2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition in new Lunar Rock option
Toyota says one of the greatest multi-purpose adventure vehicles on the market today is the Toyota Tacoma. Leading the mid- size pickup truck segment for 16 years and running, many (including ourselves) have described Tacoma as the ultimate rock crawler among popular off-road capable trucks. But to get those rocks, it must first be a seriously capable back-country trail vehicle.
Enhancing owner ability to get to those adventure challenges, Toyota added more trail capability and function through the addition of a Trail Edition to the Tacoma lineup.
For 2022, Toyota returns the Tacoma Trail Edition with more emphasis on storage, styling, value, plus more focus on off-road performance – all built around the Tacoma SR5 grade 4×4 Double Cab.
Mastering all Trails
The 2022 Tacoma Trail Edition adds some key upgrades enabling it to range farther into the outback for serious adventuring.
The Trail Edition gets additional lift both at the front and rear of the truck to help tackle that road less traveled. Toyota engineers lifted the front of the new Tacoma Trail 1.1 inches thanks to taller coil springs.
The front air dam found on the standard SR5 is deleted to help improve ground clearance. With the air dam removal and the front suspension lift the approach angle of the truck improves to 34 degrees.
The rear suspension receives attention too, lifted 0.5 inches thanks to a spacer between the rear axle housing and leaf springs to help level the truck’s profile and improve departure angle to 23.6 degrees. Breakover angle is also improved to 26.4 degrees.
The SR5-based 4×4 Tacoma Trail Edition gets upfitted with a standard locking rear differential to offer added traction when it’s needed most in slow-speed four-wheel-drive situations.
Lastly, TRD Off-Road grade undercarriage skid plates provide added protection for the running gear underneath.
Style Meets Function
Tacoma Trail Edition offers distinctive styling to set it apart from the lineup. Four exterior color choices are available, headlined by new Trail Edition option Lunar Rock. Returning colors Army Green, Midnight Black Metallic, and Super White. Black exterior badging accents the truck, a new Trail Edition badge is fitted on the rear tailgate, and the rear bumpers are now color- keyed to match the exterior paint color.
Tacoma Trail Edition meets paved and unpaved roads with the heritage-inspired grille first found on TRD Pro, but this grille stands apart thanks to its unique bronze-colored lettering. The bronze-accented grille nicely complements the new bronze-finished wheels that are adorned with a Toyota center cap. More than just looks, the wheels offer a 0.5-inch wider track width both front and rear for a broader stance, and they are fitted with new Goodyear all-terrain tires that feature an aggressive sidewall tread pattern.
Added versatility in the truck bed comes in two forms: storage and power. Lockable bed storage provides safe storage for all your gear while in transit or away from the vehicle. Plus the driver’s side storage includes insulation and can double as a cooler. Trail is also equipped with a 120V power outlet in the bed, adding additional power options for whatever needs arise away from home.
Power to Trek and Tow
Tacoma Trail Edition comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine features Toyota’s VVT-iW technology and Atkinson-cycle combustion to help maximize efficiency.
The Tacoma Tow Package comes standard on the Tacoma Trail Edition offering the Double Cab model a maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds. The package includes a Class IV towing receiver hitch, engine oil cooler, transmission fluid cooler (automatic transmission only), power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, 4- and 7-pin connector with converter, and Trailer-Sway Control (TSC).
What matters is inside too.
Featuring black fabric seating with unique tan stitching, Tacoma Trail Edition is loaded with a host of standard features. They include a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat featuring 2- way power lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, and standard all-weather floor liners and more.
The standard 8-inch multimedia touchscreen features Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Other features include a six-speaker sound system, hands-free Bluetooth phone and music capability, a USB media port, two USB charge ports, and an integrated backup camera display.
In addition, the Tacoma Trail Edition multimedia systems include Android Auto,, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and SiriusXM capability with a three-month All-Access Trial.
Voila! Adventuring anywhere and anyway you want to go……………..
More information including performance specifications, options and pricing will be available closer to launch. The inwheeltime.com team will share it with you as we have it.
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Source: Toyota Press Release