2016 Toyota Tacoma  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#7 of 2016 Pickups

#116 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1995, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is below average 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 2016 Toyota Tacoma has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.051% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.827%, meaning the average driver has a 0.051% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.827% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8867Dodge JourneyGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoToyota TacomaGMC Sierra 1500Nissan QuestToyota SiennaDodge ChargerKia SedonaDodge Ram 1500Ford TaurusDodge Grand CaravanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is less safe than the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Ford Taurus, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Dodge Charger, and the 2016 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2016 GMC Canyon and the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado.

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