2007 toyota Tacoma Prerunner V6

Our 2005 Vehicle of the Year face-off featured some difficult competition, but from the outset, we knew the brand-new Toyota Tacoma was mosting likely to be a serious gamer: larger and also bolder looks, a strong powertrain, a large renovation over the previous version. In the long run, it took home the well-deserved honors, which earned it an area in our lasting fleet for a 1 year assessment - 2007 toyota Tacoma Prerunner V6.

We opted for the PreRunner with a TRD package-it supplied the challenging looks of a determined 4 × 4, sans the weight of a transfer case, added driveshaft, and all the front-axle parts that would certainly've included practically 400 extra pounds. The weight cost savings gave a great quantity of added throttle action and also much better total fuel economy. Regrets? Choosing the runningboard step rails ($ 369). They just weren't useful, really did not fit with the truck's stance, and left dust on the back of a motorist's pant legs.

2007 toyota Tacoma Prerunner V6

2005 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner V6

In its first six months, our Radiant Red RWD Tacoma verified so preferred, the odometer clicked up one more 5000 miles every 2 months, with trips to Reno and also Phoenix, and it spent hrs of abuse responsibility in Southern California web traffic. Testers noted the vehicle felt limited as well as strong from the start, with only a single comment made concerning the seals around the rear doors, a typically difficult area in which to prevent extended-cab air leakages. Beyond that, the majority of logbook access concentrated on just how solid the engine and also transmission really felt, visibly elevating the front end when beginning with a period. One driver wrote that the PreRunner reminded him of a sprinter at a start line, tensely awaiting the gun to fire. The interior obtained high praise from all personnel, with its countless cupholders and huge lockable storage space container, with even a few concealed areas under the rear fold-down seats. Team professional photographers liked the integrated 115V inverter, which permitted them to plug in their laptop computers to download photos promptly following a shoot. It also helped keep electronic camera batteries charged-though a plug inside the taxicab, in addition to the one in the bed, would've been even more valuable.

The Tacoma performed numerous towing jobs, running into minimal tail wiggle even with a 3500-pound Fleetwood camper in back. The truck's soft rear springtimes suggested taking precautions regarding tongue weights so as to not direct fronts lights right into approaching website traffic throughout evening driving. Fuel economic situation averaged 13.8 mpg when lugging, the center console shifter making for very easy maneuvering between 3rd and also fourth equipments in order to help maintain the engine revs in the greatest part of the powerband-a good thing lugging up qualities at elevation. Various other towables consisted of a rented U-Haul trailer (from Sacramento to Los Angeles) as well as a microsize foldout camper. Lots of outdoor camping equipment, colders, and mtb have actually been filled into the bed, dragged and also banged around, without making a considerable scratch, thanks to the weight-saving composite bed.

The Tacoma's initial solution at 5000 miles was routine, setting you back about $45; however at the 10,000-mile mark, a couple of issues needed to be dealt with under warranty. First, some brake vibration and a mild "beat," then among the window networks started to stick, as well as lastly, the AIR CONDITIONER recirc light blinked, then went out totally, making us suspect the whole air-conditioning system (not a good thing during a L.a summertime). Ends up the brake pole needed adjusting, the home window channel required some lube, and it was only a burnt recirc light in the A/C (which indicated the entire A/C control system had to be replaced due to the fact that there was no other way to just transform the recirc light bulb). The 10,000-mile service expense $45 also.

Not a surprises at 15,000 miles, either, although the home window network again needed to be relubricated with the standard solution setting you back $138.45, due to some deeper maintenance checks. After 20,000 miles, the brake pedal resonance returned again, yet after a front-disc resurface, all went back to typical. Cost: $68.08.

Tires were turned at every service interval (5000 miles) and our BFGs appeared as if they would certainly last at least 40,000 miles. Regarding fuel economy, a great deal relied on who was driving (lead- versus featherfeet), however the Tacoma averaged simply under 18 mpg, with an ideal long-haul freeway travelling standard of 22 mpg.

There's plenty of truck below for $25K: The Tacoma stood up under considerable usage as well as abuse and also showed significantly popular with our team during its time here. It's not surprising that it's become the very successful small or midsize pickup in the U.S. Ford and also GM, Nissan as well as Honda, are you keeping in mind?

From The Logbook
" I such as exactly how they have actually slotted 3rd as well as 4th an easy slide from each various other on the shifter-makes it perfect for men who tow to maintain the engine accelerates. We maintained a continuous 75 mph up Donner Pass (7500-foot altitude), with a 3500-pound Fleetwood no worry."
- Brian Vance

" Chassis does a respectable task of maintaining points silent below you on a lengthy freeway drive (we took a trip to Arizona), yet observed on some high-wind areas, the seals around the back doors get loud."
- James Dryden

" Can't actually call this a small any longer. Lots of room. And for the engine-what a great surprise when you get on the throttle. It truly rises and scoots. Weight financial savings on the 2WD appears to help. A great deal of character for $25K.".
- Julia LaPalme.

" Simply spent 3 days of prerunning for a future truck test-this TRD plan is a lot more in the house on a truck-wide dirt road than it is on a concrete freeway-you can nearly feel its sigh of relief when it leaves the pavement.".
- Mark Williams.

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