Used 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Review
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TRD Sport 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
I purchased a 2018 tacoma sport With the understanding that it can tow 6500 pounds. I purchased a camper at an empty weight of 4300 . Towing it home after purchase. as soon as I went into 3rd gear on level ground I lost all power. I would highly not recommend towing anything over 3500 pounds.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab
- Newly standard advanced driver safety aids (Toyota Safety Sense P)
- Four-cylinder engine's five-speed manual transmission no longer offered
- Part of the third Tacoma generation introduced for 2016
Pros & Cons
- Rugged off-pavement capability
- Easily understood controls inside
- Composite truck bed has movable tie-down cleats and power outlet
- Top-level V6 can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission
- Economy-oriented shift programming makes it feel sluggish
- Driving position not ideally suited for taller drivers
- Off-road emphasis produces tall step-up height
Which Tacoma does Edmunds recommend?
If we were putting down our own money for an off-road-capable small truck, we'd opt for the TRD Off-Road V6 4WD. It provides an impressive amount of capability without the sticker shock. The cabin is equipped with enough creature comforts (heated seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a sunroof) to make it an acceptable companion for a daily commute.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
The Tacoma steers and handles with quiet confidence on the road, but the V6 engine and its automatic transmission don't always respond quickly to inputs. All 4WD Tacomas benefit from Toyota's off-road design emphasis, but the TRD Off-Road is particularly capable when the pavement ends.
The Tacoma has an agreeable ride quality, and the seats are accommodating. But the high floor tends to make tall drivers wish for more adjustability.
The interior is nicely laid out, with easily understood and effective controls. The cabin has plenty of space up front, but tall folks might disagree. The biggest shortcomings are the relatively tall step up to the cab and an odd driving position.
The Tacoma's composite bed has lots of smart cargo management features, and there's a decent number of places for items in and around the cab. Its tow rating isn't quite class-leading, but it isn't far off the mark. Child seat fitment in the crew cab favors forward-facing seats and boosters.
We generally like the touchscreen audio system because it has large virtual buttons and employs knobs for volume and tuning chores. Supports smartphones with a proprietary Entune app instead of the more universal Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Lags behind Honda Ridgeline in advanced driver aids.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Toyota Tacoma in Virginia is:$63.08 per month*