Wants You To Stay Hydrated - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Tacoma: Wants You To Stay Hydrated

by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor on May 19, 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma

Whether you're out kicking up sand in the desert, climbing up mountain trails, or swimming through a sea of shopping mall traffic, it's important to be well-hydrated while driving your 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Or at least that's the subliminal message I received poking around the cabin the other day.

Pop quiz: Can you correctly guess the total number of cup holders in the Tacoma's cabin?

Three? Nope.

Five? Uh-uh.

Eight??

If you guessed 14 — 14! — then pat yourself on the back. I'll even award credit to those who guessed 13, because the square-shaped holder just ahead of the center armrest could be up for debate.

2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

For the record, I have used that questionable square space to hold a roundish Starbucks grande cup prior to this writing. And there are such things as square-bottom drinking containers, as pictured below.

2016 Toyota Tacoma

Assuming a full five-passenger load, there are a total of 2.8 beverage spots per person, which is 0.8 more than any business-class airplane seat I've experienced.

As a proponent of hydration and someone that almost always carries a bottle of water or two with them, I fully endorse the Tacoma's surfeit of drink storage options.

Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor @ 7,923 miles

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