2006 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2006 toyota Tacoma Double Cab: If you're not feeling particularly generous, you can reject the "all new" 2016 Toyota Tacoma family members (including this TRD Off-Road Dual Taxicab) as little greater than light if extensive refresh. The designing is brand-new, however only just-- a variation on a motif, not a clean-sheet transformation, and because sense, I intend it's comparable to the ever-evolving Jeep Wrangler.

2006 toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab review

The resemblances (to put it lightly) continue under the skin. The wheelbase equals, and also total length is just a few inches greater on the new vehicle. The bed is an inch deeper, however the exact same size. And so forth.

On the other hand, you ought to acknowledge that Toyota had a pretty darn great truck to start with in the outgoing Tacoma. Was it showing its age, specifically compared with up-and-coming midsizers like the born-again Colorado as well as Canyon? Visually, possibly, however the Tacoma's stout bases needed refinement, not reinvention. There's plenty of value in the evolutionary strategy.

The powertrain on this specific Tacoma TRD Off-Road is round of old-- a six-speed manual transmission-- and one shot of brand-new-- a scaled down 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6. Similar to the larger, V8-powered Toyota Expanse, and also the 2015 Tacoma prior to it, it all plays together with wonderful, unforeseen smoothness. You would certainly 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 in fact enjoyable to paddle through, and much like the manual on the Wrangler, it feels like an excellent suitable for an enthusiast-oriented truck.

Normally, I really did not have the chance to take the TRD Off-Road off-road. Point is, I really intend to see just how it handles itself off the pavement since I've invested some time in the truck. I'll seek chances to do so as soon as things heat up. And I did pack on the miles comfortably-- as well as tackle a truly horrible slog via the period's worst ice tornado to date with self-confidence. The truck didn't even throw a grip control caution.

That's the day I uncovered one significantly traditional facet of the Tacoma: its four-wheel drive system. Neglecting to de-power the front wheels before transitioning from slushmaggedon to a dry, covered parking framework, I found the vehicle lugging, binding as well as-- to my humiliation-- stalling as I tried to make a tight develop into a car parking place. So you'll absolutely want to switch it to 2WD, which you need to do by hand through a console-mounted dial, prior to on-pavement maneuvering.

Well duh, you're about to inform me, possibly in an insulting email. This is standard 4WD things. True sufficient, however it's easy to obtain accustomed to the automatic 4WD establishing found on an enhancing number of trucks (including the GMC Canyon). Detractors will certainly hold this versus the Tacoma, proving that it lags the technological curve; fans will certainly claim this reinforces its hardcore off-road cred.

Wherefore it deserves, the gas economy estimates appear confident. With limited 4WD usage, I returned 16.0 mpg. I wasn't specifically flogging the truck, and that included considerable variety of traffic-free expressway miles.

Like the decently resculpted exterior, the interior benefits from a series of somewhat subtle upgrades. The ergonomics are a little rickety at first, thanks to a seat that feels either a little bit expensive or a little also near to the pedals. Yet the cabin does feel fresher, much more exceptional, much less oppressively plasticky.

If the Tacoma has your rate of interest, but the $36,630 sticker (including faux-beadlock wheels as well as various other goodies will certainly increase that even further) is a stumbling block, remember that this is for the tricked-out TRD Off-Road variation. The base SR begins at $24,200, and also the Minimal starts at a soaring $38,720. In between those two extremes, I'm sure you can configure the Tacoma of your dreams.