We’ve covered many of the new Toyota Racing Development trim levels for the 2018 model year, but there are still some that are continuing on from previous iterations that have been overlooked. We thought we’d take a closer look at one of these models today, by giving you the rundown on some of the upgrades & enhancements found in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.
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The TRD Pro version of the 4Runner is available in Cavalry Blue, Alpine White or Midnight Black as far as exterior colors are concerned. A heritage-inspired “Toyota” front grille greets pedestrians from the front, accompanied by a hood scoop, black accents on the roof rails and bumpers and plenty of TRD Pro Badging. On the inside, design enhancements include a TRD shift knob and TRD Pro leather seats with red contrast stitching.
While the specifications might not change much, there are plenty of features added to enhance off-road performance regardless. 17” matte black alloy wheels might be more of a design feature, but the 31.5” all-terrain tires that are wrapped around them certainly help navigate the less-traveled “roads.” Bilstein shock absorbers, TRD remote reservoir suspension, TRD-tuned front coil and rear leaf springs and an aluminum front skid plate (of course stamped with the TRD logo) all add to this. Additionally, the 4-wheel crawl control and multi-terrain select options will enhance things even further.
As far as safety is concerned, the TRD Pro will obviously offer most of the safety features found in the traditional 4Runner. In addition, though, the TRD Pro adds plenty of safety features necessary for an off-road vehicle. These include things like a locking rear differential, an automatic disconnecting differential and a multi-terrain anti-lock braking system.
As far as cabin technology is concerned, there is a power rear sliding window, an integrated garage door opener and the new Optitron gauge cluster that gives your instrument panel a 3-dimensional feel.
Be sure to get in touch with us if you find the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro appealing, and we’ll see if we can’t get you behind the wheel of one right away.