2005 Toyota Tacoma Overview


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4 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $13,089
4 Dr STD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $12,162
4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab LB
Avg. Price: $16,857
4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $16,726
4 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $14,726
4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $13,736
Avg. Price: $14,027
Avg. Price: $8,794

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4.45 stars

Based on 29 reviews

Part Deux by Jason
 — This was another great Toyota pickup. Bigger than the 2000 & 2001 version I had, this model came with a 5-speed automatic transmission (claimed to get better gas mileage than with the 6-speed manual) ... Read More
Perfect 3 Season Sport Truck. by Mikey
 — I LOVED my X-Runner. It was very fast and accelerated great. Loved the 4.0L V6 and 6 spd manual. The styling was very noticable and I got looks everwhere I went. Even entered it into NOPI the first ye... Read More
Best Truck I've Owned So Far by afernandez1
 — Again, one of my most favorite features in the Tacoma is it's 265 hp motor. The handling is also pretty nimble for a truck - and I own the Double-Cab Prerunner. The back seats are roomy, and can tak... Read More

2005 Toyota Tacoma Overview

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Based on 29 reviews

2005 Toyota Tacoma

For the first time since it got its new name in 1995, the Toyota Tacoma was totally redesigned for 2005. The new Tacoma was wider and longer, and a long-bed option was made available in response to consumer complains that the Tacoma’s bed was too short. The Tacoma also got more powerful engines and an overall exterior makeover.

The 2005 Toyota comes in a huge array of trims. Four body styles are available and include the standard cab with a long bed, the Access cab with a long bed, the Double Cab with a short bed, and a Double Cab with a long bed. The regular cab comes with very few options. The Access Cab and Double Cabs come as a 2WD, 4WD, or 4WD V6. Other trims include the PreRunner, which is a 2WD that is high off the ground like a 4WD, and the X Runner, which is a sport tuned Tacoma. The base engine is a 2.7-liter 164 horsepower four-cylinder, and the V6 has 4 liters and puts out 245 horsepower. Fuel economy is about 19/23 to 16/20, depending on the engine and configuration.

Toyota Tacoma fans like that the 2005 Tacoma got more room inside and a bigger bed on the outside. They also liked the more comfortable interior and improved quality of the dashboard and controls. Most complaints are about small, superficial issues, such as low-end upholstery and the inability to upgrade the stereo.


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Toyota Tacoma Questions


High Mileage

I'm shopping for a Toyota Tacoma. I've found a few that body wise look in pristine condition but the mileage is over or close to 300k. Should I consider these trucks or not? Will we be able to dri...

17 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Gerald Lesley

Gerald Speedometer Fuse

Which fuse do I replace in fuse box?

14 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

When I Depress The Gas Pedal The Car Shakes, But Otherwise It Rides Smooth....

If I am idling or driving with my foot off the pedal the car rides great. The car does not skip going thur the gears. Whether I am going 30 or 70 mph, the minute i put my foot to the pedal the car( or...

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Joram van Zyverden

Heater Goes Cold Unpredictably.

My heater goes cold unpredictably but possibly more often when idling. The temperature gauge is normal. What's the problem? Is it fixable by me, a fairly capable amateur?

10 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Darren Cooney

4x4 Bind Up

Hi I bought a 05 4x4 Tacoma . I am new to 4x4 and have been intermittently using 4x4 on wet/icy roads. I have felt it lock up when parking but no popping. I know now when to use the 4x4 correctly ...

29 views with 6 answers (last answer about a month ago)