1997 Toyota Tacoma Overview

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2 Dr SR5 4WD Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,829
2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB
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2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $4,991
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
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2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr V6 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr V6 Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $4,885

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4.85 stars

Based on 12 reviews

Great All Around And Hauls Way More Than You'd Think, Love It by Joshua
 — I love my truck, I've had two American cars and now this Japanese truck and I'll never go back. Even with a camper shell, four dudes, and the back packed with everything we would need to play a show... Read More
Get One, Awesome by jtorms44
 — Off road capability, 31x10.5 stock tires. Great clearance, short wheel base. Good gas mileage, roughly 20 -22 average. Looks. 5 speed Manual transmision. Never had a single issue with the truck. Never... Read More
Toyo Taco. Great Truck For Daily And Off-road by Ron
 — 4 Wheel drive requires stepping out the car to manually lock the front wheels for my model. Oil changes are a pain the the ass, especially since the oil filter off the the side of engine. Drives great... Read More

1997 Toyota Tacoma Overview

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Based on 11 reviews

1997 Toyota Tacoma

For 1997, the Toyota Tacoma got a new grille and headlights on the 2WD. Also, the base engine saw a few improvements, and new option packages were offered for all models.

The 1997 Toyota Tacoma was available in three trim levels: the Regular Cab, the Xtracab, and the SR5 Xtracab. The Regular and the Xtracab were available in 4WD, and the SR5 came standard with it. The base engine was a 2.4-liter, 142-horsepower four cylinder; and a 2.7-liter, 150-horsepower four-cylinder; or a 190-horsepower V6 was also available. Fuel economy varied depending on the engine and cab, and ranged from about 17/19 to 22/28.

Drivers like the 1997 Toyota Tacoma because of its compact size and relatively good gas mileage. They also like its reliability. Some drivers complain that the ride can be a little bumpy, and the 2WD does not handle well in the snow.

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Power Steering Problem

Replaced inner tie rods and rack n pinion bushings. Now steering is extremely difficult, like I have lost power steering? I start engine and remove dip stick from power steering Res. and it looks lik...

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There Is A Scratching-type Noise When I Push In The Clutch

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How Do You Get The Starter Out ?

got the bolts out, can't seem to get the starter out....

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Is There A Coversion Kit For A 1997 Toyota Tacoma To Make A 2wd To A 4wd Tr...

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Toyota Tacoma Power Steering Problem

pump made grind noise when turning. replaced it. sound persisted. replaced rack and pinion. sound persisted. different mechanic replaced power steering pump again. sound still there. what gives?

1,252 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)