Kelley Blue Book on 2016 Tacoma

Kelley Blue Book has long been a trusted resource for new car purchasers, so when they looked at the Toyota Tacoma, people listen. With a reputation for excellence and reliability, this tough truck now has some tough competition in the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon, so for 2016 Toyota went in hot, improving on features like fuel efficiency, noise levels, and style.

Versatile and boasting the best payload capacity in its class, buyers can customize their Tacoma by choosing between two engines, two cabs, two bed lengths, 2- or 4-wheel drive. Challenges that the Toyota Tacoma encounters are in fuel-efficiency and in towing capacity. For buyers looking for heavy towing or loads, a full-size truck makes more sense than the midsize Tacoma.

Strong and steady, the drivetrain on the V6 Double Cap with a 6-speed automatic transmission offers smooth acceleration, and the power improvement over the 2015 Tacoma is noticeable. There are no power seats available, but tough and capable, this truck is made for trail driving. Aside from the truck bed there’s hidden storage under the back seats, and the rear cabin seats fold flat for additional space.

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