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2020 Toyota Tacoma:

TRD Pro vs TRD Off-Road vs TRD Sport

The TRD badges is one of the most prestigious when it comes to automotive branding. While it may not carry the same sway as AMG or Shelby, it indicates some of the most reliable and well-performing vehicles on the market for affordable prices.

One Toyota vehicle that gets a lot of attention is the Toyota Tacoma, a fantastic performer when it comes to the midsize pickup truck segment. Luckily, the Tacoma has been overhauled by TRD many times over the years. The 2020 Tacoma is no exception. In fact, there are three different TRD variations to choose from. Let’s take a look at them.

Here’s a comparison of the 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro, the 2020 Tacoma TRD Off-Road, and the 2020 Tacoma TRD Sport.

Trim

TRD Pro

TRD Off-Road

TRD Sport

Starting MSRP

$43,960

$34,000

$34,000

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Horsepower / Torque

278 hp / 265 ft-lbs

278 hp / 265 ft-lbs

278 hp / 265 ft-lbs

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD or 4WD

RWD or 4WD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic or Manual

6-Speed Automatic or Manual

6-Speed Automatic or Manual

MPG

17 / 20 / 18

18 / 22 / 20

18 / 22 /20

Box Length

5.0 ft

5.0 ft or 6.1 ft

5.0 ft or 6.1 ft

Cab Type

Double

Double or Access

Double or Access

 



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TRD Sport

The TRD Sport is the base TRD model. As a result, it has the 8 different configurations when it comes to drivetrain, cab, box length, and transmission. It comes with a hood scoop, front air dam, and has a street-tuned suspension. Between the Sport and the Off-Road, the Sport is the more style-focused of the two. In terms of every-day performance, the Sport has a smoother ride quality, but is otherwise the same.

2020 Tacoma TRD Sport parked on grass
2020 Tacoma TRD Off-Road parked on grass

TRD Off-Road

Next up is the TRD Off-Road model, which comes in 5 different configurations. As its name suggests, it focuses on off-road driving. It loses the hood scoop and air damn of the Sport. In their place is a lockable rear differential, Bilstein monotube shocks, a selectable off-road traction control system, and crawl control. In terms of every-day performance, the Off-Road is identical to the TRD Sport, but with a slightly stiffer ride.

TRD Pro

Available in only two configurations, either automatic or manual, the TRD Pro means business. Besides being the best-looking truck on the market, the TRD Pro gets all the upgrades the TRD Off-Road has plus some. It switches out the Bilstein shocks for TRD-tuned high-performance FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks, adds a TRD Pro skid plate and a TRD Pro cat-back exhaust. On top of that, it gets all-terrain tires and a 1-inch lift to add some extra clearance.

2020 Tacoma TRD Pro off-roading on mountain side

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