The enhanced 2022 Toyota TRD Pro is ready to tackle the dirt.
Since it was introduced in 2014, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been the most capable version of Toyota's popular mid-size pickup truck. Before the next-generation Tacoma arrives in a few years, the hardcore TRD Pro variant has been given a major update for 2022, enhancing the truck's already impressive off-road performance. For 2022, the new TRD Pro utilizes Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, while the suspension lift has increased by 1.5 inches at the front and 0.5 inches at the rear, enabling it to tackle tough trails and clear obstacles more easily than before.
The approach angle has also increased up to 36.4 degrees, while the departure and breakover angles have increased to 24.7 degrees and 26.6 degrees, respectively. New forged aluminum upper control arms complement the increased rebound stroke by adjusting the angle of the ball-joint mount. An aluminum front skid plate with red TRD letting provides additional protection off the beaten track.
As part of the 2022 model-year update, the TRD Pro is available in a new exclusive, eye-catching color: Electric Line Metallic with a body-color rear bumper, door handles, and side mirrors, and contrasting black over-fenders. Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic colors remain from last year.
New hood graphics complementing the blacked-out hood scoop are also available, while the TRD Pro door badge has been removed and a black Tacoma badge has been added to the front door.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro rides on new black TRD wheels with a wider track width, wrapped in Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires.
Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab, the 2022 TRD Pro is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 generating 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to a cat-back exhaust, the V6-powered TRD Pro sounds more aggressive than the regular Tacoma.
Standard interior equipment includes an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa support, a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, heated leather seats with TRD Pro logos on the headrests, and a power moonroof. Automatic transmission models also include a premium JBL sound system. A pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams also come as standard as part of the Toyota Safety Sense package.
Sales for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will start this fall, with pricing to be confirmed at a later date.