2014 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not feeling especially charitable, you might reject the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma family members (including this TRD Off-Road Double Taxi) as little bit greater than moderate if thorough refresh. The designing is brand-new, yet only just-- a variation on a style, not a clean-sheet change, and in that sense, I suppose it approaches the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The similarities (to put it lightly) proceed under the skin. The wheelbase is identical, and also general size is simply a couple of inches higher on the new truck. The bed is an inch deeper, yet the exact same width. And so forth.

On the other hand, you ought to acknowledge that Toyota had a rather darn excellent truck to start with in the outward bound Tacoma. Was it showing its age, particularly compared with promising midsizers like the reborn Colorado and Canyon? Aesthetically, perhaps, yet the Tacoma's stout underpinnings needed improvement, not reinvention. There's lots of advantage in the evolutionary strategy.

The powertrain on this certain Tacoma TRD Off-Road is one shot of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and one shot of new-- a scaled down 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. Just like the bigger, V8-powered Toyota Expanse, and the 2015 Tacoma before it, it all plays along with fascinating, unexpected smoothness. You would certainly never know the engine is down half a liter, and also there's a great deal of extra pizzazz above the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is in fact fun to paddle with, as well as just like the guidebook on the Wrangler, it seems like a good fit for an enthusiast-oriented truck.

Naturally, I didn't have the chance to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Thing is, I in fact wish to see how it manages itself off the pavement now that I've spent some time in the vehicle. I'll seek out chances to do so once points heat up. As well as I did pack on the miles in comfort-- as well as deal with a really horrible slog through the season's worst ice tornado to this day with confidence. The vehicle didn't even throw a traction control warning.

That's the day I discovered one notably traditional aspect of the Tacoma: its four-wheel drive system. Failing to remember to de-power the front wheels before transitioning from slushmaggedon to a completely dry, covered vehicle parking framework, I discovered the truck lugging, binding as well as-- to my humiliation-- delaying as I attempted to make a limited develop into a car parking area. So you'll absolutely want to change it to 2WD, which you must do by hand through a console-mounted dial, before on-pavement handling.

Well duh, you're about to tell me, probably in an insulting email. This is fundamental 4WD stuff. Real sufficient, however it's simple to get accustomed to the automatic 4WD setting discovered on a boosting variety of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Detractors will hold this versus the Tacoma, verifying that it's behind the technical contour; followers will claim this bolsters its hardcore off-road cred.

For what it's worth, the fuel economic situation estimates seem optimistic. With limited 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I had not been precisely flogging the vehicle, and that consisted of significant variety of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the decently resculpted exterior, the interior benefits from a collection of rather subtle upgrades. The ergonomics are a little rickety at first, thanks to a seat that really feels either a little expensive or a bit as well near the pedals. Yet the cabin does really feel fresher, more exceptional, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your passion, but the $36,630 sticker label (including faux-beadlock wheels and other goodies will improve that also additional) is a stumbling block, keep in mind that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road version. The base SR starts at $24,200, as well as the Limited beginnings at a soaring $38,720. Between those two extremes, I make certain you could set up the Tacoma of your dreams.