The Toyota Tundra is a strong, reliable truck that has yet to put a dent in the sales Ford, Ram or GM's offerings. Progressively, Toyota has pushed the bar higher on the strength of what makes the Toyota Tundra compelling: reliability, excellent power, toughness and handy sizes. One place they never truly ventured is the hard-core, full-size off road world dominated by Ford and Ram.
General Motors has backed off the world of off road domination after the fall of HUMMER.
Ram has the Power Wagon and Ford has the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Ram's Power Wagon is super tough and it built to take on the hardest obstacles, but it's more of a military-grade vehicle. The Raptor is the ultimate off road package and it has won the hearts of many pickup truck enthusiasts - including many non-Ford fans. Simply put: no other pickup truck can match the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor's capability, ruggedness and ridiculous fun factor.
TFLtruck purchased a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (the same one used in the video) as a long-term test and camera vehicle.
That didn't stop Toyota from trying. The 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is an excellent effort in this realm and it can mimic many of the virtues of the Raptor AND the Power Wagon. Yes indeed - it's that good. Updated/augmented suspension, tires, armor, appearance, interior and an awesome cat-back (from the catalytic converter-back), TRD dual exhaust make for an impressive off road package.
There are an assortment of fun colors too. This whole package makes the Toyota Tundra look like a bit like a bad-boy's truck - and that's a good thing.
In this video, you will see The Fast Lane Truck (TFLtruck) bring the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to an ORV trail in the Rocky Mountains. This trail barely challenges either truck, but you will clearly see the effort Toyota put into the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
Check it out and prepare for off road greatness!