Should I purchase a Toyota Tacoma 2WD or Toyota Tacoma 4WD?

Toyota Tacoma 2WD vs Toyota Tacoma 4WD 


Should you purchase a Toyota Tacoma 2WD or a Toyota Tacoma 4WD? In essence, you’re asking for the difference between 2WD (two-wheel drive) and 4WD (four-wheel drive). We’ll answer that below, so keep reading to learn more about the Toyota Tacoma with Downeast Toyota of Brewer, ME. 








2022 Toyota Tacoma truck front view

Tacoma 2WD vs 4WD: What’s the difference? 


The difference between these two models is the drive configuration. A 2WD configuration means that the power supply, or powertrain, will deliver power to two of the vehicle’s wheels, which will then be responsible for maneuvering the vehicle. In a 4WD configuration, the power is supplied to all four wheels equally. Both of these options come with their own benefits. You can find Toyota Tacoma 2WD and Tacoma 4WD models here at Downeast Toyota. 


Who should purchase a Toyota Tacoma 2WD? 


We recommend a Toyota Tacoma 2WD configuration for those of you who drive mostly in a city, who live in an area with nice weather, or who prioritize fuel economy over vehicle performance. In other words, 2WD models tend to have better fuel economies because it takes more power to supply all four wheels versus just two wheels. Conserving fuel might be your priority if you live in an expensive city or don’t worry very much about vehicle performance in bad weather.  


Who should choose a Toyota Tacoma 4WD? 


If you’re considering a Toyota Tacoma 4WD, let us tell you that this is a perfect model for anyone who drives for work, spends long hours on the road, or likes to spend time driving off-road too. Why? Well, supplying power to all four of the vehicle’s wheels means that this model gets more traction. If you’re on the road a lot, for work or otherwise, then you’re bound to run into storms, ice, and snow, and the boosted traction could make a difference. Off-road driving can also benefit from some extra traction. 



April 8, 2022
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