The tailgate used by one of the new 2022 Toyota Tacoma models.

Toyota changes the off-road game with the updated 2022 Tacoma

Is Toyota making any changes to the 2022 Tacoma? 

If you don’t love the Toyota Tacoma, you haven’t been behind the wheel of one. The upcoming model our manufacturing partner is in the process of producing is more likely than ever to get people to choose the Toyota midsize pickup truck for the first time. So, is Toyota making any changes to the 2022 Tacoma? Yes, they are. The biggest changes to the new Tacoma platform will be found on the TRD Pro and Trail Edition 4×4 packages. Both 2022 Toyota Tacoma trim grades will arrive from the factory with additional clearance in the front and rear, in addition to some features that will allow both models to stand out from the expansive 2022 Tacoma lineup. Let’s take a look at a few things that might interest you. 

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Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4 Features and Equipment 

We have seen the Trail Edition of the Toyota Tacoma before. It debuted for the 2021 model year. When the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4 goes on sale, it will come with four-wheel-drive as standard equipment as well as the innovative lockable and insulated storage compartment that can act as a cooler.

It will also feature new bronze-finished 16-inch wheels that will be wrapped with Goodyear all-terrain tires. Like the TRD Pro, the 2022 Tacoma Trail Edition will go on sale with a factory-installed lift kit. There will be 1.1 inches of front lift and a half-inch in the rear.

Also, the unique Lunar Rock exterior paint scheme will be available for the 2022 Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4. 

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition 4x4 in the desert.

2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Features and Equipment 

The Tacoma has almost always been a favorite of off-road driving enthusiasts. However, those fans have had to spend untold sums of money retrofitting their trucks to be able to handle the harshest off-road environments. 

With each passing model year, Toyota comes closer to making the Tacoma ready for almost anything right out of the box, so to speak. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will arrive with 1.5 inches of lift in the front and an extra half-inch of lift in the rear.

This will result in, wider approach, breakover and departure angles than previous Tacoma TRD Pro models. Additionally, FOX internal bypass shocks are installed on the assembly line to even better off-road handling. 

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro parked in the mountains.

You can start the pre-ordering process for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma today when you make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota product expert.