2004 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2004 toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup made in the U.S. by the Japanese car maker Toyota because 1995. The very first generation Tacoma, design years 1995 1/2 with 2004, was identified as a small pick-up. The second generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Pattern Publication's Truck of the Year for 2005.

Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is marketed in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French area of New Caledonia.


2004 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 before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is engineered with a greater concern on ride high quality, dealing with, convenience, and also security over durability and also payload capacity. The style is intended to better match the needs of the United States as well as Canadian pickup market, where pickup, especially small and mid-sized designs, are typically used as personal vehicles, as well as much less solely for commercial, agricultural, as well as off road use. The name was derived from the Shore Salish peoples' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Development started in 1989, adhering to launch of the 5th generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and concluded in 1994. Design work was done at Calty Layout Research in California from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior layout proposition was chosen in the autumn of 1991 and also in final kind, iced up for manufacturing in 1992. Patents for the manufacturing layout were filed in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in the USA.

There were a total amount of 3 engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.

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

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

4x4 Tacomas (also 2WD team taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been used on the prior pickups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The vehicle's structure is fully boxed till promptly after the back fallen leave springtime place bracket where it transitions right into a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the automatic transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Single taxi Tacomas had the alternative of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) and also 270 lb · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single taxis only obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD plans began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential storage locker in the rear came with it).

In its very first pair years of manufacturing the Tacoma offered quite possibly, bring in many young buyers. The first generation Tacoma undertook a small front lights upgrade from recessed to purge fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD models as well as an overall of two cosmetic facelifts: the initial in July 1997, as well as the second in October 2000. The facelifts generally involved grilles (model year MY1998 and 2001) and also tailgate badging and also symbols (MY1998). Mechanical changes included a switch to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and in 1997 longer back leaf springs. A passenger-side air bag was added in July 1997, and the driver's side air bag (standard from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 versions had Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 version year.

Developed through 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan Patent Workplace under # 0890798) was a new crew taxi (four-door) version included in the lineup in October 2000. The team taxicab showcased four doors as well as Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxicabs still opened with two doors and also made use of Bilstein shocks. The extended taxicab showcased a 6 feet (1.8 m) bed while the team cab showcased a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Numerous consumers were disturbed with tiny team taxicab beds, however many rivals shared this drawback.

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

In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, endless mileage corrosion service warranty for 1995-2000 model years because of insufficient rustproofing and also frame rust concerns influencing over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either repair the structure or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later reached include 2001-2004 model years, yet in these cases when a framework was found to be rusty to the point of opening, the frame is changed with a new one instead of a redeem.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered concerning 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were sold mainly in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall involves the spare tire and just how it could diminish.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota began advancement of the second generation Tacoma under chief designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of growth job was managed by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the inner design competitors in 2001. Final styles were iced up for production in 2002 as well as patents filed on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being checked from early 2003. Prototypes were constructed later in 2003, with advancement finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Automobile Program, Toyota unveiled a larger and also a lot more effective Tacoma. This brand-new Tacoma was available in eighteen different arrangements, that included three taxicab arrangements, four transmissions, two engines, as well as 2 bed lengths. The 3 cab setups contain normal taxi, access taxi, and also double taxicab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed guidebook, and 6-speed guidebook. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) lengthy bed, and 5 feet (1.5 m) short bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 filled in the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The brand-new V6 had several improvements, such as a tow score of 6,500 pound (2,948 kg), and a payload capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It generates 236 horsepower (176 kW) as well as 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller, yet brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in more economical versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 pound · ft( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota also presented an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow-moving selling 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, decreased 2 inches from the manufacturing facility and also consisted of an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota also consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with models that were equipped with the optional Toyota Competing Development (TRD) Off-Road plan. DAC instantly applies braking throughout downhill descents while HAC stops the lorry from rolling in reverse on hills. A rear securing differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite internal bed that includes a deck rail system with 4 restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD plan furnished Tacomas likewise include an in-bed 115V/400W AC power electrical outlet. The restrain cleats are ranked to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit various from the 2005 version. The 2006 version made some alternatives standard. Toyota likewise added 2 new interior colors for the 2007 model year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security functions were added as well as the Tacoma not provides a mechanical limited slip differential instead an open differential which utilizes specific wheel stopping to simulate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continuously come geared up with a locking rear differential. The 2nd generation Tacomas were put together in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, The golden state while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. Nonetheless, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would move Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A small renovation came for 2009, consisting of a slightly modified grille on some models, brand-new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport designs consists of smoked headlamp trim. Complementary audio input now comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxi vehicles have 2 new ceiling placed speakers and available backup screen. 4 new exterior colors are also added to the Tacoma.

