The Tacoma dominates the mid-size category and is the most popular choice on our forum with recent examples including this 2016 SR5 with EarthCruiser camper, a 2020 TRD Off-Road, and a 2016 with FlipPac Camper. In short, if you’re in the market for a do-it-all mid-size truck for overlanding then the Tacoma is the vehicle for you. Sure, it’s not the cheapest, nor is it the most luxurious or powerful, but these shortfalls are eclipsed by its class-leading reliability, build quality and capability. However, don’t take my word for it because the Tacoma was once again the best-selling truck in the US by a huge margin at the end of 2022. It’s unsurprisingly a popular choice with the team at Expedition Portal and was chosen as an Overland Journal project vehicle. If you’d like to see how this platform performs when the tarmac ends then check out the 2017 TRD Pro in Alaska and the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro test drive on the Expedition Portal Youtube. The success of this truck has birthed a huge array of aftermarket parts and accessories that uprate the Tacoma for travel and ensure no two are ever the same. Today’s unique “Aussie spec” 2022 offering was ordered new from the dealer and has covered just 1,500 miles. In addition, it features desirable options from the factory, a custom flatbed tray and canopy, and premium aftermarket modifications and accessories.
From the Seller:
“Just finished up this build. Ordered it new from my local Toyota dealer. Everything added has less than 500 miles on it. This is built for any adventure. I spent 4 years in Australia building trays and canopies. This is built to Aussie spec to explore the outback!”
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
The Tacoma is fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 278 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 18 mpg. A dependable motor is mated with class-leading go-anywhere credentials thanks to 4WD, locking rear differential, electronic high/low gear selection, skid plates, TRD tuned Bilstein shocks, uprated springs, multi-terrain select system, Crawl Control, Hill Start Assist, and more. Inside driver comforts include:
- Backup camera
- Dual-zone climate control
- Infotainment system with navigation, 8-inch
- Cruise control
- Entune premium JBL audio
- ICON RXT rear springs, Eibach adjustable height coilovers, and a 2.5-inch lift
- ALTRA Fabrication flatbed tray and canopy
- Freedom Offroad upper control arms
- BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires
This 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with Flatbed Tray and Canopy is listed for $62,000 and is currently located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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