1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2020 Tacoma SR 4 cylinder fine for everyday use?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dxironman, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Jan 2, 2020 at 6:24 AM
    #21
    0311K1LL

    0311K1LL The Old Breed

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Member:
    #182898
    Messages:
    654
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Curt
    Jupiter, FL
    Vehicle:
    2016 SR AC 2.7L 4X4
    OME 887 w/Bilstein 5100's, 1.5 AAL, SPC LR UCAs 285/75/r16 Toyo AT2s!
    I have a 2.7 with 285s (33inch tires) and 2.5 inches of lift, some more stuff etc.

    It has 72,000 miles with the automatic transmission . Only complaint is the gear hunting and overall odd transmission. Lacks power yes, but I’m regearing soon. I’ve had 900 lbs in the bed and it moves it no problem. Good truck I really like it. I think the 2.7 4 cylinder will last longer than the 3.5 easily. Enjoy it!

    CDEEB912-E341-4B09-809C-18FA9409515E.jpg
     
  2. Jan 2, 2020 at 6:38 AM
    #22
    RocTaco

    RocTaco Free stun!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Member:
    #202199
    Messages:
    1,951
    First Name:
    Pete
    Rochester NY
    Vehicle:
    2017 Taco (sold) 2007 4runner Limited 4.7L 4x4
    Yeah it's definitely a bummer they discontinued it. It does fine for the towing I do, which is only a couple times a year. Even did 20ish miles with a fully loaded 6x12 uhaul when I last moved, was very likely over the 3500lb limit and did just fine. But I also wouldn't recommend it for frequent towers.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2020 at 6:42 AM
    #23
    clownkillerloaf

    clownkillerloaf Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2017
    Member:
    #232651
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Logan
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma SR 4X4 2.7 5MT
    man thats a killer ride. truck looks awesome. The gears are gonna make a night and day difference, too
     
    0311K1LL likes this.
  4. Jan 2, 2020 at 6:53 AM
    #24
    Greeny

    Greeny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2017
    Member:
    #235499
    Messages:
    261
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Martin
    Rexburg, ID
    Vehicle:
    bone stock 2001 Taco 4x4 TRD
    In the future, test drive the vehicle a lot more. Just keep it, tear the 4 banger out, cram in a Hemi 572 with matching trany, and you'll run circles around the Ram!
     
    Red Mud Ray and GreyBaldTaco like this.
  5. Jan 2, 2020 at 8:03 AM
    #25
    AZYotes

    AZYotes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Member:
    #314660
    Messages:
    107
    Gender:
    Male
    Glendale, AZ
    '20 TRD Sport Previous - '14 Prerunner Access Cab
    I had a '14 4cyl for 6 years until I just traded it in for a '20 V6. I put a 3" lift and 285s on it. It was a dog but I got used to it. My foot was always on the floor to get it to go. That and the lift/tires had me at 15mpg. Zero issues with it though other than one recall. The only time it really sucked was going up in the mountains to the Grand Canyon. That drive was horrible with no power. 70+ on the freeway pushed the engine hard but like I said, I got used to it. Never took it off road so no opinion there. Never towed either.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2020 at 8:07 AM
    #26
    tarbal255

    tarbal255 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2018
    Member:
    #276386
    Messages:
    314
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Vehicle:
    19 Taco SR
    Nice truck! How much of a mpg hit did the 33s cause? Debating tall skinny for next set of tires but I drive a lot so mpg means mucho dinero to me.
     
    0311K1LL likes this.
  7. Jan 2, 2020 at 8:13 AM
    #27
    0311K1LL

    0311K1LL The Old Breed

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Member:
    #182898
    Messages:
    654
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Curt
    Jupiter, FL
    Vehicle:
    2016 SR AC 2.7L 4X4
    OME 887 w/Bilstein 5100's, 1.5 AAL, SPC LR UCAs 285/75/r16 Toyo AT2s!
    not a whole lot, I get between 17-19mpg .

    how I determine that is to go off of the stock tires revolutions per minute and compare it to the aftermarket sized tires. It was a 7 percent difference so I did simple math like - 389 miles x 1.07= 416.23 , then you divide that by how many gallons it took to fill up full.

    see the computer determines mileage based on the stock tire size. That’s how it reads it. The odometer is thrown off by the bigger tire size and so is the speedometer .
     
    tarbal255 likes this.
  8. Jan 2, 2020 at 10:49 AM
    #28
    Dxironman

    Dxironman [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Member:
    #314881
    Messages:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Is there a way to add keyless entry to this model? That’s the one big thing I’m missing from my Ford. I’m guessing the Remote app only works with certain models?
     
