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Anyone go from 4Runner to Tacoma?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4Runner1111, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Braves95

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    Had a 17 TRDOR Tacoma. Just got the 19 4runner nightshade limited edition. By far the best decision I've made switching. Man its night and day difference. I just love this thing. I test drove the 19 Tacoma and then the 4runner got out of the parking lot and was sold on the 4runner. 3 issues I have with it. No power liftgate. The rear camera doesn't have the grid lines that predict where you are going to go. Turn with the steering wheel. the cruise control stick doesn't illuminate with the lights. My wife's 16 rav4 XLE has all 3.20190202_161119.jpg 20190202_161111.jpg
     
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  2. Feb 3, 2019 at 5:18 AM
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    Z-MAN

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    IMG_0218 copy.jpg We do love both!
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    redneckj

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    I had a 2019 Tacoma for 3 days. I unwound the deal at the dealership and They got me into a new 2018 4Runner TRD off-road premium. I couldn't drive the Tacoma without it KILLING my back. 20 miles one way to work and I couldn't hardly walk. When I had the Tacoma, I google searched "Toyota Tacoma Uncomfortable seats", I was amazed at how much info there is on that subject. They even talked about how bad the seats are in the Tacoma on the podcast called The Smoking Tire. I am sooooo glad I made the switch to the 4runner. My back thanks me every time I drive it. I owned a Gen 3 4runner before I got the Tacoma. I put 240,000 trouble free miles on it starting back in 2006. I spent hours and hours behind the wheel of that 4runner and my back never hurt. I am glad I have the TRD off road 4runner. It's a blank slate now so let the customizing begin.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    Grilla36

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    C82FD115-371B-46C3-BD08-AD5853277083.jpg 6D85769A-A507-44FF-B409-B9FD8E3C8AF4.jpg I know this is an older post, but here’s my .02 cents: we went from a 17 Tacoma TRD Off Road to a 19 4Runner Off Road and have zero regrets. The Taco does have more options than my current 4Runner (dimming mirror, keyless ignition, bigger nav screen and a nav display by the gauges, more towing, bed, and a few more), but the 4.0/5speed just feels better than the 3.5! The back seat is leaps and bounds better. The driver’s seat has actual adjustments. It just feels better and suits our needs more. We’re gonna see how she feels when we get a rack on the roof with our CVT Mt Rainier RTT, but I can tell you for sure the Taco sagged and hunted for gears with that 200 pounds added. So....pretty happy so far.
     
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  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    4X4Runner

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    The left coast
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    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    Nice looking 4R and welcome to the other side!
     
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  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome.
     
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  7. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Jemplyr77

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    Had a 2015 Taco TRD Sport and it was a fine truck. Nothing to rave about but solid, nice looking, and a workhorse. Found a 4Runner Limited with a price I simply could not pass up and traded up. The 4R is a brick house! It is big, heavy, and just lumbers along but it is quiet ride and smooth as silk on the highway. You can definitely feel the difference in build quality compared to the Taco. No contest. The only negative about the 4Runner to me in how much it catches that crosswind...got keep both hands on the wheel during those times! Now I just need to get a small trailer when I need to haul larger items.
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    aspen81611

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    Did the opposite like others. Went from a 2017 Tacoma OR to a 2019 4R OR. IMO the 4R is a superior vehicle despite its old school approach. Only thing I miss is the push button start, but will get over it.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    lyodbraun

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    I went from a 2006 Tacoma sport with 80k on it to a new 2018 4Runner SR5 premium and couldn’t be happier, I looked at new tacos but just didn’t care for the looks of the front end.. plus I needed to be able to haul two kids the wife and luggage, she has a highlander and loves it only downfall is no bed but I really never used it unless I needed mulch and whatnot..
     
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    I went from a 2003 4runner to a 2015 Tacoma, and back to a 2019 4runner.

    Really depends whether you want a kickass midsize pickup, or a kickass midsize SUV:)
     
  11. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    4X4Runner

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    The left coast
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    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
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  12. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:42 PM
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    4runningMan

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    That mod makes me nervous. In the event of a high speed impact, this one little mod essentially throws a wrench into the crash testing data statistics.

    I know, some would laugh at me and tell me I worry too much. But bolt shear mechanics, thread tension, a lot of things at play there. Then someone else ends up with the vehicle 15 years down the line and has no idea the seat has been moded. Can of worms imo.
     
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