2014 Chicago Auto Show: 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series (FAQ)
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What Is It?
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series
What's New About This Model?
The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series is an all-new trim package designed for hard-core off-roading. It's available on double cab, V6, four-wheel-drive models only and features a 2-inch front-end lift, additional wheel travel (1 inch front, 1.5 inches rear), specially tuned Bilstein shocks, a decreased spring rate for a more comfortable ride on rough terrain, a TRD cat-back exhaust, unique Toyota badging in the grille and other unique styling elements.
When Does It Go on Sale?
It will be available at dealers this fall.
How Much Does It Cost?
Toyota did not announce pricing, but a 2014 Toyota Tacoma V6 double cab with four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission starts at $27,885.
What Kind of Engines and Transmissions Does It Have?
The TRD Pro Series is available only on V6 Tacomas with four-wheel drive. Like all other Tacoma V6s, the 4.0-liter V6 in the Pro Series produces 236 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque and is hooked to a five-speed automatic transmission.
What Cab Styles Are Available?
The TRD Pro Series is only available on double cab models.
What Models Will It Compete Against?
2015 Chevrolet Colorado: The all-new 2015 Colorado's range-topping Z71 trim includes an off-road suspension, an automatic locking rear differential, a skid plate, all-terrain tires and trim-specific styling elements.
2014 Nissan Frontier: The Nissan Frontier offers two off-road-ready trims. The Desert Runner includes Bilstein shock absorbers and off-road tires, but you have to upgrade to the Pro4X to get a locking rear differential and skid plates.
Should You Wait for It?
If off-roading is your thing and a midsize truck is your vehicle of choice, this is a package worth waiting for. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series follows Toyota's great tradition of creating off-road-ready vehicles that boast commendable reliability.