We can hear a lot of talk about the current-generation Tacoma. Sure, it looks a little bit outdated and that’s many of us expect a redesign in the near future. Despite the 2016 redesign, this is essentially pretty much the same vehicle that was launched in 2005. However, constant updates have brought all-away up to near-perfection. That’s why the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be a serious competitor, whether we see a redesign or not.
In our humble opinion, the redesign won’t come that soon. Most likely the current model will remain in production for two or three more years, and that also suggests that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro won’t get any particular changes, especially if we consider the recent update that has brought some subtle but quite interesting novelties.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Design
When you look at this truck, you won’t see too many differences compared to the rest of the lineup. Of course, it does come with a couple of visual changes, starting from a blacked grille and different wheels, as well as with all those TRD Pro badges around the vehicle. Therefore, the biggest 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro changes we could see are those in terms of colors and similar minor updates. After all, the recent update has brought a new Army Green finish, so we could see something similar in the future as well.
Still, the biggest differences aren’t in terms of the styling. This model stands out because of it’s impressive off-road capabilities and there are several exclusive features that make this truck such an excellent machine. First of all, there is a new suspension setup. The recent update has brought new FOX shocks, while the suspension has been lifted for an inch. Furthermore, you may count on a part-time four-wheel-drive system that comes with an electronically engaged two-speed transfer case. Finally, there is an electronically locking rear differential. Of course, are also things like all-terrain tires, unique 16-inch wheels and a front skid plate.
Interior changes were pretty big with the recent update, so we definitely don’t expect to see any significant change for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. The recent update has brought a lot of interesting things, starting from a new power-adjustable driver’s seat. Also, there is a new infotainment system, with a bigger screen and smartphone integration. Still, the thing that drivers of such off-road will more appreciate the addition of new camera systems, especially when it comes to multi-terrain monitor, which shows everything that’s happening around and underneath the vehicle.
Of course, there are also familiar aesthetical exclusivities, which all make us believe that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro won’t come with any particular change in this aspect.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Engine
We definitely don’t expect to see any change under the hood before complete overhaul. While lower trims come with a smaller four-cylinder unit, this trim comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6. The engine is good for about 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Sure, Tacoma isn’t a super-fast desert runner as Raptor, but this amount is more than enough to help the truck deal with any situation. A great thing to know is that the engine is available with both manual and automatic transmission. A manual gearbox is definitely our pick.
Release Date and Price
As we don’t expect to see any particular change for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, we also don’t expect to see it earlier than usual. The last quarter of next year seems logical, while the price tag shouldn’t change too much either. The current model starts at around 44.000 dollars.