2014 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not really feeling especially generous, you could reject the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma household (including this TRD Off-Road Dual Cab) as little bit greater than moderate if extensive refresh. The styling is new, but only just-- a variation on a style, not a clean-sheet change, and also because sense, I suppose it's comparable to the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.


2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab


2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The resemblances (to put it lightly) proceed under the skin. The wheelbase is identical, and also overall size is simply a few inches better on the new vehicle. The bed is an inch deeper, yet the very same width. And so on.

On the other hand, you should certainly recognize that Toyota had a very darn good truck to begin with in the outbound Tacoma. Was it revealing its age, specifically as compared to up-and-coming midsizers like the reborn Colorado as well as Canyon? Visually, possibly, however the Tacoma's stout bases needed improvement, not reinvention. There's a lot of merit in the transformative approach.

The powertrain on this particular Tacoma TRD Off-Road is one shot of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and round of brand-new-- a scaled down 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. Similar to the bigger, V8-powered Toyota Tundra, and also the 2015 Tacoma before it, everything plays along with fascinating, unanticipated level of smoothness. You would certainly never recognize the engine is down half a liter, and there's a lot of additional zest above the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is in fact fun to row via, and also just like the guidebook on the Wrangler, it feels like a great suitable for an enthusiast-oriented vehicle.

Normally, I didn't have the opportunity to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Point is, I in fact wish to see exactly how it manages itself off the sidewalk since I have actually spent a long time in the vehicle. I'll look for opportunities to do so once things heat up. And I did pack on the miles in comfort-- and also deal with a genuinely awful slog via the season's worst ice tornado to this day with self-confidence. The truck didn't even throw a grip control warning.

That's the day I uncovered one especially old-school aspect of the Tacoma: its four-wheel drive system. Neglecting to de-power the front wheels before transitioning from slushmaggedon to a dry, protected auto parking framework, I discovered the vehicle hauling, binding and-- to my embarrassment-- stalling as I tried to make a tight develop into a car park area. So you'll certainly wish to change it to 2WD, which you need to do manually by means of a console-mounted dial, prior to on-pavement maneuvering.

Well duh, you're about to inform me, probably in an insulting email. This is basic 4WD stuff. True sufficient, but it's very easy to get accustomed to the automated 4WD establishing discovered on an enhancing number of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Detractors will hold this versus the Tacoma, proving that it lags the technological contour; fans will state this strengthens its hardcore off-road cred.

Of what it deserves, the fuel economy estimates seem hopeful. With restricted 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't precisely flogging the vehicle, and that consisted of substantial variety of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the modestly resculpted outside, the interior benefits from a series of rather subtle upgrades. The comfort designs are a little wonky at first, thanks to a seat that feels either a bit expensive or a little too near the pedals. Yet the cabin does really feel fresher, a lot more premium, less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your rate of interest, but the $36,630 sticker (adding faux-beadlock wheels as well as other goodies will increase that also additional) 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, and the Minimal beginnings at a soaring $38,720. Between those two extremes, I make certain you can set up the Tacoma of your dreams.

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