Whether you’re into performance, off-roading or just need a practical everyday grocery getter, Toyota has a special edition model for you.
During a four-day media background session at the company’s North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, Toyota unveiled its plans for new special editions in effort to attract buyers.
While some are purely cosmetic, others have additional equipment that help them stand apart. Given the timing of the new model announcements, pricing for any of these models has not been finalized.
Here’s a look at what’s coming to Toyota showrooms for 2022.
2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition
Exclusive to the Highlander Hybrid and available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the Bronze Edition is, as you might have guessed, a Highlander Hybrid painted in Cement or Wind Chill Pearl with bronze accents on its wheels, door sills, pleather-trimmed seats and floor mats.
Priced between the Hybrid XLE ($41,535) and Hybrid Limited ($45,490), the Bronze Edition gets additional standard equipment above the XLE grade, including a hands-free power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, a digital rearview mirror, 1,500-watt power outlet, puddle lamps with Highlander logo, ambient lighting, 10-way power driver’s seat with memory, and LED-strip daytime running lights.
2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade
Available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the Prius Nightshade is a murdered-out Prius hybrid, offered in black, white or silver. The 11th Toyota model to get the Nightshade treatment, it wears blacked out mirror caps, door handles, rear deck spoiler, shark fin antenna and five-spoke alloy wheels (17 inches with all-wheel drive, 15 inches with front-wheel drive). Pleather-trimmed heated front seats, heated steering wheel and semi-gloss black center console are included in the package.
2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition
Toyota’s hybrid minivan gets a dose of off-road style with the Sienna Woodland Special Edition. Yes, it has all-wheel drive, which sends as much 80% of the Sienna’s power to the rear wheels. More importantly, it gets added ground clearance, although Toyota didn’t say how much.
Additional exterior upgrades include a tow hitch with 3,500-pound towing capability, roof rails, 18-inch wheels, and black badging. Inside, look for a 1,500-watt power outlet — perfect for camping — along with dark chrome accents, unique black seat trim, a navigation system with a 1,200-watt JBL audio system, sliding second-row captain’s chairs, kick-activated sliding doors, heated front seats, second-row sunshades and seven USB ports.
Thoughtfully, Toyota will donate $250 to the National Environmental Education Foundation for each special edition it sells.
2022 Toyota GR Supra-A91 CF Edition
Not a name that rolls off the tongue, the GR Supra A91-CF Edition — the CF an abbreviation for carbon fiber — is a North American exclusive and limited to 600 copies. The CF Edition wears exposed carbon fiber on its front splitter, side rockers, side and rear canards, as well as the rear spoiler, matched to Absolute Zero, Nitro Yellow or Phantom Matte Grey paint.
Nineteen-inch matte-black wheels complete the exterior flourishes. Inside, it’s decked out with an Alcantara and leather interior in a mix of red and black. The package is offered on 2.0, 3.0, 3.0 Premium trim levels. In addition, all Supras with the Premium Audio Package now get full-screen Apple CarPlay, as Toyota attempts to catch up with its competitors.
Regardless of which 2022 Supra model you buy, buyers get a complimentary one-year membership to the National Auto Sport Association, which includes its high-performance driving school, and discounted admission to sanctioned events.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
America’s best-selling midsize pickup for 16 years gets a revised Tacoma TRD Pro model based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab short-bed iteration and boasting Toyota Racing Development-tuned Fox internal bypass shocks and a taller suspension lift — 1.5 inches up front and 0.5 inches at the rear. TRD-engineered forged aluminum upper-control arms add strength and additional rebound.
The results can be seen in the off-road stats boulder bashers appreciate: a 36.4-degree approach angle, 24.7-degree departure angle, and a 26.6-degree breakover angle, all improvements from previous TRD Pro models. The TRD Pro also wears black TRD wheels shod with Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires. Helpfully, an 8-inch touchscreen displays front-, rear- and side-camera views.
Other interior upgrades include black leather-trimmed heated front seats with TRD Pro logos on the headrests, TRD shift knob, and TRD Pro all-weather floor mats. The driver also gets a 10-way power adjustable seat.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition
First introduced for 2021, the Tacoma Trail Edition Is basically a Tacoma SR5 with additional standard features and offered solely in 4×4 Double Cab trim. With 9.4 inches of ground clearance, and a 6,400-pound towing capacity, the Tacoma Trail Edition gets an additional 1.1-inch lift in the front and 0.5-inch lift in the rear.
Its front air dam is deleted to improve ground clearance, resulting in an approach angle of 34 degrees, a breakover angle of 26.4 degrees, and a departure angle to 23.6 degrees. Off-road undercarriage skid plates are standard, as is a locking rear differential. Four colors are available, including one new one, Lunar Rock, as well as Army Green, Midnight Black Metallic and Super White.
Other exterior tweaks include a grille inspired by the first TRD Pro, a 0.5-inch wider track, and new Goodyear all-terrain tires. Inside, there’s black fabric seats accented with unique tan stitching, standard all-weather floor mats, and a bunch of standard goodies. Toyota’s 3.5-liter V-6, generating 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, is standard.
2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport
Offered with rear-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case, the 2022 4Runner TRD Sport is the newest model in the 4Runner line-up, with X-REAS, for Cross-Linked Relative Absorber System, which automatically adjusts shock absorbers to offset opposing inputs on opposite corners of the SUV to reduce pitch and yaw. This helps given the 4Runner’s 9 inches of ground clearance; 9.6 on four-wheel-drive models.
Twenty-inch wheels and a full-size spare are standard. Exterior gewgaws include color-keyed exterior trim, TRD hood scoop, a front spoiler and black roof rails. Heated black pleather seats with gray stitching, TRD logos, and a TRD shift knob complete the interior makeover. A 270-hp 4.0-liter V-6 engine is standard, as is an 8-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa.