The Toyota Tacoma is excellent for working and excellent for off-roading, but it has a smaller interior and less smooth driving characteristics than most other mid-size pickups.
The only one still offering a manual transmission, it has a meagre four-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower, and a six-speed automatic transmission that is optional but not especially smooth.
The Toyota Tacoma, at least, is supported by Toyota's illustrious reputation for dependability, and its off-road-optimized variants are particularly strong.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma doesn't drive as well as the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, and it isn't as configurable as Jeeps.
Both the Trail Edition and TRD Pro of the Tacoma are now half an inch taller in the back and 1.1 and 1.5 inches taller up front, respectively.
Additionally, the Trail Edition can now have Lunar Rock paint applied to it, while the TRD Pro get the wild-looking and rare Electric Lime paint colour (previously limited to TRD Pro models).
For the 2022 Toyota Tacoma, we advise the TRD Off-Road crew cab, also known as the Double Cab. It includes an electronic locking rear differential as standard.
We prefer to manually shift gears to avoid the automatic transmission's clunky behaviour, even though choosing it means forgoing some alternatives.
All Toyota Tacoma models come standard with 16-inch wheels, black over-fenders, a plethora of driver aids, and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a pay-per-use Wi-Fi hotspot.
The optional V-6 engine in the Toyota Tacoma delivers respectable performance and towing power, but the base four-cylinder is inadequate and should be avoided.
Additionally, the Toyota Tacoma now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which should enhance user experience in comparison to the previous infotainment system.
The Toyota Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of 6800 pounds with rear-wheel drive and 6500 pounds with four-wheel drive.
Only variants with two-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine may tow a maximum weight of 1685 pounds; vehicles with four-wheel drive and a V-6 engine have substantially lower payload capacities.
Although the EPA rates the V-6 Toyota Tacoma's fuel economy as being in the centre of the pack, in our real-world highway tests, it performs less well than more efficient rivals.
Finally, a power-adjustable driver's seat is available on the Toyota Tacoma. Still, the Tacoma is known for its small spaces.