It’s not often I get a second try at a vehicle, two years in a row, but Toyota has been pretty awesome about loaning me their trucks. When asked if I’d like the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro for a week, I jumped on the chance, even tho I’d gotten to drive the 2015 Tacoma just a few months prior. And boy and I glad I did!
Even tho the truck I drove last year was a TRD Off Road, it wasn’t a double cab. It fact, it felt like a pretty base model. I liked it, but didn’t love it. The 2016 was a whole new experience and I fell in love!
While my family would prefer the larger Tundra, I have to say the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro is big enough, and strong enough to handle anything we’d need to accomplish. I used it all week for hauling bed-loads of bottled water, ice, coolers, tents, and other gear. You see, I’m both a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member and a HAM radio operator and I had volunteered to help man a CERT booth, selling water, at a music festival on Friday night, and to manage a rest stop for the Tour de Paris bicycle rally the next morning where I also had to set up a 20′ radio antenna and run my radio off the truck’s battery. Did I mention we had to set up in a ditch on the side of a road in the middle of nowhere? No problem. The Tacoma took it all in stride.
Let’s Start with the Exterior of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro
In 2016 the Tacoma got a complete overhaul, inside and out. The cab is bigger now, the whole truck is bulkier and it’s seriously impressive. Like the 4Runner, the Tacoma has a commanding exterior that stands out from the crowd. There’s not a single mid-size truck on the market that looks this good.
Inferno Orange. That’s the color.
16″ dark alloy wheels.
Ready for any terrain.
Inside the Tacoma TRD Off-Road
Nothing lacking here! The Softex leather-like material is soft and easy to clean. I love it! You get all the technology you’ll ever need, and comfort too.