The Tacoma is very overpriced for what you get.
-Rear drum brakes
-Horrible infotainment (No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto)
-A six speed auto transmission
-Not very much torque from the new 3.5L engine
-No offering of ventilated seats
-"Legs out" flat driving position (way too car like)
The Tacoma is basically an old design that Toyota has convinced people to keep buying because it's "reliable". The Nissan Frontier is even worse, but at least it's cheap.
If I had to buy a midsize truck today, it would be the GMC Canyon, but there are a few things about that truck that I'm not really wild about. I'm hoping Ford has done their homework and the Ranger will be the vehicle I'm craving. There is a lot of room for improvement with the Canyon/Colorado, Tacoma, and Frontier.....Ford does trucks REALLY REALLY well....so I'm hoping their expertise delivers a superior product.