10 Things to Know Before Buying the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
Built primarily for the North American market and marketed as a full-size half-ton pickup truck, the Toyota Tundra was unveiled in 1999 as a competitor in the heavy-duty truck market. It was then redesigned in 2007 and again in 2015 when Toyota launched the new TRD Pro version of its popular Pickup. Its reliability and utility made the Tundra a strong competitor to the Ford F-150, and it quickly became one of the most popular trucks on the road.
The 2023 model year will see a complete redesign of the Toyota Tundra pickup, and it will indeed come with a meaner and more capable TRD Pro option than ever before. From updated to all-new, here are all the features and facts you need to know about the 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
ten What is the TRD Pro plan?
There are 2 TRD Pro packages. The first is “TRD Pro with Tow Mirrors Quality Package” while the second is “TRD Pro Quality Package”. The abbreviation stands for Toyota Racing Development and denotes the highest and most successful version in the range. The TRD Pro package hones the Tundra’s off-road capabilities by adding stiffer shocks, 18-inch wheels, a dual exhaust system and various interior details such as TRD leather seats. It also comes with a more powerful transmission for maximum performance.
9 2022 Tundra TRD Pro Price
The 2022 Tundra TRD PRO’s MSRP is $66,805, which is a significantly higher price than the base SR model which starts at $35,950. You are essentially paying twice as much plus or minus a few thousand dollars. Speaking of which, you would expect the car to be readily available, but you might be wrong. Let’s see how long it takes to buy one.
8 How long does it take to buy one?
Are you interested in buying a 2022 Tundra? If you answered yes, we’re happy to let you know that you won’t have to wait long to get one. In fact, the car’s scheduled release date is fast approaching, May 31st. In reality, you’ll probably have to wait a few more weeks unless you’ve pre-ordered one. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until June, July, or whenever more units arrive at Toyota dealerships across the country.
7 What colors are available for the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro?
Even though the base model comes in a range of available colors, the TRD Pro is only available in four, three base and one premium option. The base options are “White”, “Lunar Rock”, which is a grayish silver shade, and “Midnight Black Metallic”, which is exactly what it sounds like – a deep, lush black.
None of the three basic color options will cost a penny more than the standard price. However, things change if you want to go for the premium option, “Solar Octane”, which is a solid bright orange color increasing the cost of the car by $425. All options come with a default interior color “Black Softex”, but if you decide to go with one of the three base shades, you’ll have the option of choosing “Cockpit Red Softex” which, thankfully, doesn’t give you a choice. will cost more money.
6 How fast is the TRD Pro?
The base model Tundra is equipped with a 348 hp i-FORCE 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 engine while the TRD Pro goes even further by having been equipped with an i-FORCE MAX 3.5L Twin -Turbo V6 hybrid of 437 hp. As for performance, the base model managed to hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds while the TRD Pro was a little faster with a time of just 5.7 seconds. As for top speed, the TRD Pro hit 107 mph.
5 How much gas mileage does it get?
Based on the same driving test that determined acceleration times, the TRD Pro has a city MPG of 19, highway MPG of 21 and a combined MPG of 20.
4 Does the TRD Pro package have a lift?
While there is a TRD Off-Road version, those of you looking for ultimate off-road capability will have to opt for the TRD Pro. The vehicle features a 1.1 inch raised front suspension and proprietary shock absorbers. In addition to that, the car is fitted with 18-inch black wheels which are mounted on off-road tires.
3 2022 Tundra TRD Pro Features
Before we get inside, we’d like to take a moment to look at a few of TRD Pro’s features. Starting with the towing capabilities, the truck can tow up to 12,000 pounds, which might not be as much compared to other full-size trucks, but it’s still up there. Regarding safety and driving assistance, the vehicle is equipped with blind spot monitoring, automatic high beams, forward and rear collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and more. You can find out more here.
2 Improved interior of the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro
Improving on previous-generation Tundras, the 2022 TRD Pro features a nice-sized dash with a sizable center console. When it comes to space, you can really learn a lot by finding out that the CrewMax (TRD Pro) version includes a 5.5ft. bed. The included touchscreen starts at 8 inches but can be upgraded to a horizontal 14.0 inch screen. As expected, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also supported.
1 Is the TRD Pro plan worth it?
It all comes down to the million dollar question. Is the TRD Pro package worth the extra thirty-one grand? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for in a truck. On the one hand, if you like or need a rugged truck that can easily get off the road and drive through tough terrain while providing comfort, the TRD Pro might be your best bet. If, on the other hand, you don’t want or need the extra capability and a more powerful engine, or just don’t like hybrids, then the base package will be fine.
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