2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro – Denver Auto Show Closeup

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We got the chance to see the new 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro up close at the 2014 Denver Auto Show. One thing is for sure, these vehicles are getting a lot of attention.

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO - Denver Auto Show Closeup

The TRD Pro Tundra on display at the 2014 Denver Auto Show.

While at the Denver Auto Show, we spoke with several journalists and Toyota representatives about the TRD Pro series. Naturally, the “car” focused journalists could care less, the “truck” journalists know these new packages are a big deal for Toyota. Also, the Toyota representatives we saw and spoke with spent a lot of their time around the three TRD Pro vehicles (Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner). They said there has been a lot of interest around these products at different shows.

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO - Denver Auto Show Closeup

Side profile of the TRD Pro.

We spent a lot of time talking with Toyota Product Specialist Randy Hunt at the show. He was a big help and even let us video him talking about the TRD Pro Tundra.

Here is the video overview:

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Toyota’s Randy Hunt was presenting the new Highlander at the Denver Auto Show (more on that later this week including a review), yet we couldn’t help thinking people seemed more interested in the TRD PRO packages. We saw another video crew from TFLtruck.com there doing their own TRD Pro video. Nobody did a lot with the Highlander – too bad really.

We do have a side note about the oil filter access panel. It seems to us that we are making a big deal about this, while others aren’t. This surprising considering the functionality of the access panel. In truth, we had to show some Toyota specialists that it existed. Not so surprising since they have a lot of different products to talk about. Maybe we are making a mountain out of a mole hill, but we would like to see that panel added to the entire product lineup.

Here are the rest of our photos from the TRD Pro Tundra. If you didn’t catch our 2014 Denver Auto Show wrap-up, check it out here.

What do you think? What feature/s stand out for you?

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  1. Mickey says:

    Tim is that rust bolts on the skid plate? A little early for that to happen.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      Yep that is rust. My understanding is that automakers switched the type of chemical they were allowed to use to stop rust. Now, the new chemical doesn’t protect as well nor do they even spray the underbody so much.

      I can’t remember specifics. When I get back from NYC, I’ll see what I can dig it.


      • LJC says:

        The majority of Toyota’s quality problems aren’t with the robots, it’s the dumb a** decisions to go with low quality parts. After all the problems they had with rust, they allow something like this? That truck won’t last three years in a salt belt state.

        • Tim Esterdahl says:


          I really can’t remember what the reasoning was about the rust. I don’t think it has to do with low quality parts – although the AIP issue would seem to indicate otherwise. If I run into an engineer today at the NYC show, I’ll be sure to ask.


  2. Aaron says:

    Tim was pretty proud of that access panel. I have a photo of him pointing at it with a big grin on his face. lol

  3. GoBig says:

    I like the rims on Tacoma better than the ones on the Tundra.

    I also wish they offered more colors. The pallet is getting old at Toyota. They seem to drop the nicest colors. (Loved the green)

    I guess we will see what makes it in to production.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      That is a great point. I wonder why there is only three colors. Probably helps them with product planning: i.e.; 50 red, 50 white, 50 black.


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  5. LJC says:

    Are any of the TRD Pro components backward compatible with the 2nd Tundra?

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      I would think most would be. I’m sure you can buy the wheels, shocks and interior items separately once parts become available. From what I could tell, it is the same exact truck with modifications.

      Now, the stamping on the side bed profile, you couldn’t just buy obviously. You would have to be the entire bed.

      What parts are you eyeing?


      • JCY says:

        I like to know about the skid plate with the oil filter access panel, if that skid plate will fit or be interchangeable with the 2007-2014 Toyota Tundras?

        • Tim Esterdahl says:


          Hmm… That is a good question. My guess is yes since the underside of the Tundra isn’t changed.


  6. Mc says:

    Buying a white one for sure!

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  9. Chris says:

    Can you please try to find out when we’ll see the Tundra TRD supercharger for 2014-current? There’s adequate interest to support it’s availability, but the problem is there’s not a flash available. Thanks- Chris

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