That's not a small sum by any measure, especially when you look at the TRD Off-Road model, which starts at $34,010 with a Double Cab and manual transmission. Paying the extra dough for the Pro model does provide you some nice goodies, both aesthetic and functional. Immediately apparent is the one-inch wider track front and rear, one-inch lift at the front and TRD-exclusive grille and badging. The Tacoma TRD Pro also gets front and rear lights with black bezels and RIGID Industries LED fog lights. Underneath you'll find a quarter-inch thick aluminum skid plate for fending off rocks and special FOX internal bypass off-road shocks. Those shocks are supported with TRD-tuned springs. To cap things off, the Pro also comes with some exclusive interior accents and a TRD cat-back exhaust to ensure you sound better, or at least louder, when hitting the trails.
All of those extras are added on top of the standard off-roading equipment the TRD Pro shares with the TRD Off-Road model. This means they both get the same four-wheel drive, electronic locking rear differential, active traction control, tow package and hill start assist features. They also both get the same "CRAWL" control system for assisting with tricky trails when ordered with an automatic. If you need the extra capability or prefer the style, the Pro is a worthwhile choice. Most buyers, though, would probably be better off with an extra $7,000 in their pocket.