2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Review – The SR5 is the affordable base model, but when equipped with the Premium package available, this SUV is a well-equipped, eight-passenger family transporter. The Premium package includes SUV items such as navigation, third-row electric folding seats and electric leather-heated front seats. Thanks to the standard V8 engine, you will not have to worry about matching an ornament with the engine; The only question is, do you want two or four wheels?
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Review
The Toyota Sequoia was last redesigned for model year 2008, and has changed little since then. A full-sized truck SUV, it offers three rows of seats and a V8 engine.
The 2018 Sequoia models obtain new grids and LED lighting for headlights, taillights and daytime running lights. A new set of indicators for 2018 includes a 4.2-inch display screen.
Also new for the 2018, the Sequoia TRD Sport joins the line with a greater focus on all-terrain capabilities. Rolling on large black alloy rims (20 inches), the TRD Sport features black exterior details, sport Bilstein dampers and front/rear stabilizer bars.
Sequoia is powered by a reliable V8 and provides a well-composed trip. Sequoia can carry up to eight passengers. Folding the second and third row seats you get a huge cargo space of 120 cubic feet.
With its 5.7-liter V8 and truck-based chassis, a properly equipped Sequoia is rated for towing up to 7.400 lbs. It works well to tow a small boat or a light trailer.
With a power of 381 horsepower, the 5.7-liter V8 develops 401 lbs-ft of torque, driving an automatic 6-speed transmission. The rear wheel drive is standard, with optional total traction.
Standard active safety technology includes lane-out warning, front-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. A rear view camera and front knee airbags are standard. The curtain-type side air bags with swivel sensor protect the three rows of seats.
Families who do not really need the cargo capacity of Sequoia and the vigor of the V8 might consider a Highlander crossover SUV instead. At the other end of the scale, Toyota continues to offer its Land cruiser, also equipped with three rows of seats. Smaller than Sequoia, the Land cruiser promises tough sailing features.
The Toyota Sequoia SR5 2018 ($48.300) comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, solar roof, three-zone automatic climate control, rear view camera, driver’s seat with electrical adjustment, Bluetooth connectivity, 6.1 inch touch screen.
All sequoias come standard with rear-wheel drive; The total traction is optional ($3.225).
Sequoia Limited ($56.795) adds leather seat upholstery, 20-inch rims, an electric tailgate and chrome accents.
Sequoia Platinum ($64.010) includes a Blu-ray player for the rear seat, adaptive cruise control and premium audio. A standard load-level rear suspension makes Platinum the logical option for towing.
Sequoia TRD Sport features 20-inch rims, blackened exterior moldings, all-terrain dampers and other performance enhancements. (Prices are MSRP and do not include a destination charge of $1.295).