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In this article (paywalled) about Toyota considering a smaller pickup to battle the Maverick and Santa Fe, an executive at Toyota North America reveals that the next Tacoma won't grow in size.

Hollis — who himself introduced the Toyota A-BAT concept compact unibody pickup at the 2008 Detroit auto show — told Automotive News last week at Toyota Motor North America headquarters here that the Japanese automaker has "continued to look" at the small-truck segment that Ford and Hyundai now occupy, "and we've continued to look for a long time." He said the redesigned Tacoma, due in dealerships next year, is not going to get larger, even as it follows the Tundra full-size pickup and Sequoia large SUV onto Toyota's new global F1 body-on-frame platform.​
 

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In this article (paywalled) about Toyota considering a smaller pickup to battle the Maverick and Santa Fe, an executive at Toyota North America reveals that the next Tacoma won't grow in size.

Hollis — who himself introduced the Toyota A-BAT concept compact unibody pickup at the 2008 Detroit auto show — told Automotive News last week at Toyota Motor North America headquarters here that the Japanese automaker has "continued to look" at the small-truck segment that Ford and Hyundai now occupy, "and we've continued to look for a long time." He said the redesigned Tacoma, due in dealerships next year, is not going to get larger, even as it follows the Tundra full-size pickup and Sequoia large SUV onto Toyota's new global F1 body-on-frame platform.​
That's GREAT news. "Midsize" pickups have gotten too long over the years and I was hoping since Toyota didn't make the new Tundra any bigger, it'd leave the Tacoma size alone too. (y)

I just looked up the specs and it shocking... the smallest 2022 Tacoma is about 34" longer than the longest 2000 Tacoma! 🤯 Which btw is the reason why Toyota should totally bring a small pickup to market. Ford can't produce those Mavericks fast enough to meet the red hot demand.
 

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I like the current size over all, but can't stand the rear seat legroom.... if it doesn't add a few inches there it for sure is out for me.
 

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Thats actually a bummer for me. I want decent rear legroom, but it looks like a full-size will be my only option.
 

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Thats actually a bummer for me. I want decent rear legroom, but it looks like a full-size will be my only option.
Exactly! Width is fine, but the back seat won’t fit humans unless the front is occupied by… someone much shorter than myself. Hopefully they benchmarked the Gladiator and Ridgeline on this. GM looks to have taken away an inch from their just adequate back seat.
Funny enough- I've actually considered going to a Ridgeline, as it's a proper midsize with the best interior space. What's your motivation to get rid of yours?
 
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I see the mentions of the ridgeline..... I think the ridgeline is a very cool concept.... my issues with it.... nothing special MPG's.... and I really don't like the lack of a 'proper' center console.... I can't stand the arm rests. It's expensive from my view as well, however if it fixed my problems with it I think in the long term it would be worth it, especially with the way the hold their value.
 
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