This is a competent mini-truck on steroids, but still a hard-riding mini-truck
Trailer hitch pin hole wastoo small for pin.
Exhaust system rattles.
Truck is reasonably quick with enough throttle application to get the rpm's up, low-end torque is not it's long suit.
Fuel mileage is reasonable though not great due to the above reason.
The sport seats are supportive and comfortable for about 30 miles then become harder each mile.
The ride could be described as firm, I would call it needlessly stiff and bouncy. Coming out of a TRD Tundra, I know Toyota can do better with suspension compliance.
Around town maneuverability is quite good, easy parking compared to my old Tundra.
Interior quality and attention to detail is great although I'm underwhelmed with the silvery metal-toned plastic and the radio occupying one third of the dash.
Oddly enough, it comes with cigarette lighter, but no ashtray.
I love the 17" wheels and the fake hood scoop to offset the odd styling.
Lots of small storage pukas under and behind the rear seats, just too small to actually put anything in.
C'mon, 13 cup and bottle holders and no place for a garage door opener?
I'm not used to a Toyota requiring service so soon. The $650 trailer hitch required reaming out to accept a hitch pin and doesn't even come with a useful connector. The exhaust system still rattles when hitting average bumps after the dealer has tried twice to fix it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 2005