Flash Drive

2022 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Double Cab

 Model Tested: 2022 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4×4 Double Cab

The Toyota Tacoma SR5 Double Cab is a dual purpose fun truck for city use and rugged weekend adventures.

Engine: 3.5-liter V-6, 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 18-mpg city, 22-mpg highway, 20-mpg combined

Base Price: $35,655

As Tested: $43,164


Strong off-road capabilities

Pleasant highway ride

Dirt roads or no roads are both accessible in a Tacoma SR5 4×4 Double Cab.

Good driver assistance features

Electronic locking rear differential

V-6 engine much stronger than I-4

OK 6-speed automatic

Fuel economy a little thirsty—our best was 17.2-mpg


Power driver’s seat with power lumbar

Stretch-out driver legroom

Very good headroom

Soft cloth upholstery but supportive

The front seat room and comfort are excellent in the Tacoma Trail Edition trim level.


Thick, contoured, textured steering wheel

Moderate range tilt/telescopic column

OK auxiliary controls on steering wheel

Tight back seats with fronts all back

Decent back seat room with fronts moved up

Low floor hump

Rear seat pretty comfy

An adult can fit in middle position

The locking storage bins over the rear wheel wells are excellent for carrying gear on weekend outings.


Short bed, but handy locking bins over wheel wells

Locking tailgate

Nice plastic bedliner

Cargo loops

Step bumper

Receiver hitch

Small front door bins

One seatback pouch

Old school pullup E-brake

The side profile emphasizes the necessary compromise between bed length and crew cab space.

Two rear grab handles

Medium size rear door bins

Covered storage bin under rear seat

WOW Factors:

Handsome rugged styling

Rugged off-road performance

Big, sturdy grab handle on passenger A pillar

Covered rear seat storage bin

Legendary Toyota reliability


Tailgate a little heavy to close

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Double Cab is much more fun on dirt roads than city driving although it handles pavement just fine.

Steering wheel auxiliary controls not well marked

Low on interior storage options

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4×4 Double Cab is a compact crew cab pickup that’s big on off-road athleticism and offers good flexibility between passenger hauling and cargo management. The Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Double Cab is a good size for city dwellers as it still fits in the ever-shrinking urban parking spaces. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4×4 double Cab shines brightest as a family weekend fun/chore pickup.