2022 Toyota Tacoma-Diesel
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2022 Toyota Tacoma Diesel: What We Know So Far- Changes & Prices

According to Japanese car manufacturing company Toyota, their website has not yet announced the release date of their new Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck model with the diesel engine. However, they have disclosed the price and specifications of their upcoming Turbodiesel all-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle and will be available in the USA and Mexico at the moment.

Read on to know more about Toyota’s new diesel-run Tacoma pick-up truck, which brings with it new looks, amenities, more power, and better fuel efficiency. Here we are discussing the prices & specifications of the 2022 Toyota Tacoma diesel.

What will the 2022 Toyota Tacoma look like?

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Toyota’s first and second-generation pick-up trucks since the mid-90s and until recently have received a lot of positive views and recognition in the category of mid-sized pickups, particularly in the USA and South America. And now, the Japan-based auto-mobile manufacturing company is preparing to unveil its newest model, which will run on diesel fuel instead of petrol (gasoline). Many will appreciate this move as diesel fuel is seen to offer more longevity than engines fuelled by gasoline.

In one of our previous blog posts, we covered the difference between diesel and petrol engines, which you can read here.

In the following, we are going to share with you insight into the Toyota Tacoma diesel variant’s features, specifications, capability, mileage, and price.

2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Features

Here are the detailed features and specifications of the new diesel variant 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro compact off-road pick-up truck.

Multi-Information Display

The new Toyota Tacoma off-road model is equipped with a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display (MID) display system. It can also be customized to show various information, such as your Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) features, current mileage (in mpg), inclinometer (an instrument required to measure or survey the angle of magnetic elevation), and available Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) settings.

Smart Key System With Push Button Start

Toyota’s new Tacoma diesel model 4WD vehicle offers the Smart Key System that lets you easily lock and unlock both the driver and front-passenger side doors and start the engine, as well. You can do this all while the Smart Key fob is tucked safely in your pocket or bag thus, avoiding the problem of having to fumble with your car keys.

Suspension Lift

The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro brings even more action to your driving experience by offering a much taller suspension. This 1.5-inch front suspension lift and a 0.5-inch rear suspension lift help pass through rocky terrains without a hitch. And for added stability, the machine-forged upper control arms will give you the confidence to take on the rough bumps that come in your way.

TRD Pro Skid Plate

A unique TRD Pro skid plate is offered as a standard feature on the Tacoma TRD Pro diesel variant. This skid plate is constructed from 1/4-inch thick aluminum, which will let you go beyond where the pavement ends. This piece of armor can help in protecting the crucial mechanical components that are located underneath the vehicle’s front end area.

Aggressive Front Fascia

When you got it, flaunt it. There is an exclusive feature added to the Tacoma TRD Pro. It is a set of LED headlight housings that has the TRD Pro logo light-up integrated, and which you can also flaunt in style. Also, with its iconic heritage grille, this off-road pick-up compact truck might remind many people why Toyota is still considered the king in the off-road auto-mobile category.

TRD-Tuned FOX® Internal Bypass Shocks

The set of Internal Bypass shocks from TRD-Tuned FOX gives the Tacoma diesel model pick-up the ultimate ability both in terms of performance and control. These shocks feature 2.5-inch aluminum housings, having hardened, oversize shock shafts, and remote reservoirs in the rear. These Internal Bypass shocks are designed through hard-core engineering to help provide more ground clearance, more travel distance, maximum damping, and fade-free performance. In other words, this set of suspensions helps smooth out even the rough stuff quite easily.

Set of 16-Inch TRD Pro Wheels

The new Toyota Tacoma model comes with a set of 16-inch TRD Pro black alloy wheels. These alloy wheels are constructed with flow-formed aluminum alloy to help provide an ideal balance of pushing more strength and also saving weight at the same time. In addition to this, each of these alloy wheels comes wrapped in Goodyear®. The Goodyear tires are all-terrain tires that are made for optimal traction in on- as well as off-road driving.

Rigid Industries® LED Fog Lights

The 2022 diesel model Tacoma TRD Pro pick-up truck has LED fog lights by Rigid Industries. These LED fog lights are pretty intense and are packed with a lot of brightness into a compact package. Its aluminum housings also feature the Rigid Industries® logo, and their rugged construction helps ensure that these lights can easily endure even the more harsh environments. Even the LED fog light’s beam pattern help ensure that you have light when and where you need it.

