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Watch Auto Critic Steve Hammes 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review

2016 Toyota Tundra TRD
2016 Toyota Tundra TRD

Have you ever given any thought about ratcheting up your game and going pro?  Well, Toyota has and that’s good news for you off-road fans because you can spec three of their vehicles for TRD Pro duty, including this 2016 Tundra.

There are 3 color choices when it comes to this Tundra but none that ignites confabulation like this. Its formal name is Quicksand, though I heard other less flattering terms used to describe it this week. New for 2016, I give it a thumbs up, mostly because I love when automakers do something bold, but also because it really does fit a TRD Pro truck. TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development and the Pro part is added to distinguish this as a serious off-road kit. In addition to the Tundra, it’s offered on Tacoma and 4Runner. Going beyond the TRD Off-Road Package already offered on certain Tundra grades, the Pro goes all in where it matters most…underneath. That’s where you’ll find these Bilstein High-Performance shocks with bump stops for more impact control and external reservoirs to help dissipate heat, provide more sensitive damping and extend wheel travel. Red Eibach coil springs pop from inside the front wheel wheels and are TRD tuned for a softer ride. The ¼”, silver, powder-coated aluminum skid plate keeps the underbelly safe while black, 18” TRD alloy wheels come fitted with Michelin LTX tires designed to resist chipping and tearing, provide long life on gravel and deliver on road refinement. And for the aesthetic, the TRD Pro wears a throwback TOYOTA grille, special bed panel stamping, matte black badges and black headlight bezels. Inside, there’s new black leather seating with red stitching for 2016 and a TRD shift knob for the 6-speed automatic transmission.


By TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 16, 2016 


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