There’s a flurry around small trucks right now after a decade or more of near-dormancy. The new Ford Ranger is on the way, as is the new Jeep Gladiator. GM recently redesigned the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado. The Honda Ridgeline has returned, and the aging Nissan Frontier is hanging in there. But through it all, Toyota has remained on top with the Tacoma.
The Tacoma made its debut as a nameplate in 1995 in the U.S., taking over the small truck role in the Toyota lineup after five generations of a truck called simply “Toyota pickup.” The second-generation Tacoma followed in 2005, and the current generation took over in 2016. The Tacoma has been the sales leader among small trucks for years, and it continues to be popular with AutoWeb buyers. Here are 10 reasons the 2019 Toyota Tacoma won the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Best Small Truck Award.