2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is Ready To Conquer Arduous Terrains

Being in the market for a decade now, the second generation Sequoia is the SUV turned into the ‘TRD Pro beast’ that Toyota teased a couple of days ago.

Presented online just hours before its 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut later today, it has a beefier suspension, with specially-tuned Fox shock absorbers that should come in handy off the beaten path.

The Sequoia TRD Pro also has a reworked grille, LED headlights and fog lamps, specific front skid plate and roof rack, 18-inch BBS wheels, covered in 275/65 tires, and is available with a TRD cat-back exhaust system. Clients will get to choose between four colors: an exclusive Army Green, Super White, Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Gray Metallic.

The interior of the full-size SUV sports black leather-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching, ‘TRD Pro’ accents and all-weather floor mats. Standard amenities include the power tilt/slide moonroof, 8-way power driver’s seat, premium audio system, tri-zone climate control, 7-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, USB port, Smart Key and push-button start.

Available exclusively as a 7-seater, the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro has the Toyota Safety Sense-P bundle of driving assistance features, with pre-collision with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, radar cruise control, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert, as standard.

Power comes from the usual 5.7-liter V8, which makes 381 hp (386 PS / 288 kW) and 401 lb-ft (544 Nm) of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and provides a towing capability of up to 7,100 lbs (3,221 kg).

Besides the Sequoia TRD Pro, Toyota has also announced a series of upgrades for the rest of the TRD Pro models, such as the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner. These now get a new 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa, and push-button start, among other minor revisions.

We’ve updated the gallery with live images of the SUV from the Chicago Auto Show

more photos...
  • Bash

    Actually I love this vehicle, but i honestly don’t know why.

    • brn

      Neither does anyone else.

    • Knotmyrealname

      It’s OK, whatever you’re on will wear off eventually. =D

      • Bash

        I’m not sure on which list should I put your name on. =D

  • charlotteharry57

    Oh, this’ll be a huge seller. NOT!

  • Toyota should have at least put the Tundra’s dashboard in the Sequoia to keep it somewhat fresher looking.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Just when you think Toyota can’t create an uglier vehicle…

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    I just vomited in my mouth a little ?

  • Brian Regan

    They went pretty tame in the looks department compared to the other TRD Pros.

  • no25

    Bless this poor dinosaur. I don’t understand why Toyota did this when the RAV4 was available. This thing is so dated and needs a redesign badly. I will always love the Sequoia, but I can admit it’s past it’s deadline for a redesign or discontinuing.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      It’s like when Joan Rivers got a face lift.

      • Knotmyrealname

        After her other face-lifts.

  • Karl

    My eyes! Needs to be killed with fire..

  • DantesLegions

    This is so dated, It’s pathetic!

  • Mr. EP9

    No fake hood scoop? Pass. As far as appearance packages goes, Toyota has gotten lazy. Where’s my snorkel?

  • FordMopar

    This should’ve applied to Sequoia like in 2nd model year, not 32nd model year!!!
    (Saving you time and trouble, I know it’s not 32 years but it’s fkin’ so long in that generation!)

  • ErnieB

    Wow Toyota! Wtf has happened to you?!?!?

  • Bo Hanan

    Why didn’t they use a current model for this upgrade?………… Oh?!

  • Merc1

    Toyota is being lazy and greedy here. This thing is ridiculously old, but I bet the bag so much profit on every sale it’s making them keep it in production as long as possible.


  • Tumbi Mtika

    Wait, this thing’s not dead?

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a bloated dead whale carcass, would much rather have a Land Cruiser.

  • Eythan Aldrich

    in what country are you from?

    • TheHake

      The Netherlands

Digital Keys Are Getting Smarter, Will Provide Access Even If Your Smartphone Is Dead

In the future, owners won’t even need to pull out their smartphone to unlock their car.

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Arrives Stateside, Though Only In Unlimited Guise

According to Jeep, the 2020 EcoDiesel is the torquiest, most fuel-efficient Wrangler to date.

2020 Cadillac CT5 Fails To Stand Out, But That Doesn’t Make It A Bad Choice

Cadillac’s new CT5 offers a balanced package among compact premium sedans, but it’s not a contender for the first spot.

2020 Genesis GV80: First Look At Profile And Digital Instrument Panel

The GV80 will have an upscale interior with premium leather, wood trim and metallic accents.

New 2020 Skoda Octavia Vs. Predecessor: What’s Different?

The Skoda Octavia is now more modern, practical, comfortable and fuel efficient than ever.

2020 Volvo S90 Facelift – If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

The mid-life update of the Volvo S90 flagship will include a lot of new tech.

We’re Driving A Suzuki Jimny, What Do You Want To Know?

The Suzuki Jimny is loved around the world, is it as good as everyone says?.

The Pedestrian Steering Horn Is A Wonderful Idea For A Dystopian Future

Why talk to people when you can simply honk? Enter the ‘Pedestrian Horn’.

2025 Ford Mustang Electric Study Envisions Muscle Car Of The Near Future

Hypothetical renderings give us an idea of what an all-electric Ford Mustang could look like.

Alex Albon Retains His Seat In Red Bull Racing For 2020

The Thai-British Formula 1 driver will continue to race alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year.