Each safety review of the Toyota Tacoma returned quite good results, and it has a solid reputation. The IIHS evaluated the 2023 Access Cab, which received Good in every category save for the small overlap front: passenger-side test, which received a Marginal score. The 2023 Double Cab received mostly Good scores, with Acceptable for the passenger-side small overlap test and Marginal for the side impact. The NHTSA gives it an overall rating of four out of five stars for 2023, which is broken down into five stars for the side crash tests and four for the front and rollover tests for all body and powertrain configurations.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Even the most basic of Tacomas come fitted with a full Toyota Safety Sense P suite of features. Under this umbrella, you'll find front-collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, dynamic cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane-departure warning with steering assist. Other standard safety features include stability and traction control, ABS, hill-start assist, EBD, and a set of eight airbags, covering the front passengers, their knees and sides, and the side curtain for both rows of seats. The Limited and TRD Pro get a little more tech in the form of rear parking sonar, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. A surround-view monitor is standard on the Limited and a Multi-Terrain Monitor off-road camera system is standard on the TRD Pro.
|Toyota Tacoma Trims||SR||SR5||TRD Sport||TRD Off Road||Limited||Trail Edition||TRD Pro|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||O||O||O||S||O||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||O||O||O||S||O||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
Reliability reviews from J.D. Power for the 2023 model year yielded a rating of 82 out of 100 overall and 83 for quality and reliability, which is good for midsize pickup trucks. The 2023 Tacoma has so far been recalled once for a deficient weld that may prevent a child seat from being properly secured. This recall applies to the 2022 Tacoma as well, in addition to a minor one for illegible load-carrying capacity labels that may lead to overloading. The warranty plan offered by Toyota won't astound, but it is adequate. Bumper-to-bumper maintenance is covered for three years/36,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty is valid for five years/60,000 miles. A corrosion perforation warranty runs for five years with an unlimited mileage.