Here's Why the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Is an Awesome Midsize Truck

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  • Published: 09 July 2019
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    The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is an awesome midsize truck. Today I'm reviewing this Tacoma TRD Pro to explain why, and I'm going to show you all around this Tacoma TRD Pro. Then I'm going to drive the Tacoma TRD Pro to explain how it handles on the road.

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  • Doug DeMuro
    Doug DeMuro   1 months back

    FYI - I accidentally left off the Jeep Gladiator from the DougScoring at the end. I prefer the Gladiator over the Tacoma TRD Pro, and the Gladiator has a higher DougScore (24 + 33 = 57); I simply forgot about the Jeep when I was scoring the Tacoma.

    • kyle blanford
      kyle blanford  7 days back

      The Tacoma would out live the jeep no problem

    • Justin Morgan
      Justin Morgan  2 weeks back

      Just found and subscribed to your channel a couple days ago. Dude, you know your stuff. I've been binge watching all your car videos this whole time haha. THANK YOU for doing the Tacoma too btw. I've been thinking about getting this truck. Also I'm a addicted to all your super/exotic car reviews. They're the best.

    • Boudreaux from Thibodaux
      Boudreaux from Thibodaux  2 weeks back

      @21jimmyo + Love my '18 Tacoma man! Great driving & riding truck.

    • 21jimmyo
      21jimmyo  2 weeks back

      @Boudreaux from Thibodaux They drove one to the North pole too.

    • Juan Herrera
      Juan Herrera  3 weeks back

      Guess the check cleared a bit late.....

  • Amos Soma
    Amos Soma  21 hours back

    I wish Doug had commented on Toyota's decision to put rear DRUM brakes on this truck. Adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist but drum brakes. What was Toyota thinking? Or, maybe they weren't.

    • Rakesh Gaming
      Rakesh Gaming  2 days back

      Please do the ek9 Civic

      • Dom Z
        Dom Z  3 days back

        I have Doug’s face as my startup screen image in my Tacoma ;)

        • Seth Gist
          Seth Gist  3 days back

          The crawl control, is on the TRD Off Road also. Not just the pro. The tires that come on the Pro are not off road tires, they’re more like Highway Terrains. When you don’t have the JBL sound system you have the storage space behind the seats. I would know. I have a 2019 TRD Off Road. I love it. It has everything the pro has, just different suspension and no pro badging. But that doesn’t matter when you actually off road your truck. You switch out the suspension.

          • Kevin Geraldez
            Kevin Geraldez  3 days back

            Not worth.. get the off-road version instead. People who buy the PRO end up changing suspension wheels, tires, rock sliders etc.

            • Meng Heang
              Meng Heang  3 days back

              Do it got a autonomous braking agency

              • Will B
                Will B  3 days back

                I guess my only quibble with Doug here is the reliability rating of 7. Nothing is perfect but how can you go below 9?

                • Will B
                  Will B  3 days back

                  Toyota needs to get this V6 to at least 300 ft lb. That is the only serious issue with this truck.....and/or maybe the gearing.

                  • Roberto Hernando
                    Roberto Hernando  3 days back

                    the price they go for is only problem i got with it

                    • Mx Mx
                      Mx Mx  3 days back

                      A nice truck 🚚 4 people who really work.

                      • Masen Brown
                        Masen Brown  3 days back

                        ECT PWR it makes the transmission faster and less jerky so that when you haul loads the truck doesn’t shake when the gears shift

                        • Jeep Joseph
                          Jeep Joseph  4 days back

                          At 3:55 what is Doug's rant about its a yota taco

                          • Noro Dom
                            Noro Dom  4 days back

                            If you don’t share your car then you don’t need power seats. I think it also saves weight.

                            • Tedacules
                              Tedacules  4 days back

                              In 2020 all cars sold in the USA have to have Blindspot monitor Federal regulation....FYI.

                              • RiU_XD
                                RiU_XD  4 days back

                                I like this truck

                                • Gevorg Nazaryan
                                  Gevorg Nazaryan  4 days back

                                  One size bigger and more aggressive tires would do this truck justice

                                  • mason guzman
                                    mason guzman  4 days back

                                    Love this truck, would be nice to get one.

