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Solar Octane Explosion: 2023 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner, Sequoia TRD Pro

See them all together: 2023 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, and Tacoma. Which one is best?


Solar Octane has been announced as the special unique color for 2023 Toyota TRD Pro models. This includes Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota 4Runner, and Toyota Sequoia.

I recently had the opportunity to see them up close and personal in Texas at the Toyota Product Showcase. In the middle of an open field. Practically in the middle of nowhere.

Talk about a color explosion.

2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Solar Octane profile view

This one may be the darling of the group since it is the newest. Plenty of buzz here in Toyota circles. This will replace Lunar Rock, which was the focal point of the Sequoia TRD Pro color lineup for 2022.

I filmed a review of all 2023 Sequoia trim levels together so people could decide their favorites. I will attach it here for you. I hope it is helpful in your research. (2023 Sequoia tow capacity by trim levels here).

2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Solar Octane profile view front end

Last year Toyota chose Lime Rush for its big-attraction TRD Pro color. This year, Solar Octane brings an entirely different kind of first impression.

Is a 2023 4Runner TRD Pro in Solar Octane something that would interest you?

2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Solar Octane profile view back end

Toyota Tacoma is pivoting from its 2022 Electric Lime Metallic TRD Pro to Solar Octane.

The question I have here is will this one draw you in enough to pull the trigger and get one?

2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Solar Octane profile view

The interesting story with 2023 Tundra is that Solar Octane for Tundra TRD Pro is actually replacing itself – Solar Octane.

This was the same signature color for 2022 Tundra TRD Pro, but since it was recently just launched for retail sale, it makes sense to make it a carryover color.

But First a Selfie

I am including a video I made showing three of these Solar Octane beauties all together: 2023 Tacoma TRD Pro, 2023 4Runner TRD Pro, and 2023 Tundra TRD Pro.

This might be an excellent chance for you to research and review for yourself and decide your favorite one.

Time for Your Toyota TRD Pro Comments

After looking over the pictures and watching the video, do you have a better idea of which one you prefer. Do you like Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra, or Toyota 4Runner best?

Have you owned, or do you currently own, any of these models? Are you more of a 4Runner, Tundra, Tacoma, or Sequoia person?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

Jeff Teague - I have been involved in the auto industry for 13 years. My focus is with the Toyota brand, as I’ve been a successful salesperson at a high-volume Toyota dealership this entire time. I enjoy learning and sharing the most up-to-date news and information. My other talent is creating informative and entertaining automotive videos. I’ve been building and growing my Toyota YouTube channel “Toyotajeff” for the last 5 years. I take pride in delivering informative automotive news, how-to information, and reviews. My background serves me well with my writing. I hope you enjoy the news I bring you. Follow me on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and send me news tips please.


kevin p keough (not verified)    July 4, 2022 - 3:52PM

I have a 22 lime rush 4runner. I think I prefer the lime rush to this. People ask me all the time is that a factory color and what is it called.

randy pearce (not verified)    September 8, 2022 - 10:28AM

I wish they still offered TRD PRO in Lunar Rock. That is one of my favorite colors. I do like the Solar Octane. Not a fan of the LIME. I wished they still had the V8 in the 4-runner for towing capability or Sequoia had a bigger fuel tank