2010 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Pickup Truck Review

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Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Meet the 2010 Toyota Double Cab 4X4 Truck

As About.com’s to Motorcycles. I spend a lot of time in the across a wide range of ranging from crotch to dirt bikes. But while Honda’s latest motocross it was the perfect opportunity to also a pickup truck’s ability to them.

Enter the Toyota 4X4 Double Cab, a truck reputation as a workhorse precedes How does this pickup everything from day-to-day to bike hauling? I drove a nearly 1,000 miles in one to find out.


Toyota’s bulletproof 4.0 liter V6 the entire 5-passenger Tacoma Cab lineup, and our test truck’s was mated to a 5-speed automatic The V6 puts out 236 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 266 of torque at 4,000 rpm, and is at 16 mpg city, 20 mpg highway. The part-time 4X4 can be switched using a dial on the Coil spring double suspension components are found up while a leaf spring with outboard-mounted shocks are at the rear. The truck’s four-wheel ABS utilize discs at the front and drums at the rear.

Our tester was equipped with a SR5 Extra Value Package, boasts a load of options a JBL XM Satellite Audio and Bluetooth with six speakers and a subwoofer, a grille surround, a sliding window with privacy and a leather-wrapped steering wheel audio controls and remote entry—among other goodies. A Tow Package adds a class 4 supplemental transmission oil coolers, a duty battery and 130-amp and a 7-pin connector, bringing our car’s grand total to

The Double Cab 4X4 measures 208.1 from bumper to bumper—that’s a 17 feet, 4.1 inches—and its curb tips the scales at 4,155 The Tacoma Double Cab receives stars in NHTSA front and crash testing, and four in the rollover test.


2010 Tacoma Pickup Truck Rear Camera Monitor in

Climb aboard the Tacoma Cab, and you’ll be sitting in a cabin that’s tastefully in cloth. The interior feels like a Camry on stilts, a few plasticky bits (like of the dash surfaces and the cupholder-equipped panels ) keep the Tacoma feeling altogether luxurious.

Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

The are clear and no-nonsense, and a rear-view insert on the mirror makes it to back up with confidence the view is strictly pavement cargo is loaded and the liftgate is down.) The narrowest distance the wheel wells (41.5 leaves enough room for two to be loaded up side-by-side, and sliding hooks allow tie-downs to be

Handy storage compartments a large center console the front seats and flip-up seats, which lift to nifty cargo nooks. The rear window with glass makes it easy for to reach back into the bed (or for a breeze to be diverted into the and the Tacoma’s large exterior translate to a commanding view of the from inside, where the user-friendly vibe offers a contrast to the truck’s outward of utility.


Despite its high altitude the Tacoma feels somewhat considering its chassis uses (as opposed to unibody) construction. steering boost is high and the feels quiet at speed, and adequate thrust from the V6 to this dual cab beast to velocities rather handily.

The five-speed transmission shifts though the ride isn’t as seamless as the gearbox. Though handles securely, this can get rather jouncy when the is anything but glassy smooth. Try a cup of coffee on LA freeways like I and there’s a strong chance end up wearing your drink on shirt. In fact, on the most uneven road surfaces, the is so busy that it’s to speak a sentence without like you’re getting a chop-style shiatsu massage.

But at speeds (like I encountered driving from LA to dirtbike-friendly Pinnacles, just outside Valley), the Tacoma proves and comfortable, and the JBL sound system full sound that’s a antidote to the doldrums of long driving. It may feel bulky most city circumstances, but the shines on longer excursions its well-insulated cabin that a commanding view of the road.

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