Video: The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road Has Some Cool Gadgets & Gizmos!

Tommy shows us the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road and some of its truly bizarre gadgets & gizmos!

You would be surprised at how many unusual (truly “bizarre”) gadgets & gizmos this truck has. Considering that the Toyota Tacoma is (by far) the best-selling truck in its class, it’s surprising how unusual it can be. In North America, in 2020, Toyota sold about a quarter of a million Tacomas. To put that into perspective, the popular Ford Ranger sold less than half in the same amount of time but is still considered a sales success.

Tommy shows us many of the regular, and irregular items – in a humorous way

There are a bunch of interesting items on this truck that are unique to the brand. It’s the only vehicle in its class to have a fully composite bed. It also has a dampened tailgate, which is rare in this class. There is a 400-watt internal in-bed outlet. This thing powers a surprising amount of stuff, including a fan, drills, and even a high-power angle grinder. It kind of surprised us.

This particular model has an optional, dealer-installed Bilstein lift kit. It’s $1,450 and it gives you a two-inch lift up front and one-inch for the rear end. Basically, it’s a lift and leveling kit. On top of that, there is a sweet TRD chunk of armor up front, underneath the front wheels.

It also has a TRD “cleanable” air filter. It also makes a black-chrome TRD exhaust system

There are a few odd options, but the one I wanted to mention is the foglight switch and ring. Sure, there is a ring that indicates that your fog lights are on, but there are NO fog lights. Seriously.

Check out this detailed video, especially if you are thinking about buying a new Toyota Tacoma!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.