No, Toyota’s seven-seat full-size SUV didn’t undergo a complete makeover for this year. Instead, the manufacturer decided to add the Sequoia to the 2020 TRD Pro Lineup. In addition to the nameplate, the lineup of awesome off-roaders has got the RAV4 as well, but the baby-car is actually the crossover. If you want a true family SUV paired with the amazing off-road kit, then we recommend the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. Here is why:
Some reports said that by getting the TRD Pro treatment, the “old dog” shows just new tricks and nothing else, but that’s not completely true. Although outdated, the rugged SUV still looks pretty good. The look is even better now when the manufacturer “patched the old suit” with the TRD-inspired large Toyota lettering on the grille, LED headlights and LED fog lamps. Also, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro rides on 18×8 inch black BBS alloy wheels with P275/65 R18 rubber, while in the front the off-roader gets a suit of armor in form of the skid plates. At the very top, the SUV comes fitted with a roof rack. The exterior comes pained in four color options: Army Green, Super White, Midnight Black, and Magnetic Gray.
The 2020 Sequoia continues to exploit the same body-on-frame platform as the current Tundra. However, the pickup truck was spotted testing about a month ago with the covered rear end, which reportedly hosts a new suspension that will enable a higher level of comfort. Unfortunately, the TRD Pro version of the SUV gets no such thing. Instead, it continues to use the untouched 4-wheel independent suspension but also gets a Fox Shocks suspension with internal bypass shocks that are specially tuned to match the Sequoia. The 2.5-inch front shocks feature seven compression zones, two rebound zones each increased by 0.7 inches and a reduced spring rate. The rear shocks are two inches, but have larger 1.9-inch pistons and beefy shock rods that are widened by 0.1 inches. All this is here to enhance the off-road abilities of the SUV.
The model comes coupled with a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. There’s Multi-Mode 4WD that gets power via a six-speed automatic transmission. Since is uses the old-school 4-wheel-drive, the 7-seat SUV gets low range and a locking center differential.
No matter how old it is 2020 Sequoia it comes fitted with the latest safety kit. The model uses a range of standard features including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
Unlike the rest of TRD Pro lineup that gets an 8-inch infotainment screen, the big SUV stays coupled with a 7-inch display. Still, even so, the multimedia gets the latest updates including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa connectivity.
The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro has been introduced in Chicago earlier this month. Down there, the automaker didn’t want to reveal any pricing information, but this should happen soon because the SUV is going to become available in two or three months from now.