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The 2022 Toyota Tundra is one of the most exciting new pickup trucks because of the nameplate’s history. The Tundra disappointed many fans for years, but Toyota has finally delivered a much-needed redesign. Toyota is offering the Tundra in several different trims and new powertrain options. Is the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro a real off-road pickup truck?

Off-roading runs in the family for the 2022 Toyota Tundra

A black and a blue Toyota Tundra are driving side by side.
Two Toyota Tundras driving side by side | Toyota

Off-roading has become a popular pastime in America over the years. Plenty of consumers search for vehicles with lots of ground clearance and suspensions that are equipped for treacherous terrain. Automakers have observed the growing demand for vehicles capable of enduring off-road travel and have created new nameplates to meet the demand.

The Toyota Tacoma is a capable off-roader, and its value has skyrocketed during the global pandemic thanks to the semiconductor chip shortage. Some drivers modify Tacomas with lift kits and all-terrain tires for even greater thrills. Now, the Tacoma comes in different trim levels that offer more off-roading prowess. Can the Tundra bring the same off-road joy to consumers as its sibling?

Watch the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro take the road less traveled

The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is the latest Tundra off-road trim. In the video above, the pickup drives through a shallow body of water. It also does some mild climbing and drives downhill on rocky terrain as well.

The Tundra TRD Pro proves that it can climb steep inclines well and has little trouble with rocks. It’s able to drive over stumps and dirt mounds without getting stuck. The truck gracefully conquered logs obstructing its path as well. The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is ready for the toughest trails, and it is designed to take on gnarly natural obstacles.

What does the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro feature?

An orange 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is driving in the sand.
The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax is driving in the sand | Toyota

The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro comes with an aluminum front skid plate. It also includes front coil springs and a stabilizer bar. According to Road Show by CNET, the pickup comes standard with the 2022 Tundra’s most powerful engine option, which happens to be its hybrid option. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain makes a massive 437 horsepower. That’s more than enough power to overcome most tricky terrain challenges.

The truck features 18-inch TRD Pro matte-black forged aluminum BBS wheels. It also includes a TRD Pro LED light bar, TRD Pro LED market lights and heated power auto-dimming outside mirrors. The Tundra comes with TRD Pro dual black exhaust tips.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro isn’t just another off-road nameplate to fulfill the sudden demand. This truck is a real off-roader, and it is ready to rock. Is the Tundra TRD Pro the gnarliest off-road truck of its size?


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