2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO Arrives

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True story: when Toyota first unveiled the Quicksand color on the Tacoma I was less than impressed. Now that I get to see it outside, against a natural back drop, well. I’ve changed my opinion.


The great part of being where I am at is this is the 3rd time I’ve reviewed this generation of the Tundra. This means, I get to go in more in-depth than just the generic reviews. It is pretty snowy here, but should warm up by the weekend which means plenty of mud. Rest assured I’ll get it dirty.

Besides seeing it muddy, what else interests you on this truck?

For reference, the 2016 model comes with the larger 38 gallon gas tank (26.4 before), a standard integrated Trailer Brake Control (near the steering wheel, below the ignition key) and an upgraded Entune Multimedia units with the premium audio system. “The premium multimedia units offer 85 percent faster functionality thanks to new dual core processors, and iPhone® users can now charge their phone using the USB port while using the Entune App Suite at the same time. The App Suite adds Slacker Radio and replaces Bing with Destination Search,” according to Toyota. I’ll be playing around with that.

Here is the Monroney.

Fire away with your questions below.

Filed Under: TundraHeadquarters.com


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  1. Chris says:

    The stereo on my 2014 SR5 SUCKED! Hopefully by “upgraded” they mean better sound, more power and better speakers. It was one of the factors in my decision to sell it. (flame suit on).

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      I’m no audio file. But, I’ll be sure to CRANK IT UP!


      • Breathing borla says:


        When you rolling into chi-town here?

        • Tim Esterdahl says:

          I land at like 2 or 3 and then get picked up to go to the hotel. These events are so jam packed it is kind of ridiculous.

          My schedule:

          – Land Wednesday afternoon
          – Quick stop at Nissan party
          – Dinner with Toyota
          – Breakfast with local press association
          – Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference
          – Lunch with contacts
          – Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference, Press Conference
          – Dinner with Toyota or another OEM
          – Sweet Home Chicago party until 10-11
          – Breakfast at hotel
          – Cram in work for a few hours
          – Get picked up to fly home
          – Land at 3, drive 4 hours home and hopefully make it for a late dinner

          Sleep is overrated I guess. LOL.


    • Gerry says:

      The radios are fine I sought a radio is why someone would sell there Tundra

      • Chris says:

        Huh? In English please? It wasn’t the sole reason I sold my Tundra but it was more of a consideration than a factor. I’ve had rental Malibus with better stereos.

  2. TRDSmokedU says:

    Man that’s a good looking truck. I hope Toyota updates this truck mechanically. I think Toyota could do some damage to the market if they would invest in trucks.

  3. GoBig says:

    I always wondered why there doesn’t appear to be a power heated seat in the Pro.

    And, on another note, the Chicago Auto Show webpage doesn’t indicated anything new from Toyota. Is that to be trusted? Can Toyota still surprise people and unveil something new?

    • hemi lol says:

      there is a scheduled news conference with Toyota on Feb. 11th 230pm eastern…….. theres something they are going to talk about but nobody knows what. If you follow Livestream you can get the updates as they come in.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      Like Hemi said, the webpage will only show press conference times. There is a Livestream if you want to watch the press conference. Look for the short brown haired guy. That would be me. 🙂


  4. Breathing borla says:

    Hey fellas,

    Looks like we will be disappointed again, according to this the reveal will be a Tacoma special addition, nothing with the tundra once again.

    enjoy your sliding sales Toyota



    you hearing anything else or just a BS tacoma trim like above. Looks like the GMC SLT 6.2 8 speed may be in my future, bummer..

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      Yes, I am aware of what it is. And no, I’m not saying. LOL.


    • GoBig says:

      BB, I couldn’t read the linked article, because it was for subscribers only. I guess I will have to wait a few days. The teaser pic that Toyota released looks like it could be a Tacoma Pro to me. I guess I will find out on Thursday.

      • Breathing borla says:

        Go Big,

        Here is what is said

        Toyota will show a new model or trim package of the Tacoma midsize pickup”

        so all of us that were thinking the tundra would finally get some updates get the shaft.

    • DJ says:

      Couldn’t agree more, soooooo disappointing!

      Never thought I would do it but I may not own a Toyota 4×4 for my next vehicle.

      May have to test drive that 6.2L GMC as well…

  5. TRDSmokedU says:

    Although there may not be a new tundra, Toyota may use that time to discuss a future model.

    • Breathing borla says:

      toyota never discusses future models, they do this, a tight lipped reveal.

      that’s why you can bank on a new TRD Pro tacoma and 0 for the tundra

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