Comparing Trim Levels of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma

September 28th, 2023 by

Earning its place as one of the most popular pickups sold to date, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma stays true to its legacy of impressive performance and durability. With many trim options offering a unique selection of upgrades, it can be hard to decide on the right one. Classic Toyota in Tyler, Texas, is here to save the day with a breakdown of features on the seven trim levels of the Tacoma. Keep reading to narrow your truck search.

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR

With a starting MSRP of $28,600, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR trim is the perfect entry-level Tacoma. If you want the capabilities of a truck without breaking the bank, this trim offers plenty of features to match your needs. Some key highlights include a deck rail system, engine and front suspension skid plates, three USB ports, and the Toyota Safety Sense P system.

The drivetrain on this trim includes a 3.5-liter V-6 or a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. You can also choose between a rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive (4WD) configuration and modify the cab and bed length to make this base model your own.

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5

Stepping up to the next trim brings us to the SR5, which has a base MSRP of $30,390. Drivetrain and performance options remain essentially the same as the previous trim, but many other attractive features make this next-level trim option worth it.

New features not on the previous trim include a four-way power-adjustable driver’s seat that upgrades to a 10-way adjustable seat on the more robust V-6 engine. The SR5 also stands out with 16-inch dark gray alloy wheels and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Technology-wise, standard features include a hill-start assist control system, a smart key system, and a tire pressure monitor system with individual tire location alerts.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Trail Special Edition

With an MSRP of $41,820, the Trail Special Edition adds many standard features the previous trims don’t have, making this model perfect if you want to venture off the beaten path. The previously upgraded 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque is standard on this trim, along with the 4WD drivetrain. Other standard features include a heritage-inspired grille with bronze lettering and similar bronze work on the 16-inch wheels.

With a 1.1-inch front suspension lift, 0.5-inch rear suspension lift, Goodyear Kevlar all-terrain tires, and a locking rear differential, this truck offers more capability and stability for navigating those tricky off-road trails near Tyler. A 120-volt bed outlet and lockable bed storage with insulation on the driver’s side add more convenience to your explorations, so you can power all your things and lock them away for peace of mind.

2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

Next is the TRD Sport trim with a starting MSRP of $35,510. This trim boasts 17-inch machined alloy wheels and a leather-trimmed shifter, giving it a sleek look. Technology is at the forefront of this trim’s design with a fabric-trimmed 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a smart key system.

This truck also has an available panoramic view monitor with a camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Qi-compatible wireless charging, and three USB ports to enhance your safety on the streets and keep all your devices charged. Outside the cabin, the headlights are upgraded to projector-beam headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and integrated wide-angle fog lights.

2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

With the off-road adventurer in mind, the TRD Off-Road trim lets you put this truck to the test. Visually, you can enjoy the 16-inch machined contrast alloy wheels, color-keyed door handles, black over fenders, and chrome-finished rear bumper. But this truck is more than just its looks. With multiterrain select with crawl control, Bilstein shocks, and a locking rear differential, you can easily tackle the hills and climbs while going on your off-road adventures. Driver-assistance features, such as a blind-spot monitor system with rear cross-traffic alert, also make their way into this trim option.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Limited

At a base MSRP of $41,355, the Toyota Tacoma Limited trim offers additional comfort features and upgraded exterior components. Inside, you can enjoy the premium JBL audio system with dynamic navigation, a power sliding rear window with privacy glass, leather-trimmed heated seating, and front dual-zone automatic climate control.

Outside, the 18-inch polished alloy wheels, LED headlights and DRLs, and black-bezel LED fog lights grab your attention. Regarding technology, this truck also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and Amazon Alexa compatibility, letting you stay connected to all your contacts even while zooming down the highway.

2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Finally, we come to the TRD Pro trim. With a starting MSRP of $48,035, the TRD Pro is the peak of the 2023 Tacoma lineup with its black TRD Pro leather-trimmed front seats, custom hood graphics, and cat-back exhaust.

Performance doesn’t stop there, as it also has FOX internal bypass shocks, TRD Pro skid plates, an electronically locking rear differential, a 1.5-inch front suspension lift, and a 0.5-inch rear suspension lift that enhances your approach angles and lets you tackle adventures previously denied with other trim options. Another unique aspect of this high-end trim is the available manual transmission option you won’t find on many of the Tacoma trims, giving you more control over your exciting driving experience.

Are You Ready To Find Your Next Perfect 2023 Toyota Tacoma?

If you’re ready to start your truck-buying journey or want to get behind the wheel and test-drive the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, stop by Classic Toyota today. Our team will happily set you up with a test drive so you can see why the Tacoma might be the perfect match. If you’re not quite ready, you can browse our Toyota Tacoma inventory, where you’ll find an assortment of trims and upgraded trucks to match your lifestyle and budget. We look forward to helping you out soon.


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