Even as General Motors prepares to redesign its midsize pickups, the market for sub-fullsize trucks continues to shrink. The remaining competitors in the segment are the well-aged Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma, and now Truck Trend is reporting that the latter will be dropping its regular cab model due to poor sales.

According to the article, the available configurations for the Tacoma lineup will be whittled down in 2015, which apparently spells the end for the two-door Taco. The Tacoma is currently the last truck in its class to be offered in a regular cab configuration, with the Frontier no longer offering a standard cab model and spy shots of the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado not revealing any glimpse of a short cab, either.


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      BC
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have to imagine that some potential buyers were put off by the regular cab only being available in 5 "colors" (red and 4 shades of grey) instead of the greater palette choice of the other models; only with the 4-cylinder engine; limited options; plus the 2wd had a non-split, non-reclining bench seat.
      redgpgtp97
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmmm, I thought these trucks were really reliable if all you want is a standard truck to get you from point A to point B.
      brucec039
      • 1 Year Ago
      I drove a regular cab S10 20 years ago. It got the job done, even hauling a trailer. But I had to drive with my right knee swung out sideways to fit in the cab. Nothing wrong with dropping the regular cabs as the extended cabs are really just regular cabs with storage, and only the crew cabs can carry passengers bigger than kids.
      El Sunbird
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's funny since I've been seeing plenty of non-fleet regular cab half tons lately
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will tell you one niche where this rules. If you have seen a regular cab Tacoma with a matching camper shell on the back in 4x4 trim with nice rimes it looks good. Now also practical. You can stow groceries and luggage or whatever back there with security. You can sleep back there for camping or other reasons, I remember going to the drive in back in the day with various girlfriends and going in the back if you know what I mean! I wont miss this truck that much but when I was in the Navy I have a black regular cab Sr5 with a black coffin shell, was my first car bought for 5800 no haggling and sold for 2500 2.5 years later not bad at all!
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bbbbbbbbbutttttt................a regular cab basic compact truck that's what all the internet armchair CEO's say would sell. Even with a monopoly TRDyota couldn't make a profit on this type truck.
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good riddance. Another hideous TRDyota model we don't have to look at. A junior high student with a ruler could design a more attractive truck. It's as if JapanInc is punking Americans with these nasty designs they conjour up. Visual pollution.
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        I like how you show your lack of understanding what TRD means. It's like using M to make fun of BMW, or AMG to MB.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @clquake
          [blocked]
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @clquake
          What does "TRD" add to a Tacoma beyond stripes? It is stupid to call ones vehicle a " TRD" sprt of like calling oneself a "teabagger"
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @clquake
          AMG=TRD? ROFL TRD is more like more mock air vents and stick on stripes.
        JF1GE
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        troll harder next time
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JF1GE
          Those old Dodge D50/Mitsubishi , S-10's and Comanche trucks had straight lines and looked far better than these nasty TRDyotas. I think they torture the sheet metal to give the flimsy steel a little surface tension so leaning on them by mistake doesn't leave a dent.
        palmnut2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        Agreed- that is one fugly looking truck! What's up with the frowning, butt ugly cyborg grille? I wish the trend was towards smaller trucks, what will it take, $5 a gallon gas?
      Renaurd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too much silicone in the lips.
      Kabayo
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is just about the ugliest truck I have ever seen. Even worse than the last Chevy Colorado. No wonder sales are slow.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kabayo
        [blocked]
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          Anyone calling a Tacoma a cheap POS in relation to a Colorado is obviously completely clueless. Or just doesn't care because they just have a blanket hate for Toyota.
          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          The Tacoma is also not cheap.
          Quen47
          • 1 Year Ago
          By cheap P.O.S you must mean a truck that will go 200-300,000 miles with no serious problems. Look up the Colorado/Canyon's reliability versus the Tacoma.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          I mean it's awesome the Colorado needed a V8 to equal the capabilities of the V6 Tacoma. And they were still a slug with the 5.3.
      Stinkyboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I sold my 2007 tacoma regular cab 4x4, 5 spd standard. i bought a 2013 dodge grand caravan to replace it. best decision I've made in a while.
      A P
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ummmm the Ridgeline does not compete in this segment really. The Ridgline starts at 29K while the others in the high teens and offer 4 bangers where the Honda is V6 only with a lot of equipment standard. Another AB triumph of journalism.
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @A P
        I also saw that the Rigeline has AWD standard......yeah Jeff, do you even take the time to research an article or do you just pull stuff out of your ass? About the only thing that is even close between the Honda and the other trucks is the wheelbase. But since this is not an article about German cars, AB could really care less.
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Tacoma with a 4 cylinder automatic gets the same combined gas mileage as a Ram fullsize Pentastar V6 automatic. So much for TRDyota technology!
        luigi.tony
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        It's all those miles the RAM goes on the flatbed to the FIAT dealership for service that boost the mileage.
        Basil Exposition
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        While you bring up a valid point, it is very hard to take you seriously when yuo use the term "TRDyota". It'a as bad as "Government Motors"
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