The Ford Ranger is a small but capable pickup truck.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford Ranger Just Outranked the Toyota Tacoma

Say what? The 2021 Ford Ranger outranks the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Did that information just make you spit out your drink? Well, grab a napkin and buckle up because we’re going to explore why the Ford Ranger was placed ahead of the incredibly popular cash cow known as the Tacoma.  U.S. News ranks the 2021 …

a red Toyota Camry TRD with black exterior detail parked near a race track
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Toyota Camry Has Something for Everyone

Almost 40 years ago, the Toyota Camry came on the market and became a legend. Not a legend of power and performance nor a legend of show-stopping style. However, Toyota knew what it was doing with the release of a trusty and reliable passenger car. Today, the 2021 Toyota Camry is a bit more exciting …

A 2021 Toyota Tacoma parked on sand
Trucks & SUVs

I Just Can’t Hate the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

If you’ve read any articles about the Toyota Tacoma, you’ve likely read that its road manners are lousy. You may have read that the interior is riddled with hard plastics and that it feels dated. When I received the 2021 Toyota TRD Pro as a press car I wanted to hate it. I wanted to …

A red 2020 Toyota Camry TRD next to a blue 2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T next to a red 2020 Mazda6 2.5T
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Is the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD Faster than the Mazda6 Turbo?

A TRD trim for the Camry may seem incongruous, but Toyota’s mid-size sedan makes for a decently sporty car. However, there’s another brand known for affordably-priced sporty cars: Mazda. In the Toyota Camry TRD’s case, it competes with the Mazda6, which has its own reputation as a ‘driver’s sedan.’ But which is the faster front-wheel-drive …

a red Toyota Camry TRD with black exterior detail parked near a race track
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Does the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD Have a Soul?

The Toyota Camry has always been that boring girl, Karen, in accounting that has her hair up in a bun, glasses pushed up, and a serious look on her face that means she is there for work and not play. However, the arrival of the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD is akin to the Karen that …

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Does Toyota TRD Stand for?

We’ve seen the famed Toyota TRD badging on many models. The trucks like the Toyota Sequoia, 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra all have options for TRD packages. Additionally, we now see TRD packages for the Camry and the Avalon. But what is the Toyota TRD meaning? What do these letters stand for? Toyota Racing Development TRD …

the 2021 TRD Pro lineup in lunar rock in a sandy scene
Tips, Tricks & Trends

New Toyota TRD Pro Color: Haters Love to Hate

For 2021 Toyota 4Runner, Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia TRD Pro models, the new color gets a bit of outer space inspiration. Usually, the exclusive yearly colors are anticipated. But do people actually like the 2021 TRD Pro color? For the 2020 models, we saw Army Green and the 2019 color for TRD Pro models was …

Honda Ridgeline Black Edition parked in front of the horizon
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Honda Gets Off-Road Ready with Trailsport Models

Clubs centered around overlanding and off-roading have experienced a lift in recent years. So have all the ancillary industries, such as side-by-side ATV/UTVs. Now, Honda may be looking to make a more serious attack on the offroad scene. It may join the likes of Rubicon and TRD Pro packaged vehicles. Honda to take offroad game …

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition driving through mud
Trucks & SUVs

The Toyota 4Runner’s Third Row Is Pointless But Who Cares?

The Toyota 4Runner SUV is easily one of the most appealing family SUVs on the market. The fifth-generation Toyota 4Runner comes in a wide spectrum of trims and configurations, including some pretty awesome designated off-road packages. But the third row is barely anything besides an absolute joke. Access is limited, adults don’t really fit, there …

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
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Why Are Used Toyota 4Runners Still so Expensive?

Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs have a good reputation for reliability and retaining resale value. The Toyota 4Runner is no exception. Each Toyota shares the brand name, but still each are different. What is it about the 4Runner that makes its price so expensive––even used? New and used Toyota 4Runner SUV pricing The current fifth …

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road side
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Toyota Tacoma TRD a Better Rally Truck Than the Old One?

Although the latest Toyota Tacoma is noticeably different than the first-gen truck, at its core, it’s still built with old-school utility in mind. The Tacoma TRD, in particular, is a popular off-roading choice. However, as we’ve seen, it’s not invincible. Team O’Neil tested the previous-gen Tacoma around its rally school course and found it a …

Toyota introduces the 4Runner TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show
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What Models Does Toyota Offer the TRD Package On?

Toyota’s factory racing division has been involved in automobile racing worldwide since the 1950s. Toyota Racing Development was created in 1979 as a way to transfer years of knowledge related to performance acquired from their racing research and development team to its production automobiles. TRD engineers strive to get the highest level of performance from …

2019 Toyota Avalon TRD
Cars

Is Toyota Trying to Get Rid of Its Boring Image With the Avalon TRD?

Although Toyota enjoys a reputation as a maker of solid and reliable cars, the company’s image isn’t exactly one of excitement. Especially considering some of its past highlights, like the Celica GT4. But Toyota seems to be actively looking to change that perception. The 86 sports car is getting an update, and Toyota’s TRD division …

2020 Tacoma TRD Pro off-roads through mud
Trucks & SUVs

The Tacoma TRD PRO Needs To Be On Your Off-Roading List

Do you want a reliable truck for off-roading that won’t break the bank like the Ford Raptor? Well, you’re in luck. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro incorporates everything that drivers love about the Tacoma and combined it with outstanding off-road specs.  The Tacoma TRD Pro Is Great For Off-Roading  We will begin by evaluating prices. …

2019 Toyota RAV4 driving on a winter morning
Trucks & SUVs

Is The Rav4 TRD Really An Upgrade?

As America’s most popular selling compact SUV, the Rav4 is looking to maintain it’s award-winning title into 2020 by continuing to push boundaries. Even though the 2019 model received a redesign and modern updates, Toyota is keeping the steamrolling by releasing the 2020 Rav4 TRD off-roading model. The Rav4 TRD  Off-Roading Specs  The Rav4 is …

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

Toyota TRD Pro 3-Row SUVs: Sequoia vs 4Runner

When it comes to reliable off-road SUVs, the Toyota 4Runner has a lot to offer. New or used, the body-on-frame SUV, especially in Toyota TRD Pro trim, can keep up with icons like the Jeep Wrangler and Land Cruiser. However, family trips in the 4Runner can be inconvenienced by the tiny 3rd-row—that is, if it …

2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged SEMA build
Trucks & SUVs

This Toyota Tundra Proves TRD Superchargers Need to Come Back

The Toyota Tundra is known for many things: reliability, American production, and value retention. However, performance doesn’t really make the list. Although the next-gen truck promises hybrid power and a twin-turbo V6, the current 5.7-liter V8 isn’t terribly fuel-efficient or powerful. The Tundra didn’t even make our list of full-size trucks with high payloads. There …

Cars

2020 Toyota Camry TRD Adds Performance and Handling

The closest thing to a vehicle as an appliance may be the Toyota Camry. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just something most consumers recognize. For reliable, comfortable, bang-for-your-buck transportation, the Camry has long been hard to beat. But would consumers actually want a sportier Camry TRD? A Performance Camry? For years, there was no …