Toyota is expanding the all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma lineup by introducing a new Trailhunter grade. This immediately posses a question – how does this new off-road Tacoma model fit into the lineup and how does it compare to the TRD Pro. Let’s dig in.
Think of the Tacoma Trailhunter as a competitor to the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison and the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. The new Tacoma TRD Pro is more aligned to compete against the Ford Ranger Raptor and the Jeep Gladiator Mojave. The TRD Pro is more focused on fast off-road driving, while the Trailhunter is more for slower crawling, longer off-road journeys, and camping/overlanding.
Still, it’s not very easy to define the exact competitors for each. GM is taking their all-new Chevy Colorado Bison and GMC Canyon AT4X AEV trucks further up the off-road capability ladder with steel bumpers, built-in winches, and 35-inch all-terrain tires. On the other hand, Ford is turning up the heat with a very powerful 2024 twin-turbo V6 Ranger Raptor that is meant for fast desert running.
Here is a more detailed look at some of the specs we know so far.
|2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro||2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter|
|Cabs||Crew Cab w/ Short Bed only||Crew Cab w/ Short or Long bed|
|Engines||Hybrid Only||Hybrid Only|
|Power||326 hp||326 hp|
|Torque||465 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm||465 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm|
|Transmissions||8-speed Auto Only||8-speed Auto Only|
|Exhaust||Twin pipe on driver’s side||Central dump in front of the rear axle|
|Ground Clearance||9.5 in (11-in running clearance)||(a little less due to skid plates)|
|Approach Ang.||33.8 deg||About the Same|
|Departure Ang.||25.7 deg||About the Same|
|Breakover Ang.||23.5 deg||A Bit Worse (Worse w/ Long Wheelbase)|
|Dampers||FOX 2.5 QS3||Old Man Emu|
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