Toyota TRD Pro Series trucks — 4Runner, Tundra and Tacoma price, specs…

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Toyota 4-Runner truck

Storming the Nevada desert in the TRD Pro Tundra and Tacoma

The retro harkens back to rad late-80s trucks. Photo by Toyota.

out at the Pioneer Saloon, which is everday [sic] til the drinking Photo by Toyota.

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What is it?

Nev. is about 20 miles of Las Vegas, the sort of place historical plaques that are as old as the places they describe. The trails winding past the Pioneer Saloon — Clark Gable drowned his — are littered with rocks and a dust that your lungs. Wild that won’t flinch at machinery roam, along endangered desert tortoises we are never to hit, even lest we have to fill out the It is 99 degrees outside — a shortage of sunlight, never a to hide from it.

It’s the perfect place to run latest in off-road badassery: the TRD Pro of trucks, previously announced at the Auto Show. now crashing and and occasionally jumping over the rocks until they like they’re going to They didn’t. If they we’d still be in the desert.

For the the Tacoma and the 4Runner, Toyota Development has supplied beefy Bilstein shocks with reservoirs, paired with Eibach springs that lift around 2 inches and an inch in back; their are decreased, from stock, for a jarring ride both and off. Wheel travel 1-2 inches. The TRD exhaust on the two pickups add 10 hp, according to Toyota’s preliminary unpublished) testing. Front skid plates, a quarter-inch are necessities. The rest of the package to appearance: TRD floor mats, knobs, and blacked-out wheels, the black grilles on all three retro TOYOTA badging, in time for Marty McFly’s to the future — next

Each vehicle receives unique. Only the Tacoma beadlock-style wheels, for instance. TRD package is nearly identical to the Series Tacoma. except for spring rates.) The Tundra red-stitched cloth seats and TRD Pro on the bed panels. The 4Runner gets an inch of wheel travel but for reason is the only one without a TRD All three trucks have wheels and tires: 18-inch on Tundra, 17-inch Nitto for 16-inch BF Goodrich with the All three trucks get paint consisting of black, super and a color Toyota calls which resembles an overripe

Of course, Toyota is quick to its off-road heritage. It dragged legend Ivan Ironman away from retirement in San Diego just for this bringing him back to the same he used to race early in his I remember chasing a guy right here, he said as we bombed a three-wide trail of scattered that curved down the edge of a small cliff. we’d be going three the speed, trying to pass other through the dust.

After driving the three TRD Pro we hoped somebody would a video game after us .

it like to drive?

All three have their own personalities. The is light on its feet and slides in the dirt with a lightness its size. The Tacoma delivers a experience, filled with and roughness, yet it feels slightly lethargic than the heavier The Tundra feels like it can any amount of abuse you can throw at it, time: careening loudly dips and scraggly inclines, we hit but never reach the bump The unique three-stage valving, to ease the transition into out, does its job. By the end of the the Tundra’s skid plate a piece of armor from a battleship. When you hit the skid said Ironman Stewart, inspecting our bump stops, reached your limit.

Toyota 4-Runner truck

What’s good for off-road is good for the asphalt, and the TRD suspension on all vehicles feels like delivering unflappable smoothness and on Interstate 15, one’s inclined to that every truck and car ride like this. We a Tundra Platinum recently, creaked and bounced on the asphalt: here TRD Tundra felt comfortable off-road than the did on pavement .

Do I want one?

If you can the flimsiest of excuses to buy a sweet (now that I have a I’m gonna need to haul it with always the Toyota TRD Pro trucks will further excuses to spend in the great outdoors, even if outdoors happens to be the edge of the desert.

Pricing is key to utilitarian trucks these: the trick suspensions cheap, but Toyota trucks are to be. The current Baja Series will cost $33,800 shipping. On that truck, the cost of the TRD gear comes in at Expect similar pricing midrange trims of the Tundra and

In fact, the 4Runner would be our for the best balance in agility, and comfort — yes, even some semblance of it bouncing around on the dirt. The steering was too vague and light for a truck; Raptor it isn’t, the addition of the 504-hp supercharger have made for an even beastlike truck. The Tacoma, as it is, would be our second pick, and gladly put up with the harshness if we had to dirtbikes. Like those who own a Baja Series Tacoma, have to don a flat-brim cap with our of energy drink on it.

But you can get a Tacoma TRD Pro with the 4.0-liter V6 and a manual transmission. That like good, clean fun to us.

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Toyota 4-Runner truck
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