Toyota Sequoia adds TRD Pro model
For 2020, the Toyota Sequoia fill-size SUV can be ordered as a TRD Pro model for serious off-roading.
Outdoor adventure for seven is about to go farther off the beaten path than ever with the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
With a chassis fortified by a TRD-tuned Fox shock absorber suspension, plus an array of proven off-road equipment specially designed or selected by Toyota Racing Development engineers, the full-size Sequoia TRD Pro offers room for the whole family and an affinity for thrills.
The 2020 Sequoia joins a roster of TRD Pro vehicles that includes the Tacoma mid-size and Tundra full-size pickups and 4Runner SUV.
Introduced in 2014, the TRD Pro lineup emerged from Toyota’s rich off-road racing heritage. The TRD Pro badge signifies a vehicle that’s capable of going where ordinary pickups and SUVs fear to tread, while still retaining the comfort for daily driving.
With its robust body-on-frame construction, four-wheel independent suspension, generous ground clearance and powerful V8 engine, the Sequoia is already one of the most capable full-size SUVs on the market.
The TRD Pro version comes standard with Multi-Mode 4WD, which is optional in other Sequoia grades.
Fox Shocks: Ready for the Rough Stuff
A preeminent maker of off-road suspension components, Fox has supplied off-road enthusiasts and racers with pavement-escaping options for decades.
The aluminum-bodied internal bypass shocks employed on the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro, and all TRD Pro models, are tuned by TRD engineers specifically for each truck or SUV’s unique attributes.
The Sequoia TRD Pro rolls on TRD 18X8-in. black BBS forged aluminum wheels wearing P275/65 R18 tires.
In addition to TRD Pro-exclusive Army Green, other exterior colour choices include Super White, Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Gray Metallic.
Like all Sequoia models, the TRD Pro offers just one powertrain starting with a DOHC 5.7-litre i-Force V8, which uses regular-grade gasoline, produces 381 hp and 401 lb/ft of torque.
It’s teamed with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. Notably, the big V8 produces 90 percent of its peak torque at a low 2,200 rpm, a boon to towing.
Compliant with the SAE J2807 towing standard, the Sequoia TRD Pro can tow up to 7,100 lb and features an integrated tow hitch, Driver-selectable Tow/Haul transmission mode and Trailer Sway Control.
The 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro is available exclusively as a 7-seat model, featuring middle-row captain’s chairs and a three-across third-row seat with 60/40 split backs that also recline.
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