2020 Toyota TRD Pro Models Getting Big Updates

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, Automotive Editor - February 7, 2019

Toyota's off-roading oriented lineup of vehicles, which neatly fit under the brand's TRD Pro category, are getting a new addition with the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. The new, off-roading oriented seven-passenger SUV made its appearance at the Chicago Auto Show and paves the way forward for a host of changes for all of the brand's TRD Pro models.

The Sequoia TRD Pro joins its fellow stablemates, the 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra by getting a variety of components that help it travel on roads other than asphalt. Main components include Fox aluminum body internal bypass shocks that are tuned by TRD at the front and Fox monotube shocks at the rear. Compared to the Sequoia's regular shock absorbers, the pistons and shock rods are bigger, too.

In addition to the high-performance suspension, the Sequoia TRD Pro gets a new look to match its brethren. The SUV wears a large “TOYOTA” grille in black at the front, black 18-inch BBS wheels, LED headlights, LED fog lights, cast aluminum running boards, a roof rack, and a TRD-branded skid plate. All in all, the Sequoia TRD Pro fits right in with Toyota's other off-roading vehicles, and definitely stands out from the SUV's other trims as the more aggressive model.

While the extra off-roading goodies are nice, the addition of Toyota Safety Sense P is the real star. The safety suite of features brings a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with a sway warning system, dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beams. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard, too.

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Changes have been made across the entire TRD Pro lineup, too.

All vehicles wearing the TRD Pro badge now come with an 8-inch touchscreen – the Sequoia gets a 7-inch unit – that finally brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa to the vehicles. A JBL premium audio system and navigation are available on the Sequoia and Tundra TRD Pro models, while the systems are standard on the 4Runner and Tacoma TRD Pro vehicles. Keyless remote entry and push-button start are also standard throughout the entire lineup.

The Tacoma TRD Pro gets unique LED headlights, LED fog lights, new 16-inch wheels, and taillights with a black insert. A 10-way power seat has been added into the mix, too. A panoramic view monitor and a multi-terrain monitor are new for the 2020 model year.

As far as the 4Runner TRD Pro is concerned, the SUV gets a new grille and Toyota's Safety Sense-P suite of features.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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