2002 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2002 toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured in the U.S. by the Japanese car maker Toyota because 1995. The initial generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 via 2004, was identified as a small pick-up. The 2nd generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Electric motor Fad Publication's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is offered in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, as well as the French region of New Caledonia.


2002 toyota Tacoma Prerunner


First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was presented in the United States in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a replacement for the Hilux, which prior to this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is engineered with a greater priority on ride high quality, handling, comfort, and also safety over durability as well as payload capacity. The layout is planned to far better match the needs of the US and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, specifically compact as well as mid-sized models, are commonly made use of as individual automobiles, as well as much less specifically for commercial, farming, as well as off roadway usage. The name was stemmed from the Coast Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Advancement began in 1989, adhering to launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and ended in 1994. Design job was done at Calty Design Study in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior design proposition was selected in the autumn of 1991 and also in final form, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the production style were filed in Japan in April 1993 and also October 28, 1993 in the USA.

There were a total amount of three engines offered for the Toyota Tacoma:.

-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) and also 160 lb · feet (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder ranked at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 lb · feet (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) and also 220 pound · ft (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L provided 29 miles each US gallon (8.1 L/100 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L gave 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), as well as the 3.4 L delivered 22 miles per US gallon (11 L/100 kilometres; 26 mpg-imp) (freeway ).

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and also 3.4 L engines were offered in this lorry relying on options. Automatic and manual transmissions were available.

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (also 2WD staff cabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been utilized on the prior pick-ups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's structure is completely boxed until quickly after the rear leaf springtime mount bracket where it transitions right into a c-frame area. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Solitary cab Tacomas had the option of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 lb · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary taxis just obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD plans started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential locker in the rear featured it).

In its first couple years of production the Tacoma offered very well, drawing in lots of young customers. The first generation Tacoma undertook a minor front lights upgrade from recessed to flush headlights in October 1996 on 2WD models as well as a total of two cosmetic facelifts: the first in July 1997, and also the second in October 2000. The renovations primarily involved grilles (design year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging and emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 as well as in 1997 longer rear fallen leave springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, as well as the vehicle driver's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". The majority of 4x4 versions included Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 model year.

Made through 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a new staff taxi (four-door) model contributed to the lineup in October 2000. The crew taxicab showcased four doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxis still opened up with two doors and utilized Bilstein shocks. The extended cab included a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the crew taxi showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Lots of consumers were distressed with small staff cab beds, yet the majority of rivals shared this shortcoming.

In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had also introduced an S-Runner trim package which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It had 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and also a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 created every month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity just enhanced in the following couple of years. By 2004 it led the Nissan Frontier, and also Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively revealed a 15-year, unlimited mileage deterioration warranty for 1995-2000 design years because of insufficient rustproofing and frame deterioration problems impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the frame or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail worth. This was later reached consist of 2001-2004 model years, yet in these cases when a structure was located to be corroded to the point of perforation, the framework is replaced with a brand-new one instead of a redeem.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were marketed largely in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall entails the spare tire and just how it could fall off.

2nd generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started development of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development job was managed by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner style competition in 2001. Last layouts were iced up for manufacturing in 2002 and patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being tested from very early 2003. Prototypes were developed later on in 2003, with advancement finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Show, Toyota unveiled a bigger and also a lot more powerful Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was readily available in eighteen various arrangements, that consisted of 3 taxicab arrangements, four transmissions, two engines, as well as 2 bed sizes. The three taxicab setups include normal taxicab, access cab, and double taxi. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automated, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, as well as 6-speed handbook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy bed, as well as 5 feet (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 replaced the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The brand-new V6 had lots of enhancements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and a haul capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and also 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, however brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder choice in less costly designs is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and also 180 lb · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota additionally presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the sluggish marketing S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the factory as well as included an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota also consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with designs that were outfitted with the optional Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC instantly uses stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the automobile from rolling backwards on hills. A back securing differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional functions. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage space boxes. TRD bundle geared up Tacomas also feature an in-bed 115V/400W A/C power electrical outlet. The tie down cleats are ranked to hold up to 220 pound (100 kg).

