This is the second vehicle we have purchased from Carmax. I had two Tundra's in the past and loved both of them -- with one problem -- my wife hated driving them because they were too big and hard to park. The Tacoma is the right size found in another state through Carmax with the right package at the right price.
We opted for the long bed which makes the truck very versatile. The bed is large enough for a 4X6 piece of plywood with the tailgate shut. The towing package makes hauling our utility trailer a breeze. The V-6 engine has excellent power.
The only negative is that because the truck is smaller than a Tundra, I thought the mileage would be better. Get 18 in town -- same as Tundra.
The jury is still out...
2016 Toyota TacomaTOY TAC OWNER - Phoenix, AZ07/03/2017
If there was a 'maybe' response, I'd choose it. The ride is tolerable. The TRD Off-Road package (with 4WD) is very capable off-road. Handling is not bad for a truck with an off-road oriented suspension and off-road tires. It is a maneuverable package and fits fairly well in tight spots.
Fuel economy- I'm unable to hit the combined EPA rating. My highway mileage averages about 18-19 MPG driving slow. I don't tow. I usually have about 50 lbs worth of gear in the bed.
Power is not bad. However, it feels like it is all in the higher rev range.
In the 25k miles I've had it, one of the rear brakes leaked. The transfer case leaked. The power steering rack had to be replaced. One of the rear back-up sensors failed and had to be replaced.
Toyota trucks are best
2009 Toyota TacomaSteve Glass - Albuquerque, NM11/24/2016
Can't go wrong with a Toyota truck. Solidly built, excellent fit and finish, and gorgeous lines. Designed for long-term reliabity. Plenty of power for towing. The 2WD Prerunner features an automated limited slip differential mode for sticky situations.
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Published on Monday, April 16, 2018
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