I've been in the market for a new truck and up until a few days ago, I thought I was going to buy a Tacoma (SR5, DCSB, 4x4, V6). I have a few friends that are huge Dodge fans and they convinced me to go drive a 1500 BigHorn Hemi before I bought anything. Drove the Dodge on Friday and now I can't decide.
I'm mostly looking for a commuting vehicle. 4x4 won't be used but a few times year (hunting,camping) and I very infrequently tow, and when I do it's just a smallish cargo trailer.
I still very much like the Tacoma, but the Dodge felt a bit better thought out. Mostly small details like one-touch up/down windows, fold flat cargo area, mirrors, and a few other things.
The Tacoma is smaller, a few hundred $ cheaper, and gets 2-3 mpg better than the Dodge. These are big advantages towards the Tacoma.
I realize this is a Tacoma forum, but which would you go with?
For price comparison, here are the 2 offers that I have.
2012 Tacoma SR5, DCSB, 4x4, Towing - $29400 +TTL
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 BigHorn, Quad Cab, 4x4, Hemi - $29999 +TTL