The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 design. The 2006 model made some choices standard. Toyota also included 2 brand-new interior colors for the 2007 design year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security functions were included and also the Tacoma no more offers a mechanical minimal slip differential rather an open differential which uses specific wheel braking to mimic a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road designs continuously come outfitted with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all built in Mexico. Nonetheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would relocate Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A small renovation came for 2009, consisting of a somewhat revised grille on some models, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sport versions consists of smoked headlamp trim. Supporting sound input now comes requirement. The Access/Double Cab trucks have 2 brand-new ceiling installed speakers and readily available backup display. Four new exterior shades are likewise contributed to the Tacoma.

After the personal bankruptcy of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, requiring added manufacturing volume at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was transferred to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be constructed together with the Tundra. This brought a total of around 1,000 brand-new jobs to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year rejuvenate included a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new interior and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 design year includes touch display stereo as well as eliminates the shark fin antenna as well as SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune bundle is installed. 2014 models featured a brand-new SR trim and for 2015 models the routine cab version was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A settled a class action fit over framework rust, accepting examine and also if needed change rusted structures on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States and its areas.

SG Automotive makes an associate a comparable grille and fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was formally unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Vehicle Program with USA sales adhering to in September 2015.

The truck has a brand-new outside profile taking styling hints from the 2014 version year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 design year Expanse pick-up as well as showcases a a lot more aggressive and masculine look, with a bigger grill and also new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate and also bed were upgraded and also showcased a debossed Tacoma logo in addition to an infused spoiler. New personality lines were likewise observed on the vehicle in addition to an air dam before the vehicle - these new features will likely help in added fuel economic situation.

Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Liter I4 coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed manual and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to guide injection based on driving conditions and also works on the Atkinson cycle utilizing VVT-iW variable valve timing. The 3.5-liter V6 delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is provided in both a 6-speed automatic as well as manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automated is 19/24/21 and 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automatic. Based on the SAE J2807 tow guidelines the Tacoma could tow approximately 6,800 lb (3,100 kg) with the added tow package.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the vehicle's frame by including much more high stamina steel in order to boost the vehicle's rigidity and to drop weight. The body is also created using ultra-high stamina steel that will be incorporated utilizing a brand-new warm stamping procedure that decreases weight. Toyota also upgraded the suspensions, rear differentials and back axle to enhance the truck's roadway good manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The vehicle is available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, as well as variety topping TRD Pro. The truck is provided in Gain access to Cab as well as Dual Taxi configurations with the long or brief bed dimensions. The Routine Taxi version was not rollovered for the new generation pickup. The inside of the pick-up obtains a full overhaul also. Using a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma a lot more glamorous and also included a bigger touchscreen screen as well as an all brand-new cockpit console. Soft-touch materials additionally replaced the previous generations hard plastics. A leather choice was included. Toyota has also used an acoustic windscreen, far better shielded doors, as well as even more weather removing to reduce roadway as well as wind noise. For the first time Toyota will offer twin climate control in the freshly refined Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation versions, the steering wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have actually reduced performance, and consequently impaired convenience when trying to surf phone Get in touches with/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no more connected to the Entune system for the purposes of browsing as well as picking get in touches with. Rather, the vehicle driver has to rely on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to make modifications to the Entune system to surf as well as pick the ideal contact in order to position a phone call. In addition, D-pad manages no more supply the ability to scroll through lists of tracks during USB or Bluetooth music playback. The driver needs to use the touch display to choose brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Road trim designs showcases a brand new surface pick setting which allows the motorist to pick between various kinds of surface such as, loose rock, mud, and sand. Toyota additionally revealed a new CRAWL mode that will permit the vehicle driver to steer the truck in challenging surface while the truck takes care of stopping and also acceleration by itself. Along with this the vehicle likewise showcases a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging capacity, simple reduced tailgate, dead spot monitoring system, back-up cam (standard) as well as a placed GoPro holder (standard).

Toyota likewise introduced a TRD Pro version in late 2016, which has FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, as well as heritage influenced 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is only offered in the dual cab short bed configuration, with either a conventional or automatic transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black and red interior.

The Tacoma's change to its third generation took place while the section is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant built 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 and also Baja developed 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were offered in the United States as well as Canada (together with 115,489 Expanses additionally constructed in San Antonio) as well as, with the mid dimension segment up total, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive added Saturday shifts to keep up with demand, running at 125% of predicted plant capacity. The 2016 as well as 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all various other Tacoma configurations are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota UNITED STATE revealed that they will enhance production at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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