Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Pros: Broad range of models and optional equipment; respectable acceleration in V6 models; sturdy build quality; nicely assembled, rugged interior with large, easy-to-use controls; excellent ground clearance for off-roading

Cons: Cramped, uncomfortable back seat in “Access Cab” extended-cab models; tall step-in height on 4WD models; bouncy ride with off-road suspension

CG Says: The 2022 Toyota Tacoma gets minor appearance updates and a revised, higher-ride-height suspension for the off-road-oriented Trail Edition and TRD Pro models. The Tacoma is a compact pickup truck offered in 2-door extended cab (Access Cab) and 4-door crew cab (Double Cab) styles. The base engine is a 159-horsepower 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that is paired with a 6-speed automatic. A 278-hp 3.5-liter V6 is offered with 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions. Both engines are available with part-time 4WD. Full-time 4WD is not offered. Available features include wireless cell-phone charging, keyless access and starting, power sunroof, and an undercarriage camera for navigating challenging off-road trails. Standard safety features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. The Toyota Tacoma boasts a rugged look and impressive off-road capabilities when properly equipped, along with Toyota’s reputation for excellent reliability. However, its cabin ergonomics are a bit awkward and its fuel economy and on-road driving refinement aren’t great. A redesigned Tacoma is reportedly in the works, and it will likely debut for the 2024 model year.

The Facts
Class Compact Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
SR Access Cab, long bed: $28,365
4WD SR Access Cab, long bed: $31,440
TRD Sport V6 Access Cab, long bed: $35,275
4WD TRD Off Road V6 Double Cab, short bed: $39,520
4WD SR5 V6 Double Cab, long bed: $38,020
4WD Limited V6 Double Cab, short bed: $44,195
4WD TRD Pro V6 Double Cab, short bed: $47,800

Base Engine
2.7-liter 4-cylinder (SR, SR5)
Horsepower
159
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6 (TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, TRD Pro, Limited)
Horsepower
278
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual (4×4 only)
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-24