Toyota’s biggest SUV has gone mostly unchanged since 2008, but the 2018 model gets all the hallmarks of a mid-cycle update – a new grille, updated LED headlights, daytime running lights, and a more chiseled bumper. Three new exterior colors are also on hand this year, including Midnight Black Metallic, Toasted Walnut Pearl, and Shoreline Blue Pearl. While the exterior changes are minimal, they bring some life to the aging SUV.
The inside of the Sequoia has received some new touches, as well, which include a new gauge cluster that features a refreshed multi-information display and a new center console.
Another major addition for the 2018 model year is the addition of a TRD Sport model that improves on the regular SUV’s off-roading and towing prowess thanks to Bilstein dampers and TRD anti-roll bars at both ends of the vehicle. In addition to the performance components, the TRD Sport also gets different exterior touches thanks to 20-inch black wheels, a TRD-bespoke grille and front bumper, TRD Sport badges, black mirror caps, and smoked rear taillights.
Lastly, Toyota has fitted its suite of safety features, which is referred to as Toyota Safety Sense-P, to the new Sequoia. Highlights include lane departure warning, automatic high beams, radar-based adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.