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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Don’t Mind The Price

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The one thing that is unmistakable in the Toyota Tacoma is its ability to go off-road. It’s among the main reasons the mid-size truck is far more popular than its rivals, and for the real off-road aficionados the best bet would be to go for the top-trim TRD Pro model.

Except that it has gotten much more expensive this time around. Arriving toward the end of August, the TRD Pro would be demanding $41,700 from buyers, which is inclusive of destination fees. That’s about $4,000 pricier than before.

What they would be getting for that amount is a 4×4 double-cab, run on a 278hp 3.5L V6 that’s operated via a six-speed manual gearbox. Picking the auto transmission pushes its price up to $43,700.

If the there is one reason to pick the slushbox over stick shift, it’s that the latter doesn’t include the Multi-Terrain Select which offers five different settings depending on road or terrain conditions.

But buyers wouldn’t have to mull over features like a GoPro windscreen mount, Entune premium sound system, heated front seats with leather upholstery, Kevlar-reinforced tires, 16-inch TRD wheels, and a whole lot of other TRD accessories that come standard with the TRD Pro.