Toyota Tundra TRD Pro vs. Ram, Chevy, and Ford’s off-Road Trucks

The Toyota Tundra was redesigned for 2022 and it comes in seven versions, from the base SR to the luxury Capstone edition and the special Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. Like other truck manufacturers, Toyota knew it had to make a hyper-capable off-road version, so it turned to its TRD arm to up-fit the truck with new shocks, trim, and other off-road specific goodies. But the resulting truck isn’t cheap, starting at $67,505. So, how does it compare to the off-road specials the Ram Rebel, the Ford Tremor, and Chevy Silverado ZR2?

What is the TRD Pro package on a Toyota Tundra?

Orange 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in the woods is a capable, but expensive, off-road truck.
2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro | Toyota

The Tundra TRD Pro comes standard with the i-FORCE MAX twin-turbo hybrid engine that makes 437 horsepower. It is distinguishable from other Toyota Tundra trucks by the TRD Pro decals and stamped logos, but also by its lifted suspension that gets special FOX brand internal bypass shocks that give the truck prodigious off-road ability. It also gets Toyota’s Multi-Terrain Select system with magical Crawl Control that unsticks the truck from deep stand, as well as several skid plates.

How does the Toyota TRD Tundra Pro compare to the Tundra 1794 or Capstone

Compared to other premium trucks in the Toyota line, the TRD Pro certainly makes a good case for itself. The 1794 is $58,390 and the top-of-the-line Capstone at $74,230 are the closest Toyota competitors. Compared to those trucks, it seems to offer more off-road goodies, including the Multi-Terrain Monitor. It ditches the leather seats and instead brings the easy-clean SofTex trimmed seats and aluminum sport pedals. On the outside, it gets 18-inch BBS wheels, aluminum skid plates, and a few more doodads. The Capstone gets the hybrid motor, while the 1794 doesn’t.

It doesn’t have a couple of niceties that the other have, like the heated and ventilated rear sets, or the rain-sensing windshield wipers. Everything else is pretty much the same.

What is special about the Ford F-150 Tremor?

Gray 2022 Ford F-150 Tremor on a hill of rocks
2022 Ford F-150 Tremor | Ford

The TRD Pro seems to split the difference between the purpose-built Raptor at $72,000 and the Ford F-150 Tremor. Buyers will likely cross-shop it with Ford’s Tremor that starts at about $54,000, a difference of $14,000. The Tremor is a great off-road performer that comes standard with 33-inch tires, different control arms and new monotube shocks at the front and rear, and the 3.5-liter EcoBoos V6 that makes 400 horsepower. The TRD Pro’s shocks are certainly more capable, but the Tremor is no joke off-road.

The Raptor at $72,000 is a purpose-built off-roader, too. It, too, has a powerful turbo (but not hybrid) engine and fancy shocks that let it bound through desert whoops with abandon.

Ram Rebel can be optioned to compete

2021 Ram Rebel in red by a lake
Ram 1500 Rebel | Ram

The Ram 1500 Rebel is Ram’s competitor. It starts at about $51,000, but that’s for the 4×2 version with the standard V6. To get similar power and four-wheel drive, you’ll need to ad the $2,795 Hemi engine and add the 4×4 package for $3,500. To get many of the options that the Pro offers standard, like heated seats, you’ll also need to add the Rebel Level 1 Equipment Group, which is $2,245, and the $1,800 suspension package. But, once optioned, the Ram is a great off-road truck that packs a lot of styling and good looks.

The TRX is hyper-capable, and hyper-quick, but it’s a lot more expensive, at almost $79,000.

What is the Chevy ZR2 package?

2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 is great for towing
2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 | Chevrolet

The Closest Chevy, and possibly the closest truck competitor to the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, is the Silverado ZR2 version with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. The Silverado is about $2,000 more than the TRD Pro, at about $70,000. But it comes with Multimatic shocks, which are similar to the Toyotas, as well as two-speed transfer case, 33-inch wheels, and several other off-road goodies. The Chevy does have a slightly-larger screen and funky LED headlights, but it packs a lot of the same utility, power, and comfort of the Toyota.

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