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1995 Toyota Pickup Review

A good contender for dependability and longevity in a pickup truck.

Reviewed by Automotive on


There are several reasons the Toyota family of cars and trucks is so popular. When you take a look at the 1995 Toyota Pickup series, it’s easy to see why. It's well made and designed to offer owners a long life of dependable use. For the used truck buyer, a well-maintained model is likely to be a good choice in terms of maintenance costs and reliability.

The Range

Body style: regular cab pickup, extended cab pickup
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Toyota Pickup, Toyota pickup DX, Toyota Pickup DX V-6, Toyota Pickup SR5

What's New

The 1996 Toyota Pickup was given redesigned audio systems. It also features a new color keyed center high mount stop lamp.


The 1996 Toyota Pickup is a good looking bunch. Whether in the regular cab or extended version, it is well designed and has a strong, powerful look, exactly what most people look for in a truck. The 15-inch styled steel wheels are a big part of the exterior look. While this pickup wasn’t offered with a ton of standard features, it was easy to add in some options and really make it something special. It was available with an optional chrome step, towing and camper package, as well as a bed liner.


Inside 1995 Toyota pickup family, the driver can expect the basics. It features cloth upholstery and utilitarian control panels. The options list was used to make the cabin a bit more comfy. Toyota offers optional air-conditioning, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel. Additional extras included cassette or CD audio system, power steering, and CD changer.

Performance & Handling

Former and current owners of the 1995 Toyota pickup have plenty of good things to say about it: It is dependable, runs well, and feels solid long after its introduction to the showroom floor. Additionally, it seems to only require basic maintenance and repairs in order to run well. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine offers 116 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.0-liter V-6 is capable of 150 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.


Some might see the 1995 Toyota Pickup as a little shy on safety features. The most prominent feature is the power brakes. An anti-theft alarm system was offered as an option. Four-wheel ABS was offered as an extra as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota Pickup, 2.4-liter four-cylinder: 22/27 mpg city/highway
Toyota Pickup, 3.0-liter V-6: 18/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Solid and dependable
  • Few repairs and low maintenance needs
  • Long life with good care

You Won't Like

  • Bench seats a bit uncomfortable
  • Uncomfortable cabin for long trips

Sum Up

A good contender for dependability and longevity in a pickup truck.

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