2019 Toyota Sequoia 4x4 TRD Sport new car reviews

Remember when TRD was your hook-up for 4AGE parts? Yeah, now those three letters can be found gracing Toyota’s biggest of the big SUVs.

The Sequoia got a refresh for 2017, with the TRD package added for 2018. Here are the details straight from Toyota:


TRD Sport
The brawny 2018 TRD Sport will be available in 4x4 and 4x2 models equipped with the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. Road handling is enhanced with TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars. Key exterior features on the Sequoia TRD Sport will include:

  • New front grille and bumper grille insert
  • Metallic black mirror caps
  • 20-inch alloy black sport wheels
  • Darkened rear tail light housing
  • Black satin finish TRD Sport badging on the front doors and a Metallic black and chrome Sequoia badge on the liftgate

Exterior colors for the Sequoia TRD Sport will include Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and the new Midnight Black Metallic. The stylish exterior treatment will be complemented by an assortment of interior convenience features exclusive to the Sequoia TRD Sport including:

  • Standard black fabric seven-passenger seating
  • Optional Black leather captain chair seats (part of the optional Premium Package)
  • TRD shift knob
  • TRD Sport floor mats
  • TRD Sport sill protectors


The package added $3610 to the $54,640 price.

But some related news from Toyota: Their 2020 lineup will contain the Sequoia TRD Pro. The big upgrade? Fox shocks.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

It’s old-school. Body-on-frame construction, a long reach for the touchscreen, and engine that comes to life with a key, not a fob. The tailgate doesn’t automatically go up and down.

But I’m guessing there’s still a place for this brute. It’s another traditional truck offering from Toyota. It’s quiet and comfortable. It will probably last for a zillion year. The looks aren’t polarizing. Its offers three rows of seats.

The Sequoia isn’t revolutionary. It’s another one of those vehicles that it is what it is. In this case, it’s a darn fine, really big SUV.

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