Toyota Adds Tundra and Sequoia to the TRD Sport Family

Posted February 11, 2017

The Toyota Tundro TRD Sport will get similar cosmetic treatments as the Sequoia, but it will also get the pessary off-road parts to match the look.

The 2018 Sequoia will also gain TSS-P, as well as a new grille design for each trim level, and a new instrument cluster that includes a readout for the aforementioned safety systems.

Toyota said the 2018 RAV4 Adventure, Tacoma TRD Sport and Sequoia TRD Sport are expected to arrive at dealers in September. Called the 2018 Tundra TRD Sport, the new trim includes both appearance and equipment upgrades.

The brawny 2018 Sequoia TRD Sport will be available in 4x4 and 4x2 models equipped with the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine.

The Adventure package features q8-inch black, five-spoke alloy wheels. The Sequoia TRD Sport gets a new grille and front bumper, gloss-black mirror caps, 20-inch black alloy wheels, smoked taillights, black satin-finish TRD Sport and Sequoia badging, available black leather captain's chairs, TRD Sport floor mats, a TRD shift knob, and TRD doorsill guards.

Also like the Tundra, the Sequoia comes better prepared as a 2018MY vehicle, featuring updated active safety features like PCS w/PD, LDA, AHB and DRCC.

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Exterior styling is tweaked through the addition on a new mesh grille on unspecified grades, while the Limited and 1794 Edition Tundras receive a "billet-style grille" for '18.

Inside, there's a TRD shifter, floor mats and sill protectors, as well as black fabric seating for seven. The large SUV also now has standard LED headlights, DRLs and foglamps.

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.

Although powered by the same 176-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder found in today's non-hybrid RAV4 models, the RAV4 Adventure's Tow Prep package brings an upgraded radiator, an engine oil cooler, and a transmission cooler. This version of the popular SUV adds "lifestyle-inspired" features such as an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential on front-wheel-drive models and Dynamic Torque Control for those opting for all-wheel-drive.

There are other changes for the 2018 Toyota Tundra, too.