2013 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 SR5 2.7L from North America

Summary:

Quality

Faults:

Nothing yet.

Transmission is slowly breaking in; it was pretty jerky from the factory.

The transmission doesn't like cold, -20C or lower; it grinds a bit between shifts until it warms up.

Clutch pedal sticky when at -20C and not warmed up.

General Comments:

Fairly comfortable.

Need to rev it to 3000 RPM to get a smooth gear change.

Pretty good on gas, averaging 10L to 11L/100KM.

4 wheel drive is a lifesaver.

Handles well, traction control is really good.

The engine is a lot like a Civic engine; you need to downshift to pass; don't even think about passing at less than 3000 RPM.

I would call this the Honda Civic of trucks; good on gas, reliable, not too fancy, not very fast. If you want to haul ass with leather, get the high end version or an F150.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2014

14th Mar 2014, 17:20

OK, follow up to my original review.

24,000 km.

Dealer replaced clutch pedal and master cylinder. TSB recall for grinding and noisy creaking when pushing/releasing pedal.

Everything has really smoothed out, transmission is silky smooth, engine is refined and quiet. No further issues.

Gas mileage continues to improve. Overall, I would increase my review to a 9/10. Dealer actually addressed the issue. Best truck I've owned.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7L from North America

Summary:

Most reliable truck I've ever owned

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Traded in my 2003 reg cab 4x4 for a 2013 model of the exact same truck.

It has a very high trade in value.

It's a basic truck with crank windows. Rides great, plenty of room without being a full size truck. The great composite bed eliminates the need for a bed liner.

Gas mileage so far is 21.9 MPG. Not bad for a 4x4 with auto trans. Enough power for my use.

Refined engine, quiet and smooth shifting trans.

Reliable and American made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2013

12th Nov 2013, 16:39

How can somebody say it's a reliable truck with only 7,000 miles?

13th Nov 2013, 06:42

Most new vehicles are reliable. With age, less so.

13th Nov 2013, 23:21

That's the point: when the vehicle ages in about 4-5 years, this could be the worst vehicle they ever owned.

2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 from North America

Summary:

Terrible

Faults:

Airbag sensors have shorted out at 975 miles.

LSD light occasionally comes on.

Honestly this truck is junk. The dealership 15 miles from me refuses to look at it. I've actually got to take it to a dealership 100 miles away.

General Comments:

100% junk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2013