Limited 4dr 4x4
2020 Toyota Sequoia

2020 Sequoia Photos
The last time we reviewed a Toyota Sequoia, George W. Bush was the president of the United States of America. The recession had officially hit, and the nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.27. Great timing for a new truck that’s rated at 15 mpg combined.  Fast forward about 12 years, and we land at the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. Not a whole lot has changed in the interim — it's even painted green like that '08 model (though its Army Green is undoubtedly superior to the old Timberland Mica). Toyota played Tetris with some engines in the model’s early years, but has settled on the 5.7-liter V8 as the only option at this point. Some minor tech upgrades were added over the years, and it got the closest thing to a mid-cycle refresh for 2018 — there were some small styling changes, new headlights and a bevy of driver assistance features added, but the truck remained largely the same. As the Sequoia enters its third decade of sales, Toyota decided it’s time for something new: a TRD Pro model. To get the gigantic three-row SUV up to the TRD Pro standards already available with the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra, Toyota seriously upgraded the suspension. The springs are re-tuned, but the star attractions are aluminum-bodied internal bypass Fox shocks. In back, those shocks gain piggyback reservoirs and feature “bottom-out technology” that increases the damping force to resist bottoming out in rougher terrain. Toyota didn’t lift the truck, but the front shocks allow for an additional 18 mm of rebound travel. Points for looking badass inside the wheel wells, too. Four-wheel drive is standard, but the mechanicals are no more special than the standard Sequoia’s optional four-wheel-drive system. It uses a lockable, center limited-slip differential and a two-speed transfer case that provides a low-range ratio. You can swap into 4-Lo with a rotary dial on the dash and lock the center differential with a button right below it. Maximum towing is unaffected by the TRD Pro equipment, and is the same as other four-wheel-drive Sequoia’s at 7,100 pounds. There’s plenty of TRD Pro armor and running gear, too. You get a big front skid plate, running boards that protect the rocker panels, 18-inch forged BBS wheels, Rigid Industries fog lights (they’re extremely bright) and TRD Pro badging in back and on the sides. Other elements are blacked out, and the large “TOYOTA” grille pays homage to the brand's historic off-roaders. On the inside, all TRD Pros come with the seven-seat passenger configuration (second-row captain’s chairs), black leather seats with TRD Pro-embossed headrests and a TRD Pro-branded gear lever. A TRD Pro cat-back exhaust system is optional for an extra $1,050, and is worth every penny. It disappears on the highway, but is loud and in-your-face when accelerating. The rest is fairly standard fare for the Sequoia. Toyota added Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa functionality to the 7-inch touchscreen display this year, but the infotainment system …
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The last time we reviewed a Toyota Sequoia, George W. Bush was the president of the United States of America. The recession had officially hit, and the nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.27. Great timing for a new truck that’s rated at 15 mpg combined.  Fast forward about 12 years, and we land at the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. Not a whole lot has changed in the interim — it's even painted green like that '08 model (though its Army Green is undoubtedly superior to the old Timberland Mica). Toyota played Tetris with some engines in the model’s early years, but has settled on the 5.7-liter V8 as the only option at this point. Some minor tech upgrades were added over the years, and it got the closest thing to a mid-cycle refresh for 2018 — there were some small styling changes, new headlights and a bevy of driver assistance features added, but the truck remained largely the same. As the Sequoia enters its third decade of sales, Toyota decided it’s time for something new: a TRD Pro model. To get the gigantic three-row SUV up to the TRD Pro standards already available with the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra, Toyota seriously upgraded the suspension. The springs are re-tuned, but the star attractions are aluminum-bodied internal bypass Fox shocks. In back, those shocks gain piggyback reservoirs and feature “bottom-out technology” that increases the damping force to resist bottoming out in rougher terrain. Toyota didn’t lift the truck, but the front shocks allow for an additional 18 mm of rebound travel. Points for looking badass inside the wheel wells, too. Four-wheel drive is standard, but the mechanicals are no more special than the standard Sequoia’s optional four-wheel-drive system. It uses a lockable, center limited-slip differential and a two-speed transfer case that provides a low-range ratio. You can swap into 4-Lo with a rotary dial on the dash and lock the center differential with a button right below it. Maximum towing is unaffected by the TRD Pro equipment, and is the same as other four-wheel-drive Sequoia’s at 7,100 pounds. There’s plenty of TRD Pro armor and running gear, too. You get a big front skid plate, running boards that protect the rocker panels, 18-inch forged BBS wheels, Rigid Industries fog lights (they’re extremely bright) and TRD Pro badging in back and on the sides. Other elements are blacked out, and the large “TOYOTA” grille pays homage to the brand's historic off-roaders. On the inside, all TRD Pros come with the seven-seat passenger configuration (second-row captain’s chairs), black leather seats with TRD Pro-embossed headrests and a TRD Pro-branded gear lever. A TRD Pro cat-back exhaust system is optional for an extra $1,050, and is worth every penny. It disappears on the highway, but is loud and in-your-face when accelerating. The rest is fairly standard fare for the Sequoia. Toyota added Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa functionality to the 7-inch touchscreen display this year, but the infotainment system …
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$62,215 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 5.7L V-8
MPG 13 City / 17 Hwy
Seating 8 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD
Power 381 @ 5600 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel
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