While full-sized pickup trucks increasingly adopt luxury trappings, most 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.
Toyota Tacoma Road Test

While full-sized pickup trucks increasingly adopt luxury trappings, most 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.

And though the price nears that of discounted full-sized trucks, the compact Tacoma tenaciously holds its value. Hence, the Tacoma's cult following. 

Best Version to Get
The sweet spot might be the TRD Sport, as it lets buyers get almost every available feature but doesn't make you suffer with the TRD Off-Road's stiffer suspension. Those who plan to tow should get the V6 Tow package. No matter what, we would get the power driver's seat. 
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crew cab SR5 V6-cyl 6-speed Automatic
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