CHANGES FOR 2014:

– No changes.

Three years after a refresh, the Toyota Tacoma continues to be one of the few compact pickups you can buy in the North American market. However, for 2014, the Tacoma receives absolutely no attention, continuing on exactly the same as the 2013 model.

The Tacoma is available in several configurations. A 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine is available in the Access Cab in two- or four-wheel drive, with a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.

A 4.0-litre V6 is available in the Access Cab in 4×4 configuration, with six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic. It is also the only engine available in the Double Cab, in 4×4 only, where it comes with the six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.

The Access Cab features small, rear-hinged back doors that can only be operated when the front doors are open; the Double Cab uses four independently-opening doors. The Access Cab uses a six-foot box; the Double Cab comes with a five-foot or six-foot box. All of them are double-walled and made of composite material, and include a removable tailgate and tie-downs.

Features on the Access Cab 4×2 I4 include 15-inch steel wheels, 6-foot bed, 6.1-inch AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth capability, auxiliary and USB input, air conditioning, fabric seating, front bucket seats, rear jump seats with fold up seat cushion, power windows with driver auto-down, power locks, tilt/telescopic steering, carpeted and all-season floor mats, rear splash guards, manual mirrors, cargo bed tie-downs, tie-down cleats, TPMS, front tow hook, and airbags (front, front seat, side curtain).

The Access Cab 4×4 I4 adds 16-inch steel wheels, front and rear splash guards, and fender flares.

The Access Cab 4×4 V6 adds steering wheel audio controls, rear sliding window, keyless entry, cruise control, rear privacy glass, and dual power adjustable mirrors.

The Double Cab models add rear seat heater ducts, driver seat lumbar adjustment, front passenger seat fold-down seatback, and 60/40 split rear bench seat with fold down seatback. Manual models come with a 5-foot bed while automatic models are equipped with a 6-foot bed.

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