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Room in the Backseat of DoubleCab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2000GM, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Apr 13, 2007 at 4:58 AM
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    2000GM

    2000GM [OP] Member

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    As an offshoot of the other thread about baby seats, I was wondering just how roomy the rear seat is. I test drive a DC tomorrow and unfortunately my wife and boys will be leaving in the morning to visit her dad for the week. So I will not have my 5 and 8 year olds with me to put back there.

    Does anybody who regularly (2-3 short trips a week, a couple of long trips per year) had kids in theirs have any complaints? I know it will be several inches narrower than my current full-size Ram quad cab, but hopefully legroom will be about the same or better. My wife and I are both about 5'9 so we usually have our seats about 3/4 of the way back. I actually sit rather upright, so even in my Ram I only have the seat one click up from fully back, with the seatback as full-upright as it goes.
     
  2. Apr 13, 2007 at 6:19 AM
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    coreyredken

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    I have no problems what so ever carring people in my backseat.. I sometime haul 5 people in my truck and some of them are NOT so skinny.. and it works just fine.. I actually have more room in the backseat of my truck than I did in my Acura TL. No one ever liked riding in the backseat of my Acura.. Plus I think they sit up a little higher in the back seat also.. I've only sat back there a couple of times and if I was going to be a passenger in my Taco I would lover to ride back there.. Great Views! and the windows go all the way down..
    Kids should really be no problem at all sitting back there. Think you'll be pleased with the DC!
    Good luck with your test drive.. and don't fall in love to hard! hehehehe..
     
  3. Apr 13, 2007 at 8:01 AM
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    kngharley

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    I have an 07 d/c sport. I have two kids, an 11 year old and a 17 year old. They go with me everywhere. We drove to San Diego this past Tuesday with no complaints. My wife often rides in the back if the kids call "shot gun" and she doesn't mind at all. Hope this helps ya
     
  4. Apr 13, 2007 at 8:31 AM
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    2000GM

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    Thanks guys. It's just tough looking at some of the pics in classifieds and what not, because sometimes it looks like there's less room there than others. I'm still not 100% convinced I'll be satisfied going from a full size extended cab to the Taco and to make it worse a local Ford dealer has been sending me rather attractive quotes on F-150s, which I've had before and loved and had good luck with. If I could afford a brand new Tundra outfitted how I want or find a leftover '06 (yeah, right!) I'd go with that.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2007 at 9:16 AM
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    TRDeity

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    Just be sure to check out the back seats yourself. I tried the back seat of one and I fit but I wouldn't want too ride there for a long time, but then again I'm 6'4" and haven't found too many back seats that are comfortable for me except old Buicks and Caddies. At 5'9" you should fit comfortably.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2007 at 3:35 PM
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    Duckman

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    I am 6'1" 220 and I can set the driver seat where I typically put it and I can fit in the passenger seat behind it with no problem. The back seats have a great angle to them unlike weird angle the Dodges have. I have plenty of head room and I have no problem comfortably sitting back there. You will appreciate what Toyo has done if you go sit in a dbl cab Nissan. To me, besides loving Toyo's, it's dbl cab has to the most comfortable.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2007 at 4:59 PM
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    midV6size

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    I recently went to a sportsman show that was sponserd by Toyota, and they had several Tundra and Tacoma's there on display. I sat in the back of a Tacoma double cab while I was there just to check first hand on the head room in that truck. Well at 6'-0" and 255 lbs, it wasn't a comfortable fit height wise!! My head was brushing the ceiling!!! If you talking about kids or much shorter people, your not going to have any problems. Frankly, I was a little disappointed by the outcome. Now I'm leaning with the access cab instead, why pay the extra money for the double cab, if your limited when taking taller people around in your truck?
     
  8. Apr 14, 2007 at 5:47 PM
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    coreyredken

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    Ok.. well I have to say something a little different... Dont' know what kind of Tacoma you sat in, but my roommate is 6 Foot 6 Iches tall and he has NO problem sitting in the back seat of my double cab Taco. His head does NOT bush the ceiling..
    Was you sitting on your knees purhaps? Aahahahah
     
  9. Apr 14, 2007 at 5:59 PM
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    Duckman

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    WHAT YOU SAID... There is no way I brush the ceiling or even come close. My knees don't even touch the seat....You sure you didn't sit in an access cab?
     
  10. Apr 16, 2007 at 5:19 PM
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    midV6size

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    Well, there wasn't enough height in the back of that truck for me, I should know, I was sitting in the back!!!
     
  11. Apr 16, 2007 at 5:23 PM
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    coreyredken

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    oh okay.. i see.. since you're going to be driving the truck and riding in the back seat at the same time... Think you stretched the truth just a little bit.. buy ya a commercial bus or something that big if you need that much room! lol
     
  12. Apr 18, 2007 at 9:18 PM
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    midV6size

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    Never mind, I see it's useless.
     
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