                                    • Bob Bill
                                      Bob Bill  4 days back

                                      Ya and look at the recalls already. My 2018 has the PCS recall..Can brake suddenly on it's own. Thanks Toyota for putting this on all standard Tacoma's.

                                      • Chad Wunderle
                                        Chad Wunderle  4 days back

                                        I love you Doug! And as much as I’d love to say that you can get a factor snorkel... it’s not. It’s a dessert intake. In other words a disappointment. Other than that it’s an amazing truck and your videos are dope!

                                        • samster1997 yes pillow featherbed no

                                          you should of given the trd pro Tacoma a 10 in quality because of the INSANE reliability

                                          • lb0193
                                            lb0193  5 days back

                                            What a dork

                                            • s ga
                                              s ga  6 days back

                                              Love the way you demo the button uses.

                                              • Me oranway
                                                Me oranway  6 days back

                                                Would have kept watching if you didn't sound like a jackass

                                                • Booboobear2388 Redding

                                                  So in your scoring you are placing "styling" or "fun factor" on par with reliability? Your joking, right? I would rather have an ugly truck that won't strand me in the middle of nowhere, than a great looking trunk that I have in the shop every 6 months. Case in point: Years ago I bought a new 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. It was not my main "drive to work" vehicle. In 4 years I put 16K miles on it. That's 4K a year. It WAS in the shop every 6 months! At 7K miles the ignition relay crapped out and stranded me on a Sunday afternoon IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE and out of range of cell phone service. Yes, I will take reliability over styling any day.

                                                  • Booboobear2388 Redding

                                                    I like old school. Why all the new tech? I don't need automatic braking because I know enough to stop if there is something in front of me. Maybe because I don't play with my iPhone while I am driving. And I like key type start. Not the silly push button. While were at it, get rid of the auto lane departure and radar pacing cruise control. And voice recognition is equally stupid.

                                                    • Alex Dixon
                                                      Alex Dixon  1 weeks back

                                                      review like a 2002 ford ranger!

                                                      • Ty Herr
                                                        Ty Herr  1 weeks back

                                                        I disagree, when Toyota replaced the 4.0 liter engine with the 3.5...weak truck!!! I would've bought one if they were to leave the engine alone...

                                                        • Joshua Kisa
                                                          Joshua Kisa  1 weeks back

                                                          Theres actually three trucks that toyota makes, the tundra, tacoma, and hilux

                                                          • John Foster
                                                            John Foster  1 weeks back

                                                            legit ulgy ass truck

                                                            • Keith Heinzig
                                                              Keith Heinzig  1 weeks back

                                                              The “snorkel” can NOT be submerged and if it snows it has to be turned around....

                                                              • J Smith
                                                                J Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                I love everything about the Tacoma's except the drive train. If it had a 2.0L Turbo with an 8 speed I go buy one right now.

                                                                • Brian Mclaughlin
                                                                  Brian Mclaughlin  7 days back

                                                                  J Smith
                                                                  There is no reason in the world(except for cost cutting),to have drum brakes on a vehicle,particularly a truck that really needs excellent brakes for hills with loads,etc.This is the 21st century!

                                                                • J Smith
                                                                  J Smith  7 days back

                                                                  @Brian Mclaughlin Thanks man, I have often wondered why exactly they still have drum brakes in the rear.I have heard the reasoning but it does not make sense to me does it to you?

                                                                • Brian Mclaughlin
                                                                  Brian Mclaughlin  1 weeks back

                                                                  J Smith
                                                                  The 4 Runner,too,is in desperate need of a drivetrain update.The Taco has its legions of fans though,and rightfully so.I,for one,would not even consider it until they put rear disc brakes on it.I don’t know how the 3.5 is for mpg’s, but the 4.0 it replaces was thirsty, Toyota is very slow,it seems,to listen to its customers,that being said,the 3.5 will probably be the go to engine for quite some time.