After the bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing added production volume at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was transferred to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be developed along with the Expanse. This brought a total amount of roughly 1,000 brand-new tasks to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year freshen included a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, brand-new inside as well as 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 and also SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune bundle is installed. 2014 models featured a new SR trim as well as for 2015 models the routine taxicab design was ceased.

In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A resolved a class action fit over frame corrosion, consenting to evaluate and also if needed change rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 model year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the United States as well as its areas.

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

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

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

The truck has a new outside account taking designing hints from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV and the 2014 version year Expanse pick-up as well as features a much more aggressive and also masculine look, with a larger grill and brand-new projector beam of light headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were revamped and also showcased a debossed Tacoma logo design along with an instilled spoiler. New personality lines were additionally observed on the truck along with an air dam before the automobile - these brand-new attributes will likely assist in fanned economy.

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

Along with this, Toyota upgraded the truck's structure by including a lot more high toughness steel in order to boost the truck's rigidness and also to go down weight. The body is also created utilizing ultra-high stamina steel that will certainly be integrated making use of a brand-new hot marking procedure that minimizes weight. Toyota additionally updated the suspensions, rear differentials and back axle to enhance the truck's road good manners while still maintaining it off-road qualified. The vehicle is readily available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, as well as array topping TRD Pro. The vehicle is provided in Accessibility Cab and Double Taxicab setups with the lengthy or short bed sizes. The Routine Cab design was not carried over for the new generation pickup. The interior of the pick-up gets a total overhaul too. Using a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma much more elegant and added a bigger touchscreen display screen as well as an all brand-new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials additionally changed the previous generations hard plastics. A leather option was added. Toyota has actually also made use of an acoustic windscreen, much better protected doors, along with more climate stripping to lower roadway and also wind sound. For the first time Toyota will use dual environment control in the newly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation designs, the guiding wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have lowered functionality, and also therefore damaged ease when attempting to surf phone Calls/ Favorite Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are not connected to the Entune system for the objectives of searching as well as choosing calls. Rather, the driver has to count on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over to make adjustments to the Entune system to browse and also select the proper get in touch with in order to position a phone call. In addition, D-pad manages not use the capacity to scroll with listings of tunes throughout USB or Bluetooth music playback. The driver must utilize the touch display to pick brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim models features an all-new surface select setting which enables the motorist to pick in between different sorts of terrain such as, loose rock, mud, and also sand. Toyota also introduced a brand-new CRAWL mode that will certainly allow the driver to steer the vehicle in challenging terrain while the vehicle manages braking as well as velocity by itself. In addition to this the vehicle likewise showcases a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, very easy lower tailgate, blind spot surveillance system, backup electronic camera (requirement) as well as an installed GoPro holder (standard).

Toyota likewise presented a TRD Pro version in late 2016, which features FOX-patented Inner Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED fog lights, and heritage inspired 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro version is just offered in the dual taxicab short bed setup, with either a common or automated transmission in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Concrete all with black and red interior.

The Tacoma's change to its third generation took place while the segment is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant developed 105,796 Tacomas and the Baja plant built 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant constructed 110,911 and also Baja developed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the United States and also Canada (together with 115,489 Tundras likewise constructed in San Antonio) and also, with the mid dimension segment up overall, the San Antonio plant was running more expensive extra Saturday changes to keep up with need, running at 125% of projected plant ability. The 2016 and 2017 version year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma arrangements are made in San Antonio (VINs starting in 5). Toyota U.S.A revealed that they will increase production at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from regarding 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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