According to the latest reports, new 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO will be the most potent version so far. TRD PRO trim level is known as a high-performance off-road variant, and it comes with impressive styling. For 2021, Japanese manufacturer will provide numerous updates. That includes additional off-road equipment, new suspension, and various visual changes.
Furthermore, Tacoma TRD PRO will arrive with new exterior paints, updated traction system, and more standard features. The pickup truck will get better safety ratings, more tech and more high-quality materials inside the cabin. As for the performances, engine lineup will largely remain, but Toyota will deliver more power to its existing powertrain options.
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO Comes With Recognizable Trapezoidal Grille
Don’t expect a complete exterior redesign. The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO will get a couple of cosmetic updates. However, the front fascia still comes with a recognizable trapezoidal grille. Moreover, the bold emblem is still present up front. On the other hand, front end will gain more chrome accents and larger hood scoop. Interestingly, this scoop isn’t available on the rest of the Tacoma’s trim levels.
The mid-size truck looks very aggressive and mean. Fog lamps are standard, and an LED lighting system is available once again. Design-wise, side profile looks cleaner now, and rear part is mostly unchanged. However, Japanese manufacturer will offer new all-season tires, wheels and bed lights. Finally, Tacoma will get new exterior colors.
Interior Will Gain More High-Quality Materials
When it comes to the interior, the arriving model will look significantly better than its predecessor. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO will gain more high-quality materials and new SUV-like cues. That includes the JBL audio system and new all-weather floor mats. Moreover, this model offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Heated leather seats are optional, along with the QJ wireless charging pad. The red contrast stitching and numerous TRD badges are looking sporty and elegant.
Tacoma TRD PRO will also gain a better safety rating. Toyota will add numerous driver-assistance systems, and that includes rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitors. Furthermore, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist and cruise control are also available. We recommend the Homelink garage system that is also exclusively available on this trim level.
The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO is once again available with a 3.5-liter V6. This engine is producing 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Both 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions are available. Furthermore, Toyota is offering a two-speed transfer case with a part-time electronically controlled 4WD setup.
The rear-wheel-drive system is provided as standard. TRD PRO model also comes with an electronic locking rear differential and the Multi-Terrain Select system. Finally, Crawl Control is available too. For 2021, Tacoma TRD PRO will get upgraded suspension, and its V6 will gain more power. On the other hand, fuel economy stays intact, and Tacoma delivers 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Price and Release Date
The next 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO will hit the dealerships next fall. The most realistic release date is October 2020. This off-road variant will get a small jump in price, and it will cost $46,000.
You can get the TRD Off-Road trim level for less money. However, this trim level lacks standard features, and it can’t be compared with the range-topping TRD PRO model.