What Is It?
2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series
What's New About This Model?
The new TRD Pro Series trim is intended for truck shoppers with a distinct desire to venture off road. It features 18-inch black alloy wheels, a 2-inch front-end lift, additional wheel travel (2 inches front, 1.25 inches rear), high-performance Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs and a decreased spring rate to improve ride quality on rough terrain. Additional features include a TRD stainless-steel dual exhaust, an aluminum front skid plate, a Toyota-badged front end and a unique interior seat color with red stitching.
When Does It Go on Sale?
It will be available at dealers this fall.
How Much Does It Cost?
Toyota did not announce pricing.
What Kind of Engines and Transmissions Does It Have?
The TRD Pro Series will only be available with the Tundra's top-of-the-line 5.7-liter V8 good for 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard.
What Cab Styles Can I Get It With?
The Tundra TRD Pro Series is only available on the CrewMax body style.
What Models Will It Compete Against?
2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71: This version of the Chevy Silverado features an off-road suspension featuring Rancho monotube shocks, all-terrain tires, a skid plate and a locking rear differential. Visual differences between it and the regular Silverado aren't as significant as that of the TRD Pro Series.
2014 Ford SVT Raptor: This version of the Ford F-150 is not only designed to go off-road, it's designed to do so very quickly. The TRD Pro Series is not quite as purpose-built, so it's unlikely to compete with the Raptor's capabilities.
2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman: This off-roading version of the Ram includes gray bumpers, a larger gas tank, skid plates, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, a limited-slip rear differential, two-tone paint and fender flares.
Should You Wait for It?
If you're set on a Toyota Tundra and intend to take it off-road, the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series is worth the wait. If you're just looking for an off-road-ready full-size truck, the current crop of domestic competitors is equally as capable.