Last year, Roadshow reviewed the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport. This review focused on için truck objects ma – things designed for trucks such as towing goods and straying.
Now, it’s time to look at the 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport, but instead of doing the same thing with a relatively unchanged truck, I’m translating the script and seeing what it’s like as a lifestyle developer. Along with the fact that truck prices rise further to Earth orbit, these vehicles need to fill more than one role, gravel and people need equally.
Apparently, a little perspective goes a long way. 2019 While Tacoma can shine in the soil, when it comes to daily tasks, it can leave you looking for something a little more civilized.
2019 marks the third model year of Tacoma’s third generation, but this truck still looks fresh. The TRD Sport trim of my tester looks good – the fenders are properly opened, the high-driving front bumper believes some off-road references, and the grid is actually the right size for the vehicle (uncommon in late model Toyotas). Also a light Cavalry Blue paint job was hit with a yummy atypical tint for a truck.
This robustness also comes into the interior, but not necessarily in the best way. The interior feels strongly durable, which means it is basically made of the toughest possible plastics. It can be easy to clean, but it comes cheap and seems completely forgettable. That said, the calls are too chunky to work with gloved hands, and the parking sensors and Qi wireless charging pad release buttons offer satisfactory clicks at each press.
The steep nature of Tacoma’s body means excellent visibility. Blind spots are minimum and all available are covered by the $ 800 technology package, which includes the blind spot monitoring of the test specialist. My tester also features leather seats that are part of the $ 2,890 premium package, and it looks and looks nice. Both rows of seats in the crew configuration of the tester offer a lot of space and the second row seats are opened for additional storage.
On the other hand, the driving position is strange and frustrating for tall drivers. The steering wheel and the telescopes are only very small. Put an adjustable pedal deficiency on the mixer; My 6-foot frame cannot find a position where my legs and arms are comfortable at the same time. Adding extra action to the steering column will go a long way to improving the daily driving ability of Tacoma.
Tacoma’s driving position points to mediocrity because of its ordinary attitude. I am not keen on the town, around for noise, vibration or hardness. In spite of all this, Tacoma acts like all other trucks with an empty bed, this movement is overflowing and conveyed to the passengers. 265 / 65R17 Toyo Open Country four-season truck tires are noisy and the truck’s silhouette in the form of a building blends with the wind speed on the highway. The brakes are not fully convinced by the feeling that they are half a step away from activating ABS, even in normal braking.
Power transmission is better. Tacoma’s optional 3.5-liter V6 is good because it throws 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque out, and will contribute to a 6,400 lb-ft of traction on the part of the tester. On the other hand, the six-speed automatic transmission feels like a relic discovered during an archaeological exploration – it climbs between the gears and lowers the sweet showcase to make it faster. Again, it does not give full confidence in driving in the city.
Fuel economy is not good either. The EPA voted the Tacoma property at 18 miles and 22 mpg per gallon city, and I could count the numbers without conscious effort. However, these figures are at the bottom of the medium-sized truck segment, but I could get better fuel economy figures than the 2019 GMC Sierra model with a 6.2-liter V8.
Toyota has made great efforts to offer its active and passive driver support package in as many vehicles as possible and includes Tacoma. Each piece of Tacoma comes with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes forward collision warning, automatic braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic dipped beam and adaptive cruise control. The systems work well – the lane-breakout warning is not aggressive and works smoothly when adaptive navigation is enabled.
This hardware can be further supported with an optional $ 800 technology package. This adds rear parking sensors and blind spot monitoring, both of which are welcome additions to the medium-sized Tacoma. However, due to the abrupt end of the hood, I wish the parking sensors to be opened forwards and narrow parking maneuvers make it a little difficult. The standard backup camera offers the appropriate resolution and field of view.