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2011 Tacoma Double Cab: 4 or 6 Cylinders?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Unremarkableguy, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Unremarkableguy

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    I am looking to get a 11 Tacoma Double Cab in the next few months. I currently drive a 96 Ford Ranger XLT, V6 4.0L extended cab. Question is, will I feel like I bought a beautiful new truck with a glorified golf cart engine since I've been driving around with a V6 for awhile?

    I like the lower price and better gas mileage of the 4. I don't have anything to tow and am upgrading because I need something more kid friendly than my Ranger. I plan to keep this truck for 10+ years so I don't want to have any regrets.


    Michael
     
  2. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Get the 6 IMO. I know my brother bought a 4 cylinder jeep new with the same intentions as you but now only 2 years later he hates it and wants to get a 6 because of no power.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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  4. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    whats the difference in price? It can't be that much more to upgrade to the 6
    The 4 and 6 get the same gas mileage in real world driving. At least my 4cyl got the same mpg as my 6cyl i have now.
    Get the 6
     
  5. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Price difference is about 2k looking at base 4 vs prerunner 6.

    Sent from my EVO.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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  7. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    I'd get at least the PreRunner V6.

    More power, and the truck is higher off the ground. Like small trips to the park with the kiddo that may just be only a dirt road which a 2WD PreRunner would do just fine. You're in a more northern part of texas so flooding/hurricanes probably doesn't concern yall, but yeah when it floods a little it'd be nice to get around (if i have to) with out having to worry about hydrolocking my engine. City gas mileage will probably be the same anyways, constantly stopping and going.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    Higher ground clearance is always a good thing. What are the differences of the PreRunner vs regular?

    Sent from my EVO.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Well it may not always be everything, but I'd rather be a little higher up in a crash with a smaller car too.

    PreRunner = Well it's a "lift" from the factory, it just sits higher than the base model.

    I think some of the 4WD TRD Off-Road models even cary the PreRunner badge.
     
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    6+4=v10 :D
     
  11. Aug 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    I didn't know they make double cabs with 4 cylinders?
     
  12. Aug 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    ^ It's new for 2011. For the record, a double cab Prerunner weighs less than an access cab 4x4, so it is feasible.

    To Unremarkableguy:
    Prerunner = 4x2 but with 4x4's suspension and ride height.
    Is your Ranger a 4x2? A double cab Prerunner weighs almost 300 lb more than your Ranger. You probably wouldn't want a less powerful engine than what you have now.
     
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    yeah, they just started it the only ones are '11

    and get the v6
     
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    You will regret it................get the 6
     
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    I agree. The 4banger would have a short life stomping on it everyday to make it move
     
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    Get the 6. You won't be happy going from a V6 to a 4. And since you are keeping it 10+ years, you may not tow now but may in the future.


    This is my 3rd V6 Tacoma. I had a 2003, 2005, & now a 2011. Best vehicle I have ever owned. I did have a Ford Ranger 4.0 back in the early 90's. The Toyota is a better vehicle overall. My Ranger was in the shop many times after the warranty expired. My 2005 tacoma I just traded for the 2011, it had 173554 miles.
     
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    I too am on Tacoma #3 (2001, 2005, 2010) the first two had over 100,000 miles in less than 5 years... amazing vehicle. My 2010 is the best yet! All 3 were V-6 as they all were 4WD OFF ROAD TRD TACOMAS.

    PS 'PreRunner' is a 2WD Tacoma.
     
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    Ah okay, I could swear I've seen TRD Off-Road trucks with the PreRunner badging on the tailgate...probably were 2WD models then.
     
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