2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Promises Big Space, Sporty Looks Starting at $52,310

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Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.


, Automotive Editor - October 11, 2017

Toyota first unveiled the Sequoia TRD Sport back in February at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and we have to admit that we were intrigued. What’s not to like about a big, proper, body-on-frame SUV with a sporty look? Price might normally be an issue, but not this time, because this brute seems like a relative bargain.

The 2018 Sequoia TRD Sport starts at $52,310 for a 4x2 model, including the $1,295 destination fee. That puts it in between the base, two-wheel-drive Sequoia SR5, which costs $49,595 and the two-wheel-drive Limited model, priced at $58,090. Stepping into a four-wheel-drive TRD Sport costs $55,535, once again slotting it neatly between the SR5 and Limited. A flex-fuel version of the Sequoia's 5.7-liter V8 is available for the same price as the four-wheel-drive TRD Sport.

As expected, the TRD Sport trim is more of an appearance package for the Sequoia. A 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, shared with the rest of the Sequoia lineup, is still pounding away under the hood, but new additions include a metallic black grille surround, metallic black mirror caps, 20-inch black wheels, black leather-trimmed seats with contrast stitching, and black TRD Sport badges. On the performance side of things, the TRD Sport trim adds tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, as well as TRD front and rear sway bars.

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The Sequoia TRD Sport trim joins the automaker’s other TRD-badged vehicles, which include the upcoming Tundra TRD Sport, Tacoma TRD Sport – the pickup is also available as a more capable TRD Off-Road model – and the 4Runner that’s available in multiple TRD-branded trims, including the TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro.

, Automotive Editor

Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.