The 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD PreRunner would be the coolest new truck of the bunch revealed final night time. We’ve got the total lowdown on new Tacos for you right here, however wished to particularly name out the TRD PreRunner for its significantly engaging bundle.
The PreRunner title isn’t new for Toyota vans, however it’s been discontinued since 2015, and we’re glad to see it again within the combine.
For individuals who yearn for the fundamental two-door, two-seat pickups of our previous, Toyota has you lined, as all extended-cab 2024 Tacomas undertake this format. The PreRunner is completely provided within the prolonged cab fashion, so it will likely be a two-door, two-seat, six-foot-bed affair. Toyota removed the bench it provided earlier than, as a substitute opting to make use of that house behind the entrance seats for storage.
As you’d count on from the TRD PreRunner title, this pickup is about off-roading enjoyable at velocity, however not essentially heavy rock crawling the place four-wheel drive is a vital function. Sure, that PreRunner is rear-wheel-drive-only. It places its energy right down to these rear wheels by means of an electronically locking rear differential. Toyota additionally says it will get a lifted entrance suspension, 17-inch TRD wheels and chunky BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. After all, it seems to be the enterprise, too, with a hood scoop, color-keyed overfenders, “PreRunner” stickers and black exterior badging. Mix all of this with the stubby two-door cab, and you’ve got your self one of many coolest-looking Tacomas on the market. Simply take away that huge air dam that ruins the front-end look and floor clearance.
As a substitute of the coil-sprung rear suspension of another TRD fashions, the PreRunner makes do with leaf springs. It’s additionally one of the crucial helpful variations of the truck in the case of towing, as Toyota says it’s good for the truck’s 6,500-pound most towing capability. We want lets say it was additionally out there with a handbook transmission, however it’s sadly solely paired with the eight-speed computerized. That mentioned, you get the higher-output model of the two.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder at 278 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque.
Pricing isn’t out for the TRD PreRunner or any Tacoma grade but, however we suspect this model may even work out to be a little bit of a discount versus different off-road Tacoma grades resulting from its primary set of kit and two-door format.