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2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

"Oh yeah, Toyota still makes the Tacoma." Admit it, that's what you just said to yourself. It's a perfectly natural reaction, but the Tacoma has been quietly anchoring its segment for years, outselling every other compact pickup without making too much of a fuss. Toyota hasn't neglected the Tacoma – it was updated in 2012 with a revised nose and interior as the most noteable changes. In a world awash with high-value fullsize pickups all vying for your attention, the Tacoma still charms more than a few buyers out of their cash. I hooked a Tacoma for a week to see whether it still... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.0L V6
Power:
236 HP / 266 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$26,685
As-Tested Price:
$32,791
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    Camry, Avalon Hybrids involved in stop-sale of 50,000 Toyota vehicles
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    Report: Toyota issues stop sale on 6 key models over seat fabrics; recall possible? [UPDATE]
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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 4,000 Tacoma pickups over valve springs
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