2004 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2004 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not really feeling specifically charitable, you could dismiss the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma household (including this TRD Off-Road Dual Taxicab) as little bit greater than moderate if detailed refresh. The designing is new, yet only just-- a variant on a style, not a clean-sheet change, as well as because feeling, I intend it approaches 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 is identical, as well as total size is just a few inches better on the new truck. The bed is an inch deeper, yet the very same size. And so forth.

On the other hand, you should certainly acknowledge that Toyota had a very darn excellent truck to begin with in the outward bound Tacoma. Was it revealing its age, especially as compared to up-and-coming midsizers like the born-again Colorado as well as Canyon? Aesthetically, maybe, however the Tacoma's stout foundations needed improvement, not reinvention. There's a lot of advantage in the evolutionary approach.

The powertrain on this certain Tacoma TRD Off-Road is one shot of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and also round of new-- a scaled down 3.5-liter normally aspirated V6. Similar to the larger, V8-powered Toyota Expanse, and also the 2015 Tacoma prior to it, everything plays along with delightful, unanticipated smoothness. You would certainly never ever know the engine is down half a liter, and there's a great deal of extra oomph over the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is actually enjoyable to row with, as well as much like the guidebook on the Wrangler, it seems like an excellent suitable for an enthusiast-oriented vehicle.

Naturally, I really did not have the opportunity to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Thing is, I really intend to see exactly how it manages itself off the sidewalk since I have actually invested a long time in the truck. I'll look for possibilities to do so when things heat up. As well as I did pack on the miles in comfort-- as well as tackle a genuinely awful slog via the period's worst ice tornado to this day with confidence. The vehicle really did not even throw a traction control warning.

That's the day I uncovered one notably traditional element of the Tacoma: its 4x4 system. Neglecting to de-power the front wheels prior to transitioning from slushmaggedon to a dry, covered car park framework, I located the truck carrying, binding and also-- to my embarrassment-- delaying as I aimed to make a limited turn into an auto parking spot. So you'll absolutely intend to switch it to 2WD, which you should do by hand via a console-mounted dial, prior to on-pavement handling.

Well duh, you're about to inform me, probably in a disparaging email. This is fundamental 4WD things. Real sufficient, but it's simple to obtain accustomed to the automatic 4WD establishing found on a boosting number of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Critics will hold this versus the Tacoma, confirming that it lags the technical contour; followers will say this boosts its hardcore off-road cred.

Wherefore it's worth, the gas economic situation estimates appear optimistic. With limited 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I had not been precisely flogging the vehicle, which included significant number of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the decently resculpted exterior, the interior benefits from a collection of rather refined upgrades. The functional designs are a little wonky at first, thanks to a seat that feels either a tad too high or a tad too near the pedals. But the cabin does really feel fresher, extra premium, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your interest, yet the $36,630 sticker (adding faux-beadlock wheels and other goodies will enhance that also more) is a stumbling block, keep in mind that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road version. The base SR starts at $24,200, and the Restricted starts at a soaring $38,720. Between those two extremes, I'm sure you can configure the Tacoma of your dreams.

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