For 2019 the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has received some small upgrades, though the basic recipe for this truck remains.
The new Desert Air Intake, a large black snorkel attached to the side of the truck is no doubt the most eye-catching of the changes, but it’s not the only one. Toyota has tuned its 3.5-liter V6 for 2019, trying to broaden the powerband and give the engine more punch down low.
A new hot color, Voodoo Blue, has also been added for 2019. Besides those upgrades, the Tacoma TRD Pro remains the same, which means the truck still uses FOX shocks that help to soak up the ground underneath it. A one-inch lift, skid plates, a rear differential locker, Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select also help when things get hairy off-road.
To put all of this to the test, we took the TRD Pro through our muddiest trail, the Hydro Line. And when in the thick stuff, this quickly becomes a tire test, and luckily the Goodyear Wranglers with Kevlar protection were enough to get the truck up and through without too much struggle.
To see exactly how the Tacoma performed you’ll have to watch the video above.