Chances are, if you’ve seen a Toyota truck driving around town or on the highway, you’ve at some point seen the TRD sticker on the rear quarter panel of the truck bed. The Tacoma and Tundra are offered with upgraded TRD packages that include Sport and Off-Road, but in 2015 Toyota took its TRD offerings to the next level with the TRD Pro.
The Tundra TRD Pro offers a unique appearance package to set it apart from other Tundras (blacked-out wheels, a unique grill, TRD Pro logos and badging) but it also included performance upgrades such as a TRD dual exhaust, Bilstein remote-reservoir front and rear shocks, and new TRD-tunded Eibach springs up front and TRD-tuned leaf springs in the rear. Like the Ram Rebel it is competing against, the upgraded Tundra suspension also provides and additional two inches of lift up front to additional ground clearance on the trail and suspension travel so the large 60mm Bilstein coilovers can soak up the bumps in more demanding off-road terrain.
The Tundra is powered by Toyota’s 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque, and it is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The TRD Pro features a fuel economy rating of 13 mpg city, 17 highway and 15 mpg combined. During testing, we observed a 14.7 mpg combined fuel economy. It is worth noting that our Tundra test truck is fitted with the 38-gallon tank, which replaces the 26-gallon standard-sized tank.
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2016 Toyota Tundra 4×4 TRD Pro
Model: Crewmax 4×4
Engine: 5.7L DOHC 32-valve i-FORCE V8 w/VVT-i
Horsepower: 381 @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 401 lb.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic overdrive
0-60 Time: 7.59 seconds
Curb Weight: 5,625 lbs.
Height: 76.2 in.
Overall Width: 79.9 in.
Length: 228.9 in.
Wheelbase: 145.7 in.
Ground Clearance: 10.6 in.
Approach Angle: 26 degrees
Departure Angle: 22 degrees
Breakover Angle: N/A degrees
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,200 lbs.
Towing Capacity: 9,800 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 1,555 lbs.
Fuel Tank: 38 gal.
Seating Capacity: 5
Axle Ratio: 4.3
MPG Rating: 13 city, 17 hwy, 15 comb
Aver. MPG (tested): 14.7 (combined)
*As tested, includes $1,195 processing and handling fee