The 2007 Toyota Tacoma is a compact truck that has grown up.
Kurt reminisces back to the 80's for his review of the Tacoma.
One of my favorite scenes in movie history was at the end of Back to the Future when Marty McFly woke from his dream, walked out on the front step and saw Biff holding the keys to his dream truck – a bitchin’ black 1985 Toyota SR5 Pickup complete with KC Hilites, Smittybuilt tube bumpers and a roll bar. That shiny machine was every kid’s dream ride, including mine. Too bad I was still eight years away from getting my driver’s license.
Fast-forward to 2007 and find out if the adult-version of the Tacoma is foshizzle or a trip in the Delorean is needed by clicking HERE.
John, who is 6 feet tall and owns an older compact truck, gets behind the wheel of the Tacoma and is quite comfortable with the power.
The 4.0L V6 pushes the Tacoma up to merging speed quickly, with authority, and without drama. Once you’re there, the 5-speed automatic lets you cruise the freeway at a sedate 2000 RPM in overdrive. Passing is no problem. Engine noise is never harsh or distracting. This is a great motor, and it gets you 19 MPG city and 22 MPH highway, which is excellent for a 4WD truck that can tow 6500 pounds.
Read more of John's driving impressions of the '07 Tacoma HERE.