For 2021 Toyota is adding yet another off-road theme for the Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner. This one is called “Trail Editions.” Don’t be confused even though you can currently get these trucks with the TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-road Premium, and TRD Pro off-road themes. The question is what makes the Trail Editions versions different from the other three?
Some of the Trail Edition features change slightly from one model to the next but they all start with the SR5 trim. That places it in the middle of the pack between the “SR” and TRD versions. It is available with either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. Special colors include Army Green, Cement Gray, Midnight Black, and Super White. Black exterior badging and black interiors with tan stitching and floor liners finish off the common features.
The Toyota Trail Edition focuses on storage for outdoor equipment and gear
Toyota’s main effort in releasing the Trail Edition is to increase storage for everything from fishing gear to trail running and camping. So that big pickup bed is now able to contain your different needs to help organize and separate things like fishing poles from food or drinks. It’s all about versatility courtesy of Toyota.
2021 4Runner Trail Edition
An optional sliding load floor with a 40-quart cooler attached is one of the unique Trail Edition premiums. Toyota says this cooler can keep ice frozen up to seven days. It also has two bottle openers and can be turned into a seat if needed. A Yakima LoadWarrior roof cargo basket and dark gray TRD 17-inch off-road wheels wrapped in all-terrain Kevlar tires are more visual cues.
2021 Tacoma Trail Edition
Based on the SR5 Double Cab it includes built-in lockable storage bins lining the cargo bed. The driver’s side bin is insulated to double as an ice cooler. Dark gray TRD 18-inch Off-Road wheels and a 115-volt power outlet in the bed are other features for the Tacoma. Finishing off the exterior a chrome grille from the Tacoma Limited highlights the front end.
2021 Tundra Trail Edition
This comes with the SR5 Crew Max body. The SR5 upgrade comes with a larger fuel tank, bucket seats, center console, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and an anti-theft system featuring both an alarm and engine immobilizer. From there it receives the same storage bins as the Tacoma along with special wheels and the grille from the 1794 Edition Tundra.
The Toyota Trail Edition will only be available in limited quantities
While these should be popular they won’t be open-ended. Toyota will only produce 4,000 4Runners, 7,000 Tacomas, and 5,000 Tundra Trail Editions. These should be available toward summer in dealers showrooms. Just in time for long weekends exploring the lesser-traveled corners of America.