If you disliked the behavior of the transmission in the tacoma you will absolutely hate the outback's cvt. There is a TSB for the transmission in the tacoma that makes it about 90% better. Just ask your dealer to update the transmission software, if they don't do it then find a new dealer.I'm a week away from unloading a TRD Pro Tacoma for an OBW. Previous vehicle was T4R Trail Premium. While the T4R severely lacked in creature comforts, the fit and finish were unmatched compared to the Tacoma. And I thought this TRDP Tacoma would be my last vehicle for a while, but the trans and JBL sound system are unbearable. Hoping the OBW keeps me entertained long enough for the Tacoma to resolve those 2 (kinda significant) issues.
And this wouldn't even be a consideration if the Tacoma trade-in wasn't a couple grand more than what I paid for it. This will be my 2nd Outback.