What is the best off-road truck model to buy in Olympia?


There is no great thrill for any driving enthusiasts than to take your vehicle off-road.  Off-roading is not for the faint-hearted as it pushes vehicle and driver to their limits. The Toyota Tacoma delivers the thrills on all fronts.  It is a vehicle made for fun and exhilaration.

Most describes the new 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD as the gentle little giant.  The description or nickname is apt as this vehicle gives you a gentle and quiet road driving experience while packing a big punch for a small sized truck on the off-road scene.  The V6 engine gives this vehicle enough power to handle any amount of incline driving, towing or hauling. Backed by a well-designed suspension, the Toyota Tacoma TRD is comfortable to drive anywhere and on any terrain.

Driving capabilities

The standard Tacoma is available in a four-cylinder, 2.7-liter engine putting out 180 feet Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 10.49.31 AM.pngof torque.  It does not lack in power for any forms of driving, whether off-road or highway, but does strain when climbing steep inclines and towing heavy loads.

The V6, 3.5-liter Tacoma is a giant in a little box.  The engine put out 265 feet of torque and produces 278 horsepower.  The Tacoma V6 packs all the vehicles potential while giving you the smoothest driving experience.  

A six-speed manual transmission is optional, but the vehicle comes standard with a 6 speed automatic transmission.  The manual transmission will allow the true off-roader to put the vehicle through the all the rigors of off-road driving.

Off-roading capabilities

If you decided on a Tacoma for off-roading, you definitely want to select on with four-wheel drive.  The trims on offer cater to every taste and driving style. Some trims are more suited for off-roading than others.  

The Tacoma TRD have standard features such as electronic locking rear differential, skid plates, crawl control and an off-road suspension.  The crawl control feature allows drivers to use the brakes and throttle simultaneously to control an even speed.

Added to the standard features mentioned above, the Tacoma TRD Pro is available with additional features that give in a ground clearance of 9.4 inches and the four-wheel drive capabilities are standard.

Overall vehicle ruggedness

The Toyota Tacoma comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and the four-wheel drive is optional.  However, the Tacoma TRD Pro comes standard with four-wheel drive. The vehicle gives a smooth but firm ride and can be used as a daily vehicle.  The Tacoma performs well in most driving situations.

The Tacoma can tow up to 6 800 pounds and haul up to 1 620 pounds – when using the proper equipment and vehicle specifications.  However, for its size, the Tacoma performs better than other vehicles in its class.

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a great vehicle for day to day driving and weekend off-roading fun.  The exterior look adds to its gentle ruggedness with soft curves and firm lines. It sums up the driving capabilities of this vehicle – smooth on the roads and rugged on the hills.  The Toyota Tacoma TRD will provide all the driving fun for the most avid off-road enthusiasts.

Other popular off-road options:

  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Chevy Colorado
  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Dodge Ram
  • Ford F-150
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

Find a New or Used Off-Road Truck in Olympia

If you would like to view a new or used off-road truck for sale in Olympia, contact the team at Washington Auto Credit now at (360) 529-0002 or visit us online and see our selection of vehicles at www.washingtonautocredit.com


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