1990 Toyota Truck Specs

by Nancy Hayden

The 1990 Toyota pickup truck had 20 different trim levels with various cab and bed options. The base version of the truck is a regular cab short bed; other trim levels combine extra-large cabs and extended beds. The other two styles available were the mid-range DLX and the top trim SR5.

Body Dimensions

Because of all the available trim levels, the truck's external measurements could vary, with the wheelbase ranging from 103 to 121.9 inches. The total length of the vehicle could range from 174.6 to 193.1 inches and height varied from 60.6 to 67.3 inches, but width remained the same in all trims at 66.5 inches. Curb weight for the 1990 truck ranged from 2,700 to 3,765 lbs. All trucks came standard with 14-inch wheels. Smaller-trim vehicles had a turning circle of around 35.4 feet; the larger versions had a circle of 43.3 feet.

Internal Dimensions

Depending on trim level, the 1990 pickup truck could seat between two and five occupants. Front comfort dimensions offered 38.3 to 38.6 inches of headroom, 41.5 to 43.7 inches of legroom, 53.8 to 54.8 inches of shoulder room and 54 to 54.5 inches of hip room. Rear seating offered 37.4 inches of headroom, 55.7 inches of shoulder room and 53.4 inches of hip room.

Engines, Transmission and Drivetrain

The various trims of the 1990 Toyota truck could come with four possible engines. Of the four, three were 2.4-liter, in-line four-cylinder engines that produced slightly different power levels. One produced 102 horsepower and 132 foot-lbs. of torque, another produced 103 horsepower with the same torque and the third offered 116 horsepower and 140 foot-lbs. of torque. The top power engine available was a V-6 3-liter with 150 horsepower and 185 foot-lbs. of torque. Most trim levels came standard with a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission, with a five-speed manual system coming standard in few trims. The 1990 truck came as either a rear- or four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Fuel and Economy

The trim levels offered three possible fuel tank sizes. Two-wheel-drive, short-bed trucks had the smallest capacity, at 13.7 gallons, while four-wheel-drive, long-bed, extra-cab DLX models had the largest, at 19.3 gallons. All other trims used a 17.2-gallon tank. All 1990 Toyota trucks took regular unleaded fuel. The least-efficient engine choice was the 3-liter V-6, which, in combination with four-speed transmission, only got 15 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The three In-line, four-cylinder engines with the same transmission all averaged 23 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the open highway.

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