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The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is an Off-Road Behemoth

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is an Off-Road Behemoth

The Sequoia TRD Pro has a seven-passenger seating layout, with middle-row captain's chairs and a three-place third-row bench. The TRD Pro badge signifies a vehicle that's capable of going where ordinary pickups and SUVs fear to tread, while still retaining the comfort for daily driving, the automaker notes.

The automaker made the quiet announcement alongside the far more brash reveal of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show today, with the new utility being among the first to feature Google's smartphone projection interface.

There are 2020 TRD Pro models of the 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia, as well as a TRD Off Road package for the RAV4. The TRD Off-Road version gets the TRD Sport's cosmetic revisions and an optional Multi-terrain Monitor, which scans the surface under the vehicle. Speaking of which, there are six variants available, namely base SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, the luxury-oriented Limited, and the off-road ready TRD Pro. As yet, there's been no news from Lexus as to which of its models might be upgraded with the new system. The rear employs 2-inch-diameter Fox piggyback monotube shocks, which rock 47mm pistons (15mm larger than non-TRD) and stronger shock rods that are 3.2mm larger in diameter.

The 2020 TRD Pro portfolio from Toyota.

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Much like its namesake, the Toyota Sequoia endures year after year. The RAV4 TRD Off Road further benefits from Hill Start Assist Control, Trailer Sway Control and Downhill Assist Control.

"Inspired by TRD's successful learnings with Ryan Millen's Rally Rav4, TRD Off-Road suspension is engineered to enhance body control and small-bump isolation to help smooth out trails and rough city streets", Toyota says. Low range is accessible on the fly via a rotary knob, while the center differential locks at the push of a button. It includes pre-collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high-beams, and adaptive cruise control.

Inside the TRD Pro, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat comes standard, and the multimedia display gets updated with a larger eight-inch touchscreen.


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