The 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 truck features either a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine or 4.0-liter V6 engine. The 159-horsepower four-cylinder engine is featured in both regular and access-cab styles. The V6 engine delivers 236 horsepower and is available in access-cab and double-cab body styles.
Four-cylinder Toyota Tacoma trucks come standard with a five-speed manual transmission. They have a fuel economy rating of 20 miles per gallon in the city and up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The 16-valve inline-four engine delivers 180 pounds of torque per foot, has a 1,480-pound payload rating and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Regular, two-door Tacoma trucks have a wheelbase of 110-inches and offer a front bench seat for a maximum capacity of three people. Access-cab Tacoma trucks provide four doors, two front bucket seats, two rear seats and a wheelbase of 127.8 inches. The Access-cab Tacoma is also available in a V6 engine option.
V6-model Toyota Tacoma trucks come standard with a six-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed automatic transmission. The 24-valve V6 engine delivers 266 pounds of torque per foot, a 1,400-pound payload rating and 3,500 pound towing capacity. A Tacoma double-cab model shortens the truck bed by roughly 13-inches, using this space to extend the cab length and provide more room for rear-seat passengers. A double-cab model is also available with a non-shortened bed, pushing the truck's wheelbase to 140.9 inches.