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2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review
The similarities (to put it gently) continue under the skin. The wheelbase is identical, and also overall length is just a few inches greater on the new truck. The bed is an inch deeper, however the very same width. And so on.
On the other hand, you ought to acknowledge that Toyota had a rather darn good vehicle to start with in the outbound Tacoma. Was it revealing its age, particularly compared to up-and-coming midsizers like the reborn Colorado and Canyon? Aesthetically, probably, but the Tacoma's stout bases needed refinement, not reinvention. There's a lot of value in the evolutionary approach.
The powertrain on this particular Tacoma TRD Off-Road is one shot of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- as well as one shot of brand-new-- a downsized 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. Similar to the bigger, V8-powered Toyota Expanse, and also the 2015 Tacoma before it, all of it plays along with delightful, unanticipated smoothness. You 'd never understand the engine is down half a litre, and also there's a great deal of added zest over the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is actually fun to row through, and also just like the guidebook on the Wrangler, it seems like an excellent fit for an enthusiast-oriented vehicle.
Naturally, I didn't have the chance to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Point is, I in fact want to see how it manages itself off the pavement now that I've spent some time in the truck. I'll look for opportunities to do so when things warm up. And I did pack on the miles in comfort-- as well as take on a truly awful slog with the period's worst ice storm to this day with self-confidence. The truck didn't even toss a grip control warning.
That's the day I uncovered one notably old-school facet 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, protected car park structure, I discovered the vehicle lugging, binding and-- to my humiliation-- stalling as I tried to make a limited develop into a car parking area. So you'll definitely want to switch it to 2WD, which you should do by hand using a console-mounted dial, prior to on-pavement maneuvering.
Well duh, you're about to inform me, most likely in a disparaging email. This is standard 4WD stuff. Real enough, however it's simple to obtain accustomed to the automatic 4WD setting discovered on a boosting number of vehicles (including the GMC Canyon). Detractors will hold this versus the Tacoma, verifying that it's behind the technological curve; fans will say this boosts its hardcore off-road cred.
Wherefore it deserves, the fuel economic situation estimates appear optimistic. With restricted 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't exactly flogging the truck, which consisted of considerable variety of traffic-free expressway miles.
Like the modestly resculpted outside, the indoor gain from a series of rather refined upgrades. The ergonomics are a little wonky initially, thanks to a seat that feels either a bit too high or a tad as well near to the pedals. Yet the cabin does really feel fresher, more exceptional, less oppressively plasticky.
If the Tacoma has your rate of interest, but the $36,630 sticker label (including faux-beadlock wheels and various other rewards will improve that also additional) is a stumbling block, remember that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road variation. The base SR beginnings at $24,200, as well as the Minimal beginnings at a lofty $38,720. Between those two extremes, I'm sure you could set up the Tacoma of your desires.