Toyota has upgraded the Tacoma TRD Pro for 2022, the company announced. The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro will employ TRD-tuned Fox internal bypass shocks and a taller suspension lift – 1.5 inches up front and 0.5 inches at the rear.
The increased suspension lift will provide adventurers with even more off-road capability for exploring the great outdoors, as it equates to real-world improvements for trail and obstacle clearance thanks to its 36.4-degree approach angle, 24.7-degree departure angle, and its 26.6-degree breakover angle – all of which improve upon the previous-generation TRD Pro.
Complementing the increased front lift is new TRD-engineered upper control arms. Featuring machine-forged aluminum construction for added strength, the new TRD upper control arms allow the FOX shocks to make use of the additional rebound stroke afforded by the lift by adjusting the angle of the ball-joint mount, Toyota designers said.
New black TRD wheels are equipped on Tacoma TRD Pro and are fitted with new Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires.
The new exclusive TRD Pro color, Electric Lime Metallic, is added to the mix of Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic for the 2022 model year. Tacoma TRD Pro still features a heritage-inspired front grille with color-keyed surround and available new hood graphics complement the blacked-out hood scoop. TRD Pro will also feature a color-keyed rear bumper, door handles and power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators along with black overfenders.
Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab short-bed model, the TRD Pro is still available with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic. The Tacoma TRD Pro is fitted with FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks tuned by TRD engineers. A TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate with red TRD lettering provides additional trail protection. LED headlights with sequential turn signals featuring TRD Pro inserts are equipped, as are Rigid Industries LED fog lights.
A TRD-tuned cat-back exhaust provides some additional growl from the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine. The V6 employs Toyota’s VVT-iW technology and Atkinson-cycle combustion. Toyota’s D-4S fuel injection system incorporates both direct injection and port injectors. The output is 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of peak torque.
TRD Pro models come equipped with Multi Terrain Monitor, which allows the driver to check the immediate surroundings for potential obstacles by pressing a button to display front-, rear- and side-camera views on the 8-inch multimedia touchscreen. The 8-inch multimedia touchscreen display is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatible.
The instrument panel integrates a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display with an inclinometer and tilt gauge, plus displays for outside temperature, odometer, trip meters and fuel economy estimate averages.
Inside, the TRD theme continues with black leather-trimmed heated front seats (featuring TRD Pro logos on the headrests), TRD shift knob and TRD Pro all-weather floor mats. The driver also gets a 10-way power adjustable seat. A power moonroof comes standard and JBL Premium Audio is included on automatic transmission models.
The truck is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense-P, which includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams.
The Tacoma also features the Star Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop brake override technology (SST).