2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X4
High gear: With some powerful engine choices, rugged new styling and competence off-road, the Tacoma is Toyota's version of the crew-cab craze that's hitting the country. Four doors and a five-foot bed provide that utility.
Low gear: Getting in and out of those doors is a chore and riding over rough surfaces may invoke teeth-rattling pleasure. Interior layout is simple but the finish still has that plastic quality to it.
Vehicle type: All-wheel drive, front-engine, four-door, five-passenger compact pickup.
Standard equipment: Four-speed automatic transmission; 15-inch steel wheels; driver and passenger airbags; dual, remote mirrors; tilt steering; two auxiliary power outlets; two-speed transfer case; disc brakes w/rear drums; double-wall cargo bed w/hooks; front and rear mudguards.
Competition: Nissan Frontier (crew cab), Chevrolet S-10, Ford Explorer SportTrac, Ford Ranger Edge
Engine: 190 horsepower, 3.4-liter V6
Torque: 220 foot-lbs. @ 3,600 rpm
Wheelbase: 121.9 inches
Length: 202.3 inches
MPG rating: 17 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Manufactured: Fremont, Calif.
Warranty: The basic warrant y is three years/36,000 miles; the drivetrain is five years/60,000 miles; body corrosion is five years/unlimited miles.
Base price: $21,865
Price as tested (including options, destination and delivery): $27,410