Toyota Tacoma Sunroof Availability, Cost, and More

The Toyota Tacoma is a compact pickup that catches the eye. It pushes out plenty of power and provides the most desired features, including an available sunroof. What is the Toyota Tacoma sunroof availability, and how much will it cost?

I break down the Tacoma trims that offer a sunroof and help you budget for the feature. I also discuss some possible problems you can have with the sunroof, so you aren’t surprised.

Compatible Models

If you want a sunroof with your Toyota Tacoma, you need to choose one of these models:

  • 2016-2023 Limited
  • 2019 TRD Pro
  • 2023 TRD Pro
  • 2023 TRD Off-Road (option)
  • 2024 SR5 (option)
  • 2024 TRD Sport (option)
  • 2024 TRD Off-Road (option)
  • 2024 Limited
  • 2024 TRD Pro
  • 2024 Trailhunter

Aside from these trims and available packages, you can add an aftermarket sunroof to your Tacoma. You must visit a professional shop for this work to be performed. 


Common Problems

Some Tacoma owners do complain about trouble with the sunroof. While the issues don’t seem rampant, it’s important to know what you are getting into, especially if you plan to drive a used Tacoma without a warranty.

Here are the most common complaints:

  • Leaking sunroof (especially with 2016 models)
  • Recall on 2nd generation Tacoma sunroof (Webasto brand)
  • Motor failure
  • Scratches to glass
  • Excessive rattling
  • Shattering/exploding glass

If you plan to purchase a used Tacoma with a sunroof, I recommend you have it checked out by a mechanic first. You don’t want to inherit any sunroof problems.


Headroom Considerations

A little headroom is lost with any vehicle when a sunroof is added. The sunroof mechanisms take up a small amount of space, thereby reducing headroom.

If you are tall, every inch matters. The slightest change to headroom can create an uncomfortable driving experience.

Approximately 2 inches of headroom is lost when you have a sunroof on your Toyota Tacoma.

For most people, this loss won’t be a big deal.

However, the headroom space gets tight if you are 6’ or taller. Additionally, you may notice significant limitations if you are 6’4” or taller. 

If unsure, I recommend visiting a local dealer and sitting in a Tacoma with a sunroof. After a few minutes, you should have a better idea of your comfort level. 

Is It Worth It?

To determine if a sunroof is worth it for you, consider these questions.

  • Will you use a roof rack? (It obstructs views)
  • Are there other features that are beneficial to you with the Premium package? (If not, it probably won’t be worth spending the money on)
  • Will you use the sunroof? (Some owners never use it, and it remains closed)
  • Are you short enough to be comfortable? (As discussed above, you lose potentially valuable headroom)

There’s no way for me to figure out if you should get a sunroof in your Tacoma. The answer depends on your personal preferences and your budget. 

I recommend taking two trucks for a test drive, one with a sunroof and one without. This way, you get a feel for how comfortable each one is and can better determine what’s best for you.

Customizing Your Tacoma is Fun

It can be a joy figuring out if a sunroof should be in your Toyota Tacoma. Once you’ve reached a conclusion, don’t forget to consider all the other available features.

You can create a Tacoma to fit any need, from the available off-road equipment to high-tech electronics. Half of the fun is customizing the Toyota truck to fit your needs.

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