Experts Voted the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Best Mid-Size Truck of Texas

October 28th, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Tacoma TrioThere are few places where drivers are more serious about trucks than Texas, and it gives us pride to announce that the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was voted as the Mid-Size Truck of Texas. For Westminster and Orange drivers seeking that powerful and capable new pickup, the Texas Auto Writers Association named the off-road friendly trim of the 2017 Tacoma as a top option.

Determining the Top Pickup

The Texas Auto Writers Association spent two days determining the worth of each competing truck, and they did more than just look them over and read their specs. These critics took the competing trucks — over 80 of them — for extensive on- and off-road testing at Longhorn River Ranch. When they finished, only the best of the winners were left standing.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was given a unique chance to shine at the Texas Truck Rodeo. This is one of the few events where auto critics can drive competing trucks back-to-back and see exactly how they fare over similar terrain and with similar demands. And we think that’s why the Tacoma came out the leader among mid-size trucks: it offers something unquantifiable that gives it an edge in performance and handling.

What made the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro an easy choice for reviewers? Get a look at its highlights and see for yourself:

  • 16-inch TRD Black Alloy wheels with Kevlar-reinforced tires help with off-road navigation.
  • A 278-hp Atkinson Cycle V6 engine balances power and efficiency.
  • The TRD Pro grade features multi-terrain select, crawl control, hill start assist, a locking rear differential, and active traction control to keep you in command off-road.

The chief engineer on the Tacoma, Mike Sweers, spoke about what their goals were in building the new pickup, saying, “The recognition as Mid-size Pickup Truck of Texas confirms our vision of producing a truck that can tackle any off-road challenge. Toyota’s commitment to the new Tacoma TRD Pro was focused on meeting the needs of adventure-seekers where roads fear to tread, and we have proven that today.”

Test Drive the Tacoma

If you want to see what makes the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro the Mid-SIze Truck of Texas, you’re not alone. Westminster and Orange, CA drivers can stop by Toyota Place in Garden Grove for a test drive. Contact us today to schedule some time in the driver’s seat.

Posted in 2017 Models, Tacoma