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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro vs. TRD Off-Road Explained In 1 Image

This one picture we created shows you the main difference between the two Tacoma TRD models.

With today’s big announcement that Toyota is bringing back the Tacoma TRD Pro for 2017, the very first thing we asked ourselves, was “What is the one biggest difference between the new TRD Pro and the existing TRD Off-Road?” Having read over the press release materials, it struck us that if we had to pick just one thing, it is the suspension. Luckily, we had a TRD Off-Road here this week and, being the truck geeks we are, we took a picture of the front suspension.

Here we have morphed the 2017 TRD Pro front suspension PR image on the left, with our image of the 2016 TRD Off-Road on its right. As you can see the TRD Off-Road’s front suspension is replaced with the TRD Pro’s FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks tuned by TRD and the TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift. The rear suspension also gets the Fox shocks, and the rear leafs and links are replaced by a TRD-tuned rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring.

Both trucks come with the all-important Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain with Kevlar tires. Both have the 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle capable V6, and both get the amazing crawl control. The TRD Pro has electronically controlled 4WDemand part-time 4WD with a transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD). The trucks have many styling and options differences, but we wanted to show you the suspension changes right away, since that is a defining element of the TRD Pro.

For more on the all-new 2017 Toyota TRD Pro, please see our report from the unveiling by Patrick Rall.


John Goreham    February 21, 2017 - 9:17AM

In reply to by James Nordin (not verified)

Hey, James, excellent point! That would make a great new story. The one you just looked at was written in early 2016, so at that time I think I used the models available then. I am also not sure that there is any difference between the 2016 and 2017 TRD Off-Road models in that regard. I'm going by memory now, but I think the Off-Road '16 was the all-new model already. Make sense? Thanks very much for you comment and for reading!