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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
MSRP
$40,715
Invoice
$37,719
Average Price Paid
$38,053
860 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
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Limited Double Cab 4WD
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2 Dr CE Coupe
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,403
12 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,110

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Tacoma, a practical, reliable, capable off-roading pickup, entered its third generation for the 2016 model year. The Tacoma has been slow to change, so it carries over into 2019. T...

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe

Toyota dropped the 4-door Tercel sedan for 1998, leaving only the 2-door sedan. The remaining Tercel model did get a small makeover, including a new grille, front fascia, tail lamps, r...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
500
writes:
Had one for 4 years. Drives really rough. Great if your on mountain road at 10000 ft. But who is. The gas ...
40
writes:
I am sad to say that I will not purchase a 2019 Tacoma like I thought I would this year. TL;DR, rear drum brak...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD worse.
"I am extremely disappointed after reviewing and test driving the Tacoma. I felt the seats were too cramped for my 62 185 lb frame, there were some interior quality issues, and there were rear drum brakes (which I never accept! I upgraded the drums on my XJ as they are an inferior system that has no business being on a modern vehicle). The 6-speed auto was sluggish and non-responsive, and even test driving the 6-speed manual I was unimpressed, but I did love driving a manual again. I did love the tow capacity of the Taco (6800 for auto, 6400 for manual). The rear seat room was terrible, and its not something I would be able to road trip in comfort. There was the redesign in 2016, which changed the 4.0 liter to the 3.5 and changed a few engine dynamics, as well as the styling (which I love!) but the Tacoma needs a real major redesign. And the infotainment system (touch screen radio) is absolutely terrible like it was running on Andriod 2.0 or early software system from the early 2000s. The color and picture quality was rough, looked cheap, and was slow to respond. If I didnt already have a rock crawler I would consider buying one, but not as a daily commuter and light duty tower. Honestly your also overpaying for its price for the Toyota tax the same as paying the Jeep Tax. "
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD better.
"I am officially buying this vehicle over the 2019 Tacoma as I was overall impressed. The seats are so comfortable and wrapped around me; the cockpit was well designed and made logical sense. I found the engine and transmission responsive, and all of the fun electronic toys were impressive. I didnt really have to drive the truck (I havent been calling it a truck, Ive been calling it a lifted Japanese AWD El Camino) as the Honda Sense suite literally accelerated, braked, and kept the vehicle driving between the lines. When the front seats were adjusted, there was plenty of room for me to sit in the rear. Every seat was comfy and I could easily sit in the Ridgeline for hours. The ability to tow light duty gear is nice, and with some modifications to my KLR650, I could also take my bike along for trips. I love the infotainment system, it was easy to use and the quality was crisp and clear. I am worried about fingerprints, but I found a screen protector on Amazon that would reduce the impact and make cleaning the screen easier. Also, the rear doors do not open as easy, but with modifying the door checkers with the same ones found in the front doors, the rear doors will open 5 more inches. The Ridgeline is a road trip champ, easy pick for a daily commuter, and will do light duty towing and hauling. Makes a great second vehicle as the BF has the F-150, and makes sense for our family. Our Husky will find the rear floors will have tons of space for trips over our F150 (that truck has a huge sub/amp combo on the floorboard, and I always felt she may be uncomfortable down there). "
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Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4WD worse.
"Felt more solid on the road"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4WD worse.
"Better quality more features for the dollar."
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
writes:
Driving a 98 auto, 4 speed at the moment. Cheap on gas, reliable, works like a champ at 270k. Replaced rear s...
Looks/Style Ranked 1985 Toyota Van better.
"The 1984 to 1989 North American toyota van is the godess of all mini vans."
105
1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

The 98 Tercel Was One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned. — I used to own a 1998 Toyota Tercel, and if you do find one for sale you might want to consider it. M...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

Termobile — very good car i really like it because is black and i have a spoiler on the back. But its not a beau...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
25 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
30 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 11 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
278 hp @ 6,000 RPM
93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
265 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
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Displacement
3,500 cc
1,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver -- 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 32.6 in 31.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 9.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,120 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 6,400 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,400 lbs --
Exterior
Length 212.3 in 161.8 in
Width 75.2 in 64.8 in
Height 70.6 in 53.2 in
Wheelbase 127.4 in 93.7 in
Bed Length 60.5 in --

Available Options

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Cavalry Blue
  • Cement
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Quicksand
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
  • 5" Chrome Oval Tube Steps
  • Cast Aluminum Running Boards
  • Exterior Package
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package
  • Predator Pro Step Board
  • Predator Tube Steps
  • Stealth Black Running Boards
  • Stealth Stainless Steel Running Boards
  • TRD Cat-Back Exhaust System
  • TRD Pro Performance Black Chrome Exhaust System
  • TRD Pro Performance Exhaust System
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000)
  • Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover W/Led Lights
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe

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