Don't like the Gladiator, but...Just realized yesterday I cannot get a Big Bend with a manual transsmission AND the mid package... and have to move up to badlands. I will wait until the MY2022 order banks open and hopefully I can order the Bronco I want. I just dont want to be forced into a trim that I don't need for 49.9k... Ford has forced me into the fence and now this manual Taco is staring at me, fully loaded for less than 45k
I have a '20 Tacoma TRD Sport 6MT. You will be disappointed with the engine and leg room in the backseat. It doesnt have the better pickup power like the Bronco do. 2.3L Turbo would destroy any tuned Tacomas. My tacoma is tuned. Tacoma is 278/265 vs 2.3L 270/310 (87 Gas) / 300/330 (93 Gas). The Tacoma do not have low end power like the Bronco do. Bronco 4 door 2nd row leg room is 36.3 while the tacoma 4 door 2nd row legroom is 32.6. When I have the backseat down, and my wife couldn't get the front seat recline down. That's another con for me.
Tacoma is a great truck, and I enjoy driving it! My truck is Coyoza tuned, 2.5" Lift with Bilstein 5100 with OME887 Coils, and Falken Wildpeak AT3W E load Range. The tune made the truck better, and it helps with the low end power.