I really, really like it. A few more thoughts now that it's sinking in more.
2.4T delivers it's 317 lb-ft of torque at just 1,700 rpm. That's a far cry from the revvy 2GR-FKS, and consistent with what most truck buyers really want. I do still wish the specs were better on paper, but this should make the Tacoma great to drive day to day, and to tow with. I have a feeling real-world MPG won't change much, just as it didn't in the Highlander.
The 14" screen is massive. Almost too massive? It's so big that the proportions make the rest of the interior look narrow because it takes up so much of the dash... though that's only based on pics and video. Interested to see it in person.
Toyota has has been a little skimpy with interior color options on mid-to-upper trims of the Tundra and Sequoia where you mostly just get black or gray, even in the Platinum. You have to upgrade to 1794 or Capstone to get other options. I hope the Tacoma has a tan or brown option for upper trims of the Tacoma. The current gen's Hickory interior is really nice. I know the TRD PRO gets the red and the Trailhunter seems to offer a gray/green/yellow combo?
No mention of weight loss with GA F like there was with the Tundra, Land Cruiser and LX, so I wonder if the Tacoma is staying roughly the same?
Not releasing dimensions is an interesting move. Some of the reviews mention "about 4 more inches of wheelbase" but no specifics. Unfortunately, most also say the second row is no bigger than before which has been a complaint of Tacoma buyers for a long time.
A lot of reviews note that interior quality is really nice and very solid -- happy to hear that, especially considering the Tundra's struggles.
Styling of the TRD PRO model is just so, so good. I love it.
mentioned the next gen 4Runner being really closely related to this Tacoma, almost like a Tundra/Sequoia relationship. Been trying to envision this with a bed cap as a 4Runner and I have mixed emotions. To me, a lot of what makes this Tacoma cool might make the 4Runner a little bit immature and the audience who buys a 4Runner is a bit different. I'm sure Toyota knows best, so I'm interested to see what it looks like...