Previous vehicle was an 89 Toyota
pickup. Hoping the new Tacoma will be as
reliable. After 3 or 4 hours on the
road, the firm seats get slightly
uncomfortable and 19MPG is lower than
I'm used to but it was expected. The
ride (on and off road) is great even
with the TRD package. Acceleration is
OK. Recommend DrawTie hitch receiver and
Line-X bed liner. Have towed light loads
so far with no problems. Hope to enjoy
it for 10+ years.
Reputation for reliability.
Ride height, handling, interior storage,
space behind the seats, chrome grille,
orange dash lighting.
Just drove off the lot and I am very happy
with the initial performance. The truck feels
great, rides high above traffic, and looks
good! I brought the car home and my
neighbors commented on how stylish it
looked. The TRD suspension is pretty rigid,
but I realize it is a truck. My previous car was
a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which had a
smoother ride. On the freeway it can get
pretty bumpy..hold on to your morning
coffee. The truck has good power
accelerating onto the freeway.
The stock stereo system is great . The slide
window in back is a plus for ventilation. The
versatiltiy of using as a work truck and
passenger vehicle is a plus.
The only ding I would give the truck is the
fact that the clock is not visible in the driver's
seat. You have to move your body and head
towards the passenger seat to get a glimpse
of the clock.
Truck is awesome. I had a sonoma
before this, and believe me, the
reliability on toyotas and performance
is much better. Took truck on a 3k
miles road trip and ran perfect the
whole way. Bucket seats provide much
comfort. Overall great truck
secret compartments in arm rest are
cool, put some nerf bars on too, but
simply how high you sit up is great.
Also the independent suspension gives
you offroad-like capabilities.
agree with the other guy, clock needs
to be moved. Can't see the digital
clock because of the steering wheel.
Plenty of power to pull my 17 foot boat
in and out of the water. Big enough to
haul and tow what I need and small
enough to park anywhere and fit into my
garage. It has the feel of a much
larger truck and the quality and
reputation of Toyota were big selling
points for this purchase of my first
The rear cab is bigger and roomier than
most full size trucks I looked at. It
fits the three kids very comfortably.
I drove a 1990 Toyota SR for 10 years &
my son is still driving it at 201,000
Mi. I never thought that it had a stiff
ride. My 2002 tocoma with the off road
package rides very hard and stiff. You
will feel every bump in a jarring
manner. This is the only
complaint I have. The V6 is a little
weak at 190HP but provides adequate
acceleration. The front seats could be a
little longer for more leg support. Fit
& finish is excellent. Basicly satisfied
with the truck.
Ps No recalls & have not been back to
the dealer for anything.
Favorite feature is 4 wheel on the fly &
Soften the ride,improve the seating and
interior appointments. Power seats would