2009 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Could be better

2009 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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PreRunner V6 Double Cab (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic 5.0 ft. Bed)

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Could be better
By Jeff on


2009 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


TRD Sport SB: No adjustment for seat height or thigh angle. Makes it hard for 6'2" to get comfortable on long trips and get out from under the steering wheel. Tailgate still weak. Rear leaf springs are light. Backup camera is an overpriced gimmick. Seat fabric feels cheap compared to the Tundra. Mileage should be better. Cheap center dash and radio. Who cares about CD's now a days? No trip computer for real time mileage. Colors and digital displays are hard to read in sunlight. Doors seem flimsy or uninsulated. I expected this to be my 2005 4Runner with a bed, but it definitely seems "cheaper" all around. Costs an arm+leg once all the packages are included. Spongy brakes.

Best Features

Looks cool. Rear seats fold flat. Rear storage under and behind seats. Size is about right. AUX input.

Worst Features

Trip computer under a "normal" radio and more conservative center dash. USB plug-in beside AUX input. Homelink buttons with Temp/Compass. Address the rear spring TSB on 2009's instead of putting the infamous "yellow sticker" on the driver's door frame. Roll down rear window.
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