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TRD Sport Vs TRD Off Road

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Jtk324, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:41 PM
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    Jtk324

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    Evening everyone,
    I am curious on everyone’s opinion on the TRD Sport Vs. TRD Off Road???

    Currently own 16 DC SR5 TRD off road and will be trading it in for the 22 DC TRD Sport. FRIDAY

    From a spec stand point the trucks are all most identical. Tundra states that the TRD Sport is .5 lower in the front.

    I have been racking my brain if this is THE truck for me coming out of the TRD Off Road.

    Looking forward to the many different opinions that this site offers.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:49 PM
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    LED headlamps/fogs; interior footlamps.
    Will it be driven like a 'sport' (mall cruiser) or genuine tough as nails off-roading? I think you can guess my answer on each...
     
  3. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:53 PM
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    Driven somewhere in between. I drive hwys a lot and live in a very mountainous part of NJ. I think the sport option offers the best of both worlds.
    Also allows for the more aggressive tires that will be going on this truck.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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    I chose the sport due to not having to worry about exterior color matching and I love the sport wheels. Also the fact that I never put my Tacoma OR in 4lo the last few years hence not using the locker that comes with the OR.
    I cannot accept the chrome cowboy mustache in front on the OR Tundras.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:14 PM
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    I test drove the sport and was not impressed. IMO it looks nice but doesn’t have the main off-road options like rear locker, DAC, and Crawl mode. Interior felt crammed.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:22 PM
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    Joro fully understand your opinion and respect it if you actually get to utilize those features. I do not. In the five years that I have owned my 2016 it has never been placed in 4lo. Four wheel drive really only when dealing with snow or ice storms. I am not the off roading guy. But love the rugged truck feel while driving and knowing I can do anything with the truck.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:26 PM
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    I hear ya but from a re sale stand point and overall bang for your Buck the TRD OR is the way to go. If it was the 2.5 Gen there’s no difference. In this 3rd Gen model there is. Granted I test drove a 2wd so sport model in 4wd should have a better stance. I would say it drove more like a cross between my wife’s old 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T with the SC V6 and a Tundra. Definitely smoother but less truck like. Cockpit has a GM feel not the oversized Tundra/Ford interior
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:27 PM
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    Great info. Thank you.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:46 PM
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  10. Jan 11, 2022 at 7:50 PM
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    I am. I’m just curious is the TRD Off road is worth it for the type of driving I do. If the suspension is comparable to accommodate both styles that I enjoy.

    Plus I enjoy reading people different opinions.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:22 PM
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    They are more different from each other than the Sport and Off Road of the previous generation.

    If color-matching is important to you, go Sport.
    If you stick to pavement, go Sport.
    If you venture off-road or want capability to do so, go Off Road. Bonus: ‘22 Off Road has rear locker, crawl control, multi terrain select.
    If you don’t mind a bit of chrome that would come with that added capability, go Off Road.

    Myself, I’d pick Off Road. You can color match the grill surround and whatever else later. It would be far more difficult to add the OEM locker/MTS/Crawl to the Sport later.
     
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    Something else to consider is you can get the TRD off-road package on the upper term levels but you can only get the TRD Sport package in the SR5 so depending on what options you want That's also something to consider. Me personally I'm getting a limited with the TRD off-road package.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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    Well. Here is my update.

    Contacted the dealer this morning. Consider my new truck ordered. I spent and hour there with everyone at the dealership and built out a 22 Crewmax Sr5 TRD Off Road in Lunar Rock with a bunch of other choice options. I let them keep the sport addition as the ride was too different from what I like.

    pricing was not awful either.

    thanks for everyone’s opinions and conversation.
     
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    What was different about the ride?
     
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    It felt like riding in a super nice avalaon. Suspension was not rugged like the TRD OR. It was more like a ford lightning over the FX4 if that makes sense.

    if you are a paved road warrior and like to live life on the asphalt it makes perfect sense to get the sport. The OR is best if you like the best of both and a stiffer ride overall.
     
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    Thank you. I’m leaning towards the sport. I just love the look and stance.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2022 at 11:49 AM
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    If your looking for a black DC. They dealership I ordered from has one ready to go. No markup. Just depending on where your are located.
    I am in North New Jersey
     
  18. Jan 12, 2022 at 11:52 AM
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    A 2022 SR5 TRD Sport DC 6.5' bed? Mind if I ask you to check the door jam sticker for the payload if you are ever back at the dealer before it sells and don't mind taking the time?
     
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