Build for work and play, the 2016 Toyota Tundra steps things up with the TRD Pro package.

By Amee Reehal

Toyota’s full-size Tundra pickup is gaining ground on domestic competitors including the popular Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado. With aggressive styling, impressive 9,800 pounds of towing capacity and a cozy cabin, it’s easy to see why. Available in either a 4.6L or 5.7L engine, in Regular, Double cab, and Crewmax models, the 2016 Toyota Tundra truly is built for work or play. But it’s the TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Pro option that will take play to the next level. 

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Tundra TRD Pro Upgrade

Price

The 2016 Tundra seen here starts at $42,495 CAD MSRP with the 5.7L powerplant, SR5 4×4, Crewmax body. Add the $14,480 TRD Pro package and we’re sitting at $56,975 before taxes/fees. That’s a hefty price for an add-on – but really, that’s all you really need if you’re planning to elevate your truck game. 

TRD Pro features

The Tundra TRD Pro adds a tuned dual exhaust that gives the 5.7-liter V8 an extraordinarily loud, intimidating bark to match the 400 lb.-ft of torque. Add TRD-tuned suspension, with tuned front springs and remote-reservoir TRD Pro Bilstein front and rear shocks, plus, headlights with black sport bezels, a TRD Pro-stamped truck bed and a 1/4-in. aluminum skid plate to round things out. Exclusive to Tundra TRD Pro are black-bezel headlights, an oversize “TOYOTA” grille, black badging and a unique TRD Pro bed stamp, all rolling on 18-in. black alloy TRD wheels wrapped in 32-in. Michelin LTX AT2 tires. 

Inside, the Tundra TRD Pro finds front bucket seats with black leather-trimmed and red stitching and accents as well as embroidered TRD Pro badges. Unique TRD Pro carpet floor mats and a leather-accented TRD Pro shift knob also feature the TRD logo. Also included are standard Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, and a roll-down rear window on Crewmax models. 

For driving and handling dynamics, up front the Tundra finds TRD-tuned springs matched to oversize 2.5-in. remote-reservoir Bilstein shocks for a 2-in. lift; in the rear, similarly massive Bilstein shocks to the TRD off-road leaf spring.