Best Midsize Truck
By SC on
Vehicle2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewAfter driving all the midsize trucks, Toyota was my pick. I would do it again even though there a few complaints, the primary one being that it has 3 or 4 impossible to find intermittant rattles, each being heard only when hitting its own unique road bump. Perhaps the firm riding Off Road package causes some of the problem. Also, a small nitpick: what's with the cloth arm rest on the door that will look soiled within a year? This is a truck, not an Avalon! Additionally, the engine fan causes excessive noise, even during fast idle warmup. Finally, there is no tailgate lock. After 3500 miles there has not been any warranty work required.
Best FeaturesQuiet ride. Great looking interior. Ther sport seats are perfect. Powerful, smooth and economical engine that gets 20 mpg in urban/surburban driving. Exceptionally smooth auto transmission that is into high gear by 35 mph, helping maximize city mpg. Lots of storage space under and behind rear seats.
Worst FeaturesImprove rattle problems. Redesign the grille so to give the front end view a look other than that of a beached catfish.
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