Even with the work truck package and the base 4.0L engine, this is a great vehicle. Looks good, rides smooth for full-size truck and gets a lot of looks. Toyota really paid attention to truck buyers this time; there's storage compartments everywhere, the tailgate is light as a feather but still very strong and the whole truck just feels sturdy and beefy. I used to buy only domestic trucks because of headroom issues (I'm very tall), but now the Toyota cab is just as tall and roomy as the competitors. While Ford may have more packages and options available, Toyota has been smarter about the offerings they have. After all, no one wants roll-up windows on a truck over $20k.
Feels reasonably peppy even with the base 4.0L V6 engine. Good gas mileage for a large truck. It feels solidly built, has great looks inside and out. Even the basic work truck comes with power options and a good stereo. Incredible value for the money.
Towing capacity on the base model is a little low. This isn't a problem if you get the 5.7L with the tow package, but Toyota should have helped the capacity a little more on the base model. The gauges are a little hard to read and the engine is louder than competing trucks.