  9. Jan 2, 2020 at 10:56 AM
    #29
    TacomaSport86

    TacomaSport86 2010 Tacoma/2016 4Runner Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #276093
    Messages:
    1,970
    You should have got the inline 6...
     
    vivid02, Mrtacoman88 and tarbal255 like this.
  10. Jan 2, 2020 at 11:35 AM
    #30
    TacomaSport86

    TacomaSport86 2010 Tacoma/2016 4Runner Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #276093
    Messages:
    1,970
    Lol
     
  11. Jan 2, 2020 at 11:41 AM
    #31
    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 TRDude

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2019
    Member:
    #284671
    Messages:
    6,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Serge
    Canada, BC
    Vehicle:
    Black 4x4 Sport MT 2018
    Some Serious Tires
    A lot of members here mentioned that its not a big difference in power. I never drove the 2.7, so what do i know.

    That 2.7 is a proven engine, IMO it will outlast the 3.5. Enjoy what you got, its a great engine and truck!

    Good luck! :cheers:
     
    stun gun and tarbal255 like this.
  12. Jan 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
    #32
    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 TRDude

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2019
    Member:
    #284671
    Messages:
    6,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Serge
    Canada, BC
    Vehicle:
    Black 4x4 Sport MT 2018
    Some Serious Tires
    Mercedes turbo diesel? The one with mechanical fuel pump? :D
     
    stun gun and TacomaSport86 like this.
  13. Jan 2, 2020 at 12:11 PM
    #33
    tarbal255

    tarbal255 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2018
    Member:
    #276386
    Messages:
    314
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Vehicle:
    19 Taco SR
    Mrtacoman88 likes this.
  14. Jan 2, 2020 at 12:15 PM
    #34
    DriverSound

    DriverSound Señor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Member:
    #15329
    Messages:
    5,775
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCaca
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB OR 4x4
    Too few to list.
    Take it back and get the V6 in a manual transmission. Get what you want and will make you happy if you can afford to.
     
    Mrtacoman88 likes this.
  15. Jan 2, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    #35
    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 TRDude

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2019
    Member:
    #284671
    Messages:
    6,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Serge
    Canada, BC
    Vehicle:
    Black 4x4 Sport MT 2018
    Some Serious Tires
  16. Jan 2, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    #36
    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 TRDude

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2019
    Member:
    #284671
    Messages:
    6,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Serge
    Canada, BC
    Vehicle:
    Black 4x4 Sport MT 2018
    Some Serious Tires
    I love my v6 6speed. It is a beast, best vehicle ive ever owned.
     
    WSchafer and DriverSound like this.
  17. Mar 11, 2020 at 9:58 AM
    #37
    Garfunkel

    Garfunkel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Member:
    #223170
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    we're seeing it now
     
  18. Mar 11, 2020 at 10:02 AM
    #38
    WhiteSR

    WhiteSR Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2020
    Member:
    #321163
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 White SR 4x2
    The automatic transmission in the tacoma is a complete piece of shit.
    I drove both a v6 and I4 and then bought a tundra.
    They aren't much different in price either.
    5.7 with a great 6 speed that is predictable when driving. It is amazing how much toyota screwed up the tacoma with their software.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2020 at 10:04 AM
    #39
    WhiteSR

    WhiteSR Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2020
    Member:
    #321163
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 White SR 4x2
    That is literally the reason I didn't buy a tacoma. If I could have gotten a 5 speed like I had previously I would have bought one... Tundra for me.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2020 at 10:06 AM
    #40
    DamGuide

    DamGuide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2019
    Member:
    #312054
    Messages:
    522
    Nooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Offroad
    Drive it, I loved the shit out of my inline 4 2nd gen access cab. Was sad to see it go, but I needed the double cab for my daughter and have been looking at skiffs, so I went v6 this time.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top