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My Top 5 Picks for 2022 Toyota TRD Pro Exclusive Color, Including Toyota Tacoma

What should the exclusive 2022 Toyota TRD Pro color be? It could get wild this year. See how your choices match my guesses.
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Toyota will be announcing its exclusive color reserved for all TRD Pro models sometime between February and this Summer. This includes Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia and Toyota 4Runner.

Last year Lunar Rock was announced for 2021 Toyota TRD Pro in July. I am sure this is a rolling time frame from year to year depending on many factors. We frankly do not know when an announcement will be made.

I think in order to properly guess what color will be announced next, it is important to look back and see what has already been used.

Previous TRD Pro colors

Inferno orange was the inaugural color for Toyota 4Runner and Tundra and Tacoma. This was launched for 2015.

Other TRD Pro exclusive colors were Quicksand in 2016, Cement for 2017, Cavalry Blue for 2018 and Voodoo Blue for 2019.

2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Voodoo Blue back end profile view

Sequoia TRD Pro was introduced for 2020 model year, as was Army Green. This was seen on Toyota Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma as well.

Of course, Lunar Rock is the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro color. Have you seen a Lunar Rock Toyota Tundra, 4Runner or Sequoia in person yet and what do you think of it?

2022 Toyota TRD Pro color

Toyota has established a bit of history and precedent with its selections over the past seven years. I recently wrote a Torque News story where I ranked all Toyota TRD Pro colors from best to worst.

In my opinion, TRD Pro colors that are either tough and rugged or flashy and brilliant are the way to go.

Sometimes Toyota selects its special TRD Pro color from previous FJ Cruiser colors. FJ Cruisers are known for their wild color choices. Could this be a factor this time? I am hoping so.

Lunar Rock was chosen because of its popularity on current RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models. Perhaps Toyota will go this route again by picking a current Toyota color.

My Top Picks and Guesses

This is my Top 5 list of “wishful thinking” colors. My list consists of colors I think would look fantastic on 2022 Toyota 4Runner and Sequoia and Tacoma and Tundra. I also selected some that I think Toyota may choose.

I just hope that one of these colors is granted Toyota royalty status for 2022 model year.

Sun Fusion Yellow

Toyota FJ Cruiser Sun Fusion Yellow front end profile view

This color has been suggested often by 4Runner and Tacoma fans and enthusiasts. Something fun and bright would be an eye-popping change of pace.

The question here is whether Toyota, known for being relatively color conservative in the past, would make a splash here.

Black Cherry

Toyota FJ Cruiser Black Cherry color profile view

This would be a color that is not anywhere close to previous Tundra TRD Pro colors. Maybe we can expect a shade somewhere bordering a maroon to purple. FJ Cruiser wore it well. It could be time.

Moon Dust

Building on this year’s decision to use a current 2020 RAV4 Lunar Rock color, would Toyota make a similar decision two years in a row?

2021 Toyota Highlander Limited Moon Dust profile view

Moon Dust can be found on 2021 Highlander and Highlander Hybrids. I would call it a steel bluish hue. My wife has a Moon Dust 2021 Highlander Limited and she loves that it does not show dirt. A plus if that is important to you.

Ice Edge

2021 Toyota Camry TRD Ice Edge profile view

Ice Edge is interesting to me. It was first used as a lighter roof accent color on RAV4. It can also be found on 2021 Camry TRD and Avalon TRD.

2021 Toyota Avalon TRD Ice Edge profile view front end

I suppose we could call this shade a combination of Blizzard Pearl and a light Cement?

The con for going with Ice Edge is that Toyota has already used Cement for TRD Pro in 2017. Lunar Rock is also a similar enough shade to Cement where it might not be practical to pick it this year. Maybe in 2-3 years?

Brick Red

Toyota FJ Cruiser Brick Red color profile view

Even though this shade is similar to Black Cherry, I included it with my guesses. I have a sneaky hunch that Toyota could go with either a deep red or brighter red. One that is different enough from Barcelona Red to distinguish it.

Time for your thoughts on TRD Pro

Let the fun begin.

What do you think of my guesses and suggestions for a Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro or Tacoma TRD Pro or Tundra TRD Pro or Sequoia TRD Pro?

Maybe the better two questions to ask are: what do you think the announced color will be and what do you want it to be? These answers could be completely different from each other.

Let the fun begin.

Thanks everyone for reading. See you next story when I poll 2021 Venza owners to see how comfortable they are.

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