The first Tundra TRD Pro was presented in 2014 as a direct rival to the likes of the Ford SVT Raptor and Ram 1500 Rebel. During this short period of time, it managed to establish itself as one of the most capable off-road vehicles available on the North American market. Whereas the outgoing model came with several updates, the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is expected to carry over mostly unchanged. Compared to the standard Tundra models, the TRD Pro version adds specialized upgrades that enable it to take on the most rugged terrains. Apart from its superb off-road capabilities, the upcoming Tundra TRD Pro will once again offer excellent performance and impressive towing abilities.
2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Features
This TRD Pro pickup truck will be available either in a Crewmax configuration with a 5.5-foot cargo bed or a Double Cab version which gets a 6.5-foot bed. In order to distinguish this model from the rest of the lineup, Toyota’s designers have given its front end a large TOYOTA block-lettering that replaces the brand’s badge. Also, both the exterior and interior are imprinted with a number of TRD Pro logos, including the bed sides, shift knob, center stack, seats and floor mats. The recent update brought new exterior colors and the model can now be had in Superior White, Quicksand and Magnetic Gray body paints. Other features that set the Tundra TRD Pro apart from other trims include 18-inch alloy wheels, skid plates and a TRD dual-exhaust system.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will once again be motivated by the 5.7-liter V8 that makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. This powerful and durable engine will be matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. According to EPA fuel economy estimates, the V8 returns 15 mpg (13/18).
As part of the TRD Pro package, the Tundra benefits from such features as the clearance and backup sensors, Bilstein shock absorbers, fuel tank protector plates and limited slip differentials. As for the infotainment features, the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro gets a premium audio system with a 7-inch touch-screen, GPS navigation and a satellite radio. Moreover, expect it to offer an optional towing package that includes a trailer brake controller, a heavy-duty hitch and a transmission cooler.
Pricing and Release
When it comes to pricing, the upcoming model is most likely to carry over unchanged, with prices starting at $41,000. The 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is expected to go on sale in late 2016.