The current generation of Toyota’s mid-size pickup has been around for a while but it is still by far the most popular model in the segment. There are numerous reasons for that and one of them is a wide offer of different iterations of the pickup. At the top of the offer, you can find the TRD Pro, a tough off-road version, which comes with all kinds of upgrades over the standard model, particularly in terms of mechanics. Given the last year’s update, we presume that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro won’t bring any bigger changes. You may count on a familiar layout.
This means a pickup truck that comes with an upgraded suspension system, tires and chassis, a pickup that looks tough and acts tough. Exclusive details can be found on the inside as well. The engine, though, is a familiar V6 unit, well-known for its durability and reliability. As we’ve just mentioned, more important changes are not expected, but there’s always a chance to see updates in terms of new color options and similar things.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Design
New color options and other minor updates are always possible but the core of this particular version will remain untouched. You may count on a pickup truck that comes with significant upgrades, especially in terms of suspension and chassis. Some of the first things that come to mind are those amazing FOX shock absorbers, as well as other typical off-road upgrades, such as standard 4×4, electronically locking rear differential, crawl control, skid plates, all-terrain tires and more. Furthermore, you may count on heavy-duty skid plates, upgraded exhaust system and many other things. When it comes to electronics, there is a hill-start control, as well as Multi-Terrain Select with five different traction modes. Finally, there is the Multi-Terrain Monitor, which shows pretty much everything that’s happening underneath and around the truck.
When it comes to styling, there are several things that make this truck look more aggressive than the standard model. The first thing you’ll notice is an exclusive blacked grille, which comes with “Toyota” lettering instead of the famous badge. Also, there are 16-inch TRD Pro wheels, as well as an upgraded exhaust system, as we already mentioned. Of course, there are also some exclusive color options, such as Army Green, which the company tends to change every year. Therefore, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro might come with some new color options in the offer.
Without any doubt, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will continue to be offered in a Double Cab layout only.
Exclusive features on the inside also characterize this version and the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will carry on in the same way. One of the first things you’ll notice is leather upholstery, which comes in black color, while seats also feature unique TRD Pro stitching. Furthermore, a sunroof is standard, as well as the premium JBL audio system.
Since we are talking about one of the most expensive Tacoma models you can get, it’s no wonder it comes fully loaded with tech features. Of course, there is an 8-inch touchscreen, with smartphone integration and goodies like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa.
Also, you may count on a full load of safety features. Some of the highlights are things like blind-sport monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control etc. Finally, there is the Panoramic View Monitor, which is Toyota’s name for a 360-degree camera, which shows everything that’s happening around the truck.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Engine
Things under the hood aren’t much different compared to the rest of the lineup. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will continue to feature a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 278 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, which is definitely an adequate amount of power for a truck like this. A great thing to know is that comes with a manual gearbox, while the automatic transmission is available too. In our opinion, the manual works much better. Of course, the 4WD layout is standard.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on pretty much typical ratings for the class. This truck returns around 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro sometime in the last quarter of the year. Also, we count on a starting price of around 44.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors are off-road versions of models like Jeep Gladiator, Chevy Colorado etc.