2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: It's not quite a Raptor rival, the TRD Pro is a fighter for sure | Cars Blog





" Our daring and dependable DNA has been passed down for generations. It’s grown in strength, explored every continent, and conquered impossible obstacles. Now it's time for the latest evolution of our fearless legacy. Introducing the all-new 2022 Tundra. Our most powerful, most capable and most advanced body-on-frame truck ever. Arriving December 2021."




In case you haven't heard, Toyota truck enthusiasts love off-roading. Doesn't matter if their rig has 200,000 miles or it's brand new, they'll probably put it on the reels. That's what the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 2022 is for, as it features a new twin-turbo hybrid as standard with coil spring rear suspension, Fox internal shock absorbers, thick front stabilizer bars, skid plates and All Terrain Falken Tires. It's not quite a Raptor competitor, but in its segment, it's worth our serious consideration.

Although power isn't the most important stat when it comes to trail driving, it certainly helps. That's where the Tundra TRD Pro's 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 hybrid comes into play with its 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Compare that to other off-road trucks like the Ford F-150 Tremor or Chevy Silverado ZR2 and you'll see Toyota hasn't taken this lightly.




Moving on to the rest of the drivetrain, the Tundra TRD Pro sends that high output through a 10-speed automatic transmission, which stores a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery in its bell housing. We've got an entire blog post dedicated to that tech—you can read it here—but just know that it's there to aid performance above all else. With four-wheel-drive engaged, power is dispersed to the rear-end's electronic locking differential, and while the TRD Pro doesn't have a front locker, it does have Toyota's Multi-Terrain Select system which uses the brakes to improve traction, operating kinda like a limited-slip diff.




The TRD Pro makes the most of the 2022 Tundra's standard multi-link rear suspension, a feature that's not so common amongst its sub-Raptor off-road truck competitors. Only the Ram 1500 Rebel has a similar setup as the F-150 Tremor and Silverado ZR2 sport more traditional leaf springs out back. Coil springs like the Tundra TRD Pro's are better for axle control and suspension articulation, something that's also aided by the Toyota's 2.5-inch-diameter Fox internal bypass shocks.

While not as sophisticated as the Silverado ZR2's Multimatic DSSV dampers, Toyota uses a long-proven front and rear design that not only reduces friction, but also lifts the truck by 1.1 inches for added gain. ground clearance. They are key to high-speed performance because they provide excellent damping and recovery while also resisting heat-related failures that desert driving engineers refer to as "heat events." . I more or less created that last part.




A full suite of off-road technology makes it easy to overcome nasty obstacles in the Tundra TRD Pro. CRAWL Control is a cruise control system for trails that helps the pickup maintain a set speed so the driver can focus on which route to get up and over rocks and what has you. The multi-terrain display provides a camera view of various points around the truck, that way you can tell if you're ready to use those thick fenders up front. They're broadcast via the available 14-inch diagonal infotainment screen, and if you're the type of person who likes to drive four-wheelers who like to know about roll and pitch, just check the tilt on the smart screen. 12.3 inch driver tin.

In the end, no one can fall asleep in the TRD Pro — partly because of all the performance features we just removed, and partly because of that loud, red interior. It's pretty good! Cars and trucks should have real colors, not just pale colors that can lull you with their normality. There's a cool pattern on the seats, a motif carried over from the outside and hopefully plenty of room in the backseat for full-size adults. I'll let you know for sure when I drive it next month.




The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is neat on the Tundra. This large truck combines Japanese engineering and American manufacturing. It is an offroad monster, rivaling the Ford Raptor and Ram TRX. Best of all, the new Tundra TRD Pro can cost nearly $15,000 less than the Ford Raptor and $20,000 less than the Ram TRX.

That said, the Tundra TRD Pro 2022 will likely beat the competition on price.

The 2022 Ford Raptor starts at $64,145 while the Raptor R is expected to cost $70,000. The 2022 TRX Ram starts at a staggering $72,390. Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 2021 has a starting price of $ 49,225. Car and Driver predicts that the Tundra TRD Pro 2022 will cost only $51,000.

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a full-size truck designed for high-speed off-roading and backed by decades of experience from Toyota Racing Development. Better yet, it will likely cost a fraction of what its closest competitor costs.







2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: It's not quite a Raptor rival, the TRD Pro is a fighter for sure | Cars Blog 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: It's not quite a Raptor rival, the TRD Pro is a fighter for sure | Cars Blog Reviewed by Góc chia sẻ 'Of Nhân on September 23, 2021 Rating: 5

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