2008 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2008 toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not really feeling especially generous, you can dismiss the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma household (including this TRD Off-Road Double Taxicab) as little greater than moderate if comprehensive refresh. The styling is new, but only just-- a variant on a motif, not a clean-sheet revolution, and in that feeling, I expect it approaches the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2008 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The resemblances (to put it lightly) proceed under the skin. The wheelbase equals, and total size is simply a couple of inches higher on the brand-new vehicle. The bed is an inch deeper, but the very same size. And so forth.

On the other hand, you ought to recognize that Toyota had a very darn good vehicle to begin with in the outgoing Tacoma. Was it showing its age, especially compared to up-and-coming midsizers like the reborn Colorado and also Canyon? Visually, possibly, yet the Tacoma's stout supports required refinement, not reinvention. There's plenty of merit in the evolutionary approach.

The powertrain on this particular Tacoma TRD Off-Road is one shot of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- as well as round of brand-new-- a downsized 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. As with the larger, V8-powered Toyota Tundra, and the 2015 Tacoma before it, all of it plays along with delightful, unexpected level of smoothness. You 'd never know the engine is down half a liter, as well as there's a lot of additional pizzazz above the 3,500 rpm mark. The six-speed is really fun to paddle via, and much like the handbook on the Wrangler, it seems like a good suitable for an enthusiast-oriented truck.

Normally, I didn't have the possibility to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Point is, I really intend to see how it handles itself off the pavement since I've invested some time in the truck. I'll look for opportunities to do so when things warm up. And also I did pack on the miles in comfort-- and also take on an absolutely nasty slog through the season's worst ice tornado to this day with confidence. The vehicle didn't even toss a grip control caution.

That's the day I uncovered one notably traditional aspect of the Tacoma: its 4x4 system. Neglecting to de-power the front wheels prior to transitioning from slushmaggedon to a completely dry, covered parking structure, I located the vehicle lugging, binding and also-- to my embarrassment-- delaying as I attempted to make a tight turn into a vehicle parking spot. So you'll definitely want to change it to 2WD, which you must do by hand using a console-mounted dial, before on-pavement handling.

Well duh, you're about to tell me, most likely in an insulting e-mail. This is standard 4WD stuff. Real sufficient, yet it's very easy to obtain accustomed to the automated 4WD setting located on a raising number of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Detractors will certainly hold this versus the Tacoma, confirming that it lags the technological curve; fans will say this boosts its hardcore off-road cred.

Wherefore it's worth, the gas economic situation estimates seem optimistic. With limited 4WD use, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't precisely flogging the truck, which included considerable number of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the decently resculpted exterior, the indoor benefits from a series of rather subtle upgrades. The comfort designs are a little wonky in the beginning, thanks to a seat that really feels either a tad too expensive or a bit also near the pedals. But the cabin does feel fresher, extra superior, much less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your interest, yet the $36,630 sticker label (including faux-beadlock wheels and also other goodies will enhance that even additional) is a stumbling block, keep in mind that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road version. The base SR beginnings at $24,200, and the Limited begins at a lofty $38,720. In between those two extremes, I make certain you could configure the Tacoma of your desires.