2015 Tacoma TRD Pro Series offers affordable off-road excellence
The 2015 Toyota Tacoma Pro Series will not be Toyota’s most competent off-road vehicle. That would be either the Tundra or the 4Runner, depending on what kind of off-roading you plan to do. However, it will be the company’s best off-road value by far. Since the retirement of the FJ Cruiser (moment of silence please…) this year, the Tacoma has become the brand’s only low to mid-$30K off-road offering. Stepping into a 4Runner TRD or Tundra TRD will cost you about $10K more.
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series Prices
Currently, the 2014 Tacoma 4x4 short bed with the V6, 6-speed manual and the TRD off-road extra value package prices out at only $ 29,780. Expect the TRD Pro series V6 to start just a bit higher and price out in the range of about $33K.
Tacoma Pro Series Gear
Included in that price will be softer springs for the front of the truck that add a 2” lift. These springs have a lower rate and are paired with TRD Bilstein shocks with remote dampers. Up front, the truck will have 1.75 inches of added travel and in the rear 1.5.” The dampers are one of the truck’s most important features. The idea being that yes, the truck will be able to handle more off-road abuse, but the dampers allow that to go on for a while. Tires for the Tacoma will be tough 16” BF Goodrich all-terrain KOs. The exhaust is a cat-back TRD system of stainless steel with dual polished tips. The skid plate up front is standard of course and is made of 1/8” powder coated steel. One example of how the other Toyota trucks are perhaps a little more capable than the Tacoma is that on the 4Runner and Tundra that skid plate is twice as thick. Rounding out the package is a TRD shift knob, TRD floor mats, and a unique throwback “Toyota” badge on the front and TRD badging.