I’m the kind of guy you’ve heard about through a friend, but never met or have even seen in person.
There are people in America who get to test-drive a new car each week to write reviews. And I’m one of those guys…
And I will say, my most favorite vehicle so far, out of all the vehicles I’ve reviewed now, is without a doubt the 2014 Tacoma Double Cab 4X4.
For me, everything about it just came together perfectly. It fit me very well. I even had two different fellow parents tell me that, separately, when I picked up my son from daycare last week.
Getting to drive this Tacoma last week was a great 33rd birthday gift for me.
I know this may sound like a strange thing to feature, but what I loved most about the Tacoma was the cab space.
If you take away the fact the Tacoma is indeed a pick-up truck, the space inside reminded me of the Rav 4; which is another one of my most favorite vehicles I’ve driven for Toyota.
Another positive feature I want to point out about this truck is that the truck itself isn’t too big. I had no trouble parking it or keeping it in the lane, unlike other larger vehicles I have driven.
There’s my opinon, here are the stats…
Government Vehicle Safety Ratings: Out of 5 Stars
Overall Vehicle Score 4
Frontal Crash- Driver 4, Passenger 3
Side Crash- Front Seat 4, Rear Seat 5
Fuel Economy: 16 city/21 highway; 18 combined
Annual Fuel Cost: $2,900
4.0L DOHC 24V WT-I 236HP Engine
5-Speed ECT-I Automatic Transmission
4WDemand: Part-Time 4X4 Sys w/2-speed
Coil-Spring Double Wishbone Front Susp
Total Price as Shown: $32,768.00
Disclaimer: The vehicle mentioned in this story was provided at the expense of Toyota, for the purpose of reviewing.
P.S. Here’s a collection of my Toyota family reviews so far; just click on title to read the full story:
2014 Toyota Tacoma: My Son Thinks Our Car Windows Are Voice-Activated
2014 Lexus LS 460: 2014 Lexus LS 460 Review, From The Dad’s Perspective; Journey To Howard’s Chapel (The Church Built Into A Rock); Ironically Driving A Lexus To See A Dinosaur Named Junkasaurus Wrecks; What Parents Do When The Kids Are Asleep With The Grandparents; Grandma Regifts As-Seen-On-TV “Perfect Polly” To Great-Grandson; I’ve Heard Of Sleepwalking, But… Sleep-Eating And Sleep-Playing?
2014 Toyota Corolla: Surviving The Polar Vortex Of 2014, Icicles And All
2014 Scion tC: Lightning McQueen, Donatello, Batman, Play-Doh… Nuff Said!
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review, From The Dad’s Perspective; A Family That Recycles Together Doesn’t Decompose
2013 Toyota Rav4: 2013 Toyota Rav4 Review, From The Dad’s Perspective
2014 Toyota Tundra: Dad Gives 3 Year-Old Son A Monster Truck For Birthday… Sort Of; Nashville Dad Introduces 3 Year-Old Son To Country Music; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Build-A-Bear; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Little River Falls, AL; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Mountain Driving; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Canyon Land Park; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Canyon Mouth Park