$36,315
MPG
18 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
278 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$36,315
MPG
18 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
278 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$31,465
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
278 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$34,540
MPG
18 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
278 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Tacoma safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitor
Issues a visual or audio warning if the driver initiates a lane change when another vehicle is there or approaching rapidly.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts the driver if traffic is approaching from the side when the car is backing out of a perpendicular or angled parking space.
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Warns of potential collisions with pedestrians or vehicles and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not react in time.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Toyota Tacoma vs. the competition

2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier

Once the Tacoma's toughest competition, Nissan has let the Frontier languish with no major updates in some time. Though its toughness has never been called into question, the interior materials and technology are really showing their age. In fact, the Frontier is almost a throwback. But if you only need a basic truck, it might be for you.

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Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevrolet Colorado

Chevy designed the Colorado to knock the Tacoma from the top step of the midsize truck class. As a result, the Colorado can go toe to toe with the Toyota in every trim level. It even comes with an optional diesel engine, something the Tacoma doesn't offer. While the proportions of the Colorado give it more of a presence, it does make the bed load height considerably higher than the Tacoma's.

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Toyota Tacoma vs. Honda Ridgeline

With its carlike ride and handling, ample storage options and more traditional ergonomics, the Ridgeline is the more comfortable and refined truck of the two. It also has more space inside and respectable towing and hauling capability. But the Ridgeline lacks traditional truck styling and outright off-road capability, which the Tacoma has in spades.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab for Sale

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The 2018 Toyota Tacoma delivers unwavering capability and the style to match. Chiseled lines and muscular fenders help show off Tacoma's strength, and the available hood scoop with aggressive grille tease at the power that hides under the hood. Its interior offers soft-touch materials to boost your comfort. Tacoma Limited adds new leather-trimmed seating surfaces for the ultimate in tough sophistication. An available 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display helps keep an eye on the information you want. Customize it to show mpg, song selection, individual tire pressure, and more. When backing up you need to see what's behind you. The standard backup camera mounted in Tacoma's tailgate helps you see an image of what is behind you on the available 7-inch high-resolution display. New high-strength steel is used in the construction of every Tacoma, helping ensure its toughness. Stronger and lighter than conventional steel, this hot-stamped high-strength alloy optimizes safety and performance. Ready to hear her roar? Tacoma's available Atkinson-cycle 3.5L V6 with direct injection is all-new and gives you the muscle you want. It's got more power with 278HP and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600rpm. The powerful 3.5L V6 and available Tow Package help the Tacoma tow up to 6,800 lbs. or carry a payload of up to 1,440 lbs. Tacoma's TRD Off-Road's Crawl Control is here to help you conquer the off road. This advanced system automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings. Every Tacoma comes standard with our Star Safety System, an advanced integration of safety technologies including Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology.
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More about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a tough and capable midsize pickup truck available with multiple bed and cab configurations. The Tacoma's off-road-ready stance is one of its big appeals, but also the source of some of its compromises in terms of day-to-day ease of use. Although some drivers find the interior a bit cramped compared to those of its competitors, the Tacoma ticks enough boxes that truck buyers have kept it the No. 1 seller in the midsize pickup market segment for more than 10 years.

With a major revamp a few years ago, not much is changing for 2018. Most notably, all Tacoma trim levels now come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P. This suite of safety features includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The rest of the Tacoma is unchanged, though Toyota has discontinued the five-speed manual transmission for the four-cylinder engine.

Powerplant choices include a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque or a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 278 hp and 265 lb-ft. All two-wheel-drive Tacomas and four-cylinder models come with a six-speed automatic transmission, and those with four-wheel drive and the V6 get either the automatic or a manual gearbox.

Though adequate for light hauling around town, the four-cylinder engine will probably not be the first choice for most shoppers, especially because the fuel economy ratings for the two engines are virtually identical. Those who like a bit more performance and need to haul heavy loads or tow trailers will definitely want to opt for the V6.

Available in two cab styles and two bed lengths, the 2018 Tacoma has a lot going for it, including appealing interior design, rugged construction and a host of options and packages that allow buyers to tailor the truck to their own needs and tastes. On the downside, compared to its rivals, the Tacoma lacks headroom, and the brake feel tends to be grabby and overly sensitive.

The two-wheel-drive Tacoma equipped with the four-cylinder engine is EPA-rated at 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway). The six-cylinder model with the same drivetrain also returns 21 mpg combined (19 city/24 highway). Four-wheel-drive versions get about 1 mpg less, depending on the transmission.

The base SR trim level comes well equipped with such features as power windows and air-conditioning. Moving up to the SR5 adds a few more comfort and convenience items. The Limited gets buyers some extra luxury touches, while the TRD Sport and TRD Pro are equipped for off-road adventure. To find out more about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma read our full rating and review, and make sure to take advantage of Edmunds' shopping tools to find the best deal on a Tacoma in your area.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Overview

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is offered in the following styles: TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SR5 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A), TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M), SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SR5 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A), SR5 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A), TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M), and TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Tacoma Double Cab 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Tacoma Double Cab.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Tacoma Double Cab featuring deep dives into trim levels including TRD Off Road, SR5, TRD Sport, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.0 / 5.0

Driving

3.5 / 5.0

Acceleration3.0 / 5.0
Braking3.0 / 5.0
Steering4.5 / 5.0
Handling4.0 / 5.0
Drivability3.0 / 5.0

Comfort

3.5 / 5.0

Seat comfort3.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort3.5 / 5.0
Noise & vibration3.0 / 5.0
Climate control4.5 / 5.0

Interior

4.0 / 5.0

Ease of use4.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.0 / 5.0
Driving position3.0 / 5.0
Roominess3.5 / 5.0
Visibility4.5 / 5.0
Quality4.0 / 5.0

Utility

4.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage4.0 / 5.0
Cargo space4.5 / 5.0

Technology

3.5 / 5.0

Audio & navigation4.0 / 5.0
Smartphone integration3.0 / 5.0
Voice control4.5 / 5.0
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab?
2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,452. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,199 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,199 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,253.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is7.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 65 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,953. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,214 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,214 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,739.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is7.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 86 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,258. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $2,803 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,803 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,455.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is8.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 26 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,062. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,268 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,268 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,794.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 27 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,933. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,154 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,154 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,779.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is7.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 24 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,747. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,048 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,048 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,699.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is8.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 20 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,713. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,497 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,497 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,216.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) is9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 16 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,993. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $500 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$44,493.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is1.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 14 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,693. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) is trending $3,339 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,339 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,354.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) is8.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Which 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cabs are available in my area?

2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Listings and Inventory

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