Slick, stylish, and sturdy: These are some of the words that can describe this excellent ride. The external look is enough to arouse wonder and curiosity. But how much legroom does it have? How many passengers fit in it? Whatever questions you may have, we’ve researched to get you these answers.
The Toyota Tacoma has 42.9 inches of legroom in the front seat. Rear seat legroom varies by type of cab –
- A Tacoma Double cab has 32.6 inches of legroom.
- A Tacoma Access Cab is smaller, with only 24.6 inches of legroom and foldable seats.
Let’s take a closer look at the Tacoma’s interior dimensions and see how much much room your passengers will have to wriggle their legs.
Legroom Dimension For The Tacoma
As mentioned above, the amount of legroom differs depending on the type of cab your Tacoma has. Generally speaking, Toyota offers the Tacoma in two types of cabs: Access and Double. The Access cab is the smaller of the two, with limited seating space in the second row. Legroom for front seats is the same in both types of cabs, but passengers in the back will notice a marked difference in legroom, hip room as well as shoulder and headroom. See the full specs on Toyota’s website.
Front-seat legroom in Toyota Trucks
For both types of cabs, the Tacoma offers 42.9 inches of legroom and 57.2 inches of hip room. That is plenty of legroom, making for a comfortable driving experience. The Tacoma cab offers you the same legroom in the front row as the larger half-ton Toyota Tundra truck.
In case you’re wondering, also has 39.7 inches of headroom for those seated in the front, and 58.3 inches of shoulder room. Now let’s take a look at the rear legroom in a Tacoma and how it varies by type of cab.
Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
The Tacoma Double Cab offers your passengers 32.6 inches of legroom and 51.7 inches of hip room. These numbers are significantly smaller than those offers by the larger Tundra truck, but unless your passengers are exceptionally tall, they should do well. To give you a sense of how much legroom that is, most airlines offer 30-31 inches of legroom for regular economy class seats. If you feel comfortable seated in an airplane, you should do well as a backseat passenger in a Tacoma. However, if you’re over 6′ tall, you may want to keep your trips as a backseat Tacoma passenger short.
Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
The Tacoma Access Cab offers even less legroom for backseat passengers with only 24.6 inches. The seats are smaller, and you can fold them to use the second row as cargo space. The Access Cab isn’t meant to carry people in comfort. You can give someone a short ride, but longer trips won’t be very comfortable for back seat passengers, especially taller ones.
Which Has The Most Legroom? Tacoma Truck Or Ford Ranger?
The Ford Ranger provides more legroom than the Tacoma Truck. The Tacoma Truck offers 32 inches of legroom at the back, similar to a sedan. The Ranger, however, provides 43.1 inches of legroom at the front for both SuperCab and SuperCrew models. It also offers 30.4 inches of legroom at the rear for SuperCab and 34.5 inches for the SuperCrew.
While both trucks offer limited seating space, the Ford Ranger makes things a little easier. With its comfortable and adjustable seats and on-top rims, power adjusting with lumbar support, and a telescoping wheel, it makes finding a natural driving position easier for long legs and short arms.
What Has More Legroom? Tundra Or Tacoma?
The Toyota Tundra has more legroom. It offers 42.5 inches of legroom at the front and 42.3 inches at the rear. If you regularly take passengers and drive the family around, then the pricier half-ton truck could be a good solution.
The Tundra has a CrewMax cab and Double Cab that offer lots of space for adults in all sitting positions.
However, the CrewMax offers much more space. Unlike the Double Cab, which offers 34.7 inches of legroom in the rear, CrewMax provides 42.3 inches of legroom at the back.
The Tacoma provides 42.9 inches in legroom for front-seat passengers in both the Double Cab and Access Cab. That’s 32.6 inches of space for rear-seat legroom for the Double and 24.6 inches of space for rear-seat legroom for the Access.
Its front seats provide as much leg and headroom as you’ll find in the Tundra, but the Tundra has a shoulder room of 65.7 inches at the front and 65.5 inches at the rear, and hip room of 62.6 inches front and 60.4 inches rear.
The Tacoma slightly falls short with a shoulder room of 58.3 inches at the front and 58.9 inches at the rear, plus a front hip room of 57.2 inches and a rear hip room of 56.3 inches.
Consider seating your kid(s) or storing some stuff in the Tacoma Access Cab’s rear seats. Though the Double Cab offers more space, we suggest that you keep your trip short if you are seated in the back with its 32.6-inch rear-seat legroom.
Which Truck Has the Most Backseat Legroom?
Again, the Toyota Tundra delivers a victorious K.O. to the Toyota Tacoma. It has the most backseat room and can seat at least six passengers with its two bench seats. Some trims also offer five seats for users.
The first-row seats of the Tundra offer 42.5 inches of space for you and your driver. And the rear seats, you ask? Well, your friends and family will feel comfortable in the 42.3 inches of legroom that the truck offers.
How Many Passengers Fit In A Toyota Tacoma?
The number of passengers that can fit into it depends on which configuration it is. The Double Cab seats five people, while the Tacoma Access Cab accommodates four people.
Features such as a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat are optional. Four-way manually adjustable front seats and cloth upholstery are standard.
The seating arrangements may be on point, but the spacing isn’t. The headroom is tight in both rows for taller users. The Access Cab has an uncomfortably cramped second row. The Double Cab doesn’t score that many points in the space department either, especially in the rear seats.
Is The Toyota Tacoma A Good Option For A Family?
That would depend on the type of cab and how tall your family members are. With the Double Cab, smaller children will have plenty of legroom in the back, and you can safely anchor their car seats there. The Access Cab Tacoma is probably not a good option. While it has a second row of seats, they are small and can feel crammed over long-distance trips.
On the plus side, it’s impressively fuel-efficient and safe. The Tacoma’s incredible performance in crash tests, as well as an array of standard safety features, gives it full recognition and more use among smaller families.
Can You Fit A Car Seat In A Tacoma Access Cab?
The Access Cab has jump seats with no latch for car seats, so no, you can’t safely fit a baby seat in the backseats of the Tacoma Access cab. You would need to disable the airbag for the front seat and anchor the car seat there. Read more on how to properly install and secure a child’s car seat here.
The Tacoma Truck: Not Roomy Enough, But Worth It
There’s a reason why the Tacoma Truck is the most common small truck in the USA. It’s because of the attractive pricing and driving thrill that it gives its users. Whether on-road or off-road, this monster is built to withstand even the harshest terrain while remaining economical on fuel.
The backseat legroom downside is the most easily identifiable weakness of the Toyota Tacoma. If you’re hitting the streets solo in this ride or have a small family, this is something you can overlook.