2004 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2004 toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not really feeling specifically charitable, you might reject the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma family (including this TRD Off-Road Dual Cab) as little bit more than mild if detailed refresh. The styling is new, yet only just-- a variant on a motif, not a clean-sheet change, and in that feeling, I suppose it's comparable to the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2004 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The similarities (to put it lightly) continue under the skin. The wheelbase equals, and overall length is simply a few inches higher on the new vehicle. The bed is an inch deeper, yet the very same width. And so forth.

On the other hand, you ought to acknowledge that Toyota had a pretty darn excellent vehicle to begin with in the outgoing Tacoma. Was it showing its age, particularly as compared to promising midsizers like the born-again Colorado as well as Canyon? Visually, probably, however the Tacoma's stout bases needed refinement, not reinvention. There's plenty of advantage in the transformative approach.

The powertrain on this certain Tacoma TRD Off-Road is round of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and round of brand-new-- a scaled down 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. Just like the larger, V8-powered Toyota Expanse, and the 2015 Tacoma prior to it, everything plays along with fascinating, unexpected level of smoothness. You 'd never recognize the engine is down half a liter, as well as there's a lot of added oomph over the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is in fact enjoyable to paddle via, as well as similar to the handbook on the Wrangler, it seems like a good fit for an enthusiast-oriented truck.

Naturally, I really did not have the opportunity to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Thing is, I in fact want to see exactly how it manages itself off the sidewalk since I have actually spent a long time in the vehicle. I'll seek out possibilities to do so once points warm up. As well as I did pack on the miles comfortably-- as well as take on an absolutely horrible slog with the season's worst ice tornado to date with confidence. The vehicle really did not so much as throw a grip control warning.

That's the day I uncovered one especially traditional aspect of the Tacoma: its 4x4 system. Failing to remember to de-power the front wheels prior to transitioning from slushmaggedon to a dry, covered parking structure, I discovered the truck hauling, binding and-- to my humiliation-- stalling as I attempted to make a limited develop into a parking area. So you'll definitely want to switch it to 2WD, which you should do manually by means of a console-mounted dial, prior to on-pavement maneuvering.

Well duh, you're about to tell me, possibly in a disparaging email. This is basic 4WD stuff. Real sufficient, however it's easy to get accustomed to the automatic 4WD setting found on an enhancing variety of vehicles (consisting of the GMC Canyon). Detractors will certainly hold this against the Tacoma, showing that it lags the technical contour; followers will certainly claim this boosts its hardcore off-road cred.

For what it's worth, the gas economic climate approximates appear confident. With restricted 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't exactly flogging the truck, and that included significant variety of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the modestly resculpted exterior, the interior take advantage of a series of somewhat refined upgrades. The comfort designs are a little rickety initially, thanks to a seat that really feels either a bit too high or a bit also close to the pedals. But the cabin does really feel fresher, much more superior, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your interest, however the $36,630 sticker (including faux-beadlock wheels and also various other rewards will enhance that even additional) is a stumbling block, remember that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road version. The base SR starts at $24,200, and also the Limited starts at a lofty $38,720. Between those two extremes, I'm sure you could set up the Tacoma of your dreams.