Good news for all you Toyota truck fans out there. After bringing the new Tacoma to dealerships last year, the Japanese automaker will now bring back the TRD Pro version of the truck. Now we know just how much it will cost you to go from standard truck to off-roading powerhouse.
The TRD Pro offers both manual and automatic transmission options. The base manual model starts at $41,700, including destination and handling. The upgrade to automatic costs two grand more for a starting price of $43,700. Both are 6-speed transmissions.
When you compare the numbers, the new TRD Pro is nearly double the price of the current 2016 Tacoma which starts at $23,660. So what all gets added for nearly 20 grand more? The TRD Pro adds factory-installed off-roading gear designed by the Toyota Racing Development division of the company. Plus, the truck gets both a wider and higher stance. It also comes with custom TRD tuned FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks, front springs with a 1-inch lift, and rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring.
You get three color choices: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White. The grille goes old school with “TOYOTA” lettering in silver embedded in the black grille. It also gets the standout detail of a blacked out hood scoop and graphic.
The extra gear 16-inch TRD black alloy wheels and aluminum front skid plates. It clarifies its status with badging on the front door and rear tailgate. Then Toyota went light crazy on the model by adding Rigid Industries LED fog lights, Projector-beam headlights with black bezels, LED Daytime Running Lights, auto on/off light control, and taillights with black bezels.
Inside details include black TRD Pro Leather seats, TRD Pro logo headrests, TRD shift knob, and TRD floor mats.
Handling tech features are 4WDemand part-time 4WD, Automatic Limited-Slip Differential, V6 Tow Package with Class-IV towing hitch, 130- amp alternator, 4- and 7-pin connector with converter, and Trailer-Sway Control. Automatic transmission models include TRD Pro Hill Start Assist Control, Toyota Multi-terrain Select, and Crawl Control.
The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro is being built in San Antonio and goes on sale later this month.