Toyota Tacoma Ground Clearance

Toyota Tacoma Ground Clearance

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma stands tall as the top midsize pickup among the highest ground clearance trucks right now. While today’s pickup offers plenty of storage space, you’ll still need to be more aware of what you’re carrying. Need other Toyota Tacoma parts and accessories? Check Out Partsgeek.com.

Toyota Tacoma Ground Clearance Chart


Gen 1 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

Trim Lowest ground clearance
2dr Regular Cab SB 6.3 ” (160 mm)
2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB 10.8 ” (275 mm)
V6 2dr Extended Cab SB 10.8 ” (275 mm)
2dr Regular Cav 4WD SB 10.8 ” (275 mm)
SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB 8.1 ” (205 mm)
V6 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB 8.1 ” (205 mm)
V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB 8.1 ” (205 mm)
2dr Extended Cab SB 6.5 ” (165 mm)

 

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Gen 2 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Trim Lowest ground clearance
PreRunner 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M) 9.5 ” (241 mm)
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 9.5 ” (241 mm)
2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
X-Runner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M) 7.5 ” (190 mm)
4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M) 8.1 ” (205 mm)
4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A) 8.1 ” (205 mm)
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 9.3 ” (236 mm)
2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M) 8.1 ” (205 mm)
4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M) 8.1 ” (205 mm)
PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 9.5 ” (241 mm)
PreRunner 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M) 9.5 ” (241 mm)
V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 9.3 ” (205 mm)
2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A) 8.1 ” (205 mm)

 

toyota tacoma ground clearance
Gen 3 2016 2017 2018 2019

Trim Lowest ground clearance
TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
Limited 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Off Road 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Off Road 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
Limited 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD Sport 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR5 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
SR 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
TRD PRO 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M) 9.4 ” (238 mm)

Toyota Tacoma Ground Clearance Driver’s Guide

The specs described below are important to consider, but unless you have a tool for measuring angles in the field, there’s not much use in knowing the angles. Therefore, you want to either:

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  • Take the time to consider these stats before tackling a specific obstacle, OR…
  • Get out your tape measure and figure out these angles on your truck so that you have some idea. That way, you can try and do some rough reckoning on the trail.
  1. Suspension Travel. The amount of suspension travel that your setup allows you will greatly influence the type of terrain you can traverse and at what speed you can move across rough ground.
  2. AOA and AOD. It is also important to be aware of your truck’s approach and departure angles, aka “angle of attack” and “angle of departure.” These are related not just to the ride height of your Tacoma, but also the length of the front and rear overhangs. If you draw an imaginary line from the bottom of your pickup’s front tire to the bottom edge of its front bumper, the angle between that line and the ground is the approach angle – the angle at which you can tackle a slope without planting the bumper. The same idea is used for the departure angle, which gives you an idea of how aggressive you can be on a hill or rock face before dragging your rear bumper. In general, the shorter the overhang the better the angle, which is why you see so many 4×4 Tacoma’s with stubby aftermarket bumpers.
  3. Break-over angle. You will also hear trail drivers talk about break-over angle, which is the angle between the underside of your truck and bottom of the front and rear tires. This indicates the point at which your Tacoma will get hung up on an outcropping or other narrow obstacle, potentially leaving it stranded.

Toyota Tacoma Ground Clearance Comparison Chart

MODEL MINIMUM CLEARANCE MAXIMUM CLEARANCE
2019 Toyota Tacoma 9.4 ” (238 mm) 9.4 ” (238 mm)
2019 Ford Ranger 8.4″ (213 mm) 8.9″ (226 mm)
2019 Chevrolet Colorado 8.1″ (205 mm) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2019 GMC Canyon 8.1″ (205 mm) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2019 Honda Ridgeline 7.3″ (185 mm) 8.9″ (200 mm)
2019 Nissan Frontier 7.6″ (193 mm) 8.9″ (226 mm)

 

Lifted Toyota Tacoma: Should You Lift Your Taco?

So, the main question is why do you want to lift? Is it just for look? Cause everyone else and soccer mom drives a lifted truck? Or for increased clearance and off road capability?

  1. If I do will it worsen my gas mileage if I keep the same tires on it? Yes, cause gas mileage will worsen due to increased drag.
  2. What kind of price would be fair? You can spend from a few hundred $$$ to a few thousand $$$$ on a lift. You pay for the quality. If you want it just for a look – buy cheap.
  3. Will a 3″ lift cause any reliability issues? It could affect reliability long term cause it does wear out components a tad faster.
  4. I want to putt 33’s on it, do I need to use spacers? Yes. Spacer lifts will strain your suspension by forcing it into a position it wasn’t meant to be in, they will also limit your wheel travel when offroading. If you’re looking to stay on a lower budget I would say go with Bilstein 6112’s front and 5160’s for the rear. You can run stock front springs or get a set of OME springs (might be wrong about using OME springs). You could also do a full OME Nitrocharger lift(my current setup) for a little more but around the same quality.

Lift pros and cons

Pros

Pros
  • Great look
  • Opportunity to fit bigger tires

Cons

Cons
  • Cheap lifts can give you a bad ride quality
  • MPG reduce

Lifted Toyota Tacoma before and after

tacoma 2.5" lift

tacoma lift

Suspension Suspension Lift 2.5″
Sebpension details Toytec boss suspension, 650lb springs with rear AAL
total lift of 2.75 inches
Suspension brand Toytec
Rubbing Slight rub at full turn
Trimming Minor Plastic Trimming
Trimming Details Rubbing the mud flaps in front… Removed and now a slight rub in reverse at full turn
Wheel spacers None

Front lifting 0.25″
Rear lifting 2″

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Lowered Toyota Tacoma: Should You Lower Your Tacoma?

Lots of people like the Tacoma, some of them are from the lowrider scene or former minitruckers. Slammed Toyotas have been a thing since the 80s. So it is not a far stretch for someone to want to do a modern version of classic slammed Toyota.

Pros and Cons of lowering

Pros

Pros
  • Stiffer ride
  • Less roll when cornering
  • Better handling
  • Improved aerodynamics
  • Great look

Cons

Cons
  • Reduced ride comfort
  • Potential rubbing on parts or tires
  • Can’t use a standard jack

Lowered Toyota Tacoma before and after

lowered toyota tacoma

Suspension Lowered 3F / 5R
Suspension brand DJM
Rubbing No rubbing or scrubbing
Trimming No trimming
Wheel spacers None

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Is It Legal To Lift Or Lower Your Truck?

Many truck owners are understandably concerned about how a leveling kit or lift kit will affect their warranty. There are two answers to this question:

  1. The law protects vehicle owners. The Magnusson-Moss act makes it illegal for an auto manufacturer or auto dealer to void a warranty just because a vehicle has been modified. The only way that a vehicle warranty can be affected is if the lift or leveling kit is the direct cause of a failure.
  2. Some dealers are “cooler” about lift kits than others. Some Toyota dealers view themselves as the keepers of the sacred warranty flame, and they refuse to warranty anything unless a customer yells and screams. Other dealers, wise to the ways of the world, embrace owners who install lift kits and even install after-market lift kits themselves. If you can do your new vehicle service work at a dealer who sells brand-new lifted trucks, you’ll probably never have a warranty argument about your lift kit.

 

Source

  1. Toyota USA
  2. Toyota Bolt Pattern
  3. Tacoma Specs
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