Toyota Tacoma

Price $41,350 – $61,070
Fuel consumption 10.5 – 13.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 74%(view ratings)
Unlike the full-size Tundra, the Tacoma’s next generation has yet to show up. For 2023, look for the same 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft. of torque. The only notable changes are new Solar Octane paint (available on TRD Pro models) and smart key with push-button start (SR5 models). This midsize pickup can tow up to 6,500 pounds, which is below average in the segment.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 74%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 9/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2023

New colours including Solar Octane, lighting system in the bed. Smart key with push-button start standard in SR5 and Trail models.


  • Reliable and robust truck
  • High towing capacity
  • Good resale value


  • Awkward driving position
  • Absence of an 8-foot bed
  • Not very roomy rear seats (extended cab)