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2020 Tacoma SR 4 cylinder fine for everyday use?

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

  1. Mar 11, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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    WhiteSR

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    When I had my 2017 v6 tacoma I kept comparing it to my dad's tundra.
    I got rid of it because I couldn't stand to drive it. Got a tundra and my only "complaint" is the cup holders LOL but that is my fault for having a weird cup. The truck is predictable and so far I am getting 15.1 lol not the best but I would rather pay more for gas than pay for a truck I don't like.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    OME 887 w/Bilstein 5100's, 1.5 AAL, SPC LR UCAs 285/75/r16 Toyo AT2s!
    I fixed all shifting issues simply regearing the truck to 4.88. Drives completely different and yes it was worth $2grand.
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    Yeah, toyota should have installed 4.88s in the first place.
    The v6 is gutless down low and mixed with the mpg optimization crap, it really made it miserable to try and drive.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    If the V6 was way better and you really need it maybe, but you have to rev the V6 to feel the power and in normal driving at lower RPMs it’s not much different. I drove my bosses V6 for a month at work and was disappointed.
     
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  5. Mar 12, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    That is how I felt between the 2. The I4 and v6 felt the same down low, but the v6 winded up better on top(which is a struggle to use because of the shift management stuff toyota has implemented)
     
  6. Dec 22, 2020 at 6:12 PM
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    Any overall complaints running the 285’s on the 2.7?! Nice truck by the way!!
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    I personally think the 2.7 is the best motor Toyota ever made.
     
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  8. Dec 22, 2020 at 6:25 PM
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    If your buying a truck for power just get a Tundra.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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    Nothing wrong with the 4,they are the best engines Toyota makes !!
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    It is,been proven for years now.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    Nice looking truck! I can’t decide if I want to run 265/70/17 or 285/70/17. I have an SR double cab 4cyl and it struggles over 70 mph with a Roof top tent and camping gear. Convince me to get 285s. I love how tacos look with 33s.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:39 AM
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    I have both the 2.7 and V6 and the 2.7 is a TOUGH engine. If I get anywhere near the 414,000 miles out of my V6 that I have on the 2.7 I will be very pleased.

    IMG_2162 (3).jpg
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    MaverickT883 Where am I?

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  14. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    MaverickT883 Where am I?

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    Also, back on topic, yes, you will be fine, more than fine I'd say. The 2.7 is an amazing engine.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:41 PM
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    I test drove a 2.7L 2wd DCSB truck last spring. Maybe I wasn’t beating it hard enough, but it really felt like it was slow to a point of unsafe getting on the 101 freeway in Glendale, AZ at rush hour. I also wasn’t impressed with the manual trans 3.5L truck I test drove, it felt very slow at 7000’ elevation in Flagstaff, but I was coming out of a manual trans TDI sedan and wasn’t revving the V6 enough to make power. The manual was out for me because my feet were too big to drive it daily. I ended up with the 3.5L automatic that just rolled 3800 miles. It jumps to 4th on most grades but will still pull the grades at 80+ mph while getting 18-20 mpg.

    I’m 44 now and I’ve realized you always buy the most powerful engine in any new vehicle, cost and MPG be damned.
     
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  16. Jan 16, 2021 at 4:39 AM
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    No, I was on the Explorer web forum though. Had a 5.0L '91 Explorer with a 5.5" lift.
     
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  17. Jan 16, 2021 at 5:28 AM
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    If your not happy with it take it back . do you what makes u happy . The truck is more than capable of doing what u are using it for .
    Personally I would go with a v6 the 4 cylinder felt weak to me . Well best of luck on your decision.
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    Farmer_Ted I WANT A TACO!

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    2016 Sr, 4 cylinder manual here... 56k & a daily user. Not hauling or towing shit. It does just fine for me. Just down shift if I need a bit extra power. Can set the cruise to 70 & hangs in there just fine.
     
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  19. Jan 16, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    We have a 2006 access cab with the 4-cylinder that my son drives. I think it works great. I test drove a 2020 in the same configuration but it felt underpowered to me. I assume the transmission differences and maybe the added weight of the 3rd gen? I chose the V6 because it seemed a better match for the truck.
     
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  20. Jan 16, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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    In mild daily driving the I4 will do as well as the V6 and will be slightly more fuel efficient.
     

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