Refinement might be slightly disappointing to some; both engines are louder than we would have hoped. But while the Tacoma's interior isn't refined, it does feel durable, with solid-feeling Toyota switchgear throughout and chunky climate controls that would be easy to grip with icy or gloved hands.
Despite all these misgivings, the Tacoma feels very tight and refined inside; it's quite well isolated from the road and wind noise, although you do hear the engine whenever accelerating, even mildly, in V-6 versions. The cabin and bed, in several test vehicles over the years, have been free of rattles, too. The Tacoma's cargo bed is a composite material, a sheet-molded compound purported to be more durable and, at the same time, 10 percent lighter than steel.