2010 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not feeling particularly generous, you can reject the "all brand-new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma family (including this TRD Off-Road Dual Taxi) as bit more than light if thorough refresh. The designing is brand-new, but only just-- a variant on a motif, not a clean-sheet transformation, and because sense, I suppose it approaches the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The resemblances (to put it lightly) continue under the skin. The wheelbase is identical, and total size is simply a few inches greater on the new truck. The bed is an inch deeper, yet the exact same size. And so on.

On the other hand, you should certainly recognize that Toyota had a pretty darn great vehicle to start with in the outbound Tacoma. Was it revealing its age, specifically compared with up-and-coming midsizers like the reborn Colorado and Canyon? Aesthetically, perhaps, however the Tacoma's stout foundations required improvement, not reinvention. There's plenty of benefit in the transformative technique.

The powertrain on this particular Tacoma TRD Off-Road is one shot of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and one shot of new-- a downsized 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. As with the bigger, V8-powered Toyota Tundra, and the 2015 Tacoma before it, all of it plays along with delightful, unanticipated level of smoothness. You 'd never recognize the engine is down half a liter, and there's a great deal of added pizzazz over the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is really fun to paddle via, as well as just like the guidebook on the Wrangler, it seems like an excellent suitable for an enthusiast-oriented truck.

Naturally, I didn't have the possibility to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Thing is, I really want to see just how it handles itself off the pavement now that I have actually invested time in the truck. I'll look for possibilities to do so when points heat up. As well as I did pack on the miles in comfort-- as well as take on a genuinely nasty slog with the period's worst ice tornado to date with confidence. The truck really did not so much as toss a grip control warning.

That's the day I found one especially traditional element of the Tacoma: its 4x4 system. Forgetting to de-power the front wheels before transitioning from slushmaggedon to a dry, covered auto parking structure, I found the truck hauling, binding as well as-- to my embarrassment-- stalling as I attempted to make a limited turn into an auto parking spot. So you'll definitely want to switch it to 2WD, which you should do by hand by means of a console-mounted dial, before on-pavement handling.

Well duh, you will tell me, possibly in a disparaging email. This is basic 4WD stuff. Real sufficient, but it's very easy to obtain accustomed to the automatic 4WD establishing located on a boosting variety of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Critics will hold this versus the Tacoma, verifying that it's behind the technical contour; followers will claim this boosts its hardcore off-road cred.

For what it deserves, the fuel economic situation approximates seem optimistic. With limited 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I had not been specifically flogging the vehicle, and that consisted of considerable number of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the modestly resculpted outside, the interior benefits from a series of rather subtle upgrades. The functional designs are a little rickety in the beginning, thanks to a seat that really feels either a little bit too expensive or a bit too close to the pedals. However the cabin does feel fresher, much more superior, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your interest, but the $36,630 sticker label (adding faux-beadlock wheels and other rewards will certainly boost that also further) is a stumbling block, keep in mind that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road variation. The base SR starts at $24,200, and also the Restricted beginnings at a lofty $38,720. Between those 2 extremes, I'm sure you can configure the Tacoma of your desires.