No One Can Stop the Toyota Tacoma From Crushing Rivals

Do you know that we are the champions song? The Toyota Tacoma gets to sing that song. There isn’t a midsize truck that can beat the Toyota Tacoma. It is the champion because it continues to be the best-selling option. 

The Toyota Tacoma increases sales 

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition in the sand
2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition | Toyota

We have an undisputed winner for the third quarter of 2021. The Toyota Tacoma is once again crowned champion because it sells better than any other midsize rival in the segment. Even with the ongoing semi-conductor shortage and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Tacoma can’t be stopped. 

According to Auto Evolution, the Tacoma sold 61,305 units. It sold 58.920 units in Q3 of 2020, so it achieved a four percent increase. The Jeep Gladiator could be considered its closest rival, but it landed in second place with 22,674 units. It’s up slightly from 22,163 units last year. 

The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon didn’t fare so well, with a total of 18,175 units sold. This is down compared to selling 33,731 units in the third quarter of 2020. The Ford Ranger moved 14,335 units, and the Nissan Frontier moved 11,667 trucks. 

The Honda Ridgeline is in late place with 6,502 units sold. It experienced a 24.5 percent decrease compared to 8,607 units sold in Q3 2020. 

What’s so great about the Tacoma? 

People love the Toyota Tacoma for a variety of reasons. For example, it has a reputation for being reliable and dependable. With adequate maintenance, a used Tacoma will most likely last over 200,000 miles. 

But with proper maintenance, Tacomas are known to last well over 300,000 miles. Some reports include them making it to 400 miles and beyond. 

The average person drives about 15,000 miles per year. However, drivers that acquire 20,000 to 30,000 miles in a year can depend on their Tacoma to make it to 10 to 15 years before needing any major repairs. 

Plus, buying a Tacoma isn’t often viewed as a risk due to its high resale value. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma has a predicted resale value of 55.8 percent after five years of ownership. It currently has the highest predicted resale value

It won the Midsize Truck Best Resale Value Award for the 19th time in a row. It’s been included in the top 10 vehicles with the Best Resale Values for the 10th year in a row. This means that if you buy one and don’t exactly like it, you could trade it in or sell it for a great price. 

What’s new for the 2022 Tacoma? 

Toyota Tacoma trucks on assembly like at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas plant
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas | Toyota

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma could be the most capable model so far, and it begins at about $26,500. The Tacoma TRD Pro has a 1.5-inch lift in the front and a 0.5-inch lift in the rear. It gained TRD-tuned Fox internal bypass shocks and new forged aluminum upper control arms. 

The approach, departure, and break-over angles were improved to 36.4, 24.7, and 26.6 degrees. You can opt for 16-inch black aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires. 

Also, Toyota added the Trail Edition trim. It includes 4WD with a locked rear differential. It has a 1.1-inch lift in the front and a 0.5-inch lift in the rear. You’ll notice that it includes a heritage-style grille and bronze exterior accents. It includes 16-inch bronze-finish wheels wrapped in Goodyear all-terrain tires.

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