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Average Overall Rating:

4.0/5

Value:
4.0/5
Exterior:
4.5/5
Interior:
4.5/5
Comfort:
4.5/5
Performance:
3.0/5
Reliability:
4.0/5

2 of 2 (100%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Overall Rating:
4/5
Value:
4/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
2/5
Reliability:
4/5

Underpowered at Altitude

Reviewed by Tacoma Owner
October 28, 2015

Drove the new 2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road with the new 3.5L Atkinson Cycle V6 and 6-Speed Automatic transmission. At high altitude (9000 ft+) it had the power to charge up the big hills (7% grade) while empty. However, when I put it in manual mode to see what gear I was in, it was in 3rd gear! After reaching a more/less level section of road, I tried to maintain a steady 65 MPH (the local speed limit) and the truck would lose speed, then downshift 2 gears to 4th to accelerate back to 65, then shift back to 6th and begin to lose speed again. It was frustrating trying to maintain a speed and having the transmission constantly 'hunting' for a gear! I attribute this to 2 things: 1. The Altitude and the engines difficulty breathing sufficient air there, and 2. The power curve of this engine: While it has more horsepower and torque than the older Tacoma V6s, the peak levels of both are achieved at higher RPMs (6000 and 4600 respectively) than either of the older V6s. My First Generation Tacoma is more fun to drive with only 190 HP at a lower 4800 RPM but 220 lb/ft Torque at only 3600 RPM. It's also lighter so it has a better torque-to-weight ratio. This may also be attributed to the fact that the new truck was an Automatic vs a Manual in my first gen. truck, so maybe the automatic sucks some of the life out of this new motor (as Toyota's automatics are known to do). Overall the design is appealing, seats are comfortable, and the interior is much improved, but it's not an 'all new' truck. I did especially like the new dash, Entune audio, and quieter interior. While Toyota offers more creature comforts than many buyer's may want , they also offer less than their competitors (such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping systems). I only gave it 4 stars on reliability because this new engine is as-yet unproven, as are the new MTS and CRAWL control 4wd systems.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
4/5
Value:
4/5
Exterior:
4/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
4/5

toyota are quality vehicles

Reviewed by auto shopper
October 09, 2015

We didnt purchase a vehicle the numbers were to far apart to make it work. Purchasing a new vehicle is nust not in the plan anymore.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

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