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How is the 2024 Toyota Tacoma seating position? 6’8″ guy demonstrates


One of the biggest questions we are getting asked is about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma seating position and if they have improved it. Rather than having me or Jill test it out, I got the tallest guy I know at 6’8″ to climb into the midsize truck.

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is the 4th generation of the midsize truck and it certainly has gotten a lot of attention through the massive amounts of changes and how they seemingly fixed all the issues from the 3rd generation as well as the 2022 Toyota Tundra redesign.

2024 Toyota Tacoma seating position

Yeah, that’s all well and good, but what about the seat. For years, the frustration for the 3rd generation Tacoma has been about the seating position. Many owners claim it is like driving a go kart with its flat seat and straight legs out.

I found myself doing a bob and weave to get into the truck and then smacking my head getting out. In other words, it was not ideal.

With the 2024 Tacoma, the truck is now taller, the windshield rake angle is less severe and the seating position seems better for people like me at 5’7″ and Managing Editor Jill Ciminillo at 5′ tall.

Agreeably, we are not tall.

So, Toyota truck communication guy Connor Hoffman volunteered to put these questions to bed by taking his 6’8″ stature and climbing into the truck. Yeah, 6’8″. He’s tall.

Watch the video below to see how it worked out. Spoiler alert, the results will surprise you.

The bottom line

The simple takeaway from the 2024 Toyota Tacoma seating position is this: they paid attention to consumers. For this new Tacoma, they have seemingly fixed every complaint and improved the truck in ways nobody could imagine. It is the real deal and they put their competitors on notice they will not go quietly into the dark night.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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  1. Anonymous May 22, 2023

    I appreciate your posit, but I have to say I think you totally missed the point of what people complain about the seats. Sure the room is important, legs and roof room, BUT in my opinion and personal experience, the main complain was that the seat itself was very uncomfortable due to the fact that, unlike the second generation, there area where you actually seat was too short and while you butt was perpectly positioned, half of your upper legs would end up in the air with no place to rest. This would be very obvious as soon as you get in, but even more when you start driving, 5, 10 minutes and your legs would feel tired. For what I see on the pictures, I don’t think they fixed that problem, but would have to check it out when they come out….

    1. Tim Esterdahl May 24, 2023

      That was a key part of the video – the changed seating position. The whole second section of the post was on seating position. Did you catch that part?

  2. Kenn May 23, 2023

    I don’t see how there could be that much difference, when the seat and roof were both raised an equal 30 mm
    – about 1 1/4.” I’ve owned my ’01 4Runner since new, and – at 5’10” – have no problem once seated (and my seats are still very comfortable), but getting in forces me to uncomfortably lower my head. As far as seat height, mine is definitely not “on the floor,” or “like a go-kart,” but just like a typical car: what’s the problem? If it’s easier to get in, then I’m all for it, and I’m aiming for a PreRunner.

    1. Tim Esterdahl May 24, 2023

      It is a massive difference. The cabin’s roof is also more indented to allow for taller people to sit in the seat.

  3. Peter May 24, 2023

    Will there be a driver memory seat function available on upper trim levels like the limited? Also, power fold side mirrors/memory?

    1. Tim Esterdahl May 24, 2023

      Driver memory yes IIRC. I don’t know about power fold side mirrors. We need to wait until the build and price tool launches to learn all the different options and features.

      1. Anonymous May 25, 2023

        Thanks Tim! I’ve watched all the videos etc and haven’t heard anyone mention it nor have i seen it in any pics/freeze frame. Will keep fingers crossed!


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