The highly-anticipated 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is finally here with dealerships set to receive the 4×4 starting next month. The Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in two variants – automatic and manual transmission – with prices starting from $40,760.
The Double Cab V6 6MT has been tagged with a suggested retail price of $40,760 while the Double Cab V6 6AT will cost you $42,760. Packed with the all-new factory-installed off-road equipment designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the new Tacoma TRD Pro has been built for off-roading enthusiasts who value body-on-frame construction and are ready to take on treacherous snow-covered terrain, drive off the beaten path and face extreme conditions.
Toyota has blessed the Tacoma TRD Pro with a range of new features, equipment and refinements to ensure that the new SUV is a truly next-generation TRD Pro product, and the new benchmark for challenging off-road terrain.
Extreme Exterior for Extreme Performance
The new Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in three exterior colors: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White and will also include 16-inch TRD black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler® All-Terrain Kevlar®-reinforced tires;TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate; Rigid Industries® LED fog lights; New taillights with black bezels; and Black TRD Pro and 4×4 rear tailgate badging among other things.
Toyota has said that each of the Tacoma TRD Pros will feature heritage-inspired TOYOTA front grille with color-keyed surround, blacked out hood scoop and graphic, color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, color-keyed door handles, black overfenders, and a color-keyed rear bumper.
Interior Sportiness Combined with Convenience Technology
Driving a truck designed for harsh off-road conditions does not mean you also have to live without riding in comfort or the latest safety and convenience technologies.
The new Tacoma TRD Pro combines performance and convenience with standard features that include:
- Black TRD Pro leather-trimmed heated front seats with TRD Pro logo located on the headrests
- Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls
- Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
- New for 17MY power sliding rear window with privacy glass
- TRD shift knob
- TRD Pro floor mats
- Rear parking assist sonar
- Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
The new Tacoma TRD Pro also includes an analog instrumentation that features a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display (MID) with an integrated inclinometer and tilt gauge. The MID also has outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters, and average fuel economy.
As in all Tacoma models, a GoPro® mount is located on the windshield for serious off-roaders who like to document their exploits with GoPro® HERO cameras.
The new 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro continues to be all about off-road performance. The Tacoma TRD Pro will be powered by a 3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-valve direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) intake and VVT-I exhaust.
Tacoma TRD Pro really earns its off-road cred through suspension and exhaust enhancements that include:
- FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks tuned by TRD
- TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift
- TRD-tuned rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring
- TRD cat-back stainless steel exhaust system
Every Tacoma TRD Pro will be equipped with 4WDemand part-time 4WD with a transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) that are both electronically-controlled. Also standard will be a V6 Tow Package that includes a Class-IV towing receiver hitch, ATF cooler (automatic only), engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, 4- and 7-pin connector with convertor, and Trailer-Sway Control (TSC).
The added traction of 4WD is great, but with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), it’s even better! Equipped only on the Tacoma TRD Pro manual, A-TRAC is a 4WD traction control system that uses the 4-channel ABS system to control power flow to the front and rear wheels, all without cutting throttle input, to help make traction no matter where you may be.
When the trail gets challenging, Tacoma TRD Pro’s Crawl Control (CRAWL) will help drivers conquer their off-road adventure. Equipped on automatics only, this advanced system automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings so you can keep your focus on navigating across difficult terrain.
Equipped on Tacoma TRD Pro automatic is the Toyota Multi-terrain Select system. With five modes to choose from, the system helps regulate wheel spin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and traction control. When combined with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires with tough Kevlar construction, Multi-terrain Select helps enhance traction dramatically, meaning you can get back to the fun more quickly.
Tacoma TRD Pro’s Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), equipped on automatic transmission models only, helps you safely get up those hills. This technology helps minimize Tacoma from rolling backward when you move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal, so you can move upward with confidence.
An electronically controlled locking rear differential is also standard to help distribute engine power evenly to both rear wheels so they move at the same speed, providing more grip in low-traction conditions.