The Toyota Tacoma is a strong contender in the compact pickup truck market. Although the 2015 truck is largely the same vehicle that debuted in 2005, this vehicle now has updated features that keep it competitive.
The Toyota Tacoma, due to its utility, can range from a capable off-roading machine to a personal commute vehicle. With that in mind, the Tacoma's packages come in a variety of features to better customize it to driver needs.
In the Limited package or the X-Runner, the 2015 Toyota Tacoma is more approachable as a personal, daily use vehicle. The Limited package comes with leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, a rearview camera, a garage door opener, and sports seat vinyl. The X-Runner has lowered, tuned suspension and some interior convenience features. The PreRunner and the TRD trims are more focused on survivability in tough terrain. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma is also integrated with Toyota's Entune system, which brings mobile app connectivity to audio. This means that Entune links with smartphones directly to display real-time entertainment and navigational functions.
In 2015, Toyota debuted the Tacoma to take the mantle of the brand's most off-roadable pickup truck. Many models are intended for shoppers who like to adventure outdoors, and the design and performance cues showcase that. Its four-wheel drive ensures handling goes above and beyond on both the road and trail, though it's clear that maneuverability and ride comfort was traded for utility.
The basic 2015 Toyota Tacoma is built with a 2.7L four-cylinder engine. It does not come with enough refinement or fuel economy to justify the selection, especially if you plan to use the vehicle for more than offroading. Thankfully, a 4.0L V6 engine is available for anyone wanting something more efficient, powerful, and responsive. Note that like most trucks, fuel economy is not the strength of this vehicle.
The 2015 Toyota Tacoma has a durable cabin with two body styles. The four-door Double Cab and an alternative vehicle called the Access Cab has extra space behind the front seats. There's a fair amount of space in the Double Cab to seat four adults for short trips in reasonable comfort. On Access Cabs, it may make more sense to seat two children in the back seats instead. Additionally, according to critics, the Tacoma's engines are a little loud; they may be audible from the cabin.