2014 Toyota Tacoma Review

  • Performance
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.6 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.4 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
13 Feb 2014

There are many types of pickup trucks available in the market. Some are full-sized pickup trucks that can haul incredibly heavy loads. On the other hand, there are some that are mid-sized trucks. One of the best midsized trucks this year is Toyota’s Tacoma. The best thing about the 2014 Tacoma is that it is offered in two variants. One variant has lower towing capabilities, while the other is a more powerful and aggressive variant. There are also two transmission options available to suit drivers with various tastes. Let’s look at the 2014 Toyota Tacoma in more detail:

Engine Specifications

The 2014 Toyota Tacoma is available in two engine variants. One variant is less powerful but very economical in terms of fuel mileage. The other one is a powerful engine which compromises on gas mileage. However, its gas mileage is better than most trucks with similar specifications. The first engine variant is an Inline-type with four cylinders. This engine has a displacement of 2.4 liters.

This engine is able to produce 159 horsepower and 180 pounds of torque. The best thing about this engine is its gas mileage. In the city, the truck will give you about 21 miles to a gallon. On the highway, you can get as much as 25 miles to a gallon. The second engine is a V-type with six cylinders. The engine has a displacement of 4.0 liters and can produce over 230 horsepower. The torque produced by this variant of Tacoma is 266 pounds per feet.

Interior Design

The 2014 Toyota Tacoma is available in a number of interior specifications. You can either get a regular cab, a double cab or an access cab. No matter which variant you choose, you will get a spacious interior. The regular cab only seats three passengers, while the double and access cab can seat five and four passengers respectively. The interior design is top-of-the-line and offers many luxury features. Everything from the seats to the dashboard boasts luxury.

Transmission Specifications

Similar to the engine variants, the 2014 Toyota Tacoma is available in two transmission options. This is because some drivers prefer automatic transmission while others prefer manual. The Tacoma features a five-speed automatic transmission and a five-speed manual one as well. No matter which transmission type you choose, you can be sure that you will love the way it drives. The 2014 Toyota Tacoma also produces extremely low cabin noise, which makes it a pleasure to drive.

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the 2014 Toyota Tacoma is rather aggressive. Just by looking at this pickup truck one can realize what it is capable of. The double cabin and access cab option does have a smaller bed. However, if you want a bigger bed, you can go for regular cab option. The rear bumper has a notch in it for easy access to the bed.

Moreover, the 2014 Toyota Tacoma is available in a number of trim variants. Some exterior trims include a chromed rear bumper and a front bumper matching the color of the truck. Other trim options have black front and rear bumpers.

The 2014 Toyota Tacoma is no doubt a great pickup truck in its class. It offers something to suit the taste and preferences of almost every driver, whether looking to buy a pickup or not.