howzit fellas (and ladies). im looking for non biased feedback on my next vehicle (dd). i just sold my 04 g35 and in the process of selling my 13 xb that i use as my daily driver. i already have my preapproval for 30k and was wondering what i should go with. i have the list shorted down and kinda have a choice that more than likely gonna go with, but i would like to hear what other people would go with. mpgs is kinda important to me since i do a lot of running around; unfortunately 97% of the miles racked is city miles. on my xb i usually put around 8 gallons and that will last me about a week (180-190 miles). additionally, i like the utility of having cargo space since i do have kids and one of them is active in sports. to me the xb is a pretty good car and it fills driving duties pretty good. one gripe i do have is that, where i live, it turns into an unpaved road to get to my house, its not a terribly far drive to my house, but i can tell from when i got the car till now, i can feel the suspension taking a toll. quite sad honestly.
so the vehicles i had in mind were:
2014 rav4 limited awd
2014 tacoma prerunner trd sport (double cab short bed)
as you can see one has full anemities couple with awd and one is a bonafide truck with four doors. i really liked the rav cause the easy to clean softtex seats, reclineable backseat for my kids comfort, dual climate, auto rear hatch, six speed auto trans, greater fuel efficiency than the xb, and cargo space equivalent to xb. i liked the tacoma, cause i have a familarity with it, it fills in every notch that my truck doesnt (double cab, 2wd, automatic), and cargo space greater than that of the xb.
if you have a choice to pick between these for a commuter which would you pick? as a side note, i do still have my 2013 tacoma (trd OR 4wd) and 2013 4runner (sr5 premium 4wd), but my tacoma is my toy and wouldnt relegate it to daily duties and the 4runner is my wifes ride.