                                                                • J Smith
                                                                  J Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                  @Brian Mclaughlin I don't have a problem with premium fuel or the small extra cost to enjoy that turbo! To each his own tho, all good. As for me the current drive train package is weak and if you search all the forums I am not alone in saying that. Boggles my mind how many more Tacos Toyota could sell if they offered that drive train, and that's all I am saying. Don't do away with the current one cause it does have a following but at LEAST offer another drive train for the many that want something different. It would sell and you know it. Peace.

                                                                • Brian Mclaughlin
                                                                  Brian Mclaughlin  1 weeks back

                                                                  J Smith
                                                                  And have to out premium fuel in it?
                                                                  No thanks.👎

                                                              • Karl Lehtonen
                                                                Karl Lehtonen  1 weeks back

                                                                i just had one of these as a lucky dip rental and it actually turned out to be less monster truck and more practical drive than i'd have guessed. it is indeed a nice truck.

                                                                • ANTHONY VITALE
                                                                  ANTHONY VITALE  1 weeks back

                                                                  Jay Lenos son?

                                                                  • Dönald Trümp
                                                                    Dönald Trümp  1 weeks back

                                                                    The container on the driver side of the bed is only available on the long bed model

                                                                    • Earl Glase
                                                                      Earl Glase  2 weeks back

                                                                      having driven all sorts of trucks.. I HATE the Tacoma... its completely unsettling on any terrain, the motor is weak and completely lackluster and any others I've driven are completely underwhelming.  just my opinion, but... the crawl feature is kinda cool

                                                                      • Slay Child
                                                                        Slay Child  2 weeks back

                                                                        Less tech, then it should be cheaper then the others..

                                                                        • Edward Schwer VI
                                                                          Edward Schwer VI  2 weeks back

                                                                          Alot of the old is more useful off road

                                                                          • Foxape
                                                                            Foxape  2 weeks back

                                                                            You give the Tacoma reliability a 7/10? What's more reliable than a Tacoma?

                                                                            • Ràpido Gaming
                                                                              Ràpido Gaming  3 days back

                                                                              @Mx Mx true

                                                                            • Mx Mx
                                                                              Mx Mx  3 days back

                                                                              Nissan Tsuru

                                                                            • Ràpido Gaming
                                                                              Ràpido Gaming  4 days back

                                                                              @Rick Ron agree toyota and Honda are the best brands when it comes to reliability

                                                                            • Rick Ron
                                                                              Rick Ron  5 days back

                                                                              @Rapido Gaming Piece of crap toyota is the best when it comes to reliablity honda is pretty good too.

                                                                            • Ràpido Gaming
                                                                              Ràpido Gaming  6 days back

                                                                              @Stucc Foxxo true

                                                                          • RyanMiller3039
                                                                            RyanMiller3039  2 weeks back

                                                                            Guess who's not paying $40,000+ for a mid-size truck no matter how dependable it is.

                                                                            Answer: Me

                                                                            • Jano van staden
                                                                              Jano van staden  2 weeks back

                                                                              Two types of trucks!! Ha the Hilux and Land Cruiser is just as good if not beter.
                                                                              .

                                                                              • Just4Fun
                                                                                Just4Fun  2 weeks back

                                                                                Better not put that 3.5L engine on the next 4runner. You will kill it. Not In a good way.

                                                                                • Frank Matthew
                                                                                  Frank Matthew  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Doug looks to me a member drivers rights 😂
                                                                                  Keep Fighting for our rights Doug!

                                                                                  • Antonio Jimenez
                                                                                    Antonio Jimenez  2 weeks back

                                                                                    No more toyota

                                                                                    • Antonio Jimenez
                                                                                      Antonio Jimenez  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Jeep vs Ford

                                                                                      • hair
                                                                                        hair  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Lmao I was like is that Poway/ Iron mountain in the backround?!?

                                                                                        • A H
                                                                                          A H  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Isn’t this a Toyota Hilux?

                                                                                          • Timothy Hanson
                                                                                            Timothy Hanson  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I can do without power seats. Always too slow. I'll take the quick manual adjustment anytime. I have a 19 TRD Off-Road and I love it!