2023 Toyota Tacoma Review: Here’s Why It’s the Best Mid-Size Truck


I extensively researched the mid-size truck market before purchasing a 2023 double cab Tacoma SR TSS Off Road V6 4X4 in March of this year.

Here’s why I think the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is one of the best mid-size trucks on the market. 

2023 Tacoma 4X4

Double Cab V6 Specs

– Horsepower: 278 hp at 6000 revolutions per minute (rpm) – Torque: 265 lb-ft at 4600 rpm – EPA City/Highway Miles Per Gallon (MPG): 18/22

– Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gallon – Max Towing Capacity: 6,400 poundTacomas can tow up to 6,800 lbs depending on the model. – Max Payload Capacity: 1,155 lbTacoma’s max payload for the extended bed is 1,525 lb

The 2023 Tacoma has two main engine variations: – The naturally aspirated 2.7, 4-cylinder 2TR-FE, and – The 3.5, V6 cylinder 2GR-FKS engine

There Are Two Engine Options for the 2023 Tacoma

The 4-cylinder engine is an “old-school” engine (much older than the V6). It is incredibly reliable but not very powerful, especially if you plan on towing or going up steep mountain passes. If you load your truck and get close to its payload capacity, you will experience a lack of power and torque. 

The 2023 Tacoma is part of the third-generation Tacoma re-designed in 2016. When the truck came out in 2016, the 3.5-liter V6 engine was considered groundbreaking technology. 

Problems the V6 Has Experienced Since 2016

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