2009 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2009 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 2009 Toyota Tacoma reviews.

viper8miller writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab V6 Review
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5

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Comfortable, quiet, well built, powerful, efficient for a truck, and spacious. Lots of aftermarket add-ons available.

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Better MPG would always be good. Maybe a few more technology features too.

viper8miller
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Toyota Value, Second To None! — We bought this Tacoma because we found a great deal and it is about as fuel efficient as you can get for a truck. The ride is excellent and the off-road capability is certainly there although we felt it was too nice to really take "off road". Toyota quality and reliability shines in the Tacoma and this truck was no different. Build quality is excellent, the seats are okay, but not the best I've ever sat in. Performance was as expected, plenty of power, great handling, and it always felt safe to ride in. A bigger bed would have been nice but we never had a situation where this wasn't big enough. Getting kids and car seats in the back seat was a breeze! All in all, nothing is perfect but this Tacoma is about as good as it gets for a well rounded small(ish) pickup truck!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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BSchulze writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab Review
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4

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Versatile.  Convenient for light hauling.  Very maneuverable and easy to park.

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Limited to driver plus one.

BSchulze
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Great Practical Car! — Very user friendly. Love the versatility and maneuverability. Lockable cover over bed! From shopping to holding personal items, always felt safe with this convenience. Cover is sturdy enough to stand on! Setup with a Trailer hitch and all electrical connections in place.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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klnadolski writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab Review
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4

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reliable

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small and 4x2

klnadolski
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09 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab — I like this car because it is practical, reliable and good looking. It will likely run forever, and does not cost much to maintain. It also has a tow package which is nice. The only real problem that I have with it, is that with the baby in the back seat in her car seat, it is hard to fit anyone infront of her.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Doreen writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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great all around vehilce

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nothing

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It's Great!!! — everything is nice about this truck ,lots of room.. good handling,gas milage is great for a truck, it rides nice. i know i got my money's worth.reliability is good, quality,it also looks smart. even the back up camera is great!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1Taco_King writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab LB V6 4WD Review
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Tow capacity, proven 4WD, looks amazing

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slightly rough ride

1Taco_King
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Worth Every Penny! — Smooth V6, consistent brakes, tight suspension (TRD Sport) rough on bumpy roads. Flawless build quality and solid. The best looking mid-size out there with aggressive (although non-functional) hood scoop. Decent gas mileage with highest in class tow capacity (6500lbs). Highly capable bullet-proof 4WD, plus the option of a dealer installed fully warranteed (5yr 120k) supercharger makes this by far the best mid-size. Not to mention the highest resale value of all pick-ups, not that you'd ever want to give it up.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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CelebratedMrK writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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USe it in many ways from hauling yard trash/debris to grandkids.

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NOne noted

CelebratedMrK
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Superb Car For Sports, Outdoor Use And Family Fun! — Very useful, dependable all around vehicle. Great styling and comfort. Well designed with excellent features for utility work and camping. Lots of compliments and I have used this truck in more ways than I mwould have imagined. Still running great!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Miles writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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It's a beast!

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Can't have remote start, it's a manual

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Great Freakin Truck. — It a great running truck, rides nice, good performance, sharp looks, good gas mileage (could be better). Got the six speed manual transmission. Lots of clearance for different tire sizes at the stock ride hieght. There a Web sites that specialize in gear for just toyotas, making it easy to fing aftermarket parts.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Pedro writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab V6 Review
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Adventure

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Hits Hard

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Great Everyday Driver — Space - Small space on the rear seats. Performance - a 246 HP is nice but with the TRD exhaust system way better. Gas - its like drinking water. Build Quality - First month with it the radio stopped working. FAIL. Rough riding you can feel everything.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Robert writes:
2009 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Access Cab Review
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Ride height, safety features, decent gas mileage, fairly comfortable up front

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Radio problem from day one, slow acceleration in in 5th gear (so downshift!)

