Best Toyota Tacoma Truck Accessories
The Toyota Tacoma, nicknamed the Taco by loyal users, is a midsize pickup truck with a great reputation for reliability. While it's a sturdy work truck, the Tacoma's real appeal is in off-road capabilities. If you like sporty good looks, overlanding capabilities, and playing in the mud, the Toyota pickup truck might just be your favorite toy.
To make your work/play life in your pickup truck truly memorable, you need to trick out your truck with accessories, and there are plenty to choose from. Here are some of the coolest things you can add to your truck to make it more useful, practical, and fun.
Toyota Tacoma Bed Accessories
The pickup truck bed sees all sorts of action, and there are accessories available for just about anything you could think of. Build in storage, which helps keep organized and increases the available space in your truck bed.
The DECKED drawer system sits right above your wheel wells, 12” from the base of your truck bed. The full-bed length drawers slide right out while keeping everything exactly where you left it; Everything organized by dividers and boxes, safe within the drawers. Because your new truck floor is above the wheel wells, your usable truck bed space is dramatically increased and allows a full 2000lb payload, which means you’ll still be able to take the quad bike when you go fishing. Made 100% in America, each drawer can take a 200lb load. If you decide you need to take it out, the drawer system can be removed - and reinstalled - in around 15 minutes.
The D-Box measures 20.5" x 17.5" x 8". With a max load of 50lb, the D-Box nestles snuggly in the drawer system. A short full-size 5' 5" bed length system will accommodate two D-Boxes per drawer and a standard full-size 6' 6" system will accommodate three D-Boxes per drawer. Two D-boxes can fit in any midsize wide drawers.
The Crossbox measures 17.5" x 10.75" x 7.75" and holds up to 40lb. They're designed to fit crosswise in all full-size drawers and midsize wide drawers and lengthwise in narrow midsize drawers.
The ergonomically designed boxes are weatherproof and gasket sealed for ultimate water resistance, keeping your tools and equipment safe and dry no matter where you’re going.
Covering your cargo and keeping it protected from the elements is easy with a tonneau cover. They are designed to look good and keep your load secure, and they vary from a seconds-to-install trifold cover to the more time consuming installation of a fully automated tech-heavy roll-out cover.
Truck bed covers come in various designs:
- Soft roll
- Hard roll
- Soft folding
- Hard folding
- Full Shell
Depending on your security needs and budget, tonneau covers come from just a couple of hundred bucks up to around $1500. Soft covers are less secure and are, therefore a much cheaper option and is fine if your cargo isn’t likely to catch prying eyes. The more secure tonneau covers use the truck tailgate to lock, and while most won’t keep your cargo dry, some of the pricier versions do come with watertight design features.
Toyota Tacoma Interior Accessories
It’s your truck, you want to make it your own. There are tons of ways to personalize your ride’s interior to make it more comfortable and fit your style.
Seat covers look great while protecting your upholstery, hiding stains, and preventing damage from pets and kids. There’s also the option for aftermarket heated seats.
There is a huge range of materials and some truly awesome designs available, including the option to go custom made for your vehicle. Some are sleek and easy to clean. Others come with an assortment of pockets and storage benefits.
Steering wheel covers
As well as giving extra grip, a steering wheel cover protects the driver from extreme temperatures. You know what I mean…it’s 90* in the shade, only your truck wasn’t parked in the shade…the steering wheel feels like the surface of a hot frying pan. In a range of hand-friendly materials, most steering wheel covers fit most vehicles, but if you have a custom steering wheel design, you might need a custom made cover. You can get them in plain colors, leather, or you can support your favorite team or your favorite superhero.
Your truck is likely to meet a lot of muddy boots, so you need to protect your floors. A rugged, good looking, and affordable flood liner is not hard to come by. They’ll protect your floors from dirt, spills, and wear to help you retain more value for when you trade it in. If that happens.
Living in the 21st century, we want constant connection. If you’ve ever been caught short with your devices’ battery life, you know how frustrating that can be. Even when you’re out hunting off grid, you rely on navigation devices, GPS, scanners, card readers, phones, tablets, laptops, cameras. You also want to be able to call for help should you ever need it. Never run out of battery again. A comms hub like this one will keep you charged. You’ll need a new excuse for not answering when the boss calls though!
Toyota Tacoma Exterior Accessories
To up the cool factor and useability of your truck, you can add accessories on the outside to add storage space, protection, and convenience.
If you’ve ever wanted to increase your load bearing capabilities, you’ve probably thought about a bed extender. Something to prop up a ladder or a load of timber perhaps? This one is perfect for that job. But if you want a little more from your bed extender, check out this one, which pulls double duty by acting as a cargo holder when installed inwards.
If that’s not quite enough, or you want to carry larger pieces of equipment, you might consider installing a rack above your truck bed. These are great for kayaks, bicycles, skis, and a ladder rack that comes into its own for rooftop tenting. You can find styles ranging from simple crossbars to basket styles with light kits to specialized racks for transporting ladders or construction materials.
Grille guards and bull bars
Adding protection against damage from minor impacts, a grille guard or bull bar can make all the difference to the look of your truck. Depending on the terrain you’re planning on covering, adding a grille guard or bull bar might be essential. Rugged off road terrain demands a lot from your truck, and these are designed to help clear the path while protecting your vehicle and your engine. And to top it off, we aren’t sure there’s anything cooler than the ARB Deluxe Bull Bar.
Truck bed mattress
When you’ve reached the end of the road and beyond, the night doesn’t have to end. Wherever you are, can be home for the night with a comfy Airbedz truck mattress made to fit the bed of your truck...and turn your truck into a camper.
Toyota Tacoma Performance Accessories
In addition to making your truck better organized and looking good, you can equip your truck with handy gadgets to make your life easier.
Batteries & Chargers
The thing about breakdowns is they never happen when it’s convenient. Avoid being caught by a flat battery by having a spare in the back, or at the very least, a battery charger. The Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNC660 1700 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter is our number one choice. It’s powerful, compact, and it won’t leave you stuck out in the woods with a dead battery.
Performance Monitors & Programmers
Keep an eye on your fuel consumption and get the most out of your engine with a performance monitor. The monitor displays performance parameters that your vehicle doesn’t show on its own. Using this information, the monitor helps you increase your engine’s torque and horsepower by maximizing efficiency and fuel economy. And who doesn’t love that?