2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Trail Edition Get Updated with Bigger Lifts, New Equipment

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Toyota will sell the fresh 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro in a new, bright green paint color. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Toyota is taking two of its off-road-ready truck models to new heights for the 2022 model year. The Tacoma TRD Pro and Tacoma Trail Edition midsize pickup trucks have received fresh equipment to make them more capable.

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Sitting atop the Toyota Tacoma lineup, the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro is designed to deliver off-road performance that rivals the capabilities of rock crawling and trail driving rivals like the Jeep Gladiator. This new Tacoma has next-generation parts that were designed and tested by the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team and step up the pickup's capabilities even further.

All 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro trucks are four-wheel-drive pickups with a Double Cab. The new Tacoma TRD Pro is taller than the previous edition thanks to TRD-tuned Fox internal bypass shocks that lift the truck 1.5 inches up front and 0.5 inches at the rear. The raised body means that the midsize pickup is now capable of achieving a 36.4-degree approach angle, 24.7-degree departure angle, and 26.6-degree breakover angle.

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New TRD-engineered upper control arms and black TRD wheels wrapped in Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires with an aggressive sidewall design work together to get the Tacoma down the paved or unpaved road.

The Tacoma TRD Pro gets a heritage-inspired front grille with color-keyed surround, rear bumper, door handles, and power outside mirrors. Black overfenders protect while new TRD Pro stamping on the rear quarter panel and new black badging give the aging truck fresh life.

Toyota will offer the Tacoma TRD Pro in an exclusive Electric Lime Metallic exterior color in addition to the usual mix of Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic paint jobs.

A 3.5-liter V6 is standard on the model, and buyers have their choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Output is 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.

The truck maintains its long list of standard features for the 2022 model year, including a surround-view camera, 8-inch infotainment touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. A 4.2-inch driver information display, leather-trimmed front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, power moonroof, JBL Premium Audio system (automatic transmission models only), TRD shift knob, and TRD Pro all-weather floor mats round out the list.

New Tacoma equipment works in harmony with the standard Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of safety and driver-assist technology.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

Blending off-road prowess with comfort and convenience, the 2022 Tacoma Trail Edition isn't quite the rock crawler that the Tacoma TRD Pro is, but it offers impressive capability while emphasizing storage, style, and value.

Based on the four-wheel driver Tacoma SR5 trim level with a Double Cab, the new Trail Edition wears a 1.1-inch front lift courtesy of new coil springs. At the back, a spacer has been inserted to lift the bed 0.5 inches. The air dam found on the Tacoma SR5 has been deleted from the Trail Edition for added ground clearance. Together, the upgrades give the truck a 34-degree approach angle, 23.6-inch departure angle, and 26.4-inch breaker angle. The truck's undercarriage is protected by skid plates borrowed from the Tacoma TRD Off-Road grade.

Four paint job choices are available for buyers: Lunar Rock, Army Green, Midnight Black Metallic, and Super White. No matter which exterior color is chosen, all exterior badging is black except for the Trail Edition badge, which is color-keyed to match the paint.

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This model gets the same grille as the Tacoma TRD Pro but adds bronze accents to complement the truck's bronze wheels. Goodyear all-terrain tires that are a half-inch wider than the previous model's wrap around the wheels.

With the Trail Edition, buyers get in-bed driver's side storage that can double as a cooler as well as a 120-volt power outlet.

The same V6 is standard on the Trail Edition as it is on the TRD Pro, and it produces the same output.

Maximum towing capacity remains at 6,000 pounds thanks to the truck's standard Tacoma Tow Package that comes complete with upgraded coolers, a 130-amp alternator, four- and seven-pin connector with converter, and trailer sway control.

The truck's interior is well appointed and comes complete with a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, all-weather floor liners, black fabric seats with tan stitching, an 8-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alex, three USB ports, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio.

This model has the same safety features as the Tacoma TRD Pro.

Both trucks will be available for sale later this year. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition will be priced lower than the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which is expected to have a starting MSRP near $47,000.