Toyota enthusiasts who enjoy SUVs have a difficult choice on their hands when researching their next vehicle to purchase. Buyers can pick between the hugely popular RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner and the Land Cruiser. Or, for those families needing plenty of space and powerful versatility, you might consider the 2020 Sequoia.
Excitement has been building for the release of the first-ever 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro, and initial shipments of the TRD Pro began reaching dealership lots this week. Huge props to Fred Anderson Toyota of Charleston in South Carolina for the photos. Thanks to you, we can all have our first looks at this brand new Sequoia off-road trim level.
The 2020 Sequoia is special and unique
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is Toyota’s performance arm, and Toyota is building quite a stable of TRD Pro vehicles. For example, shoppers can now test out the 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro, 2020 Tundra TRD Pro, 2020 4Runner TRD Pro and now the all-new 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro.
The 2020 Sequoia, as in previous years, is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque, and that is matched with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
However, the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro features special TRD-tuned Fox shocks. This unique suspension system allows for a smooth, cushioned feel while cruising at highway speeds, but it tightens up when off-roading to absorb bumps and bounces along the trails.
Also, to help you with towing and off-roading adventures, TRD Pro Sequoia offers standard multi-mode 4WD, along with center locking differential and tow haul button.
Inside it is a Sequoia -- but with an edge
One look inside 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro and you can tell this is not quite the same Sequoia we are used to seeing. This one comes with an edge.
The first thing that will catch your eye is black TRD Pro leather-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching. It is built to accommodate 7 passengers, including 2nd-row captain’s chairs and a spacious 3rd row sitting 3 people across.
Other TRD Pro-themed interior accents include TRD Pro headrests, shift knob and all-weather floor mats.
Multimedia Upgrades on 2020 Sequoia
Along with most of the Toyota SUV and truck lineup (2020 4Runner, Tundra and Tacoma, and even popular sedan Camry), the 2020 Sequoia will feature popular applications Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Amazon Alexa commands. A 7” multimedia touch screen allows passengers a clear view for seeing important multimedia and vehicle-related information.
Expect standard Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and 14 concert-like JBL speakers to entertain you and your passengers as well.
Also standard on TRD Pro are smart key push button start, power driver’s seat, Sirius XM, power moonroof and 3-zone automatic climate control.
What does 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro exterior look like?
From the front you will tell it is a TRD Pro due to its signature “TOYOTA” front grille. Also, you can see the housing for Toyota Safety Sense radar and camera technology.
Sequoia will ride around on 18-inch black alloy wheels with red TRD lettering. Also, look for blacked out TRD Pro badging along the sides and the back.
2020 Sequoia TRD Pro available in 4 colors
Along with Army Green, Toyota’s TRD Pro exclusive color, this Sequoia TRD Pro is also offered in Magnetic Gray Metallic, Super White and Midnight Black Metallic. What color do you think will look best?
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I show all 4 of the Army Green Toyota TRD Pro models together so you can pick your winner.
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