Theis a mystery to me. Fans of this truck are legion — it’s been the best-selling midsize pickup for around a decade and a half — yet every time I test one it leaves me scratching my head because the steak never lives up to the sizzle.
- Firm, controlled ride
- Smooth 3.5-liter V6
- Attractive interior
- Uncomfortable driving position
- Unnecessarily heavy steering
- Inconsistent shift quality
Yes, I know, the Tacoma’s blue-chip resale value and unimpeachable reputation for long-haul quality are cornerstones of