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Chicago: 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

by Ronan Glon

The existing three TRD Pros get updates.

Toyota has added the Sequoia to its portfolio of TRD Pro models, and it updated the existing three members of the clan for the 2020 model year. The four off-roaders made their public debut during the 2019 Chicago auto show.

Let's start with the Sequoia: stylists gave it a more muscular-looking front end characterized by a model-specific grille plus LED headlights and fog lights. It rides on 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels, and it receives cast aluminum running boards. Toyota also added a roof rack and a front skid plate to protect the oil pan. Motorists will need the skid plate if they use the Sequoia TRD Pro the way Toyota intended. It comes with off-road-friendly Fox suspension components that help it go further off the beaten path than the standard family-hauling model.

Inside, the Sequoia TRD Pro offers black leather upholstery with red contrast stitching, all-weather floor mats, and an array of standard features including a moonroof, triple-zone climate control, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Its new infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

There are no mechanical modifications, though TRD Pro buyers can select a cat-back exhaust. Power comes from a mighty, 5.7-liter V8 engine tuned to provide 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Four-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission come standard. The seven-seater can tow up to 7,100 pounds.

The TRD Pro-badged variants of the Tundra, the Tacoma, and the 4Runner receive an updated infotainment system and more tech features. The 4Runner notably gets two additional rear-seat USB ports. All of them boast design tweaks, and the Tundra TRD Pro will enter the 2020 model year in both Double Cab and CrewMax configurations.

Toyota's updated TRD Pro models will reach showrooms in the next few months. Pricing will be announced in the weeks leading up to their on-sale date.  

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