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09 Tacoma Prerunner Access Cab Sr-5, 2.7 L, Man Trans. — Build quality - Bad radio from the start. Turns off and on at will, changes radio tuning at will, mostly when hot and especially over bumps when hot. Waiting for replacement to come in under warranty. Told it could be a while as bad ones get refurbished and sent back out to replace other bad ones...problem appears to be not uncommon from what I can tell. Update - radio finally swapped out with refurbed one after over 2 months. And this was just before all the acceleration and stability issues that have come out on other models. (Seems a rash of quality issues/hiding problems going on corporately to me). Now I received recall notice for floor mat/gas pedal (there's plenty of clearance between them in my truck) and a mod to make sure if the brake is pressed, the gas will release. Performance - 2.7 in this size truck won't win any acceleration contests, but it helps on gas mileage. Have to downshift more often to accelerate than I've been used to in other vehicles owned. So far averaging 22 mpg in mixed driving. Highest 23.5, low 21. They really fooled EPA for that high sticker mileage which helped me greatly purchasing this under Cash for Clunkers by trading in a worn out 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Suggested improvement - really give those who aren't into rapid acceleration something to really love...4 cyl diesel with good performance (turbo?) for even better fuel economy would be cool.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SaturnXL writes:
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Many standard features that aren't standard elsewhere.  Backup camera and power outlet in the bed are nice touches.

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Small gas tank for the MPG it gets. Power from seats would be nice.

SaturnXL
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It'll Be My Favorite Toy For Many Years To Come. — I'd say it drives like a car, but you don't feel the potholes nearly as much. Great acceleration, braking and handling. Even smooth at high speeds. Tons of muscle power, and practically flawless sturdy build. I get compliments on it all the time, and the interior puts most "luxury" cars I've been in to shame. Is it fun to drive? Oh yeah. I enjoy my commute to work now!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

1995 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Its Awesome By Phillip

it was the best vehicle ive had so far it just doesnt like trees ant to be up side down. it could out drive my friends cars in the mud. i would lke to own another toyota tacoma 4wd in the furtute Read More

Get The 4wd With The 2.7l By Richard

There is not anything on this truck except what needs to be there. Plenty of room in the engine compartment. More than likely it will be getting a 360 Mopar. The cab is a little cramped for the 6' and... Read More

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1996 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Tacoma By aMeloDude

I would recommend for work and casual driving. Fun to drive and long lasting. Great for first time drivers (especially teens). Not too expensive to own or insure. Inside comfortable. Amazing work... B... Read More

It's My Baby! By swspotter2012

I really have nothing negative to say about my truck, I love it! I bought it brand new back in '96, and I wouldn't trade a thing or take any amount for my truck. It's been shipped oversea's with me, a... Read More

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1997 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Great 4x4 By Jerrod

great little truck good power for a 4cyl and amazing wheeling capabilities and the fuel economy rocks and so reliable. cheap to maintain and cheap to insure great commuter and fun to drive would recom... 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

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Great, Reliable, Affordable Small Truck With Surprising Power. By har909

I always liked the simple look of the truck, white exterior and gray interior. For a truck, it gets really good gas mileage and maintenance was always so simple, I did oil changes and tune ups myself.... Read More

Great Truck By cboater

I hardly ever see a limited on the trucks, I wonder why? My 1st Toyota was the 4wd 90 that blue the head gasket said i would never buy another Toyota but I did. I also wonder why 1/2 of the 98's use ... Read More

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1999 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Easy To Maintain, Not Too Many Problems. By martyz1

First of all, bought brand new. The front end seemed and still seems loose as a crosswind can and does easily push the truck sideways. The radiator needed replacement too early...even after yearly m... Read More

Fun Truck! By dipalma2008

Wish it had another set of doors and larger second row seats. It needs weight in the back when it snows or if its slippery outside so its encouraged to have sand bags in the back to help with weight. Read More

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