2010 Toyota Tacoma  RealSafeCars57Safety Rating

#8 of 2010 Pickups

#148 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1995, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Tacoma has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Toyota Tacoma is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Toyota Tacoma has a score of 57, implying a 0.072% chance of driver death (6.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Toyota Tacoma has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0718% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.197%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0718% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.197% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Toyota Tacoma is 50% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2010 Toyota Tacoma is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

972Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonFord RangerChrysler PT CruiserKia OptimaToyota TacomaSubaru ImprezaNissan FrontierSuzuki EquatorMitsubishi LancerKia SportageJeep PatriotComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Toyota Tacoma with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 97. The 2010 Toyota Tacoma is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2010 GMC Canyon, the 2010 Ford Ranger, the 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser, and the 2010 Kia Optima and less safe than the 2010 Kia Sportage, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Suzuki Equator, the 2010 Nissan Frontier, and the 2010 Subaru Impreza. It is about as safe as the 2010 Jeep Patriot.

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