2016 Toyota Tacoma V6 review negativity towards comfort

By Peter Chubb - Dec 15, 2015

Trucks are big business in the US, and it is not just the large American brands that do very well in the country, but also some of the ones from overseas, such as Japan. However, some of them do tend to have a harder time convincing drivers in the USA, and the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma V6 is sure to be one of them.

One of the major differences with Toyota trucks is how they are often cheaper to run than their US counterparts, and also are far more tougher than you would think going on looks alone. The previous Tacoma truck has been the same for many years now, albeit a few changes here and there, and so there is a great deal of importance with this model seeing as though there are many improvements for the 2016 model.

2016 Toyota Tacoma V6 review negativityMotorTrend has had some time with this new truck, where they point out right away that while there are many differences, the truck will still feel familiar. Some of you might be concerned that the new V6 engine has less capacity than its predecessor, but Toyota has managed to generate more power from it.

2016 Toyota Tacoma V6 review

Before we look over other aspects of their review, we thought we would point out the negativity towards its comfort. The reviews points out that the model they had to review felt tighter in the rear than the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, although the front gave you a decent view of the road ahead.

However, if you are tall, then there is the chance that your arms could feel too far away, or your legs too close, meaning it is hard to get that perfect driving position. It was only about an hour into the test drive that the reviewer from MotorTrend became very uncomfortable.

Things were not too good in terms of the driving experience either, as the steering has been made to feel artificially heavy and also has too much play and so not very responsive. The quality, reliability, and durability is still there though, and so will be interesting to see how it compares to its rivals once they get pitted against each other.

Have a read of their review and let us know if their findings will have an impact on your buying decision?

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  • Ben

    I felt like Motor Trend did a poor job reviewing the new 2016 Tacoma.
    I’ve read all your reviews and they seem to point out everything that they think is wrong
    with the truck and don’t talk about its strengths and it has many.
    As for the seats there are plenty of people that the seats are not a problem what so ever.
    I think it has to do with your build. They are not for every one.
    Secondly I have personally driven several 2016 Tacoma’s and the steering is waaay better than
    my 2013 off road. They state the steering feel is no different than old and its really heavy.
    True Gen 2 is Really Heavy, but Gen 3 is a huge improvement its much lighter but not too light.
    I would say the steering in the 3 Gen was one of the things that i really noticed. It handles well!
    I have read a lot of mixed reviews on new Tacoma. so go and test drive one more than once to decide for yourself.
    I am also glad Toyota did not go soft like the new Chevy Colorado or i wouldn’t be buying one.
    They are definitely 2 different trucks and not that they are bad looking because they are not, its just more of a car
    than a truck. If you liked to be coddled, and then there’s that interior you have to be chevy fan to like it i guess?
    Its very uninspiring, but to be honest i have never liked the chevy interiors. You don’t get in the cab and look around with excitement
    believe me!
    My .02 Motor Trend