Rear Seats are Tight - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test
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2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Tacoma: Rear Seats are Tight

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on May 13, 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma

When my daughter slid into the back seat of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma the first thing she did is request a Bluetooth connection. Once that was established, she proceeded to complain about the lack of legroom. Is it really that tight in back of the Tacoma? 

Turns out, the numbers back up her complaints. Compared to the Chevrolet Colorado, the Tacoma has considerably less legroom. We're talking over 3 inches here, which is quite big in a midsize truck. Even the ancient Nissan Frontier has more legroom than the Tacoma.

In some other dimensions, the Tacoma is more spacious. It has the same amount of headroom as the Colorado and far more shoulder room (58.9 to 56.1). When it comes to hip room, the Tacoma comes out ahead, too.

She also noted that there aren't any vents for the rear passengers. Given the overall size of the cabin, it's not that surprising that Toyota didn't bother with separate registers for the back seats.

Once the front seats were moved forward far enough to give her adequate legroom, there were no further complaints. I'll take that as a sign that the seats themselves are sufficiently comfortable.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,738 miles

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