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
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Avg. Price: $6,748
2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB
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2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $5,457
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
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $5,635

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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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How Big Of Tire Rims And Tires Will Fit On An Extended 1997 Tacoma?

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