2023 Toyota Tacoma  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#4 of 2023 Pickups

#105 of all 2023 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Toyota Tacoma has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Toyota Tacoma has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0407% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6484%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0407% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6484% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Toyota's Safety Sense greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Optional safety features on the 2023 Toyota Tacoma which we recommend include Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) and Blind Spot Monitor.

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9776Ford RangerChrysler PacificaToyota TacomaKia CarnivalChrysler VoyagerBuick EnclaveMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasHonda OdysseyV. Atlas Cross SportNissan PathfinderHonda RidgelineComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 97. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is less safe than the 2023 Chrysler Voyager, the 2023 Buick Enclave, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the 2023 Honda Odyssey, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas, and the 2023 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2023 Ford Ranger, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2023 Kia Carnival.

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