Late in 1992, Toyota entered the full-size pickup-truck market with its T-100. The new truck, which featured a roomy interior, was sized larger than compact pickups but smaller than domestic pickups. The T100's unique size put the truck in a niche by itself, but it competed most closely with the full-size pickups from Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford as well as Dodge's midsize Dakota.

The full-size pickup-truck market was known for an impressive array of body configurations that allowed buyers to mix and match to suit their needs. The T100 continued to buck this trend by offering just one body/cab/bed configuration.

Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1994[edit | edit source]

The base-level engine was the 2.7-liter dohc inline 4-cylinder, which was available with 2-wheel drive only. The V6 was available in both 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive versions. The 4wd models featured a 2-speed transfer case with a floor-mounted shift lever and automatic locking hubs for shift-on-the-fly operation at speeds up to 50 mph.

1995[edit | edit source]

For 1995, the T100 received a long-awaited engine upgrade. A new 3.4-liter dohc V6 replaced the 3.0-liter V6 as the optional powerplant. The new engine delivered 40 more horsepower than the 1994 model and increased towing capacity to 5200 pounds. Also new for 1995 were a reconfigured bench seat and a new audio lineup.

The other major change for 1995 was the expanded availability of automatic transmissions, which were now available on both 2wd and 4wd V6s as well as with the 2wd 4-cylinder. A locking fuel door was also new for 1995.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

As of December 27, 1993:

  • $12,998 (1994 Toyota T-100 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $14,918 (1994 Toyota T-100 DX 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $15,668 (1994 Toyota T-100 1-Ton 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $17,018 (1994 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $18,438 (1994 Toyota T-100 DX 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $20,478 (1994 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x4 Regular Cab)

As of August 26, 1994:

  • $13,518 (1995 Toyota T-100 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $15,518 (1995 Toyota T-100 DX 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $16,298 (1995 Toyota T-100 1-Ton 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $19,178 (1995 Toyota T-100 DX 4x4 Regular Cab)

As of April 7, 1995:

  • $13,998 (1995 Toyota T-100 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $15,008 (1995 Toyota T-100 V6 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $16,068 (1995 Toyota T-100 DX 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $17,488 (1995 Toyota T-100 DX 4x2 Xtracab)
  • $16,878 (1995 Toyota T-100 1-Ton 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $19,158 (1995 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x2 Xtracab)
  • $19,848 (1995 Toyota T-100 DX 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $21,268 (1995 Toyota T-100 DX 4x4 Xtracab)
  • $22,888 (1995 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x4 Xtracab)

As of September 25, 1995:

  • $14,448 (1996 Toyota T-100 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $18,018 (1996 Toyota T-100 DX 4x2 Xtracab)
  • $19,738 (1996 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x2 Xtracab)
  • $21,908 (1996 Toyota T-100 DX 4x4 Xtracab)
  • $23,578 (1996 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x4 Xtracab)

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