2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Interior, Exterior and Driving. While the Trailhunter is bound to draw attention, it’s not the only hardcore Tacoma. Quite the opposite as the TRD Pro is back and more aggressive than ever.
While the two models are similar, Toyota says the TRD Pro is a “go-fast” desert runner. That stands in contrast to the Trailhunter’s focus on overlanding.
Despite the different missions, the trucks are similar as both feature a Toyota-branded grille with an integrated LED light bar, extended fender flares, and a steel rear bumper with red recovery hooks. However, the TRD has some special touches including a two-tone roof, a cat-back exhaust system, and a unique hood with a performance air intake. They’re joined by an aluminum front skid plate, RIGID LED white fog lights, and black 18-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Territory R/T tires.
The changes extend to the suspension as the TRD Pro has red aluminum upper control arms that “optimize front geometry and reduce unsprung weight.” They’re joined by Fox internal bypass 2.5-inch manual modal Quick Switch 3 shocks, which offer three levels of adjustment. The truck also has FOX Internal Floating Piston bump stops, which help to “knock the edge off some of the gnarliest terrain.”
Like the Trailhunter, the TRD Pro sits 2 inches (51 mm) higher in the front and 1.5 inches (38 mm) higher in the rear than the Tacoma SR5. The model also features a front stabilizer bar disconnect system.
The interior echoes the Trailhunter as TRD Pro drivers will find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14-inch infotainment system, and a head-up display. They’re joined by faux carbon fiber trim, auxiliary toggle switches, and heated / ventilated front seats with camouflage-inspired upholstery.
However, these aren’t your typical chairs as they’re IsoDynamic Performance seats that promise to provide a “smooth, confidence-inspiring ride.” They’re designed to absorb the jostling that off-road adventures entail and Toyota said the “goal of this patent-pending feature is to stabilize the driver’s field of vision to improve focus, comfort, and reduce fatigue while on rugged trails.”
So how do the seats accomplish this? With an “air-over-oil shock absorber system,” which dampens body movement as well as helps to stabilize your head and neck. It will be interesting to see how well the seats work in practice, but the automaker noted the dampening effect can be adjusted using controls on the seatback.
While the Trailhunter and TRD Pro are designed to appeal to slightly different consumers, both are equipped with an all-new i-Force Max powertrain. It consists of a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, a 1.87 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery, and an electric motor that is integrated into an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup gives the trucks a combined output of 326 hp (243 kW / 331 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque.
Four-wheel drive will presumably come standard and Toyota said both trucks will feature an electronic locking rear differential.
Pricing remains the biggest mystery, but the trucks are still a ways off as they won’t arrive until the spring of 2024. That’s several months after the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor will arrive at dealerships with 405 hp (302 kW / 411 PS).
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