Toyota's 2020 Sequoia is Going Pro - TRD Pro

Judy Cobb
February 11, 2019

And the Tacoma Limited makes do with a new grille design, 18-inch alloy wheels, and standard LED headlights and running lights. A new LED DRL and LED headlight is an available upgrade, as is a LED bed lamp. Toyota claims that the suspension is inspired by the setup developed for the Rally RAV4 but with enough compliance to damp out bumps in the trail and soak up potholes on the street. Not only that, there's new tech inside, as well as safety equipment. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warnings are standard on every version of Toyota's mid-size pickup truck.

Toyota added the Sequoia to its portfolio of TRD Pro branded off-roaders for 2020. And the full-size SUV is getting the TRD Pro treatment for 2020, joining the Tacoma, the 4Runner, and the Tundra in Toyota's hard-core off-road lineup.

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High-tech trail assistance comes to the fore with the new Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) + Multi Terrain Monitor (MTM). Exclusive TRD all-weather floor mats and rear cargo mat capture the mud, sand and water dragged in from the outside and easily shake out for cleanup. A new 16-inch wheel is added to the mix, which is 4.188 lbs. lighter than the previous version.

On the hardware front the RAV4 TRD Off Road has been upgraded with twin-tube shocks that have been re-valved and fitted with new rebound springs for better off-road performance. Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires stand up to rough terrain. Models from the SR to the TRD Off-Road are available in two body styles, extended cab (Access Cab) or Double Cab. Buyers can either pick up a Tacoma with the base 2.7-liter four-cylinder, producing 159 horsepower (118 kilowatts) and 180 pound-feet (244 Newton-meters) of torque or the larger 3.5-liter V6, producing 278 horsepower (207 kilowatts) and 265 pound-feet (359 Newton-meters) of torque. The DOHC 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8, which uses regular-grade gasoline, produces 381 hp and 401 lb. -ft. of torque, which is mated to a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

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