2016 Toyota TacomaMark CarGuy - Laurel, MD05/17/2016
The transmission shifts gears constantly, and the droning engine noise is irritating and makes it sound like an econo-box. I think this truck would almost be tolerable with a manual transmission, but the auto tranny and engine noise are major turn offs.
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.
2007 Toyota TacomaShawnerz - Western Maryland08/07/2012
The truck performs well. I went from 4 cylinder Honda Civic to the 6 cylinder Tacoma. Gas consumption nearly doubled. But, it has a great ride and I love driving it.
Plenty of power, 4 door for family and kids, 4X4 for winter snow, built in inverter (400 watts) for tailgating or emergency 120V, are some of the cool features. I haven't towed with it yet, so I can't saw how well the transmission and engine do under a heavy load.
But no complaints as of yet.