It’s hard to believe that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will come with any more notable changes, given the recent update. The current generation has been around since 2015 and the recent update has brought a nice number of updates. Of course, many of them affected this off-roader, while there are also some new, exclusive features. All this makes us pretty certain about the next-year model, which should carry on in the same way, with the same design characteristics and features.
In practice, this means you may count on not the most refined compact truck around, but definitely on one of the most capable off-roaders around, which also offers impressive reliability and durability. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be great off the road, but we don’t expect any improvement when it comes to on-asphalt drive, which is one of the critical points of this version. In any case, we expect to see it sometime late in the year.
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. This means you may count on the same design, which comes with loads of mechanical upgrades, compared to the rest of the lineup. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a new suspension setup. The recent update has brought new Fox shocks, while the ground clearance has been raised for about an inch. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will carry on with all those goodies that help in dealing with hard terrains. Those would be things like a locking rear differential, front skid plate, selectable 4WD modes, crawl control and more.
In terms of the styling, we haven’t seen too many novelties with the recent update. Practically, the most notable novelty on this particular version is the addition of LED headlights. Other than that, we should mention the new Army Green finish, which is exclusive for all TRD Pro models in the company’s lineup, including the full-size Tundra TRD Pro. Although chances are small, we could see something similar for the next year as well.
When it comes to interior design, the recent update has brought some pretty interesting novelties, especially when it comes to tech features. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is an updated infotainment system. The new version runs on a bigger 8-inch touchscreen and one of the biggest novelties was the addition of smartphone goodies like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. Besides the new infotainment system, the recent update has brought new camera-based systems, which provide a complete picture of everything that’s happening around and underneath the truck. These features are part of the standard equipment when it comes to this trim level.
Another nice update we have seen recently was the addition of the power-adjustable driver’s seat, so finding a perfect position is much easier now. This is also a standard feature in the TRD Pro model, so there is no doubt it will be the same in the next year.
Other than new features, the interior hasn’t come with significant changes in terms of the interior design. The dashboard looks pretty much the same, while this trim level comes in an exclusive black interior layout. Just like the current model, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will also come in a Double Cab layout, combined with a short cargo bed. It’s possible to see a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment but don’t expect too much.
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Engine
When it comes to powertrain, things haven’t changed since the initial launch and have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will carry on in the same way. Therefore, you may count on a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which in this case delivers about 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. A great thing about this truck is that both automatic and manual transmission is in the offer. The engine has more than enough low-end torque, so you won’t have any trouble while off-roading. Speaking about the convenient off-road drive, one of the things we really like is the super long travel of the gas pedal, which helps a lot in keeping revs at the desired level.
When it comes to fuel economy, the best you can get is around 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Ratings are even lower with manual transmission and go around 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Release Date and Price
Considering that no bigger changes are on the way, we have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will hit the market in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, the current model starts around 44.000 dollars and we don’t expect significant changes for the next year.