Toyota just came out with a new 5th gen 4runner with a revamped 4.0 V6 with Dual Variable Valve Timing that puts out 270 HP and 278 foot pounds of torque. This revamped engine is now on a level footing with pretty much every other engine in other Toyota vehicles now, where , each engine has Dual Variable Valve Timing that enhances HP, TQ Curve flatness, and fuel efficiency compared to previous engines with single (intake) variable valve timing. Well, except the Tacoma, and the Yaris. The Tacoma lags behind the rest of the Toyota line up with what is now hopefully dated technology with single variable valve timing.
Yes, the TAcoma is a potent performer as is, but when will Toyota bring the engine technology in the Tacoma up to par with the rest of their cars, trucks & SUV's?