TRD off-road vs sport?

My boyfriend wants to get a Toyota Tacoma. He says that he is definitely putting 31's on it. He is wondering if it really matters what package he gets (off-road or sport). We probably will not actually take it off road very often. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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  • 6 years ago
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    I have a 2010 TRD Sport so I can comment on the more current year models. The sport and off road have basically the same suspension. The off road has a locking differential while the sport has a limited slip. The sport is available with a 6' bed and the off road only comes with the 5' bed. You also get certain upgrades included with each package. The best bet is to go to the Toyota website and compare the two. They have a lot of different equipment packages as well as body styles.

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  • Eric P
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    6 years ago

    Duckrabbit nailed it.

    Just to add, the Sport might make more sense if it's not taken off-road, as it doesn't have the locking rear differential. The tires that come on both versions are about 31" tall, but the tires on the Sport are more expensive, as they go on 17" wheels instead of 16s.

    Both of those packages are expensive--make sure he really wants/needs what's included in the package, otherwise it's not worth the money. It may be best to stick with the SR5. The non-TRD Tacomas also ride a bit smoother.

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  • Diana
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    4 years ago

    Hi here in the united kingdom we have a car show on the television called TOP GEAR host by the gorilla jeremy clarkson with richard hammond hamster and James May captain slow. there is a toyota truck hanging up in the studio it has been subjected to all that these three idiots could chuck at it and still it drives so that must be the best advert, when they went to the north pole what did they drive a toyota pick up truck which says a lot for the make and model, both wild life camera man Simon King used one when the going got tough in scotland during the winter months here. so did survival expert Ray Mears on a safari in australia because the land rover could not take the punishment. well don't even go there with a ford what a waste of time the ranger is really. Toyota Is the only way to go be it snow or sand and of course good old mud and water.

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