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Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra

When we compare the Toyota Tacoma to the Toyota Tundra, the Toyota Tacoma has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Toyota Tundra has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Tacoma versus the Toyota Tundra, the Toyota Tacoma is a better car than the Toyota Tundra.

Toyota Tacoma versus Toyota Tundra Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Tacoma ranges from $30,995 to $48,579 while a used Toyota Tundra from the same model year range is priced between $39,991 to $60,711. For a new model, the Toyota Tacoma's price is between $28,264 and $45,924, with the Toyota Tundra priced between $39,168 and $59,924.

Toyota Tacoma versus Toyota Tundra Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Tacoma is 8.5 out of 10 while the Toyota Tundra's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Tacoma being ranked 2 out of 11 Best Midsize Trucks and the Toyota Tundra being ranked 1 out of 14 Best Full-Size Trucks.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Tacoma’s base engine makes 159 horsepower, and the Toyota Tundra base engine makes 348 horsepower. The Tacoma is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 485 miles. The Tundra is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 540 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota Tacoma has the advantage of higher ground clearance, while the Toyota Tundra has the advantage of higher payload capacity.

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The Toyota Tacoma is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration, and the Toyota Tundra is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration. The Toyota Tacoma offers bed lengths of 60.5 and 73.7 inches, and the Toyota Tundra offers bed lengths of 65.6, 77.6, 96.5 inches.

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2023 Toyota Tacoma

2023 Toyota Tundra

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,264 - $45,924

Used Asking Price:

$30,995 - $48,579

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

13.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,168 - $59,924

Used Asking Price:

$39,991 - $60,711

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

19.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 11
2 / 11
2 / 11
6 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 14
1 / 14
5 / 14
8 / 13

Summary Review

Toyota’s Tacoma has been the sales leader in the midsize segment for decades. While other brands quit this market, Toyota continued to polish the gem that is the Tacoma pickup.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Wide range of trim levels and styles from affordable barebones to serious off-road
  • Best in class retained value
  • Strong track record of overall reliability
  • Composite bed eliminates corrosion concerns

  • Beware the recent few used years with transmission issues with some recent models
  • Interior oddities like a low, flat seat
  • Not as refined as most competitors, overdue for a full update
  • Towing capability less than segment best

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

60.5 inches, 73.7 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

65.6 inches, 77.6 inches, 96.5 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Hybrid

Trim Levels

TRD Off-Road, SR, SR V6, SR5 V6, Limited, SR5, TRD Pro, TRD Sport, Trail Special Edition

Trim Levels

1794 Edition, SR5, Limited, Platinum, SR

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

180 foot-lbs @ 3800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.041 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload:

1685 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

348 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

405 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload :

1940 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.7 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 23 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

422 / 485 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

405 / 540 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

24.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

85.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

65 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

63.4 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3915 lbs

Width:

74.4 inches

Height:

70.6 inches

Length:

212.3 inches

Wheelbase:

127.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5095 lbs

Width:

80.2 inches

Height:

78 inches

Length:

233.6 inches

Wheelbase:

145.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R18