The Toyota Sequoia is still kicking along. In it’s second-generation, this not-quite-a-Land Cruiser brute bumbles forth for those who need more room than a Highlander or 4Runner. And now it comes packing real-deal off-road hardware. This one is for the “cool family” that actually does stuff on the weekends, or at least can pretend to want to go do stuff. This is the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
Like every new or updated TRD Pro vehicle, this Sequoia rides on a set of Fox shocks. The front sits on internal bypass units while monotubes are deployed in the rear. Inside the rear shocks, the Sequoia uses pistons that are nearly 50% larger than stock, per Roadshow. Peek underneath and you’ll find trail protection in the form of skid plates.
Standard gear includes LED head and fog lights, 18-inch black BBS wheels, and plenty of TRD Pro badging. Inside, the Sequoia is fitted with an infotainment system that makes use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which means Toyota is finally embracing some modern technology on its aging SUV and truck platforms.
Under the hood sits the familiar 5.7-liter V8. It’s cranking out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, and it works together with a six-speed automatic to deliver dirt smashing fun.
How much will it cost? A base 2019 Sequoia just under $50,000. A top-tier Platinum will start at around $65,000. You can expect the TRD Pro to land on the high side of $50k, if it doesn’t touch $60k.