Revealed earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, the off-road ready 2015 Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro have now been officially priced. The Tacoma TRD Pro, which goes on sale this month, will start at $36,410 for a 4x4 Access Cab V6 with 6-speed manual transmission or $37,390 when equipped with a 5-speed automatic. Stepping up to the 4x4 Double Cab V6 bumps those starting figures to $37,320 and $38,300. Arriving in September, the 2015 4Runner TRD Pro 4x4 V6 that only comes with a 5-speed autoshifter commences at $41,995. No word yet on pricing for the third member of this down-and-dirty trio, the Tundra TRD Pro, which will make its grand entry later in the fall.
While each member of the new TRD Pro Series lineup gets its own dedicated touches, all share a full TRD chassis makeover that includes bespoke springs, TRD Blistein shocks with remote reservoirs on the rear units for added travel and black-finish alloy wheels as well as other TRD trim accents. The Tacoma also gets a front lift kit, mounts BFGoodrich LT265/70R16 A/T tires on its 16-inch beadlock-style rims and is fitted with a TRD exhaust system. Further bolstering the 4Runner's off-road prowess are front springs that add an inch of ride height, an aluminum front skid plate and 17-inch TRD alloys wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler P265/70R17 A/T tires. Inside, the TRD Pro 4Runner features black SofTex-trimmed seats, heated/power front buckets, Entune Premium Audio with navigation and App Suite, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and Homelink as well as auto on/off headlamps.
Our recent first encounter with all three dedicated TRD Pro Series packages left us impressed with their capability and composure. While we ultimately found the 4Runner most rewarding to drive off road, those who regularly head off into the boonies are likely to find a good deal to like about the two other Toyota TRD Pro-spec pickups, as well.
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