What is TRD, and what does it mean for your drive time?

July 2nd, 2019 by

What exactly is Toyota TRD? Plenty of people have seen the badging on vehicles when they’re out and about on the roads and realize that it’s something out of the ordinary, but most people aren’t familiar with TRD beyond that. We’re here to break the brand down for you so you have a better understanding of what this facet of Toyota has to offer you and your drive time and you’re ready next time you shop at Toyota of Orlando.

Orlando Toyota TRD

What does TRD stand for?

TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development. This facet of the Toyota brand was developed for racing, but since vehicles intended for racing share so many characteristics with those built for off-roading, it naturally evolved into what it is now – a type of vehicle that’s perfect for tackling different terrain because of its special suspension. Additionally, there are three grades of TRD – Sport, Off-Road, and Pro. The higher you go (with Pro being the highest), the more off-road-ready you are.

What do these special Orlando Toyotas have to offer?

What does each grade have to offer? Here’s the breakdown from our Orlando Toyota dealership.

Sport: This TRD package focuses mostly on appearance – making your Toyota truck look a whole lot sportier without really changing much of the performance or engineering. It includes features like a non-functional hood scoop, fog lights, 17″ alloy wheels, TRD graphics inside and out, and a sport-tuned suspension. For 2019, it’s available on the Toyota Tacoma and Sequoia trucks.

Off-Road: The Off-Road package is available on the Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner for 2019, and it includes features that make your vehicle look different AND enhance its off-roading capabilities. You’ll be able to take things up a notch with a special off-road tuned suspension system, multi-terrain select, CRAWL control, electronically-locking rear differential, and Bilstein shocks. On top of that, appearance is upgraded with wide-angle fog lights, 16″ alloy wheels, special Off-Road graphics, and an inclinometer with roll/pitch displays. Additionally, this package allows for a greater approach angle – 32 degrees instead of 29 degrees.

Pro: The Pro package is the top dog when it comes to all things TRD. Not only does it include premium off-roading features, it also adds convenience and comfort features that you’d typically find in a high-end model. It includes elements like a power moonroof, a black leather interior with leather shift knob, Pro graphics, a heritage-inspired “Toyota” front grille, and 16″ black alloy wheels. Additionally, it ups your performance capabilities by adding features like TRD Pro Cat-back exhaust, Fox Internal Bypass coil-over springs and rear remote reservoir shocks, a thicker front skid plate, an a suspension system with a 1″ lift. Additionally, the approach angle has been increased to 35 degrees and you’ll even find features like dual-zone automatic climate control and a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert thrown in. This package is available on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner models.

So, which one suits you and your drive time needs best? We’ve got good news – you can test drive any and all of them today at Toyota of Orlando. Just give us a call at (407) 298-4500 to schedule your appointment today!

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