Once again 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be top of the lineup model. After return in 2017, this version is going to feature again. The new truck will bring new unique parts. Both interior and exterior are special for this edition. The lineup for 2018 Tacoma is going to offer TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road models, but TRD Pro is packed with more luxurious equipment.
The 2018 Tacoma TRD Pro has a unique suspension system. Also, the engine is the same as before, and other models in the lineup don’t have it. Special features will increase overall safety. Finally, specially-designed parts make Tacoma durable, which is very important for an off-road truck. To boost fun, TRD Pro package includes the latest infotainment system.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Exclusively Drivetrain
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma runs on the 2.7-l inline-four drivetrain, which is capable to deliver 160 hp. Also, it delivers 180 lb-ft of torque. It uses either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Base models offer rear-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is optional.
On the other hand, 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is coming only with AWD. Also, it is using a different engine. The performance-boosted model has a V-6 3.5-l displacement for its engine. For the new model, it can produce 280 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque through an automatic gearbox. There is no manual transmission for TRD Pro model.
Performance Features and MPG
While all models of the Tacoma lineup for 2018 can make 23 or 24 mpg, TRD Pro version is less fuel-friendly. With mileage of 17/21 city and highway, it is significantly less than other vehicles in the family. However, it brings 120 horses more, and it takes the price through the MPG rating. Few of special performance features are Fox shocks, TRD exhaust, all-terrain wheels, and 1 inch lifted the suspension.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Equipment and Styling
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro package brings a lot of unique features and details. First of all, front skid plates are carrying a badge of the lineup. The front grille is also different than the standard model is offering. Also, tailgate and exhaust system are specially designed. Front fascia carries TRD Pro fog-lights. Hood has a unique design. Furthermore, all TRD trucks offer unique paint jobs. New pickup will keep the Cavalry Blue color. Another option is Midnight Black.
Besides standard package of safety systems, 2018 Tacoma TRD Pro is offering some features that are extra for other trims. For example, pickup is safer with blind-spot monitoring. Rear parking sensors are standard for TRD and optional for other models. Rear cross-traffic alert is another useful feature.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Pricing
All the mentioned systems and features have its cost. That is the reason why the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will cost almost $20,000 more than the base unit. Standard Tacoma for the upcoming season will cost around $24,000. With more options, systems, and colors, 2018 TRD Pro version of the truck is going to carry a price tag of around $43,000.