Panoramic View Monitor

The new Tacoma TRD Pro model comes with a Panoramic View Monitor (PVM). It uses cameras on the front, sides, and rear of the truck to give you a 360-degree panoramic view of what’s going on outside, while just sitting inside your compact off-road truck. This feature can come very handy, especially when you’re camping in the wild, and you can get into and out of that campsite with ease.

Multimedia, Maps, and More

Tacoma’s new diesel variant off-road truck offers a versatile audio multimedia system. It includes functions, such as Apple CarPlay compatibility that lets you connect to Apple Music, Maps, Messages, and even your other favorite apps from your iPhone. There’s also Android Auto that lets you plug in your Android smartphone and easily access all your favorite music collections and apps.

In addition to this, the multimedia system lets you connect to Amazon Alexa almost anywhere the road takes you. Even you can ask Alexa to play music, get news, check the weather, control smart home devices & many more with a smartphone connection.

Aside from this, you can also purchase their premium SiriusXM entertainment system. With the Platinum Plan, you get 350+ channels, including 165+ channels in your car, to enjoy ad-free music, plus sports, news, talk, comedy, the best collection of podcasts, Xtra channels of music, personalized Pandora stations, SiriusXM video, and more.

Capability and Performance Overview

Let’s also check out how Toyota’s upcoming Tacoma TRD Pro diesel variant pick-up meets its performance and capability.

Tacoma Trail Special Edition

This edition is geared to provide the perfect blend of utility & convenience. It is equipped with an air dam ORP skid plate and suspensions with a height of 1.1-inch on the front lift and 0.5-inch on the rear lift. This Tacoma TRD Pro helps to clear rocky terrain without a hitch. And the standard electronically locking rear differential helps to get you through rough patches on and off the trail.

3.5-Litre V6 Direct-Injection Engine

Toyota’s new Tacoma pick-up model now comes with the Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct injection. It is the perfect blend of efficiency and power, which gives you more of everything you will want. It can produce up to 159 horsepower with its 4-cylinder engine.

Available 6-Speed Transmission

Tacoma off-road offers a 6-speed manual transmission on its certain models. This transmission system helps you put control firmly in your hands, and if rowing through the gears is more your style.

Electronically Locking Rear Differential

The new Tacoma TRD off-road model provides a standard electronically controlled locking rear differential which distributes engine power evenly to both rear wheels. This helps them move at the same speed thus, providing more grip in low-traction conditions.

Crawl Control

The crawl control of the Tacoma TRD helps in conquering the off-road adventure when the trail becomes challenging. It automatically modulates throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings. Thus in this way, you can keep your focus on navigating across difficult terrain with ease.

Bilstein Shocks

The availability of Bilstein shocks in Tacoma pick-up help in keeping their cool under pressure while delivering consistent performance when the going gets further rough. Available as a standard on the TRD Off-Road model, these shocks also help in soaking up the impacts of the trail. And it is good for high-performance components and valving tuned specifically for off-road driving.

Multi-Terrain Select

Multi-Terrain Select is one of the features of Tacoma TRD Off-Road. It offers five modes to choose from. This MTS system can help regulate wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and traction control. Furthermore, when this system is combined with a set of standard Goodyear Wrangler tires and with tough Kevlar construction, it helps improve traction dramatically.

Multi-Terrain Monitor

There is also the Multi-Terrain Monitor (MTM) system provided in Toyota’s Tacoma off-road model. This feature lets you check your immediate surroundings for potential obstacles with just a press of a button. By pressing the button, it will display the outside surrounding with the help of its front, rear, and side camera views. You can see this on the 8-inch navigation screen.

Hill Start Assist Control

Tacoma introduces the Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) feature in its off-road model. This feature helps you safely get up the hills. It uses a technology that can help minimize the risk of the vehicle from rolling backward when you take your foot off the brake to the acceleration pedal. Thus, with this assisting feature, you can easily move upward with confidence. The HAC feature is not available on the TRD Off-Road 4WD M/T model.


The estimated mileage of the new Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck running on diesel fuel can reach up to 18 miles (28.96 km) per gallon.

Wrapping Up

The upcoming Toyota Tacoma diesel engine model pick-up truck for off-road driving will offer a 3.5-liter turbo diesel, a 6-speed automatic gearbox that can easily deliver 159 horsepower. Its earlier model came with a 2.8-liter turbo engine which could deliver up to 177 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. However, this new variant may prove to be superior to the Tacoma Hybrid model which runs on a petrol (gasoline) engine.

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