2002 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 For Sale
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4x4
Toyota's Tacoma has been America's very successful mid-size pick-up for a very long time (almost increasing the sales of its nearby competitor, inning accordance with the professionals at Kelley Directory). It's flexible, rugged, as well as reliable-- 3 qualities that are on the top of the "needs to have" list for customers in that segment. The third-generation Tacoma, initially on sale for the 2016 model year, introduced a stronger framework with even more high-strength steel, an upgraded powertrain, and a far more hostile appearance. At the top of Tacoma's model array is the TRD Pro 4x4, flaunting rugged off-road equipment for those venturing away paved surface areas.
The TRD Pro is based upon the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab short-bed model. The conventional engine is a 3.5-liter V6, ranked at 278 horsepower and also 265 pound-feet of torque. Buyers are provided the selection between a 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed automatic - both featured a low-range transfer case and Toyota's 4WDemand 4x4 system. While optional on various other trim levels, the tow plan is basic on the TRD Pro, which permits owners to tow up to 6,800 pounds.
From the exterior, the TRD Pro is distinguished by a heritage-inspired "TOYOTA" front grille (with projector-beam halogen fronts lights as well as LED fog lights), passed out hood scoop, color-keyed exterior mirrors, door takes care of as well as rear bumper. The black fenders house 16-inch TRD black alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires. Less noticeable is the TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate, TRD-tuned front springtimes (with a 1-inch lift) and TRD-tuned rear suspension. The crowning achievement are the 4 FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks (painted brigh red), which are even more with the ability of socking up misuse than the common non-bypass shocks discovered on nearly every display room vehicle on the market.
The cabin of the TRD Pro is fitted with a lengthy checklist of typical tools, plus it arrives with leather-trimmed heated pole position. There are "TRD Pro" logo designs all over-- you'll locate them on the head restrictions, change handle, and also floor mats.
Do not puzzle the TRD Pro for a comfortable traveler truck-- it's not. The cabin is workaday, with the majority of the surfaces constructed from difficult plastic or vinyl (they are terrific for cleaning, however they feel out of location in a vehicle with an MSRP in excess of $40,000). The seatsing position is awkward, too, with short pillows as well as traveler legs compelled ahead, not down, because of superficial footwells.
The V6 has energy, but it really feels tested to move the 4,425-pound pick-up off the line with gusto. While the 0-60 miles per hour time isn't really negative (less than 8 secs), the engine should be flogged tough to attain those figures and also the transmission isn't constantly smooth. Handling is best described as soft and floaty, which is similarly condemned on the springtimes and also the tires. Braking is also less-than-impressive, with the back drums providing the stopping system an unpleasant and also hoggish feel at reduced rates. The Tacoma TRD Pro is a vehicle-- it won't allow you forget it.
Instead of utilize it for all the wrong reasons, I drove up to the Hungry Valley Recreational Location, near Gorman, California, to spend some time off-roading the large park. Basically, I was putting this Cement-colored fish back in the water.