We recently received this question fro John H. He is considering to trade in his 2018 Toyota Tacoma for a full-size (half-ton) truck. Which one to get for an all-around daily driver and do everything family truck?
“I currently own a 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD off road 4×4 double cab. When I first bought the truck, I was absolutely in love with it. Then I realized how bad the transmission gear hunting was, lack of power, and the lack of room in the cab for a family of 4.
I have 2 kids, 7 and 4. I recently went on a road trip with my family and it really made me realize that the truck is not a very comfortable vehicle for family trips, especially with the small cabin. The constant gear hunting just made it more irritating.
Now, I’m looking to trade up to a full-size truck. I like Toyota’s because of the dependability, reliability, and how the brand maintains its value… but the Tundra is a dinosaur. In your honest opinion, which full size would you recommend as my one in all vehicle… daily commuter (58 miles/daily), road trip, camping, and possibly some towing in the future (travel trailer) that will last?“
We have long-term experience with both Ram 1500 Rebel and Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss trucks. Both of these are solid all-around trucks that never let us down over the year or so with each truck. We don’t baby our trucks. These trucks went on hard off-road trails, towed maximum load trailers up mountains and cross country.
What do you think? Which half-ton truck should John get? Should he get a Tundra?