Buying A Toyota Truck? Understanding The Differences In The Tacoma TRD Grades

12 September 2017
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If you have been looking at Toyota trucks for sale, you have a choice between the Tundra and the Tacoma. However, there is more to it than just deciding between those two, each model has different grades too. The Tacoma, for example comes in the SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-road, and the Limited. To help you decide, here is some information on how the TRD grades differ from each other.

Features of Both

Some of the dame features are included in both grades. You will have a storage compartment in the bed and the tailgate can be either locked or removed. The dashboard can give you the outside temperature, fuel usage to include mileage, and a trip meter to let you know how far you have gone on each outing. You will also enjoy having an in-dash navigational screen so you won't ever get lost. In addition, they have push button ignition with a Smart key system. Both grades enjoy 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. As an added bonus, they are rated as low emission vehicles so they are one of the more environmentally friendly trucks you can buy.

TRD Sport

The Sport grade can have a manual or automatic transmission, and you can choose to have a double cab or Access cab. You may also choose between a short or long bed. There are eight trim options and it comes with 17-inch wheels. The suspension was designed and rated for sport use. In addition, if you go with just the standard features, this grade is a bit less expensive.

TRD Off-road

The Off-road grade has five trim options and comes with a manual transmission. It has an Access cab but you can choose between a long or short truck bed. It comes with chrome rear bumpers and black overfenders. While the wheels are only 16 inches, this grade comes with Kelvar reinforced tires.

While the differences might seem minor, if you have the need to be going off-road you would do better with that grade. If you are trying to decide for normal driving situations, you should go to a dealer that has Toyota trucks for sale and test drive each model to see how they handle differently. Once you decide between models, it will be time to pick out the different options you want to make your truck just what you want and need it to be.