The Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition Budgets Your Fun

Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota


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The Toyota Tacoma dominates the midsize truck world, and its off-road-ready TRD Pro models likely play a big role in the truck’s appeal. Of course, not everyone wants to, or can, spring for the top-of-the-line trail-ready model, but still wants some factory off-road chops. The team at Toyota now offers an option for this discerning customer: the Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition.

Based on the SR5 Tacoma, this rugged variant is limited to only 4x4 models. The Trail Edition lifts the front and rear suspension for some extra clearance and adds a standard rear locker and more capable wheels and tires. The bronze 16-inch rims are wrapped in Goodyear all-terrain rubber. Powering this Tacoma is a standard 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 that sends 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque through a standard six-speed transmission.

On this episode of Quick Spin, West Coast Editor Mark Vaughn hops behind the wheel of the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition and puts it through its paces. Vaughn takes you on a walkaround of the Tacoma to highlight its new features and takes you along for a live drive review to show you how it handles the road. Vaughn also chats with host Wesley Wren about the Tacoma, this special Trail Edition, and what makes this Tacoma Trail Edition special.

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