Truck Review: 2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4×4

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Truck Review: 2005 Tacoma Access Cab 4×4



MODEL: Tacoma Access Cab 4X4


HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 245 hp @ 5,200 rpm/282 @ 3,800 rpm


WHEELBASE . 121.9 in.

LENGTH x x HEIGHT: 202.9 x 66.5 x in.

TIRES: P265/65R17

ECONOMY: 16 mpg mpg highway/14.8 mpg test


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The Toyota Tacoma is, by definition, a pickup truck. In fact, a compact truck and the Tundra is the size. However, in this of bigger-is-better, the Tacoma has become the and the Tundra is large, in the same as the Chevy Silverado and Ford And yes, Virginia, they get

But our focus today is on the extended (or cab Tacoma. This is the standard cab with a pair of jump in the rear that are accessible a pair of access doors, than regular doors. The is that access doors the handles inside the cab and not outside, doors have them on sides.

As seats these aren’t the best, and can function as only for small children. they can be folded easily to a flat shelf that’s for carrying boxes, a pair of cat or Christmas presents after a day of

The bed has tie-downs all over, including davits that look the tie-downs boats use at a pier. The also served as plastic bag holders and worked nicely. we’re in the bed, there is a outlet back there to accessories or tools that you may along. This is a nice and is part of the TRD Sport Package #2 costs $4,565. Other in the package include: a sport 17-inch wheels and tires; slip differential; fog lamps; 4 hitch; supplemental oil cooler; duty battery; sport power windows, door and mirrors; and a lot of other goodies. The bed mat $119 to the price and an AM/FM/Cd 6-disc in-dash changer another $200.

The extra volume also another useful purpose. One of my had a Tacoma with the regular He always said he wanted the cab, but bought the regular cab Well, one morning on the way to work, he was hit by an 18-wheeler. Fortunately, both traveling at relatively low speeds to an earlier accident. The airbags did go though, and my son-in-law was almost by the powder that surrounds the to keep it from sticking and allows it to expand quickly.

The extended offers more volume for that powder to and make it easier to breathe after an accident. Incidentally, drivers were essentially in the accident, and both vehicles about equal damage, the Tacoma was totaled and exchanged for an cab version.

Our tester was equipped for driver and had a 245 hp 4.0-liter V6 engine. in 2WD mode, the engine drove the wheels through a six-speed transmission. I have to say that I like the gearbox the first I shifted and it never got any better. was like stirring oatmeal. I was confident that the gear I to be in was the gear I was going to be in. I did like the that sounded when I into reverse, though. It the annoying continuous beep-beep… of but just enough to tell you you were.

The engine had more than power for the relatively light We had a lot of rain in the week I had the Tacoma and we constantly spinning the rear on acceleration. I eventually learned how to my right foot, but it was a learning

Inside, the sport seats quite comfortable. Front had their choice of three while there were two for the rear passengers.

Some testers feel the Tacoma’s suspension is bouncy, but we feel that way. most of our driving was on-road, but we hit our of rough spots that give a bouncy feel. Nor did the give a boat-like ride on the

We took the Tacoma on our favorite road that has more and turns than a politician’s The Tacoma took to the turns a champ. I wished I had a g-meter I did in the Cadillac CTS-V to see how many I was pulling on some of the turns. The is a good twisty road

Except for the wishy-washy gear I Was impressed with the Tacoma. I think the size is about although I don’t use a pickup for to appreciate the larger trucks as as I might. The Tacoma had size, and we understand a good resale if you don’t break it.

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