Feeling the urge for some off-road adventures? This summer, outdoor enthusiasts can venture out in the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4 pickup. Whether the intent is to take this midsize pickup on an off-road excursion or perch it atop a knoll for some R&R time with nature, this vehicle is equipped with the right features to meet outdoor needs.

Between a Rock and Hard Place

Headed down a rocky trail? Don’t worry about taking the road less traveled. The Tacoma Trail Edition — fitted with Goodyear all-terrain tires — has gained 1.1 inches in its front suspension and 0.5 in the rear to help it clear rocks and other obstacles. It also has an electronically controlled locking rear differential that evenly distributes power to the rear wheels for improved grip in low-traction conditions.

If the truck is on an incline and needs a nudge forward, Hill Start Assist Control is designed to keep the Tacoma from rolling back while the driver takes their foot off the brake to advance. Sounds perfect for any uphill trek.

Time for Some Overlanding

Anyone can join in the fun. Off-road adventures can be rugged, tame or anything in between. From car camping to kayaking to trail bike riding – the Tacoma can do it all. There’s also plenty of room for all the necessary gear and then some. Models offer an available deck rail system along with four adjustable tie-down cleats and four fixed cargo bed tie-down points.

A standard Tacoma Tow Package on the Trail Edition includes a bevy of offerings, such as a Class IV towing receiver hitch that allows up to 6,400 pounds to be towed on the Tacoma V6 version. That’s enough to pull a boat larger than a kayak or modest-sized travel trailers. Standard on automatic V6 versions is Toyota’s Trailer-Sway Control (TSC), which steadies the vehicle if wind or a sudden shift in steering causes the trailer to sway.

And for those not completely ready to go off the grid, the Trail Edition comes standard with a 120-volt/400-watt AC power outlet to keep all the devices plugged in.

Equipped for any off-road enthusiast or those who favor overlanding activities that take them off the beaten path, the Tacoma will make life off the highway more adventuresome.

You can find more information on the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition, here.

Originally published July 28, 2021

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