2018 Toyota Tacoma  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#3 of 2018 Pickups

#57 of all 2018 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. 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 2018 Toyota Tacoma is 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 2018 Toyota Tacoma has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0422% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8216%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0422% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8216% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9468GMC CanyonGMC Sierra 1500Chevrolet TraverseDodge Grand CaravanFord FlexFord TaurusDodge DurangoHonda OdysseyDodge ChargerKia SedonaToyota TacomaChrysler PacificaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 94. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is safer than the 2018 GMC Canyon, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and less safe than the 2018 Dodge Charger, the 2018 Honda Odyssey, and the 2018 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

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