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The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is an Off-Road Behemoth

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 2019-02-07 Joey Capparella
a car parked on pavement near a forest: Yes, Toyota still sells the gargantuan, old-school Sequoia [insert joke about ancient trees here]. 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.

Yes, Toyota still sells the gargantuan, old-school Sequoia [insert joke about ancient trees here]. 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.

As you'd expect, given that the Sequoia shares its bones with the Tundra, its TRD Pro treatment is similar to that full-size pickup's. The main tweaks include beefier Fox internal bypass shocks front and rear, 18-inch BBS wheels, and a front skid plate; running boards and a roof rack enhance the Sequoia's ruggedness, at least superficially. The TRD Pro also has a different grille design with a cool TOYOTA logo, and it'll be available in few different colors, including an Army Green hue exclusive to the TRD along with white, black, and gray.

a car parked in front of a mountain: Toyota has a new TRD Pro version of the 2020 Sequoia full-size SUV, bringing off-road tweaks similar to the rest of the TRD Pro lineup.© Toyota Toyota has a new TRD Pro version of the 2020 Sequoia full-size SUV, bringing off-road tweaks similar to the rest of the TRD Pro lineup.

The 5.7-liter V-8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission are both unchanged, but a cat-back exhaust is available as an option for a more distinctive sound. Four-wheel drive is standard-duh-and it has a locking center differential and a low range, the same as the standard Sequoia with its optional four-wheel-drive system (rear-wheel drive is standard on other models).

a view of a car: 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro© Toyota 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

The Sequoia TRD Pro has a seven-passenger seating layout, with middle-row captain's chairs and a three-place third-row bench. It has TRD Pro logos embroidered into the headrests and floor mats and red contrast stitching for the seats. Standard equipment includes keyless entry with push-button start, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability-the latter being a new feature for Toyota's entire truck lineup, also including the 2020 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra models.

The Sequoia TRD Pro will go on sale later this year, and its price should come in somewhere around the mid-$60,000 range, sitting close to the top of the lineup, which is currently represented by the $68,930 Sequoia Platinum.

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