Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New England
Car: 2011 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab Long Box
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I'd agree with Gary. There are some of us here who swear by the H6 engine (myself included), but many others (the majority, actually) are content with the H4.
On the newer ones, there should be no reliability differences, but on the older ones you have to worry about HG issues with the 2.5.
Other than reliability on the previous generations, it basically comes down to transmission options, gas mileage, overall price, and whether or not you want more power than the H4 has to offer.
In addition to the two Gary posted, there are probably dozens and dozens of other threads on the same topic...enough to keep you occupied for hours!
I'd think it wouldn't be a bad idea to close this thread since the topic never goes well, but that's up to the mods of course.
RIP Outback: 2008 3.0R LL Bean "Senior Citizen Gold" 99,150 miles
My Current Vehicle:
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed TRD Sport 4x4
Immediate Family Has (and I work on):
2004 Outback Base 5MT Wagon
2001 Outback Limited H4 Sedan
1998 Legacy GT Wagon (Auto)