Exposing our vehicles to the elements is a part of everyday life.
But, if you really love your truck like many Tacoma owners do then you’ll want to keep it as comfy as possible.
And, if you’re looking at this guide you’re probably that type of owner. Thankfully, there are plenty of quality options in this category with satisfied customers.
Let’s look at the 4 best car covers for Toyota Tacomas:
1. Leader Accessories Xtreme Guard 5 Layers Pick up Truck Car Cover
Weight: 8.5 lbs
Best Value Overall
Leader Accessories has by far the best selling options for a truck cover and it’s our best overall value in this guide.
The Xtreme Guard comes with several sizing options, and one that gets very close to the dimensions of a standard Tacoma at 210”.
This includes a storage bag, and the 5 layer design that is waterproof and UV resistant. There are elastic bottoms to hug your wheels and bumpers. It also has grommets if you wish to tie it down for a windy day. There is also an antenna hole attachment.
Offering a warranty for a lot of companies is a sales tactic, but Leader Accessories honors theirs. It’s also very affordable. With all of these things in mind, it is hands down our top pick and we hope you agree!
2. Motor Trend T-850 Weatherproof for 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma - Regular Cab Custom Fit Truck Cover
This is rated for all weather conditions and year-round use. There are customers who have used this with later models of Tacoma(past 2014), but that would be a slight gamble and having to return it would be a headache.
The use of polyester in the materials lends to water resistance, and the soft inner layer will give you peace of mind that your truck won’t be scratched after many uses. They also include a carry bag in your purchase.
For a “custom fit” option catered to your Tacoma, this is leagues more affordable than other products. We think it’s a good value overall.
3. CAR DRESS Truck Cover 232 inch for Outdoor/Indoor Windproof Waterproof 5 Layers Pickup Truck Covers All Weather
There are also two types of options, the all-weather we have linked here and a cheaper indoor only version.
Besides the usual weather resistant properties, their design is made intentionally breathable to prevent condensation. This includes corner tie downs to keep it sturdy during high winds.
The truck bed cover portion keeps tight and that’ll stop water from getting in and pooling in your truck bed. Add this to the price range and this is one of the top values in the guide. You get a lot of bang for your buck here.
4. TONBUX Truck Car Cover 6 Layers - Waterproof All Weather Car Covers
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Despite all the good reasons we will go into for purchasing this product, it tends not to hold up well in windy environments.
Okay, with that out of the way this is great for a sunny or rainy environment. As is common with all covers, it’s made from Polyester to keep your vehicle safe from the rain. They also use a buckle to keep this taut. When not in use there is a storage bag as well.
The inner layer is soft cotton and they offer a 1-year money back guarantee. It’s a decent value with a huge fault that we mentioned earlier. Many have had issues with it failing in the wind.
Why do you mostly recommend universal options?
Mainly to suggest options that are just as good, and cheaper. What we mean by that is, many options that are out there might fit a little bit better but they’re marked up at 2 to 3 times the price of a universal option.
It doesn’t make sense from a value perspective to purchase something for over 100 when there are plenty of perfectly comparable options for half that price! Our first choice is a custom fit, and we suggested it because it was one of the only reasonably priced custom fits.
Will a universal option sag?
If we didn’t convince you of leaning towards a universal cover in that first answer, then you’ll be happy to know that all of these options include elastic constraints to keep them taut on your truck. They’re not going to sag or look weird, or else they wouldn’t be selling like hot cakes.
With one important caveat, google the dimension of your Tacoma first! So, for instance the search term you will use is as follows “Car Year + Model + Overall Length”. In practice we can type “2014 Toyota Tacoma Overall Length”.
The first result when we google that is “ 190.4 to 221.3” so now we know what universal cover range to look for. You could get even more specific if you know the trim of your vehicle and then you’ll have your dimensions exactly.
What are good reasons to get a cover for my truck?
If you’ve had it washed and don’t want to deal with getting bird droppings or whatever else the world throws at you, you’ll enjoy a cover. Also the common issues of sun, snow, and wind. Protecting your car and your paint from the elements means it will look great for a longer time.
Essentially, a car cover is a mobile garage solution.
Getting the right cover for your Tacoma can be a journey. There are tons of options in this category, with many suspect reviews. So, we hope we helped you find four decent options that you can consider.
If you end up picking something from this guide, let us know how it held up during varying weather conditions. We do add input from readers into our articles and love to hear from you. With that said, our choice was clear for with Leader Accessories Cover being at the forefront.
Good luck on your search and happy shopping!