Off-Road Performance Guide: TRD Wheels and FOX Shocks
If you’ve been researching the off-roading TRD line of Toyota vehicles—the 2020 4Runner, Sequoia, Tacoma, and Tundra—then you’ve seen that they have FOX shocks. You can probably guess that this means they’re tailored to off-roading, but what makes them different from what you’d find in a normal suspension?
How do FOX shocks on a Toyota TRD model work?
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How well does the 2020 Tacoma handle in the snow?
If you live in the Midwest, then you’re familiar with harsh and heavy winters. As a result, when you shop for a vehicle, a very real consideration is if the vehicle can handle snowy, icy, windy weather. It’s so important that many times it can make or break your decision to purchase a specific vehicle.
Today we’ll examine if the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is good in the snow. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier this year, perhaps even last year, we first dropped the news about Toyota Racing Development creating trim levels for two of their most popular sedans, following in the footsteps of the Toyota 86 before it. For the most part, TRD has only built special edition versions of off-road vehicles like the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra. Lately, it’s been expanding, and now this month both the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD and Camry TRD go on sale, so we thought we’d highlight some of their best specs & features for you once again. Read the rest of this entry
There’s been a lot of excitement this month regarding the Toyota Racing Development line of trim levels across the brand’s lineup of vehicles. The Chicago Auto Show always seems to be Toyota’s time to put its TRD models on display, and this year was no different as they introduced a new RAV4 Off-Road and Sequoia Pro Series. In addition to the TRD vehicles this year, Toyota introduced an updated Tacoma in and of itself. We’ve already covered everything that’s new in the Tacoma but thought we’d focus specifically on the 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro Series’ specs & features to give you guys an idea of everything it has to offer this coming year. Read the rest of this entry
Since the introduction of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro model got us talking about the Toyota Racing Development Pro Series once again, we thought today we could tackle what’s new in the rest of the lineup outside the Sequoia. While some of these changes may also apply to the Sequoia, we’re strictly talking about the preexisting models carried over from the previous year. In other words, anything listed beneath “Full TRD Pro Series” may not apply to the Sequoia as well. Read the rest of this entry
A lot of the most exciting things that occurred at the Toyota press conference for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show revolved around the new Toyota Racing Development trim levels that were introduced, but they weren’t the only things. We were also introduced to the all-new 2020 Toyota Tacoma, a facelifted version of the third-generation pickup truck. The best-selling midsize pickup truck in America for the past fourteen years, the Tacoma looks to continue its segment dominance with several enhancements and upgrades for the 2020 model year. So, what’s new in the pickup truck? Let’s find out. Read the rest of this entry
The highlight of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show was without a doubt the introduction of new members of the Toyota Racing Development lineup. We figured the best way to commemorate all of them would be, per usual, by putting together a photo gallery filled with pictures of the different models. The images below include snapshots of the 2020 Sequoia, 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra TRD Pro Series as well as the 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road. Enjoy, and we cannot wait to give you more information about them. Read the rest of this entry
Back in early 2017, at the Chicago Auto Show of that year, Toyota introduced a brand-new TRD Sport trim level for the 2018 Toyota Sequoia. It marked the first time the classic full-size SUV had its own Toyota Racing Development trim level and we were all stoked about it. The 2019 model year saw the TRD Sport trim level return, so we knew there would be a continued future for the Sequoia in the TRD tribe. Thus far, the only members of the TRD Pro Series remained the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner. But now? Well, a fourth vehicle is about to become a member, as the 2020 Toyota Sequoia finally adds its own TRD Pro trim level. While a release date has yet to be set, we imagine it will be available sometime this fall alongside the brand-new RAV4 TRD Off-Road. Read the rest of this entry
The 2019 model year was a big one for the Toyota RAV4. For the first time since 2012, the RAV4 was completely renovated as it entered its fifth generation. The traditional gas-powered version of the RAV4, the version featuring the hybrid powertrain and even the weekend warrior RAV4 Adventure were all completely redesigned and unveiled for the new model year. Yesterday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, we were introduced to a brand-new member of the RAV4 lineup: the 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road. After years of requests from fans and enthusiasts of the model and the TRD Pro Series, Toyota is finally giving us a RAV4 TRD model, and we cannot wait for its released. Read the rest of this entry
On Monday we broke the exciting news that both the Toyota Camry & Avalon will be receiving TRD trim levels for the 2020 model year. Up until recently, Toyota Racing Development trim levels were only available on the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner. The Sequoia joined first, but that was just another utility vehicle. This year, the 86 got its own TRD Special Edition, opening the door for additional sedans and other models to get their own TRD trims. We wanted to give you a glimpse at what these two new TRD models will look like by compiling pictures into the photo gallery just below. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry