For many years Toyota’s top of the line Tundra pickup was the TRD Pro. From 2022, the automaker is also offering a TRD Off-Road package on its SR5 and Limited versions. Here’s how these two off-road-ready pickups compare.
|4×4 Tundra SR5 (TRD off-road)||Tundra TRD Pro|
|Exit||389 horsepower, 479 lb-ft of torque||437 horsepower, 583 lb-ft of torque|
|Suspension||Bilstein shocks tuned||FOX Race 2.5 inch|
|Rims||18 inch TRD Racing||18 inch TRD Racing Forged BBS|
|Tires||Falken Wildpeak A/T (265)||Falken Wildpeak A/T (285)|
What is the TRD Off-Road package on a Tundra?
The TRD Off-Road was once a unique trim level of the Toyota Tundra. Not anymore. Today the. TRD Off-Road is a trim package on the Tundra SR5 or Tundra Limited.
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On the 2WD Tundra SR5, the upgrade is only $1,440, but it’s mostly a styling package. A 4WD Tundra SR5 with the TRD Off-Road Package starts at $46,165.
What do you get at this price? Toyota increases the Tundra’s ground clearance with a tuned Bilstein shock suspension, installs a skid plate and adds TRD rims wrapped in Falken Wildpeak A/T tires. The SR5-based TRD Off-Road has 18-inch rims, the Limited-based version has 20-inch rims. TFL off-road noted that with 20-inch rims, the 265/60R20 Falken tires don’t have much sidewall for off-road tires.
If you opt for a 4WD Tundra with the TRD off-road package, you also get an electronic locking rear differential and all of Toyota’s off-road driving aids. This software includes Multi-Terrain Select (MTS): select the surface you are driving on and the Tundra uses its ABS to prevent either tire from spinning out of control. Another helper is CRAWL which extends downhill speed control to a sort of off-road cruise control. Set it, forget it and focus on steering.
How much will the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro cost?
Toyota’s 2022 Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805. That’s a major price increase over last year’s TRD Pro, which only cost you $49,225. But the new TRD Pro comes with flash and desert racing capability to rival Ford’s Raptor.
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The Tundra TRD Pro is Toyota’s premium off-road truck. It’s not cheap, but it’s capable. While the TRD Off-Road Tundra V6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The TRD Pro is only available with the premium hybrid powertrain; it develops 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. Those are close to the number the Raptor would do if Ford offered it with a PowerBoost hybrid engine…but that’s not the case.
To build the TRD Pro, Toyota also upgraded the TRD Off-Road suspension with FOX Racing 2.5-inch shocks. Finally, the TRD Pro gets a wider stance, cool camo fender flares, tough 18-inch BBS Forged rims and wider Falken Wildpeak A/T tires.
The TRD Off-Road package is a bargain, the TRD Pro is a flagship Raptor-fighter
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TFL Off Road’s Andre pitted TRD Off-Road against TRD Pro in a one-on-one. He found the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro to be a capable desert racer. Its wide stance and strong shocks gave it confidence in high-speed off-roading. The TRD Pro is the obvious choice for desert racing. But price aside, the TRD Pro wasn’t the clear winner.
The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro’s heavy-duty hybrid powertrain increases the truck’s weight to 6,200 pounds and reduces its payload capacity to 1,355 pounds. Although it is very capable of overcoming obstacles at low speeds, this weight is troubling for an off-road truck.
If you order a TRD Off-Road, you can choose from a variety of cab and bed configurations and potentially save $20,000. It is as capable as the TRD Pro when maneuvering at low speeds, so will be the obvious choice for most 4×4 enthusiasts.
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