Toyota has released some new packaging for its 2013 Tacoma mid-sized pickup. Called the 2013 Tacoma TRD T/X Baja, the new gussied up Taco—a widely used nickname for the middle run truck—gets its treatment, from you guessed right, Toyota’s TRD performance division.
Inspired by the Toyota’s racing heritage with the world-renowned Baja Series races, the Tacoma TRD Baja T/X features Toyota’s already optional TRD Off-Road Package plus more. Available in both Tacoma Access—the extended two-door cab version with a rear bench—and the Tacoma Double Cab, a larger extended cab but with four-doors, the TRD Baja T/X Taco has been upgraded with beefier Bilstein race shocks that work in tandem with tougher TRD coil springs,
The setup allows for a one-inch increase in suspension travel at the front and 1.5 inches at the rear, and the Taco’s body is also zinc plated to prevent rusting. The shocks were also designed for greater shock oil capacity, which in turn dissipates heat and increases damping sensitivity.
The beefed up Taco also comes with an electronically-controlled locking rear diff, Active Traction Control, Hill-Start Assist, Downhill Assist Control, larger BF Goodrich off-road tires, a TRD cat-back exhaust and more.
Powering the Tacoma T/X Baja Series is Toyota’s traditional 4.0L V6 and can be mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed auto. Prices start at just $32,990.
Check out the full details below.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Baja Series Model-By-Model Prices
Tacoma Baja Series 2012 MY, Model Code, Series, Description, MSRP, TRD Off-Road Pkg for Baja ($), Baja Series Pkg ($), Baja Series Factory Credit, New MSRP
2012, 7553, Tacoma, Access Cab 4×4 V6 MT, $25,055, $3,570, $5,015, -$650, $32,990
2012, 7554, Tacoma, Access Cab 4×4 V6 Auto, $25,935, $3,670, $5,015, -$650, $33,975
2012, 7593, Tacoma, Double Cab 4×4 V6 MT, $26,455, $3,455, $5,015, -$650, $34,275
2012, 7594, Tacoma, Double Cab 4×4 V6 Auto, $27,335, $3,555, $5,015, -$650, $35,255
All prices listed above exclude the Delivery, Processing, and Handling (DPH) fee of $810
Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Features
Off-Road tuned front and rear TRD Bilstein racing shocks
Electronically-controlled locking rear differential
Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
BF Goodrich T/A KO tires (LT265/70R16) with bead-lock style off-road wheels with exclusive Gun-Metal Gray finish
TRD Cat-Back Exhaust
Increased front ride height by nearly two inches
Matte Black T/X Baja Vehicle Side Graphics
Exclusive TRD Tailgate Badge
– By: Chris Chin