What Does It Take for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro to be Voted Mid-Size Truck of Texas?

October 25th, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which comes as an all-new trim level for the current generation, has wowed judges of the Texas Auto Writers Association and been named the Mid-Size Truck of Texas. It competed against a whole host of other high-end models, but ultimately endured and performed beyond the competition to earn the top spot.

The Mid-Size Truck of Texas

The award was presented at the 2016 Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo, where the all-new 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been showcasing its skills.

Over 70 of the association’s top critics and various media members were able to put the Tacoma TRD Pro, along with 82 vehicles from the world’s top truck and SUV manufacturers, through its paces across two demanding days of hardcore on and off-road driving at the Longhorn River Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. A front-runner was picked for pickup trucks, SUVs, and CUVs across multiple categories. Despite running in the intensely competitive mid-size trucking segment, the Tacoma TRD Pro ultimately emerged victorious.

In the words of the Mike Sweers, Tacoma’s chief engineer: “Toyota’s commitment to the new Tacoma TRD Pro was focused on meeting the needs of adventure-seekers where roads fear to tread, and we have proven that today.”

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Here at Beaver Toyota, we’ve been noticing for ourselves just how positively drivers have been responding to the TRD Pro. The Tacoma has always pushed hard when it comes to capability, but the TRD Pro takes things further by offering:

  • TRD-Tuned FOX Internal Bypass Shocks

  • Rigid Industries LED fog lights

  • TRD Pro Cat-Back Exhaust

  • TRD Pro Skid Plate

With a 3.5L Atkinson-cycle direct injection V6 engine generating up to 278-hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, you’ll be able to carry up to 1440 lbs. and tow up to 6,800 lbs.; features such as Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, and Active Traction Control ensure that you stay in command.

Test Drive the Mid-Size Truck of Texas for Yourself

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro delivers the capability required for backcountry exploration alongside workhorse power and toughness. To find out more or arrange a test drive, just come down to Beaver Toyota of St. Augustine today.