2001 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2001 toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not feeling especially generous, you could disregard the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma family (including this TRD Off-Road Dual Taxi) as little more than light if thorough refresh. The styling is brand-new, however only just-- a variant on a theme, not a clean-sheet revolution, and because sense, I expect it approaches the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2001 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 equals, as well as overall size is simply a couple of inches better on the brand-new truck. The bed is an inch deeper, however the exact same size. And so forth.

On the other hand, you should certainly acknowledge that Toyota had a quite darn great vehicle to start with in the outward bound Tacoma. Was it showing its age, particularly compared to up-and-coming midsizers like the born-again Colorado and Canyon? Visually, maybe, but the Tacoma's stout underpinnings required improvement, not reinvention. There's lots of value in the evolutionary method.

The powertrain on this certain Tacoma TRD Off-Road is round of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- as well as one shot of brand-new-- a downsized 3.5-liter normally aspirated V6. As with the bigger, V8-powered Toyota Tundra, as well as the 2015 Tacoma before it, it all plays along with wonderful, unanticipated smoothness. You would certainly never recognize the engine is down half a liter, and also there's a great deal of additional oomph over the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is really fun to paddle with, as well as much like the manual on the Wrangler, it feels like a great suitable for an enthusiast-oriented vehicle.

Naturally, I didn't have the chance to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Thing is, I in fact want to see just how it handles itself off the pavement now that I've invested a long time in the truck. I'll seek out possibilities to do so when things heat up. And I did pack on the miles in comfort-- as well as tackle a really nasty slog with the season's worst ice tornado to this day with self-confidence. The vehicle really did not even toss a traction control warning.

That's the day I discovered one significantly old-school element of the Tacoma: its 4x4 system. Forgetting to de-power the front wheels before transitioning from slushmaggedon to a dry, covered auto parking framework, I discovered the truck hauling, binding as well as-- to my humiliation-- stalling as I tried to make a limited transformed into an auto parking area. So you'll most definitely intend to change it to 2WD, which you need to do by hand by means of a console-mounted dial, before on-pavement handling.

Well duh, you're about to inform me, most likely in an insulting email. This is basic 4WD stuff. True enough, however it's easy to obtain accustomed to the automated 4WD setting discovered on an enhancing number of vehicles (consisting of the GMC Canyon). Detractors will certainly hold this against the Tacoma, proving that it lags the technological contour; followers will certainly state this reinforces its hardcore off-road cred.

Of what it deserves, the gas economy approximates appear confident. With restricted 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't exactly flogging the truck, and that consisted of considerable variety of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the modestly resculpted exterior, the indoor benefits from a series of somewhat refined upgrades. The comfort designs are a little wonky at first, thanks to a seat that feels either a tad too high or a little bit also near to the pedals. Yet the cabin does feel fresher, extra premium, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your rate of interest, yet the $36,630 sticker (adding faux-beadlock wheels as well as various other goodies will certainly enhance that also more) is a stumbling block, bear in mind 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 soaring $38,720. Between those two extremes, I make sure you can configure the Tacoma of your desires.

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