While the equipment list has lots of hardware for work and recreation, today's truck shoppers expect an almost carlike level of interior comfort and features; but in that respect, the features are a little sparse—as well as dated. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity still isn't offered on much of the lineup, and there's no factory navigation option whatsoever.
But especially for those who want an off-road able truck that really looks the part, there's a lot from which to choose. The PreRunner adds a higher-riding suspension, locking rear differential, and other appearance cues. The X-Runner gets wider wheels and tires; a lowered, sport-tuned suspension; and an X-braced frame (hence the name), along with extra interior conveniences.
Also available is a TRD Off-Road Package that brings special badging, plus an off-road suspension with Bilstein dampers, fog lamps, and a transfer-case skid plate. Taking the concept to an extreme is the Off-Road Rugged Trail Package, which includes a locking rear diff, 16-inch Baja wheels, additional skid plating, black overfenders, and Bilstein shocks.
New this year on PreRunner and 4x4 models—and potentially in addition to the Off-Road Package—are the T|X and T|X Pro packages, which add 16-inch black bead-lock wheels, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, black tube side steps, a stainless steel exhaust tip, and exterior graphics. The T|X Pro adds a special cat-back exhaust system that enables more power and is more vocal.
Still available as a dealer-installed accessory is a supercharger kit from TRD, or Toyota Racing Development. It boosts the horsepower of the V-6 from 236 to 304. Other accessories include a bed divider, bed net, cargo crossbars, Yakima roof rack, bike rack, running boards, flip-out bed extender, SnugTop Super Sport hard shell, and a rubber bed mat.