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Why doesn't anyone own an SR5?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by IDreamOfTaco, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    IDreamOfTaco

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    Looking to purchase a 3rd gen. It will receive mostly suburban use with occasional light offroad use and towing (taking a fourwheeler down the dirt roads to the hunting camp). With that in mind, it appears that a DCSB SR5 with the towing package is the fit on paper, but it seems like essentially no one purchases less than a TRD Sport on here. Am I missing something about the SR5s that should give me a reason to spend the extra coin on a TRD?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:33 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    There are quite a few reasons, but the main one for me is SR5 is automatic only. Only way to get a manual is in SR or TRD trims.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    McFly'sRide

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    Suspension, upgraded screen, tech, navi, wheels, tires.... Also does sr5 have pitch and roll? There are other things (mainly appearance based), but for me it was the above. For some reason interior look is important to me too... and sr5 is a bit bland.

    Edit: Also, locker. And sr5 might actually have navi as an option, what do I know
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    gainman

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    People get the trd sport for the color matched parts and because they like the fake hood scoop.

    People get the trd Offroad because they think they do more serious offloading than they do or will ever do in the future so they want all the fancy doodads.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Paul123

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    I use my locker all the time, at least several times a month. Mainly because I'm two or three wheeling and need the extra push. So far this month I've used it twice, once on the Rubicon and once on a rutted out trail. So there's that for whoever actually wheels.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Retire from work, but not from life.

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    Many early adapters are all into tech and such, so the upscale packages are hot to them. And in a very few years, they'll be after the next set of hotness.

    And dealer's love loading up with gee-whizz stuff, 'cause more money for them.

    I buy stuff that meets my needs. Don't really care if others think it's un-cool. :D
     
  7. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    TeeRoy13

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    I own one. The TRD Sport and OR were out of my price range. I don't do any rock crawling or serious off reading. As my daily driver it's perfect! I didn't need all the extra bells and whistles... just less things to break in my opinion :hattip:
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  8. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    DRJ1014

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    Here is the cost difference between the 2

    2017 SR5 4x2 DCSB Standard options
    MSRP - $30,630
    Invoice - $28,444

    2017 TRD Sport 4x2 DCSB Standard options
    MSRP - $32,680
    Invoice - $30,346


    So for roughly $2000 more you are getting some exterior upgrades and bigger tires, navigation, smart key system, plus you get some more optional options such as dual climate control, sun roof, heated seats where as these options are not available on the SR5. Also resale on a TRD is a tad bit higher, not by much but easier to sell.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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    Okay, I'll bite. I work in locations for several tv shows and movies around Hollywood. I was between an sr5 and the off-road. The off road had Bluetooth, navi and all of the hands free stuff that helps get me around from location to location... easily. I scout everywhere. And taking meetings in my truck - driving to the studios in town - then back out to the mountains for a shoot etc - having the upgraded tech and interior has been awesome (not to mention the locker for dirt and sandy Mtn and desert roads). Well worth it for me.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    SR5 has all those tech options standard as well it just doesn't have navigation.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    I have an SR5. It does everything that I want it to, and I look good while doing it!

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  12. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    I have an SR5 Texas Edition 2x4. Don't need anything fancy just needed a good working truck to fit my little girl in and not the 2door I had. Has a nice stereo and screen and the interior is good for me don't need all the major upgrades. No navigation on this one but I have my phone for that. All hwy driving (daily driver) to and from work. Light trails and empty dirt lots occasionally. Will eventually tow a trailer for my atv's but that's about it. Love the truck.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    Okay, I suck. Maybe it was just the one I was looking at that didn't have it. But if I'm gonna live in a truck the way I do, interior is important (including bigger screen).

    Side note: does sr5 come in black ext and int? I've never seen another all black int and ext (including dash, doors, headliner etc) except off road....
     
  14. Oct 10, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    Get a black one and then install black Katzkin or Clazzios. I added black Katzkins to my SR5. The cheaper SR5 made the Katzkins a more reasonable splerg.

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  15. Oct 10, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    Comes in Cement. Its similar to our gray but a tad bit lighter. You may have been looking at the SR model because the SR5 has a very similar interior to our TRD models. The only difference is if you dont have the navigation option in the SR5 you dont get the upgraded touch screen

    Interior of SR5
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    Interior of TRD (this dash shows 4x4 and heated seats with dual climate control but if it had standard options the knobs would look the same as above)
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    You can get black interior but it changes the color of the dash to red or a caramel color
     
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    Those things can be changed out.



    O.P. I have a SR5 and it suits my needs. I stepped up to the SR5 because I owned a 2015 Chevy Colorado with the digital readout for the speed odometer and I liked it. Also the SR5 has black interior. Mine has the Caramel door panels, one on the dash, along with seat stitching. I would rather it been all black but the caramel don't bother me.



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  17. Oct 10, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    My SR5 2.7 has a touch screen...
     
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  18. Oct 10, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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    nice truck!
     
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  19. Oct 10, 2016 at 9:24 AM
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    Sorry should have said it differently, TRD you get an upgraded touch screen.
     
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  20. Oct 10, 2016 at 9:25 AM
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    SR5's do have touchscreen's, but I think what he was referring to is the entire head unit being touch. Our's have physical buttons for the things on the side of the head unit. The TRD don't have the physical buttons on the side, they are all touch.
     
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