2016 Toyota Tacoma: Rear Seat Storage
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 21, 2016
It isn't large (OK, it's large compared to a Fiat 500 or a first-gen Taco truck, but it's not as big as a Tundra) but our long-term 2016 Toyota Tacoma has a few storage tricks up its sleeve. Specifically, the rear seats have these useful little cubbies behind each seat. Just pull the strap on the seat, the seat leans forward and there are hard, plastic storage areas.
Dan has already talked about how useful the seats are for maximizing cargo capacity when you fold the bottoms up and pull the back of the seat forward, but the way I see it, there are other uses as well. Put your expensive drill or your nice sawzall back there and it'll be away from the eyes of prying five-finger-discount enthusiasts. Plus, you still get to use the rear seats. It might not offer as much space as some of the full size trucks we've tested, but Toyota seems to be making the most of limited real estate.
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 9,200 miles