Toyota’s return of its all-new Tacoma TRD Pro will come with a $40,000 sticker price the company announced this week.
Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model in either 6-speed manual (with clutch start-cancel switch) or 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in three exterior colors: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic and Super White.
The exterior of each Tacoma TRD Pro model will also include 16-inch TRD black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires; TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate; Rigid Industries LED fog lights; New projector-beam headlights with black bezels, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and auto on/off feature; New taillights with black bezels; TRD Pro badge on front door with diamond-pattern knurled finish; and Black TRD Pro and 4×4 rear tailgate badging
The pickup will also come equipped with a heritage-inspired TOYOTA front grille with color-keyed surround, blacked out hood scoop and graphic, color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, color-keyed door handles, black overfenders, and a color-keyed rear bumper.
Powered by a 3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-valve direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) intake and VVT-I exhaust, Tacoma TRD also features suspension and exhaust enhancements that include FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks tuned by TRD; TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift; TRD-tuned rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring; and TRD cat-back stainless steel exhaust system.
Every Tacoma TRD Pro is equipped with 4WDemand part-time 4WD with a transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) that are both electronically-controlled. Also standard will be a V6 Tow Package that includes a Class-IV towing receiver hitch, ATF cooler (automatic only), engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, 4- and 7-pin connector with convertor, and Trailer-Sway Control (TSC).
Equipped only on the Tacoma TRD Pro manual, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) is a 4WD traction control system that uses the 4-channel ABS system to control power flow to the front and rear wheels, all without cutting throttle input, to help make traction.
Equipped on automatics only, Tacoma TRD Pro’s Crawl Control (CRAWL) automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings so you can keep your focus on navigating across difficult terrain.
Equipped on Tacoma TRD Pro automatic is the Toyota Multi-terrain Select system. With five modes to choose from, the system helps regulate wheel spin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and traction control.
Tacoma TRD Pro’s Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), equipped on automatic transmission models only, helps you safely get up those hills. This technology helps minimize Tacoma from rolling backward when you move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal. An electronically controlled locking rear differential is also standard to help distribute engine power evenly to both rear wheels so they move at the same speed, providing more grip in low-traction conditions.