Toyota Racing Development, or TRD for short, is Toyota's in-house speed shop if you will, providing performance parts and variants of the brand's trucks, like this Tacoma TRD Sport. My first test-drive of this new generation Tacoma came last year in one of the other TRD choices – the Off-Road. I came away largely disappointed with most of my criticism directed at the anemic automatic transmission. The 2017 Tacoma is available in 31 models based on two cab types, each available in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. With a starting MSRP of about $34,000, the TRD Sport is labeled by Toyota as the “athletic” one in the lineup, situated 3rd among the 6 model grades.