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While full-sized pickup trucks increasingly adopt luxury trappings, compact trucks remain utilitarian workhorses. The Tacoma is a down-and-dirty example of function trumping form. The Tacoma is the perfect truck for landscapers and contractors. This beast of burden has a tough-as-nails chassis and a durable composite­ plastic bed. For off-roading adventures, the capable Tacoma has few peers.
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Toyota Tacoma Road Test

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With its diverse lineup, the Tacoma can be anything from a stripped-down work truck to something that feigns luxury. The sweet spot might be the TRD Sport, as it lets you get almost every available feature but doesn't make you suffer with the TRD Off-Road's stiffer suspension. While that version a...
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