The main purpose of owning a pickup truck is the added utility it offers compared to a traditional car. But that doesn’t mean they’re leaving the assembly line as functional as they can be. The aftermarket is full of accessories that make your Toyota Tacoma even more versatile, while some products upgrade the appearance of your truck.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best accessories you can buy to get the most out of your Toyota Tacoma.

1. Editor's Pick: Tyger Auto T3 Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

tyger auto t3 soft tri-fold tonneau cover

Every pickup truck owner should protect and secure their belongings with a quality tonneau cover. This recommendation is a dual-coated tonneau cover constructed from heavy duty, 24-ounce marine-grade vinyl. It features aircraft-grade aluminum frames and the company includes stainless steel clamps for easy installation. This cover conveniently folds up for full access to the bed thanks to pre-assembled horizontal crossbars.

No drilling is necessary to install this cover, although small holes may need to be cut in the bedliner if your Tacoma is equipped with an over-the-bedrail bedliner. Along with weathertight sealing, this option has a patented secure locking design that uses clamps with stainless steel rods. Choose from 5′ and 6′ sizes and either a soft top or a hard top. Make sure to also select the correct model year of your Tacoma.

Product features:

  • Dual-coated tonneau cover
  • Constructed from heavy duty 24-ounce marine-grade vinyl
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum frames
  • Stainless steel clamps
  • No drilling necessary
  • Weathertight sealing
  • Patented secure locking design

2. Toyota Accessories Bed Mat

toyota accessories bed mat

This OEM bed mat is guaranteed to fit your short bed Tacoma perfectly. It’s one of the first accessories many Tacoma owners purchase to help prevent objects from sliding around in the bed. It’s constructed from a high-strength, cord-enhanced rubber compound that the Japanese automaker says can withstand abuse without fading, rusting, cracking, or breaking.

A pebble finish minimizes the shifting of cargo, while raised and angled ribs makes it easier to load and unload cargo from the bed of your truck. Helping keep the truck bed dry is a knobby underside, which aids in aeration and drainage. This also helps prevent rust and mildew from forming on your truck bed. This bed mat fits 2005 to 2020 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks with a short bed.

Product features:

  • Constructed from high-strength, cord-enhanced rubber compound
  • Withstands abuse without fading, rusting, cracking, or breaking
  • Pebble finish minimizes shifting of cargo
  • Raised and angled ribs makes it easier to load/unload cargo
  • Knobby underside keeps truck bed dry
  • Fits 2005-2020 Toyota Tacoma with a short bed

Promoted Product: Platinum Shield Truck Cover Platinum Shield Truck Cover

If you don’t have garage space for your Tacoma, but still want to keep it safe from the elements when sitting overnight, purchasing a cover is an easy solution. Unfortunately, many truck covers don’t necessarily fit very well, so they wiggle in the wind and scratch up your finish, or their water resistance leaves a lot to be desired. Luckily, that’s where the Platinum Shield Truck Cover from comes in.

Engineered to protect your Tacoma’s paint in just about every weather condition, the Platinum Shield boasts excellent water resistance, shedding water the second it hits the cover thanks to its polyurethane coating. The UV-reflective material, meanwhile, helps prevent sun damage, while keeping the interior of your cab cool. It also features quality construction, both inside and out: the Platinum Shield’s RipStop Polyester is tough and durable, naturally resisting mold, mildew, and rot, while being gentle on your truck’s paint, chrome, and other surfaces, thanks to a soft fleece lining that prevents scratches and swirls.

Elasticized front and rear hems result in a snug fit, while built-in reinforced grommets can be used to secure the cover from theft. The Platinum Shield also comes with a storage bag included and a limited lifetime warranty for added peace of mind. Add it all up, and you’ve got a quality cover that offers next-level protection for your Tacoma no matter what the great outdoors can throw at it: dirt, dust, wind, rain, snow, tree sap, bird droppings, even acid rain and other harmful pollutants. You name it, the Platinum Shield has your truck covered.

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Product features:

  • Water-resistant material sheds water easily
  • UV-reflective for protection against sun damage
  • Durable RipStop Polyester fabric construction
  • Breathable fabric prevents mold, mildew and rust
  • Elasticized hems help ensure a snug fit
  • Lifetime limited warranty

3. EyeCatcher Tailgate Insert Letters

eyecatcher tailgate insert letters

If you’re looking to add some accents to the exterior of your pickup truck, check out these plastic tailgate insert letters. They’re available in a variety of finishes, including chrome, gloss black, matte black, pro black, pro crystal black, pro gloss red, and pro satin black. The proprietary Clear Carrier System along with authentic 3M adhesive makes installation a breeze, taking as little as 60 seconds for perfect placement.

No matter which finish you choose, these tailgate letter inserts are UV stable so they won’t fade, and will withstand extreme temperatures—cold and hot. More importantly, they’re car wash safe and will stay firmly in place wash after wash.

Product features:

  • Available in a variety of finishes
  • Proprietary Clear Carrier System for easy installation
  • Authentic 3M adhesive
  • UV stable lettering
  • Car wash safe

4. TAC Side Steps

tac side steps

Side steps are a great addition to any pickup truck, making it easier and more convenient to get in and out of the vehicle. This recommendation is constructed from strong mild steel oval bend tube, with UV-resistant and wide step pads. A black heavy texture finish is baked onto the side steps, protecting them from rust and corrosion. Resistant to both water and dirt, these 4″ side steps can be easily installed without any cutting or drilling.

All mounting hardware to install these side steps are included and the company provides a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Just keep in mind that this particular recommendation is for 2005-2020 Toyota Tacomas equipped with a double cab.

Product features:

  • Makes it more convenient to get in and out of the truck
  • 4″ side steps constructed from mild steel oval bend tube
  • UV resistant
  • Wide step pads
  • Heavy texture black finish
  • Water and dirt resistant
  • Installation does not require cutting or drilling
  • 3-year warranty

5. JKCOVER Center Console Organizer

jkcover center console organizer

Pickup trucks offer plenty of extra utility, but many owners would argue their interiors could be more functional. This center console organizer helps to solve that problem, allowing you to keep everything in your armrest nice and tidy. Made from durable ABS plastic, this accessory is designed to match your car’s interior, looking as if it came straight from the factory. Non-slip rubber liners ensure whatever you’re storing stays in place while you’re driving.

This center console organizer is compatible with 2016-2020 model year Toyota Tacomas.

Product features:

  • Durable ABS plastic construction
  • Looks OEM
  • Non-slip rubber liners
  • Fits 2016-2020 Toyota Tacoma


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May 12, 2021: Updated with a new promoted product recommendation.

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