When the 2016 models arrived at Keyes Toyota, there was something missing from the Toyota Tacoma lineup. What was missing before is back now. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is back in the saddle, and that's great news if you want a tough and capable off-road performer. Here's what makes this particular truck, at this trim level, so unique.
Your Northridge, CA area Toyota dealer has never lacked for four-wheel drive options. After all, each Toyota Tacoma can be outfitted with 4WD. But if you're serious about off-roading, there are two different ways to get there in a Toyota Tacoma. First, there's the TRD Off-Road trim. For better performance on rough terrain, it features a low-speed/low-gear cruise control known as Crawl Control, a Multi-Terrain Select system that lets drivers customize performance on dirt, gravel, rocks, and mud, and a locking rear differential.
Sounds good, right? Except the TRD Pro includes all the best of what the TRD Off-Road offers and ups the ante. Its ground clearance is higher, its suspension -- from its Fox shocks to its coil and leaf springs -- is stronger, and it even features Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires. It wears its brute strength on its sleeve with a special grille design and graphics, Rigid-brand fog lights, and other design flourishes.
Its short box and crew cab configuration gives you plenty of space for passengers and gear, while the 278 horsepower V-6 engine gives you enough power to haul everything no matter what conditions you may come across. For Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select, you'll need the six-speed automatic transmission; opt with the six-speed manual if a clutchless start in low gear is a higher priority.
Any brand can say it's serious about off-roading, and just about every truck manufacturer does. With the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Toyota puts its money where its mouth is. There's even a nifty GoPro mount so you can document your off-road travels. See the complete package at your Toyota dealership. You can call Keyes Toyota at 800-296-3052, or just drop by 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA for a test drive.