What is TRD?
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to Toyota models and trim levels offered at Lancaster Toyota. Thanks to all the different qualities and features, there is a perfect Toyota fit for any lifestyle, from the frugal highway commuter to the off-roading weekend adventurer. That’s where TRD comes in.
After browsing some Toyota trucks and SUVs, you may have noticed that some have a badge or decal depicting the acronym TRD. What does it mean? This article will fill you in on all there is to know about Toyota TRD.
What does TRD stand for?
TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development, which is the branch of Toyota that supports our competitive racing interests worldwide. However, it also has a performance tuning division that produces products and accessories that improve the performance of Toyota street cars.
When it comes to the TRD badge on trucks and SUVs, it’s mostly about the off-roading capabilities. The most important difference is in the suspension, but TRD influences other areas like exhaust, brakes, styling, and more, depending on the model and grade.
There are 3 TRD grades that encompass different features and capacities for off-roading. Not every model with TRD offers each grade, for example the Sequoia only offers a TRD Sport trim. The Tacoma is the only model that offers all 3 TRD grades.
TRD Pro Series: True icons of the off-road
The models that have an available TRD Pro Series trim are 4Runners, Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab, and Tacoma Access Cab and Double Cab.
Each model may have slightly different features included in the package, but every 4WD TRD Pro Series vehicle includes:
- Bilstein high performance off-road shocks
- TRD-tuned front springs
- Heritage-inspired “Toyota” front grille
- TRD graphic floor mats and shift knobs
- Black alloy wheels
Other available TRD Pro Series accessories include TRD Pro front skid plates, performance exhaust system, air filters, performance air intake system, and more. Call or come into your local Toyota dealer to learn more.
Have more questions about TRD options and accessories? Ready to schedule a test drive? Contact our staff at Lancaster Toyota or visit us at 5270 Manheim Pike, East Petersburg, PA 17520. We hope this article was helpful!