2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro builds on brand’s strong reputation of dependable and durable trucks with an exceptional off-road capability. Toyota returned this hardcore, off-road oriented trim for the 2017 model year while the Tacoma last refresh came for the 2016 model. The 2018 version of this mid-size model won’t change much but like the refreshed Tundra this model will benefit from the standard Toyota’s Safety Sense P-suite of active safety systems. On the other hand, the mechanics and styling of this version won’t also change much.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Hardcore off-road hardware
The off-road magic that 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be capable of providing will be possible thanks to a serious off-road hardware this model will rely on. Under the rugged skin, this model will have special suspension setup which starts with the specific TRD coil springs which lift model’s front for an inch. The rear will be underpinned with the progressive-rate leaf springs for better bump absorption and articulation. However, the story about the suspension doesn’t end there as this version also uses a 2.5-inch Fox shocks with the internal bypass technology.
The list of the off-road hardware continues with the part-time all-wheel drive system combined with the limited-slip center differential in the transfer case. The model also includes electronically controlled rear diff, a standard towing package, power steering and engine oil coolers.
The engine powering this model is the familiar 3.5-liter V-6. 278 ponies are combined with the torque of 265 pound-feet. The engine comes in the combination either with the six-speed manual or automatic transmission. An automatic adds also hill-start assist, crawl control and Multi-Terrain Select system with five modes.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Styling
The extreme off-road capability of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will immediately be recognized thanks to some specific styling elements. The models will have the TRD Pro specific black, mesh grille with the capital TOYOTA lettering. The black hood scoop and TRD Pro skid plate will also add to model’s rugged appearance. The black color will also be seen in the head- and taillight bezels and fender flares. The unique, black 16-inch wrapped in all-terrain tires will also make its appearance tougher. The model also includes LED fog lights.
Inside, the models have TRD-branded shift knob and floor mats. The TRD Pro logos will be placed on the headrests of model’s black leather front seats. The front seats will be heated, with power functionality and contrasting stitching. The standard on this model is also tilt-and-telescoping, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The TRD Pro mid-size truck will also include the latest Entune infotainment system and driver’s display. The Toyota Safety Sense-P package should also be available. It includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Price, Arrival
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro should arrive late this year. The price should be slightly above $40, 000.