2010 Toyota Tacoma 4X2 User Reviews
PreRunner Double Cab Long Bed V6 shown
- $11,960 - $22,327
- No trim specified for this review
- Overall value, utilitarian, fuel econ
- Unexciting to drive
Purchased As New
You can't have it all of course but this truck is an excellent choice for those with a practical and utilitarian bent. I live in a urban to suburban area and am a homeowner who is forever making trips to the dump, taking the lawnmower in for maintenance, hauling gardening supplies home, and the occasional outing to the shore. Sometimes I take the truck to work when my wife has the car. This truck has easily hauled 1,000 pounds to the landfill, handled 8 ft 4 x 4 lumber, and drywall. Great design to tie stuff down. Get the rear window so you can haul 8 ft long pieces. The engine is a wonderful combination of good gas mileage and sufficient power. It is easily the best overall 4 cyl engine. Ford has better MPG but is a dog of a 4 cyl engine. Nissan's 4 cyl is good but Toyota was the best 4 cyl combination of good MPG and power.
Access cab is really well designed. 4 doors and easy to use. Can hold two people in the back but only for short trips....or very short people with a good attitude. I would buy new floor mats from weathertech and install those if you plan to use your truck as a quasi work truck. The toyota mats are OK but not as utilitarian as I liked.
The truck sits low but it is a 4 x 2 and gets good mpg. Good gas mileage is dependent on design, weight, and narrower tires. This truck sits lower than 4 x 4s and the doors have the tin feel when you close them. Like I said, you can't have it all but I wanted good gas mileage truck that could haul 1,000 pound and more. I got that. If you plan to tow anything large, this is not the truck for you. You would need a 6 cyl of any type (Ford, Nissan, or Toyota)
The truck is long but it has a rear camera to help you back in to space and I do use that.
My dream truck is an F-150 frankly but I don't need that much truck where I live. In fact it would be too big. This Toyota Tacoma is the choice for the practical and those more inclined to take actions based on rational thought vice a romantic passion. Yes I do look wistfully at some of the larger sexier trucks that pass me on ocassion but I take solace in the extra dollars in my account.
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