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2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Updated To Take On Ford Ranger Tremor

For some time, Toyota had the U.S. mid-size pickup market mostly to itself, but that has quickly changed in recent years. The Ford Ranger returned to the U.S. in the 2019 model year, with the more rugged, off-road focused Tremor launching for the 2021 model year. Now, an updated 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been revealed to better do battle with its Blue Oval competitor.

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro comes fitted with TRD-tuned Fox internal bypass shocks and new forged aluminum upper control arms that increase the truck’s suspension lift over the regular Tacoma to 1.5 inches up front and 0.5 inches in the rear. That extra height also improves the TRD Pro’s ability to clear obstacles with a 36.4-degree approach angle, 24.7-degree departure angle, and 26.6-degree breakover angle – improvements of 1.4, 0.8, and 2.7 degrees, respectively.

The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro also comes equipped with new black 16-inch wheels, exclusive to the model, which are wrapped in Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires. The rest of the changes present on this revamped model are purely cosmetic – beginning with the addition of Electric Lime Metallic to the available exterior color choices, which also include Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic.

Rounding out the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro’s updates are newly available hood graphics, a debossed TRD Pro logo on the rear quarter-panel, and a black Tacoma badge in place of the old TRD Pro badge on the door. Power comes from Toyota’s 3.5L V6 that produces 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox, though both are rated to tow up to 6,400 pounds.

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is available exclusively in Double Cab four-wheel-drive configuration and will launch later this year.

We’ll have more on all of Ford and Lincoln’s upcoming competitors soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. royl

    Toyota 6 speed manual, if ford really wants to compete with the Tacoma, get a Real manual, not one of the chinese junkers they’ve grown so fond of! The Tacoma lasts, and lasts, 100,000s of miles, this is where the competition should start. Hopefully ford gets a brain, and stops putting ecobooms where a real engine should be. the little four bangers seem to quit around 60,000 miles (not all of course but enough to warrant many class action law suits).

    1. Antoine Swans

      And they will still mop the floor with the Range.
      That updated Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro hot mess of an engine barely keep up on the freeway! And they All New Range that’s coming next year… Essentially a Bronco truck. Drop the mic!!
      Lawsuits and all.

    2. Ace

      First off ecoboosts have great reliability. Anyone saying they blowup fell for a disinformation campaign by competitors. The Toyota engine in the Tacoma is quite possibly one of the slowest engines I’ve ever test drove. The 6 speed auto in the Tacoma is terrible for shifting. Sure you can get a manual but the engine is still extremely lack luster. I’m extremely happy I went with my ranger. Performance is amazing and the transmission is butter with the 10 speed, which is hilarious as it was co developed with GM. The Colorado was great too but GM interior is extremely cheap.

      1. Explorer ST

        Royl is anti ecoboost to fullest extent. Any thing Royl says on here in regards to those engines or any ford transmission should be taken with a grain of salt.

  2. Bob Hoehn

    Nope. Stick with my Ranger

  3. Antoine Swans

    Ford trucks are some of the longestt running trucks on the road. I quite sure that the All New Range coming next year will drop the mic on the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Because essentially you’ll have a Bronco Truck.


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