Looking for a midsize pickup that can do it all? You should definitely check out the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, a go-anywhere truck that combines an efficient 4-cylinder engine with a truck bed loaded with clever cargo-management features.
The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. EPA fuel economy ratings are 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway) for this 4x2 automatic.
The 2016 Tacoma's cab is better insulated than ever before, giving the truck a more serene ride on a variety of surfaces. The Tacoma's steering offers a pleasant build-up of effort and good centering. The Double Cab's rear quarters are adult-friendly, featuring adequate legroom and an agreeably angled seatback. Off-road, the Tacoma is ready for just about anything with its 9.4 inches of ground clearance and 29- or 32-degree approach angle.
Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, a cargo bed rail system with fixed and adjustable tie-downs, a bedliner, a sliding rear window, full power accessories (windows, locks and mirrors), air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack, foglights, variable intermittent wipers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with phone and audio controls.
Standard safety features are active front headrests, front-seat side airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags, as well as traction and stability control and antilock brakes with brake assist.