2019 Toyota Tacoma Interior and Cargo

Toyota Tacoma Interior & Cargo Rating

2019 Tacoma Interior

While many manufacturers aspire to bring a sense of class and refinement to the interior of their mid-sized pickups, Toyota keeps the Tacoma rugged. That's not to say the Tacoma lacks the sense of quality and design of other pickups, but there's a definite sense that Toyota's designers stuck to convention rather than straying too close to crossover territory. The interior looks appealing and packs a sensible layout, with simple-to-understand, effectively laid out controls. However, the driving position is somewhat awkward, and the step-up into the cabin feels higher than more comfort-orientated rivals. There's also the sense that some materials lack the refined quality of the Ridgeline, although they do feel like they'll stand the test of time. Where the Tacoma suffers most, however, is in the interior accommodation, with the rear seats of the double cab models particularly found lacking.

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Seating and Interior Space

The seating position feels uncomfortable due to the low roofline and lack of adjustability for the steering column but drivers under six feet tall shouldn't have too many complaints. We drove the Tacoma for Orlando to Miami and the stiff leather seats became numbing by the end of the journey. Sitting in the rear isn't much better thanks to an upright seating position and equally stiff leather with just 32.6 inches of legroom. The Tacoma does make up for its lack of comfort with plenty of cup holders and places to store items in the center console.

2019 Toyota Tacoma Interior Dimensions:

Toyota Tacoma TrimsSRSR5SR V6SR5 V6TRD SportTRD Off RoadLimitedTRD Pro
Headroom Front Seat39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.
Headroom Back Seat34.9 in.34.9 in.34.9 in.34.9 in.34.9 in.34.9 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat24.6 in.24.6 in.24.6 in.24.6 in.24.6 in.24.6 in.32.6 in.32.6 in.
Shoulder Room Front58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.
Shoulder Room Rear56.5 in.56.5 in.56.5 in.56.5 in.56.5 in.56.5 in.58.9 in.58.9 in.
Hip Room, Front57.2 in.57.2 in.57.2 in.57.2 in.57.2 in.57.2 in.57.2 in.57.2 in.
Hip Room, Rear51.7 in.51.7 in.51.7 in.51.7 in.51.7 in.51.7 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The TRD Sport trim comes standard with fabric seats paired with either white or orange stitching. Optionally as part of the $2,890 Premium Package, the seats can be wrapped in black leather with or without orange stitching. The only way to get heated seats is to opt for leather but we would have preferred cloth seats in the heat of Florida. Toyota uses very thick leather for the Tacoma, which will likely stand up to being stepped on by a work boot at the expense of feeling comfortable to sit on.

2019 Tacoma Trunk and Cargo Space

Two load bed lengths are available for the Tacoma range, a shorter five-foot bed on double cab models only, or the available 6.1-foot bed that can be had in both Access Cab and Double Cab body styles. The former measures 60.5-inches long, the latter 73.7, but all Tacoma's boast a bed width of 41.5-inches and a height of 19.1-inches. Maximum payload is 1,620 lbs in the base 2.7 4x2 SR trim, but it drops to 1,120 lbs in Limited 4x4 guise. Towing capacity varies too, with the lowest rated trim being the 3,500 lbs on all 2.7 models, while on V6 derivatives this increases to a maximum of 6,800 on selected 4x2 models.

Internal storage is decent, but not exceptional in class, with the crew cab's folding rear seat a helpful option, while door pockets and storage cubbies are practical but not exceptionally large. Like most in this segment, the bulk of the storage is out back.

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2019 Toyota Tacoma Bed Size:

Toyota Tacoma TrimsSRSR5SR V6SR5 V6TRD SportTRD Off RoadLimitedTRD Pro
Box Length (Floor)60.5 in.60.5 in.60.5 in.60.5 in.60.5 in.60.5 in.60.5 in. in.
Box Width (Floor)56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in. in.
Box Width (Top, Rear)56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in. in.
Box Width (Wheelhousings)41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in. in.
Box Height (Area)19.1 in.19.1 in.19.1 in.19.1 in.19.1 in.19.1 in.19.1 in. in.

2019 Tacoma Infotainment and Features


The Tacoma is a mixed bag of features, with the levels of specification largely down to chosen trim and body configuration. Items like a power sunroof can only be optioned to Double Cab derivatives, and only from the TRD Sport trim. Likewise for the power sliding rear window, which can only be equipped to V6 Double Cab models. Air conditioning is standard on most trims, while Limited and TRD Pro models receive standard dual-zone climate control. Wireless device charging is available but is limited to the TRD and Limited trims. If you're looking for heated front seats, these are only available on the TRD Pro, while an auto-dimming rearview mirror is standard on all but the SR model. However, standard across all trims is Toyota's Safety Sense, including pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Blind spot monitors are available on higher trims.


Toyota's Entune infotainment has only seen minor improvements over the last few years but the Tacoma soldiers on with an older version of the system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both lacking for 2019 but are set to arrive for the 2020 model year. The system is easy to understand but lags behind the competition in terms of graphics, processing speed, and connectivity.

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