Toyota wanted to expand its presence in the pickup truck market after the immense success of the “indestructible” Hilux and came along with the Tacoma back in 1995. Even though the truck was launched as a compact pickup truck, it got bigger after a couple of generations and became a mid-size truck. The truck was an instant favorite for those who wanted a smaller truck with bullet-proof reliability.
Offers better off-roading capability as compared to a majority of compact pickup trucks
Excellent tow ratings with the V6 motor
Attractive cabin with user-friendly controls layout