For 2024 the all-new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro shares the top of the trim grade lineup with the all-new Trailhunter. While they are in the same stratosphere and share a lot of the same feature content, the TRD Pro is focused purely on being the ultimate in off-road form and capability.

With the redesign of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma, the TRD Pro gets even more of what has made it popular – building on the more muscular and fortified baseline the new truck provides a canvas for.

As before, TRD Pro gets several key visuals and exterior adds that stand it apart such as a unique hood with scoop element, its own grille design with TOYOTA lettering across, integrated LED bar and LED fog lights from RIGID.

Underneath are a full battery of heavy duty skid plates and the big plastic air dam seen on most other Tacoma models is thankfully absent. Extra wide fender flares in gloss black really make a point, wrapped around 18-inch black TRD alloy wheels and 265/70 Goodyear Territory R/T tires.

At the rear TRD Pro is stamped into the tailgate and it’s framed by an ARB steel bumper with red ARB recovery hooks underneath. Like before the TRD Pro will be available exclusively with the Double Cab and only a 5-foot bed whereas the Trailhunter will offer the choice of either a 5 of 6-foot bed.

TRD Pro gains the benefits of the new TNGA-F global truck platform scaled down from the Tundra. This means for the first time a high-strength steel fully boxed frame. It also means a floating five link rear axle with coil springs for better articulation than ever before. Brakes are improved too, full four-wheel discs and even upgraded from standard on TRD Pro.

The suspension of the TRD Pro has always been the heart of what you get here and for 2024 it features new FOX QS3 three-way adjustable internal bypass shocks with remote reservoirs. At the front are unique suspension control arms and a front stabilizer bar disconnect. Additionally there are FOX Internal Floating Piston rear bump stops for better bottom out feel.

There is an electronic locking differential at the rear but still no hard locker at the front. Toyota instead has done well to provide a virtual locking effect at the front axle through software and braking action via the Terrain Select system. It seems to work well, the masses haven’t been complaining much.

With a 2-inch lift at the front and a 1.5-inch lift at the rear Tacoma TRD Pro sports a 33.8-degree approach angle, 23.5-degree breakover, and a 25.7-degree departure angle with a total ground clearance of 11 inches.

Gone is the old 3.5-liter V6 traded now for a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine and hybridized 8-speed automatic transmission. With at 48 horsepower electric motor in the transmission, the total package cranks out 326 horsepower and an massively improved 465 pound-feet of torque.

Because of its substantial battery and electrical generating capacity, provided is a standard 2400W AC inverter with an outlet in the cab and at the bed. Hybrids are good.

The cabin is where some of the biggest TRD Pro news sits, and I’m not talking about the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster of the large format 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system a multitude of 360-degree camera views for off-road navigation in the rough.

No, it’s about the seats. Making their debut on the TRD Pro are new IsoDynamic performance seats which feature an air-over-oil shock absorber system that allows for cushioning movement vertically and laterally giving a stabilizing effect while blowing and going in the rough. The damping level is user tunable and can even be turned off if it’s too much. They certainly look cool. Obviously some seat time will tell if they really are or not.

The rest of the interior gets all of the TRD Pro upgrades and full feature content you’d expect in a top of the line trim grade. Heated and ventilated seats, special colors, TRD Pro accents, trim upgrades and lots of charging ports everywhere.

As before the 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in a limited color palette and will feature an exclusive chase color for the model year which will be announced this summer. The 2024 Tacoma line will begin showing up at dealership lots late this summer/fall but the TRD Pro and its i Force-Max powertrain won’t be here until the first quarter of 2024.

Pricing and actual specifications like dimensions, weights, payload and towing capacity – mpg as well won’t be released until closer to that time.