The ride is very smooth and stable at highway speeds.
Toyota makes some of the best I4 engines out there. I wanted an engine and drive train that would be trouble free for years.
Fuel economy was close to the best for the class. I get around 27/mpg at highway speeds.
The front end styling makes the Tacoma look like a truck.
Even for a base model, the fit and finish was very good. The truck has a solid feel to it.