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what does sr5 mean?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bluejays, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Feb 28, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    bluejays

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    what does SR5 mean? it is shown on the back of my truck in the lower right corner? is it the air bag? supplemental restraint something? what does it do? thank you
     
  2. Mar 1, 2009 at 12:21 AM
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    BLUVVV

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    SR5
    stands for the 5 Senior Researchers who helped develop and design the Tacoma

    1. Shero Himmatra
    2. Monorto Giero
    3. Faseke Hiraheito
    4. David Sullenberger
    5. Juan pablo Ortega Sanchez III





















    ........................................................................................JK, I have no idea!
     
  3. Mar 1, 2009 at 12:41 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    SR5 is just what Toyota calls their upgrade package.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2009 at 12:46 AM
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    Dustin03

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    SR5 has come to mean the trim level which includes power windows, power locks, etc. Back in the old days, when SR5 was first used, it symbolized that said vehicle was equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, which was a big deal, because most everything else only had 4 speeds.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2009 at 3:22 AM
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    rick

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    sport ? 5
     
  6. Mar 1, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    MurphMan

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    On a taco, its just a trim/option level. Years back, a sports option package for the old Corolla SR5 (early 70s I think). S was sport, R was the new higher hp engine and 5 was the tranny - 5 speed. Nice quick little car - but they still rusted faster than their 1/4 mile times.

     
  7. Mar 1, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    So we're all in agreement....Glad to see it :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mar 1, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    Joe B

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    What does SR5 mean anyways ? (Toyota Historical Background)

    In the latter part of the 1970's, the SR5 connotation denoted an option code
    for the HiLux series of trucks, similar to what the Z71 option code currently
    means for an upgraded Chevy or GMC pickup or Tahoe/Yukon. Originally released
    around 1975, the 'S' denoted Sport, 'R' denoted the RN motor code, and '5'
    denoted the 5-speed transmission. It quickly caught on and the SR5 connotation
    passed onto the Corolla and then onto other Toyota car models. Even though the
    HiLux name was dropped in 1979 for the United States market, it is still used
    today elsewhere in the world as the name for a Tacoma-like pickup and/or the
    4Runner, depending on the market.

    Note: Some other historical information shows that the Corolla had the "SR5"
    designation first, then it was passed on to the HiLux series. The majority of
    historical information seems to promote the HiLux first, then the Corolla,
    rather than vice-versa.

    Today, the SR5 generally denotes a specifc Toyota trim level, with a more
    sporty look and wide flexibility for options.

    (Thanks to Dianne Whitmire at Carson Toyota as well as ToyotaOffRoad.com for
    the historial information.)
     
  9. Mar 1, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    Thanks everyone. I always wanted to know and was afraid to ask.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    To answer you question about the airbags though, that is SRS (Suplemental Restraint System). In some fonts S and 5 look similar.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    I'm pretty sure SR5 used to mean Sports Rally 5 speed
     
  12. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Thast what I was always told.....As a kid, I remember seeing that in a Toyota add. :confused:
     
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    That is correct. Back in the early '80s, when the SR5 trim package came available, it stood for Sport Rally 5-speed.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_SR5
     
  15. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    ^That also doesn't say what SR5 actually means.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    I can't say if what I posted is 100% accurate but the historial information info is from Dianne Whitmire at Carson Toyota as well as ToyotaOffRoad.com.
    Seems to be two credible Toyota sources.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    back in the day it was Sports Rally 5-speed. Now its nothing more than the power package (windows, locks) and upgraded cloth. And on the reg cabs, you get buckets with an SR5, instead of the standard bench.
     
  19. Mar 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    Sport Rally 5 speed
     
  20. Mar 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    I'm just curious then.... is there anyone who has an SR5 that is an automatic? Or does the 5 now mean either 5 speed auto or manual?
     
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