The new 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition Adds a Suspension Lift and New All-Terrain Tires to the Equation

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Way more than a paint job, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition 4X4 is lifted, has a rear locker and a ton of cool kit for the dough.

Many were expecting the 2022 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Trail Edition update to be a combination of paint options and badges. That’s not the case for this latest iteration of this relatively affordable Toyota truck. First of all, you are getting this package based on the entry-level SR5 Tacoma 4×4 Double Cab. That’s the only way it comes, but it is based on one of Tacoma’s best-selling trims.

One of the biggest surprises was Toyota’s choice to allow this value-minded package to borrow from the Off-Road and TRD Pro Tacos. The Tacoma Trail Edition gets up-fitted with a standard locking rear differential. It also borrows skid plates and the grille from the TRD Pro (with some bronze augmentation). It appears that the Trail Edition will continue to slot somewhere between the SR5 and TRD Off-Road in terms of equipment.

With the SR5 as a starting point, the Trail Edition gets a factory 1.1-inch front and 0.5-inch rear suspension lift. The front gets that bump with taller coil springs and the rear gets a spacer. The front air dam found on the standard SR5 is deleted, thus further helping the approach angle. With this setup, the approach angle improves to 34 degrees, the departure angle improves to 23.6 degrees and the breakover angle improves to 26.4 degrees.

From there, Toyota added bronze-finished, 16-inch wheels. Bonus! Those wheels offer a 0.5-inch wider track width both front and rear. Those wheels are wrapped in “new” Goodyear all-terrain tires. This whole combination brings the SR5 Tacoma nearly to the same level as the TRD Off-Road, and that’s before the additional toys.

Lots of goodies and colors for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition 4X4

Lockable bed storage allows gear to be safely stored and the driver’s side storage includes insulation and can double as a cooler. The Trail Edition is also equipped with a 120V power outlet in the bed.

“Tacoma Trail Edition offers distinctive styling to set it apart from the lineup. Four exterior color choices are available, headlined by the new Trail Edition option Lunar Rock, but there are also returning colors: Army Green, Midnight Black Metallic, and Super White in the mix. Regardless of paint choice, black exterior badging accents the truck, a new Trail Edition badge is fitted on the rear tailgate, and the rear bumpers are now color-keyed to match the exterior paint color.”

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Pricing has not yet been announced on the package. The current Trail Edition package goes from $1,775 to $4,055 – depending on the accessories added to the package. We should see this package available in dealerships soon.

Now, if Toyota would only consider to supercharge their Tacomas like this guy…

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