2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro rides higher, literally


Taking off-road performance up a notch — literally.

Toyota has updated the Tacoma TRD Pro with even more off-road capabilities. Thanks to TRD-tuned Fox shocks, the truck rides higher with an additional lift of 1.5-inches up front and 0.5-inches at the rear.

Complementing the increased front lift are new TRD-engineered upper control arms. Crafted from machine-forged aluminum for added strength, the upper control arms allow the FOX shocks to make use of that additional rebound stroke enabled by the lift by adjusting the angle of the ball-joint mount.

Obviously, the raised suspension enables better obstacle clearance over the previous-gen TRD Pro, with approach, departure and breakover angles of 36.4-degree, 24.7-degree and 26.6-degree, respectively (standard variant: 29/23.5/21). The package also includes new black TRD wheels wrapped with new Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires, offering a wider track than the stock ones.

As for the visual stuff, there’s a new Electric Lime Metallic color that is exclusive to the TRD Pro. Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Midnight Black are also available. Black hood scoop, grille, overfenders and badges add the necessary contrast. Red TRD caps on the wheels complement the red shocks.

2021-Toyota-Tacoma-interior-dashboardRegular model shown for representational purpose

The cabin would feature a Multi Terrain Monitor which is displayed on the 8-inch touchscreen; Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility; black leather-trimmed heated front seats with TRD Pro logo; 10-way power-adjustability for driver seat; TRD shift knob, TRD Pro all-weather floor mats, a power moonroof, and JBL Premium Audio. The truck also comes with Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of active safety and driver assistance systems that includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High Beams.

The Tacoma TRD Pro is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 Atkinson-cycle petrol engine that develops 207 kW (282 metric hp) at 6,000 rpm and 359 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque at 4,600 rpm. The engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox that drives all four wheels. A TRD-tuned cat-back exhaust rounds off the package.

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