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Need to climb mountains or traverse riverbeds on a regular basis? Nissan’s 2015 Xterra midsize SUV can do that. This 5-passenger, 4-door terrain tamer isn’t the most refined mudder on ...
The Tacoma, a practical, reliable, capable off-roading pickup, entered its third generation for the 2016 model year. The Tacoma has been slow to change, so it carries over into 2019. T...
"I am extremely disappointed after reviewing and test driving the Tacoma. I felt the seats were too cramped for my 62 185 lb frame, there were some interior quality issues, and there were rear drum brakes (which I never accept! I upgraded the drums on my XJ as they are an inferior system that has no business being on a modern vehicle). The 6-speed auto was sluggish and non-responsive, and even test driving the 6-speed manual I was unimpressed, but I did love driving a manual again. I did love the tow capacity of the Taco (6800 for auto, 6400 for manual). The rear seat room was terrible, and its not something I would be able to road trip in comfort. There was the redesign in 2016, which changed the 4.0 liter to the 3.5 and changed a few engine dynamics, as well as the styling (which I love!) but the Tacoma needs a real major redesign. And the infotainment system (touch screen radio) is absolutely terrible like it was running on Andriod 2.0 or early software system from the early 2000s. The color and picture quality was rough, looked cheap, and was slow to respond. If I didnt already have a rock crawler I would consider buying one, but not as a daily commuter and light duty tower. Honestly your also overpaying for its price for the Toyota tax the same as paying the Jeep Tax. "
"I am officially buying this vehicle over the 2019 Tacoma as I was overall impressed. The seats are so comfortable and wrapped around me; the cockpit was well designed and made logical sense. I found the engine and transmission responsive, and all of the fun electronic toys were impressive. I didnt really have to drive the truck (I havent been calling it a truck, Ive been calling it a lifted Japanese AWD El Camino) as the Honda Sense suite literally accelerated, braked, and kept the vehicle driving between the lines. When the front seats were adjusted, there was plenty of room for me to sit in the rear. Every seat was comfy and I could easily sit in the Ridgeline for hours. The ability to tow light duty gear is nice, and with some modifications to my KLR650, I could also take my bike along for trips. I love the infotainment system, it was easy to use and the quality was crisp and clear. I am worried about fingerprints, but I found a screen protector on Amazon that would reduce the impact and make cleaning the screen easier. Also, the rear doors do not open as easy, but with modifying the door checkers with the same ones found in the front doors, the rear doors will open 5 more inches. The Ridgeline is a road trip champ, easy pick for a daily commuter, and will do light duty towing and hauling. Makes a great second vehicle as the BF has the F-150, and makes sense for our family. Our Husky will find the rear floors will have tons of space for trips over our F150 (that truck has a huge sub/amp combo on the floorboard, and I always felt she may be uncomfortable down there). "
"Felt more solid on the road"
"Better quality more features for the dollar."