Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4X4 V-6 Long Bed — AskMen

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Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Toyota Tacoma Double Cab


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Besides being a damn excuse to have a Porsche in our at all times, our long-term tests are quite revealing because we things over the course of a vehicle for 40,000 miles aren’t always obvious in the term.

We had several such over the 15 months and 40,000 we spent with this Toyota Tacoma. The first about five months and miles into the test, then road warrior Gall and the Tacoma were to New York to retrieve a 3744-pound 300SD that we had purchased and in our diesel-beater cross-country race to Los [Battle of the Diesel Beaters, April 2006]. The base towing capacity is a punk pounds, but ours came the optional SR5 No. 8 trailer-tow package included a hitch, along transmission- and engine-oil coolers. So the Tacoma’s pulling capacity to 6500 pounds, well the combined weight of the beater and its

Nonetheless, it wouldn’t have us if the Tacoma had behaved like a pony with John in the saddle. See, at that we hadn’t really embraced the that the Tacoma is no longer a pickup truck but a mid-sizer and still equating it with the pickups that Toyota had for decades.

Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

We had the longest model in the lineup, the Cab with the long bed. It had forward-hinged doors, almost as interior room as a Camry, and exceptionally long, 73.5-inch Although the Tacoma is not as wide or as a full-size pickup (and is categorized as mid-size), our stretched 221.3-inch length was in full-size Thanks to that $2965 SR5 that also included control, a leather steering and a limited-slip rear differential, our Tacoma rang in at $29,389 and was not for features. Plus, the 4.0-liter V-6 provided a fairly robust 236 and 266 pound-feet of torque.

On his return trip, Gall that the Tacoma pulled the home with ease, a echoed by Tony Swan he used it to tow his race car. a full-size truck would be able to haul much loads, we didn’t really that capability, and we imagine 90 of full-size-pickup owners don’t, So we started to wonder if Toyota had a pickup-size sweet spot.

Further evidence was provided at the stops. At the 15,000-mile mark, the had averaged 18 mpg, 26 percent than we averaged over miles with a full-size Titan. What’s more, the was quicker than the V-8 Titan. new, the Tacoma ran to 60 mph in only 6.9 0.4 second sooner than the

For a short time, we had as blissful a as we’re capable of having a pickup truck. But then bothersome aspects that just annoying at the outset downright aggravating as the miles by.

The first was the spongy brake-pedal that plagued the Tacoma the test. As is our procedure, we ran the Tacoma our standard battery of performance when it was new and after 40,000 While performing the 70-mph-to-standstill soon after the Tacoma here, we could not get the brakes to after we took our foot off the until we had pumped the pedal times. So we flat-bedded the pickup to a dealer. An adjustment was made to the that links the brake with the master cylinder. The has a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, so there was no

Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

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