The Toyota Tacoma has a strong reputation for quality and reliability, two factors that contribute to this midsize truck's high resale value. The Tacoma has earned a trophy every single year dating back to our first set of Best Resale Value Awards, and for 2019, this midsize truck returns as the overall Best Resale Value Award winner for the fifth year in a row.
Lauded for its legendary, race-tested off-road capability, tough construction and versatility, the Tacoma has a lot to offer truck buyers. It's easier to fit in a garage or park on the street than a full-size truck, with plenty of capability. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma can serve as a reliable truck for work and play that can be configured in more than 30 ways. From staying mostly on-road to tackling extreme off-road, there's an engine, a trim level and plenty of options for you.
If your adventures take you further down the trail, an available two-speed transfer case, Crawl Control, and Multi-terrain Select - which can be easily bundled together in the TRD Pro -- can make the trip a lot more fun. You can also use the truck to carry an ATV or dirt bikes in the bed. The Tacoma comes with a choice of a 4-cylinder engine or a powerful, efficient V6, and is offered in six trim levels, with two cab sizes, two transmissions, two bed lengths, and an extensive suite of standard safety equipment.
Not only is the truck versatile, capable and easy to build for your specific needs, but it provides a comfortable ride on the highway and is an agreeable daily driver. In our Toyota Tacoma Expert Review, we note that "With 278 horsepower on tap, the 3.5-liter V6 moves the Tacoma with brisk bursts of acceleration and also enables it to tow up to 6,800 pounds," and "seating is comfortable, and the cabin logically arranged with all the most important switchgear within easy reach. The Tacoma's ride is firm but not jarring, and the steering is impressively responsive."