Let me share my experience driving the built for the work hard and play hard adventure seekers 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited with you.
In a competitive mid-size truck market with the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier the Tacoma remains King. It has a loyal customer base why? Its exterior is captivating with a propped hoodline, angled headlights, hex grille and a industrial -chic look gives the Tacoma a sharp look that captivates the eye.
Inside the cabin you will find it detailed- oriented and comes equipped with my favorite a GO PRO Mount for all your outdoor sports and adventures, heated seats, Qi wireless charging, leather interior, moonroof, keyless ignition, dual zone automatic climate control,7″ touchscreen audio, navigation system and its spacious double cabin can sit up to five and four 6’2 former football players very comfortably.
This V-6 go-to -truck for outdoor sports is well equipped for off road fun with a multi-terrain select system that allows you to drive from mud to sand, to slick rock what it does is alter’s the Tacomas throttle and braking to aid in traction. It also has an electronic limited -slip and locking rear differential, hill -start assist, and crawl control, which takes over the brakes and throttle from 1-5 mph in off-road driving, allowing you to steer around obstacles. I took the Tacoma on a drive to Saguaro Lake its a trooper takes the hills, curves and terrain with ease.
The Tacoma takes it all you can throw at it can tow up to 6,000 pounds and haul 1,620. Its spacouse cargo space allowed me to transport cases of water to help with a local water drive to help make sure the homeless are hydrated in the high Arizona temperatures.
Its long bed has a 120 Volt deck mounted AC power outlet and deck rail system to help when your are transporting cargo with tie-down points.
What about Safety? The Tacoma includes four wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, traction stability control and off road manual transmission, A-TRAC traction control system also has eight standard airbags, knee airbags for driver and front passenger, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking assist.
Fuel efficiency not my favorite as it burns fuel quite quickly. Gas milage gives you 18 mpg in city and 23 in highway.
Over all the Tacoma is a great mid-size truck will assist in you anything you throw at it and take you on the most amazing adventures. It will also maintains its resale value better than its competitors. The model I tested was a 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4×4 Double Cab color Blazing Blue Pearl MSRP $40,020.00
As always I invite you to test drive it at your nearest dealer and if you own one I love to read your comments.
Until next time,