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1996 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 1582 Ratings for the 1995 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned, 2nd owner.

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable,space in back seat 4 bags,security."

Cons: "Back seat is really not suited for passengers."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great highway mileage, need 4WD in this area and would keep this truck if not moving where 4WD not needed. Even fun to drive, entire 110,000 miles total repair was a kit in the power steering unit."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Never had a problem with this truck! Great in Snow

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good value, 4 wheel drive and differential lock"

Cons: "bumpy ride, 4wd shifter gets in the way sometimes"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"It hardly snows where I live, but when it does I'm glad I own this truck. Several members of my extended family also own trucks (a Tundra, a Nissan Titan, an F-150, and a GMC Sierra), but none of them can tackle the snow, or mud, like this truck can. We get a lot of ice in the winter where I live, and this truck always comes through. Not to mention that it never has had any mechanical issues, whereas my friend's Dodge work truck breaks down almost weekly. All around great truck, especially when towing a boat or hauling just about anything!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

It is exactly the 4x4 truck I wanted & still is!

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 291,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Does what a 4x4 truck is supposed to do - in style"

Cons: "Gas mileage could be better but is worth it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The TRD Off-Road package is well worth the money as the locking differential feature will get the truck just about anywhere in sand, snow, and other difficult terrain. The truck is stone reliable and has had very few problems over the years since I bought it new in 1999. I do regular maintenance on a preventive maintenance basis to prevent the development of problems. Great truck, one that I would buy again."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Daily driver with 190k

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,450

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "its worn out already. motor is still ok."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This truck is dependable and fun to drive. I just wish it wasnt so worn out already. Still good though. Toyota "oh, what a feeling.""

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

work horse of a truck that also looks great.

By on Sunday, March 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 211,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "many"

Cons: "bit of a rough ride, like a truck"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Due to a recall toyota put a new chassis in this truck and we have done the expected amount of repairs over the last 150,000 miles. all the miles logged while being used by a building and remodeling company. 2001 is one of the best looking models(SR5)."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Quality Light Duty Truck

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Dependable, quality, nice for around town."

Cons: "Small cab space, not good for long drives."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Low maintenance and very good quality. Change the oil and add fuel. Going 65MPH on Hwy I get 22 MPG...not bad for a 4WD. The 2.7 4Cyl is not very quick, but does the job. Mine is a 2004 and I have 162k. Starting to get a small rust spot in the bed. Other then that the paint is good, and engine runs fine."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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