A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decor. And some would argue that fresh is best! This year, take a short trip outside the city and find the perfect tree at Pilchuck Secret Valley Christmas Trees in Arlington. Located about an hour north of Seattle, this tree farm has been family owned for four generations and is a top destination for that “real tree” experience.
So wander out into the acres of fresh evergreens and make some wonderful family memories while you find the perfect addition to your living room.
And don’t worry about getting your tree home. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is exactly the type of spacious and rugged truck you’ll want for the job.
Toyota’s long tradition of making quality trucks began over 50 years ago and continued with the first Tacoma model in 1995. The 2020 version is refreshed with more technology and more capabilities to handle any of your outdoor adventures. It’s all consistent with the performance-minded standard of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) engineers.
Hunting for the Christmas tree
You’ll hit the road in a truck that wears dirt proudly on its aggressive grill, chiseled profile, and muscular fender. As soon as you start the engine, you’ll feel the power. With a 3.5-liter V6 and tow package, this truck can tow up to 6400 pounds and delivers an efficient yet powerful 278 horsepower.
The Tacoma TRD Pro sounds tough, but it feels luxurious. Unique leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped shifter, and red contrast stitching are part of a comfortable interior that will help everyone relax during the ride. Up to five people fit inside, making it easy to bring the whole family to pick the perfect Christmas tree.
Get the whole gang in the festive mood with the available six-speaker JBL system, which will play all your favorite Christmas jingles with rich, powerful sound. Use standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa to take calls, play music, and get directions from the touch screen on the dash.
If you take the Tacoma TRD Pro off the beaten path, it’s equipped with standard features like crawl control and an electronically controlled locking rear differential to help you focus more on navigating the tough terrain. TRD-tuned FOX Internal Bypass shocks are standard on the TRD Pro and are designed to provide more ground clearance, more travel, maximum damping, and fade-free performance.
You can always see what’s behind you with the integrated backup camera, which detects rear obstacles and shows them to you on the available 8-inch high-resolution display.
Securing the tree
One of the most important features for hauling a Christmas tree home is securing it to your automobile. The Tacoma TRD Pro comes with an innovative deck rail system in its truck bed, fully equipped with four heavy-duty adjustable tie-down cleats that’ll hold your tree the entire way.
The bed itself is made of an ultra-durable, fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) surface, which boasts a greater impact strength than steel. That means you don’t have to worry about damage or normal wear-and-tear nearly as often as you would on other vehicles.
Bringing it home safely
You’ll be protected throughout your trip with Toyota’s standard safety features, no matter where you go. The Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) system comes with every new Tacoma TRD Pro, providing comprehensive features that include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Tacoma’s available LED headlights work for the low and high beams, which will illuminate your drive even if you’re at the tree farm all day. On top of that, you can rely on Rigid Industries LED fog lights, engineered by TRD, to guide you through harsher environments with their wide-angle beam pattern.
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro starts at $46,665 MSRP.