I've been driving both ford and chevy trucks and both have been ok except for gas mileage.So I decided to look at a new toyota tacoma and went for a test drive.The vehicle handed well with plenty of acceleration,has 4liter v6.And plenty options.So I purchased the vehicle the price was equal to both ford and chevy.So not long after the purchase we put the little truck on the highway,for 2500 hundred miles pulling an 18 foot travel trailer.This was an excellent trip,the vehicle was great ,no problems,flat land,hills ,mountains just great. The fuel economy was good I didn't expect it to be,but it was good. I'm very pleased.
I purchased this vehicle about a month ago and really enjoy it. The 4.0L v6 isnt going to win any races but gets you moving at a good pace and will last forever. The four wheel drive system works very well and has helped me conquer quite a few steep hills, wet grass, and light mud. As for fuel economy my first tank was 16.8 miles to the gallon with 50/50 non aggressive driving but every tank since has been between 18-19 with 60 percent highway but also with me taking it off road and doing quick starts which is pretty remarkable. It is comfortable and drives like a truck. I don't feel that the seat is too low nor are the breaks sponge like as some have claimed.
2015 TRD Sport -
This is my first ever brand new vehicle. I looked at several vehicles and this truck was the best bang for the buck. It was the most expensive out of all the trucks I looked at, but I felt that this will last me as Toyotas have always been dependable and the resale is great.
Read all the reviews you want .... but if you are going outdoors .... you must be nimble .... reliable ..... maneuverable...and unstoppable .. the Tacoma is the only vehicle that can fit this description.
Yes, you can find more comfortable rides .. with more bells and whistles .. but if you are going camping, biking, hiking, or fishing, the vehicle you take should not even be a preparatory consideration ...... and the Tacoma fits this
requirement .... it was made for outdoors and dependability .... I would never buy anything else.
Update. It is so practical for my uses. I needed a 4x4 for kayak, biking, fishing. Works prefect. And looks awesome ?. I like this truck even more after looking at the 2016s. I just can't get used to the new design. Too much gingerbread.