Whether it’s a 4x4 crazy crawler or a 4x2 working a dirt road, most people can recognize the playful, rugged Taco. However, the Tacoma has been offered in an extensive number of trims and models since its introduction in 1995. Though it's only in its third generation, Toyota’s midsize truck has also seen six stylistic updates. These details can make identifying the model year somewhat tricky.

Lucky for you, we’ve created this Tacoma Spotter’s Guide to help you figure out which Taco you're looking at. Keeping the focus on the front end of the base models, this guide features key identifiers to mark the stylistic changes for each iteration. Check it out.