2017 Toyota Tacoma  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#7 of 2017 Pickups

#120 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1995, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it 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 2017 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 2017 Toyota Tacoma has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Toyota Tacoma has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0505% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7702%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0505% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7702% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8868Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonToyota TacomaGMC Sierra 1500GMC AcadiaToyota SiennaDodge ChargerChevrolet TraverseKia SedonaChrysler PacificaFord TaurusDodge Grand CaravanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 88. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is less safe than the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Ford Taurus, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2017 Dodge Charger, and the 2017 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2017 GMC Canyon, and the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500.

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