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05 Tacoma Crew Cab 4wd Automatic... no 4 banger?

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05 Tacoma Crew Cab \ double cab 4wd Automatic... no 4 banger?

Im just wondering why has the 4 banger gone away from this particular class of the pickup world? I know Nissan doesnt offer one with their Frontier (not sure if they ever had a 4 banger). For those that are interested in economy and gas savings, theres no option, unless you go down to a 2wd 2dr cab. I dont even think the domestics offer such an option.


Is it because they feel the extra weight of crew cab with 4wd would stress a 4 cycl? I believe the older xtra cabs were available in the 4wd 4 cycl autos, so how much more weight would it be to go up to the crew cab? I would think with todays progress in engines, we could have a 4 cycl with more hp than those older trucks.

Any insight appreciated.

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You can get an '05 Access Cab 4x4 2.7. It has 4 doors and much improved though not great rear seats. If you're looking for economy and milage, skip the automatic (~ $900 option). Actually, I don't think you can get that combo with the auto.
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