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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Off Road makes us want to "Git in the truck!"

While the platform remains the same, much of the sheetmetal of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Off Road has been tweaked into something a bit more burly.

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The Bilstein shocks are tuned for off-road rides, but it's not messy on the pavement. Instead be ready to sail over potholes with ease.

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Our test model came with the 3.5-liter V6 engine, but a smaller 2.7-liter engine is available on the lower trim levels.

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The excellent hydraulic power steering setup is great for both on- and off-road driving.

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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Off Road looks at home in the Nevada desert, but is also compliant on the pavement.

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The TRD Off Road package offers a terrain select four-wheel-drive system with crawl control, as well as a locking rear differential and an electronic transfer case.

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The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tires have reinforced Kevlar sidewalls. The mid-aggressive tread makes for easy on-road handling.

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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Off Road is available with an access cab and a 6-foot bed, or a double cab with either a 5- or 6-foot bed.

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The maps for navigation are simple, but crisply rendered. Operation is smooth and quick.

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Front and center in the dashboard is a new 7-inch Entune digital media hub.

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The apps include real-time traffic, but I found the reporting to often be wrong and relied instead on Google maps.

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Depending on trim and options, the Tacoma can be had with either a five-speed manual transmission or a new six-speed manual, but most will be sold with the new six-speed automatic transmission.

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The 120V outlet in the bed is great for the nights out in the desert, when the blender calls your name.

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