Toyota Sequoia, Tundra TRD Sport models toughen up

Toyota Sequoia, Tundra TRD Sport models toughen up

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The 2018 Toyota RAV4 was debuted alongside the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia at the Chicago Auto Show.

The 2018 Tundra pickup and 2018 Sequoia SUV get exterior updates and added convenience and safety features. Say hello to the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure which, at least according to the automaker, is going to be even more fun than its predecessors.

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport and Toyota Tundra TRD Sport go on sale in September. Like Tundra, the 2018 Sequoia will raise the bar in the area of safety as TSS-P will be standard on all models (includes PCS w/PD, LDA, AHB, and DRCC). Toyota is the most recent culprit, with the new TRD trims on the Tundra and Sequoia (yes, Toyota still makes that).

The Tundra TRD Sport starts with either a 4x4 or 4x2 CrewMax or Double Cab configuration.

The 2018 Toyota TRD Sequoia Sport mirrors numerous updates found on the Tundra TRD package, and shares the 5.7-liter V-8.

The Adventure package features q8-inch black, five-spoke alloy wheels.

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Also included are a leather-wrapped shifter knob, door sill protectors, a 120-volt power outlet and more.

Also like the Tundra, the Sequoia comes better prepared as a 2018MY auto, featuring updated active safety features like PCS w/PD, LDA, AHB and DRCC. Almost 50 percent of all Tundra and Tacoma models that are sold include some kind of TRD package, according to Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.

For the exterior there's some swollen wheel arches, special 18-inch alloy wheels shod with 235/55 tyres, black details around the front including headlight clusters and fog light surrounds, some lower body guards, and roof racks.

TRD Sport badging can be found inside and out, from the tail to the shift knob.

TSS-P will be standard on all Sequoia models, along with full front LED lighting, a new meter panel and a 4.2-inch MID. Both versions feature a standard Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers, as well as a suspension system with a higher ride height. The former is fitted with an automatic limited-slip differential while the latter gets the Dynamic Torque Control system.

  • Kyle Warner