Cabin comfort is a big show stopper for me on the 4Runner, Wranger and Tacoma. I rarely travel with less than 3 people and a dog. Sometimes I pack 5 people into my Subaru. It's just not comfortable. Rear legroom is the killer. I thought the Subaru was bad until I saw how it stacked up.
Rear Legroom (Inches) 2019 Tacoma Double Cab 32.6 in 2019 4Runner 32.9 in 2019 Jeep Wrangler 4 door 35.7 in My 2012 Subaru Outback 37.8 in 2019 Ford F150 Supercrew: 43.6 in
There was so much space back there in the F150. The three of us riding in the F150, @xelanil, @joseph_hsieh and I, switched off sitting in the back. At 6' tall I could completely stretch my legs straight. Hip room, shoulder room, headspace, were also great.
Look at the distance between @joseph_hsieh's legs and the front seat:
The truck is 5 inches wider than a Tacoma. There's spacious void between a shotgun passenger.
We all get car sick, so we tried out the font middle seal. To our surprise, it wasn't bad. The big downside is the transmission hump has your knees above your belly button. But it's better far better than a minivan's 3rd row, which got me think who needs an SUV when you have a 6-seater truck cab and a huge bed?
Obviously, protecting your cargo from the elements is a battle with an open bed truck. The rental lacked a tonneau cover, so we found ourselves contact moving our cargo between the bed and cab, until we realized @xelanil is a Tetris master who can pack all our gear into the cab, and still have space for the three of us.
If I eventually buy a truck, probably the F150, it will be top priority to build a gear management solution. I really like the idea of building truck drawers that pull out.