2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro vs the New Tacoma Trailhunter – Which One Would You Buy?

Here is how they differ.

2024 toyota tacoma trd pro trailhunter

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 Pro2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter
CabsCrew Cab w/ Short Bed onlyCrew Cab w/ Short or Long bed
Track Width(Same)(Same)
EnginesHybrid OnlyHybrid Only
Power326 hp326 hp
Torque465 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm465 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm
Transmissions8-speed Auto Only8-speed Auto Only
ExhaustTwin pipe on driver’s sideCentral dump in front of the rear axle
Ground Clearance9.5 in (11-in running clearance)(a little less due to skid plates)
Max Payloadn/an/a
Max Towingn/an/a
Curb Weightn/an/a
Turning Circlen/an/a
Approach Ang.33.8 degAbout the Same
Departure Ang.25.7 degAbout the Same
Breakover Ang.23.5 degA Bit Worse (Worse w/ Long Wheelbase)
DampersFOX 2.5 QS3 Old Man Emu

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