The Tacoma TRD Pro affectionately dubbed the “Taco Supreme” by its maker doesn’t exactly rewrite the rules of off-roading (most of its specific modifications have been available on the Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series package since 2012) but it is arguably the roughest-and-tumblest compact pickup Toyota has ever offered. It starts with all the goodies found on the TRD Off-Road package (including an electronically locking rear differential hill-start assist and downhill-assist control) and adds one-and-three-quarters inches of lift to the front suspension large Bilstein 2.5-inch front shocks and 2.0-inch rear shocks with remote reservoirs and increased wheel travel (1.5 inches up front and 1.0 inch in back). Other mods include red Eibach springs with softer spring rates a sweet set of 16-inch black and silver bead-lock-style wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich all-terrain tires and a throaty TRD cat-back exhaust system said to add some low-end torque and up to eight horsepower to the Tacoma’s otherwise stock 4.0-liter V-6 that’s still officially rated at 236 horsepower.
The Pro Series Tacoma looks the part too with blackout lighting elements a matte-black grille with FJ40-inspired TOYOTA lettering and sundry TRD interior bits. Oh and you’d better like black white or a charismatic orange called Inferno because those are the only colors you’ll be able to get on this 2015 Tacoma. The Tacoma Access Cab with rear-hinged rear “suicide” doors and the Tacoma double cab with four conventional doors can be upgraded to TRD Pro Series status.