2014 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2014 toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not feeling especially generous, you can disregard the "all brand-new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma family (including this TRD Off-Road Double Cab) as little greater than mild if thorough refresh. The styling is new, however only just-- a variant on a style, not a clean-sheet change, as well as in that sense, I intend it approaches the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2014 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The resemblances (to put it gently) continue under the skin. The wheelbase is identical, as well as total size is just a couple of inches higher on the new truck. The bed is an inch deeper, yet the same width. And so on.

On the other hand, you ought to recognize that Toyota had a rather darn good truck to start with in the outward bound Tacoma. Was it revealing its age, particularly compared with up-and-coming midsizers like the born-again Colorado and Canyon? Aesthetically, maybe, but the Tacoma's stout foundations required refinement, not reinvention. There's plenty of benefit in the transformative method.

The powertrain on this specific Tacoma TRD Off-Road is round of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and round of brand-new-- a downsized 3.5-liter normally aspirated V6. As with the larger, V8-powered Toyota Tundra, as well as the 2015 Tacoma before it, everything plays together with fascinating, unanticipated smoothness. You 'd never understand the engine is down half a litre, and there's a lot of additional oomph above the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is really fun to row via, as well as just like the manual on the Wrangler, it feels like an excellent fit for an enthusiast-oriented truck.

Naturally, I really did not have the chance to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Thing is, I in fact want to see how it handles itself off the pavement now that I've spent time in the truck. I'll look for possibilities to do so once points heat up. As well as I did pack on the miles comfortably-- as well as take on an absolutely horrible slog via the period's worst ice tornado to this day with self-confidence. The vehicle didn't so much as toss a traction control warning.

That's the day I discovered one especially traditional element of the Tacoma: its four-wheel drive system. Failing to remember to de-power the front wheels prior to transitioning from slushmaggedon to a completely dry, covered parking structure, I located the vehicle lugging, binding and-- to my shame-- delaying as I tried to make a limited turn into a car park area. So you'll definitely intend to switch it to 2WD, which you should do by hand by means of a console-mounted dial, prior to on-pavement maneuvering.

Well duh, you're about to tell me, probably in an insulting email. This is basic 4WD stuff. True enough, but it's very easy to get accustomed to the automated 4WD establishing located on a raising variety of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Critics will certainly hold this versus the Tacoma, confirming that it lags the technical contour; followers will certainly claim this bolsters its hardcore off-road cred.

Wherefore it's worth, the gas economic situation approximates seem positive. With limited 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't precisely flogging the vehicle, which included substantial variety of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the decently resculpted exterior, the interior take advantage of a series of rather refined upgrades. The ergonomics are a little rickety at first, thanks to a seat that feels either a tad too expensive or a little too near the pedals. Yet the cabin does feel fresher, much more premium, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your rate of interest, yet the $36,630 sticker (including faux-beadlock wheels as well as other goodies will boost that even additional) is a stumbling block, bear in mind that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road variation. The base SR begins at $24,200, as well as the Restricted begins at a soaring $38,720. Between those two extremes, I make sure you can set up the Tacoma of your dreams.