2009 Toyota Tacoma Ratings

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Toyota Tacoma 2009
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    2009 Toyota Tacoma

    Nice Truck

    Pros: Comfort/tow package

    Cons: Front seats are manual and could be mounted a bit lower.

    Had the truck for 10 months with no problems. With exteded cab it has the comfort of a car with ample room for 4 passengers and driver. I tow 2,000 lbTrailer/1000 lb boat with no problem. Front seats are manual and could be mounted a bit lower.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2009 Toyota Tacoma - 4x4 Double-Cab Long Box

    Pros: high clearance, safety features

    Cons: low front seats

    Advice: try to drive for more than a short ride, compare to others for front seat comfort.

    Reason I bought: rear seat can actually accommodate adults in some comfort as long as front seats are not too far back. Has ALL the safety features I wanted -- side curtain, active head restraints, stability control, and roof that meets 2010 IIHS testing standards. Very safe vehicle. I like: ride is tolerable, brakes (though soft) are very effective, steering is slow but that's appropriate -- it's a truck. Engine has good torque at low RPMs and can climb hills in 5th gear turning 1000 rpm when poking around town. This probably saves gas. MPG is OK -- getting 17.5 around town even before break-in. I like the rear-view camera. The rear seat is wide enough for an adult and two kids in car seats. I don't like: front seat bottoms (seat pans) are too low. They should incorporate adjustable seat height mechanisms from 4-runner. Dead pedal on left for driver is too narrow and too short. Truck downshifts excessively (two gears down) after turns around town, even when truck is driven very gently. This seems unnecessary and results in a brief racing of the engine followed by a hard upshift. Engine is a bit loud and harsh on acceleration, and I get some vibration at idle. I hate the beeping when locked and unlocked. I had to unplug the damn thing.